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STEM: Elementary Inquiry

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Encourage scholars to investigate and think critically with a collection of 14 STEM lesson plans. The following inquiry-based lessons explore the concepts of life cycles of plants and animals, measurement, magnets, evaporation,...
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Study Jams! Tools of Measurement

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
From temperature and mass, to length and volume, there are many different types of measurement. Expose young learners to a variety of measurement tools using this slide show of real-life pictures. Go through the presentation one image at...
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Measuring Temperature

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Fahrenheit? Celsius? What's the difference, and where did these two temperature scales originate? Your pupils will learn all about these topics by reading the passage included here. After reading, individuals respond to five questions...
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Misconceptions About Temperature

For Students 6th - 12th
Do we actually feel temperature? Examine the relationship between what we feel and what is actually taking place in a video about temperature misconceptions. The narrator asks random passersby to feel different objects, then has them...
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Scientific Measurement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils learn everything from how to take scientific measurements, to accuracy/precision, to density and a plethora of topics from a presentation on the metric system.
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Heat, Temperature, and Conduction

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How does heat move from one item to another, even when the items are in different states of matter? Pupils experiment with adding washers to hot water and adding hot washers to room temperature water to observe the heat transfer. 
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Study Jams! Units of Measurement

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
As Mia and RJ discuss measurement, your class is introduced to the customary and metric systems for measuring mass, capacity, weight, and length. Temperature scales are also introduced. This resource can help set the foundation for later...
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Temperature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is temperature, and why are there three different temperature scales? Young scientists learn the true nature of temperature with an informative video. The narrator discusses all three temperature scales and the relationship between...
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How Do We Tell Temperature?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore the science behind thermometers. Rather than measuring temperature, thermometers track the movement of heat from hot to cold. The installment of the ACS Reactions series examines the chemical response that make thermometers work.
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Make Your Own Temperature Scale

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Differentiate between temperature and thermal energy. Your class will build a thermometer using simple materials and develop their own scale for measuring temperature. Discuss with your class and consider why engineers need to understand...
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Temperature Basics in the Garden

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
After making predictions abut what they will find, primary graders measure temperatures in four different locations in the school garden and offer explanations for why the temperatures differ.
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Temperature and the Density of Air

For Students 6th - 8th
Here is a hands-on activity in which junior scientists put air into a balloon to create a closed system. They measure its circumference, warm it in hot water, and then remeasure its circumference to discover how temperature affects the...
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CO2 and Temperature

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Scientists can model global surface temperature with and without considering human emissions, but does do these factors really make a difference? Two interactive graphs demonstrate some factors that affect climate change. The first graph...
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Climate, Weather…What’s the Difference?: Make an Electronic Temperature Sensor

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What's the best way to record temperature over a long period of time? Scholars learn about collection of weather and temperature data by building thermistors in the fourth installment of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series....
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Measurement of Pressure and Temperature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We all have standards and scientists are no exception. Presentation covers standard temperature, standard pressure, temperature conversions, and absolute zero. It explains pressure using pascals, mm of mercury, atmosphere, and torr, then...
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Measuring Temperature and the Production of CO2 in Yeast

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use a model experiment to complete an experiment on yeast. In groups, they identify the independent and dependent variables and use the scientific method to complete the activity. They record their observations and discuss them...
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Measurement (Grades 3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Third, fourth, and fifth graders participate in measurement centers. They visit six different centers: standard and linear measurement, clocks, weight, volume, temperature, and converting measurements. They complete a data collection...
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Diffusion and Temperature

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Diffusion rates change with differences in temperature. See it happen through a simulation that allows scholars to explore the rates of diffusion at five different temperatures. It also allows young scientists to trace the movement of a...
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Temperature and Energy

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many scholars know weight is actually a measure of gravity, so what is temperature? The video explains that temperature is a measure of kinetic energy. It connects the concept of how water evaporates when heated with how water evaporates...
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Caterpillars and Climate: How Temperature Affects Feeding Rate In Insects

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Do you eat more when you are hot or when you are cold? Young scientists observe the eating pace of two caterpillars at different temperatures. The differences in endotherm and ecotherm animals' ability to adjust to temperature change...
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Find Someone Who...Measurements

For Students 7th - 10th
For this measurement activity, students find someone in their class who knows what instruments measure temperature, mass, density and length and they write their names down and their answers. They also identify the units of measurements.
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Celsius Didn't Invent Celsius

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
This temperature scale brought to you by...Carl Linnaeus? Discover the true origins of the world's most popular unit of temperature with a video from Veritasium. Content includes the world's struggle with standard temperature...
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Measuring Length

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Your young forensic scientists add to and strengthen their measurement and conversion skills with these seven well-scaffold worksheets. Metric conversions, measuring length, area, and volume, reading thermometers, graduated cylinders,...
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Temperature and the Rate of a Chemical Reaction

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Putting glow sticks in the freezer makes them last longer, but why is that? Lesson focuses on how temperature impacts the rate of a chemical reaction. It begins with a teacher demonstration, then scholars design their own experiments...

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