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Teacher's Guide to Science Projects
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do you find the idea of having a science fair with all of your students intimidating? Use a guide that provides everything you need to know to make project-based learning manageable. The resource includes options for four different types...
Student Designed Investigations Part 4 - Poster Presentations/Science Fair
3rd - 5th
Third through fifth graders prepare posters to present at a science fair. Working with a partner, pupils conduct investigations and prepare a poster to present their findings. They rehearse their presentations, and add visual aids;...
Presenting Powerful Outlines for Science Fair Reports
6th - 8th
Students examine and reflect on the role of science reports in the larger scientific community and become familiar with one scientist's experience preparing a report. They identify key points to build a strong science report and create a...
The Scientific Method, Blood Typing, and Antibiotic Resistance
9th - 12th
Students are given some components of an experiment, where they are able to identify and fill in missing parts, such as hypothesis, conclusion, results, etc. They form a hypothesis given general scientific facts. Students apply the...
Introduce Vocabulary: The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School
K - 3rd
Students discover the meaning of tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary lesson, students read The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School, listening for 3 pre-selected, tier two vocabulary words. Words are defined by the...
How to Blow Up a Balloon With Baking Soda & Vinegar
2 mins 5th - 8th
A simple combination of baking soda and vinegar creates enough carbon dioxide to blow up a balloon! It's an awesome illustration of chemical reactions for upper elementary learners, or use it with slightly older scientists to introduce...
The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Explore the relationship between sports and physics in a cross-curricular lesson. Middle and high schoolers prepare a multimedia presentation based on a chosen sport. They answer five physics vocabulary questions about how the laws of...
Food Science, Scientific Method: Reliability and Validity in Empirical Research
8th - 10th
Secondary learners explore food science by conducting an experiment using the scientific method and creating a science fair project based on their findings. They learn about food technology and modern research development. They...
Cell City Project - You are the Designer!
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
How can something as large as a city and as small as a cell have anything in common? That is exactly the question young scientists explore with this engaging life science project. Choosing to focus on a city, school, factory, or other...
National Flat Lorax Project - AP Environmental Science
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhether it's Earth Day or another average school day, there are always ways we can protect our planet. An environmental science project combines The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and the Flat Stanley Project to create an innovative assignment for...
Word Roots and Scientific Method - The Science of Biology
9th - 12th
During the first week of your biology course, you may want to familiarize learners with Greek and Latin root words to strengthen their scientific vocabulary. You can also give them definitions of science and biology. Introduce the five...
Networking the Internet: A Dynamic Research Tool
9th - 12th
Students engage in a instructional activity that is concerned with the research of finding information to help them develop new science projects. They conduct research using a variety of resources that includes e-mail and discussion groups.
Running the Stairs: Measuring Work, Energy, and Power
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
When the class runs for the hills in this activity, they return with a deeper understanding of the math behind the physics concept of work. Beginning with a physical experiment and ending with a thoughtful analysis of results, learners...
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
Plant Life: How Does Your Garden Grow
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
Get your botanists growing with this STEM lesson plan. Your super scientists measure soil, plant, observe, record, then graph and present their findings to answer the driving question, How do different fertilizers affect the growth of...
Magnets: posing and testing questions about the properties of magnets
2nd - 4th
Why don't magnets always attract? A series of hands-on activities encourage young scientists to create their own investigative questions before testing magnets in different settings. As small groups note whether the magnets attract or...
Preparing for the New Haven Public School Science Fair Through Environmental Science
6th - 8th
Learners discover what type of effect that pesticides have on earthworms. They use three different types of pesticide and examine the external and internal effects that each have on earthworms. They maintain earthworms in habitats...
Science Reporter for Where in the World is Science? Project
1st - 2nd
Students take the role of a science reporter and gather data for a newspaper article. Students create a question sheet. Students receive a copy of the Science Reporter's Journal task sheet. They complete the items on the sheet and...
Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal
7th - 12th
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!
What is a Living Thing, and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?
4th - 6th
Learners investigate how living things interact with their environment. In this living things lesson plan, students complete lessons for science investigations on what living things have in common. Learners study cells, complete...
Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: Make Your Own Plastic
5th - 12th
When you hear Leonardo da Vinci mentioned, chances are that you think of the Mona Lisa, or flying machines—but what about plastic? Learners blend heavy cream and vinegar over heat to replicate da Vinci's early organic plastic recipe.
The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
Equal Rights? The Women's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
A Seashell Lesson: Writing for Detail and the Scientific Process
3rd - 8th
Practice descriptive language in this lesson plan, which prompts elementary and middle schoolers to write detailed descriptive sentences describing a seashell. They write a description of a shell, create an illustration, and other...
Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
5 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What happens when chemical bonds break and form? Science scholars explore the movement of energy in a chemical system by watching a well-rounded video. The narrators illustrate exothermic and endothermic reactions in terms of temperature...