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Curated OER

Build Your Dream Science Lab

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Would your ideal science lab be filled with bubbling beakers and zapping Tesla coils? Or would it contain state-of-the-art computer technology and data analysis? Dream big with an innovative lesson that connects math and language arts...
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Handout
University of Notre Dame

Safe Science Lab Safety Awareness

For Students 8th - 12th
Prepare young scientists for the ins and outs of lab safety with a thorough list of symbols, icons, and rules about staying safe during experiments. Additionally, the resource provides several assessment pages for kids to reflect on what...
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#16 Separation Science Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students in this inquiry-based experiment, put in the role of a method development chemist. The scenario they are given is that a train wreck has occurred resulting in a chemical spill. Students are told that the spill mixture consists...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Safety in the Science lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers work in groups to write and produce a video on laboratory safety. They use video equipment correctly and effectively work in groups. They develop basic acting skills with the help of peers and drama teacher.
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Lesson Planet Article
Curated OER

The Importance of Making Labs a Priority

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The benefits of inquiry-based exploration can be attained in any classroom.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Enzymes Help Us Digest Food ~ Introduction to Sugars and Enzymes

For Students 9th - 12th
After an explanatory introduction to sugars and enzyme activity, biochemists discover whether lactase is needed to digest lactose, sucrose, and milk as a whole. High school science lab skills are required for these investigations.
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Solar Kit Lesson #3 Parts of a Solar Panel - Part I

For Teachers 4th - 6th
A solar cell is similar to a rechargeable battery in many ways. Science lab groups connect each in a series circuit to run a mini motor and then compare and contrast them by answering questions and completing a Venn diagram. This is an...
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Mad Science Lab: Original Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct a number of simple experiments, collect and categorize the results as either chemical or physical change. The lesson uses connections to folklore, science fiction and comic books to assist each student as they make...
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CSI, Second Grade Style

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders conduct a classroom investigation. In this investigative lesson, 2nd graders spend their time observing, measuring, and collecting data. They simulate a forensic science lab by conducting a fingerprint, scent, footprint,...
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Lesson 2, Student and Teacher Behaviors in Science

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore ethics. In this science ethics lesson, students examine science lab classroom ethics as they consider various scenarios that encourage authentic student discussion and the formulation of guidelines and principles.
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Ethics in the Science Laboratory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners consider the role of ethics in science lab procedures. In this ethics lesson, students explore a scenario that requires them to record their reactions to the case and the conduct of learners in the case who alter laboratory data.
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Honesty and Ethics in the Science Lab

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars complete a variety of lab and discussion activities as they are introduced to ethics and honest lab practices. They perform various biology, chemistry, or physics labs which test their ethical lab practices.
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Towson University

Berries...With a Side of DNA?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Sometimes science lab can be ... delicious! Middle school science scholars extract DNA from strawberries and other fruits in an engaging lab activity. The teacher's guide includes pacing, materials list, and worksheets with answer keys.
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National Science Teachers Association

Safety in the Science Classroom, Laboratory, and Field Sites

For Students 6th - 12th
The best learning environment is a safe learning environment. Remind young scientists about safety rules and regulations in the science lab, the classroom, and the field.
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Lesson Plan
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DNA Detectives

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In order to understand DNA fingerprinting, advanced biology aces divise a crime scenario and analyze three different samples of lambda DNA. This creative lesson plan provides practice with micropipettes, electrophoresis boxes, and other...
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PPT
Greenwood School District

Safety in the Science Classroom

For Students 6th - 12th
Lab safety, it's no accident! Here is a presentation covering all of the science lab safety rules for classrooms of any kind. It is excellent to use as a safety refresher with all middle and high school classes. It includes comics and...
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Activity
American Chemical Society

The Energy Efficiency of Heating Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can a small change in laboratory procedures save energy? Scholars test three different methods for heating water in a science lab. Then, they calculate the energy efficiency for each and compare them to determine which uses the least...
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Lesson Plan
Jefferson Lab

The Shape of Things

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is an interesting science lesson/activity which has learners working in groups in order to simulate experiments done at the Jefferson Science Lab. In this one, groups use a pie tin, a Hula Hoops, a marble, and a magic marker to...
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Learning
Luana Game

Women in Science DIY Kit

For Students 5th - 12th
A card game sheds light on famous women in science. Pairs or small groups collect and exchange color-coded cards. Four cards of the same color make a science lab. The first player to create three labs wins the game! Each card features a...
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Lab Resource
Pingry School

Replacement of Hydrogen by a Metal

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
As the most abundant element on the earth, hydrogen requires no replacement. Yet scholars learn to replace hydrogen with a metal to liberate the hydrogen gas. A simple procedure and data table include the necessary information and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Fanning The Spark: Fostering Your Students' Creativity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is a packet of lessons which are designed to help you to foster your pupils' creativity. The lessons are designed to develop their fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration on ideas. The are built around field trips to a...
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Printables
Divided Math

Measurement Capacity

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Adorn your classroom or science lab with posters about units of measurement. Each page has pictures and symbols to show even struggling learners how to define volume, weight, and capacity.
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Lesson Plan
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The Visible Spectroscopy Expert Witness Problem

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
In a simulated crime science investigation, chemistry or physics sleuths use spectroscopy to analyze solutions. The lesson gives learners practice making salicylate solutions, using spectrophotometers, calculating dilution amounts,...
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Worksheet
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Staying Grounded with Gravity: A Science Exploration Trail

For Students 5th - 6th
What a great idea for scientific inquiry. This lab was intended for use as children explored a college campus, but it could be used anywhere. They go to three different places on campus and conduct a simple experiment that shows an...

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