Science Lab Teacher Resources

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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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Weathering and Erosion Science Lab Activity

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Weathering and erosion labs have never been sweeter! Construct three different experiments to observe the affects that water, ice, and crumbs have on a frosted graham cracker and identify the changing process each test represents.
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Mad Science Lab: Original Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners conduct a number of simple experiments, collect and categorize the results as either chemical or physical change. The lesson plan uses connections to folklore, science fiction and comic books to assist each student as they make...
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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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Science Lab Safety Rules

For Students 8th
Performing experiments in the lab is an excellent way to apply your scientific knowledge, but only if you know how to keep safe in the lab. Remind your learners about lab safety with a short list of rules, first aid tips, and a quiz...
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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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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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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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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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Helium - Periodic Table of Videos

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Helium is made of the smallest and most nonreactive of atoms. Balloons are filled in a science lab as two different scientists take turns illuminating viewers. The first balloon is heated and the second is cooled, demonstrating the...
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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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Normal Modes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Pianos and other string instruments create music because of the oscillating strings. Most science labs don't have coupled mass-spring oscillators, so this simulator meets that need. Scholars play with them in 1-D or 2-D with the ability...
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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 activity gives learners practice making salicylate solutions, using spectrophotometers, calculating dilution amounts,...
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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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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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Mad Science Lab

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the difference between a physical and chemical change. They collect data and categorize it into one of two categories. The data is considered a change that is chemical or physical.
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Human Cheek Cell

For Students 8th - 10th
Get up close and personal with human cells with this lab worksheet. Learners use a microscope to examine their own cheek cells, drawing diagrams of the cells and identifying the parts when they have focused in on a visible specimen....
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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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Pumpkin Science

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders will participate in a variety of activities using a pumpkin in a hands-on science lab environment. They measure pumpkins, hypothesize whether pumpkins will sink or float, describe the inside of a pumpkin, record pumpkin...
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Introductory Science Lab Lesson

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students participate in an introductory scientific process lesson. For this scientific process lesson, students watch a teacher demonstration of how water bubbles when dropped on a penny. They use a data collection sheet as they count...
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General Lab Safety

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
From horseplay to hair length, here's a video that covers all your lab safety needs! Animated characters present a fun yet functional resource geared toward all science disciplines. Topics include safety equipment, proper lab etiquette,...
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Lesson 2, Student and Teacher Behaviors in Science

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore ethics. In this science ethics instructional activity, students examine science lab classroom ethics as they consider various scenarios that encourage authentic student discussion and the formulation of guidelines and...
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CSI, Second Grade Style

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders conduct a classroom investigation. For 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,...