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Alzheimer’s Disease: Piecing Together the Evidence

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease. With limited funding for research, where should scientists focus? Young scientists learn about current research and create their own questions. They then decide the best areas to focus...
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Corn Conundrum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Which type of corn ranks highest? Given data about varieties of corn, groups analyze the information to determine the best corn species to grow in a dry environment. After finding the best for a drought condition, individuals receive...
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The Wildlife Forensics Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can science put an end to the poaching of endangered species? Show your young forensic experts how biotechnology can help save wildlife through an exciting electrophoresis lab. Grouped pupils analyze shark DNA to determine if it came...
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Case of the Crown Jewels

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can your biology class crack the Case of the Crown Jewels? Junior forensics experts try their hands at DNA restriction analysis in an exciting lab activity. The lesson plan introduces the concept of restriction analysis, teaches...
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Why Can’t I Eat This Fish?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Can turning on the television lead to toxins in the food supply? The lesson offers an opportunity for young scientists to complete guided research. A worksheet lists each question as well as the web page necessary to answer the question....
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Human Creativity and Climate Change

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Dumping iron in the oceans, placing mirrors in space, and painting mountains may sound like crazy ideas, but would they help climate change? The instructional activity presents creative geoengineering ideas. Scholars pick one and...
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Touring the Poles

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Would you want to vacation in the Arctic or Antarctic regions? Scholars research both regions and produce a travel brochure trying to convince tourists to visit. The project focuses on the geography, climate, flora, fauna, and indigenous...
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Discovering Life Below the Sea Floor: An Introduction to How Science Works and the Science Flowchart

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
What is science and does it always look like the scientific method? The lesson follows a scientist as she conducts research to determine if she is doing science. It highlights the importance of creativity, invention, and collaboration...
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Fishing for a Future

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teaching a man to fish has an environmental impact. Through a series of four lessons, learners study the science of fishery management. Their study involves analyzing data to develop a management strategy for specific fish and common...
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Sustainable Cities

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate aspects of sustainable cities and relate them to where you live! A detailed lesson first investigates the definition of sustainability. Learners then explore human impact on the environment and social justice. Their final...
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Understanding Climate Change and Nature's Role in Creating Resilience

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
They say you can't control the weather — but maybe we can! A two-week unit explores climate change, humans' role in it, and nature's adaptation due to climate change. Learners research each topic with a focus on local and state information.
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What Can You Learn From Ancient Skeletons?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Skeletons may not be able to speak, but they can still tell us a lot. High schoolers watch a short video about the ways biological anthropologists can use a skeleton's bone structure to determine age, gender, place of birth, and social...
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How the Bendy Straw Was Invented

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Sitting in a soda parlor, Joseph Freedman notices the difficulty his young daughter has trying to drink from the paper straw in her milkshake. This sparks the invention of a bendy straw. Watch to learn more about this small but widely...
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Solid State

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Crystal comes from a Greek word meaning ice. Activity eight in a series of 36 has class members analyzing amorphous and crystalline solids and further classifying them based on their forces. They then explore solids, learning about unit...
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Plate Boundaries

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Recently, Australia had to update all of its GPS coordinates because the continent is moving at such a relatively quick speed. The third lesson in the series of five relates the movement of plates on the earth to the consequences....
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Tools of the Trade

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know every state in the U.S. has at least one observatory? During the lesson plan, scholars research the cost of building and maintaining an observatory. They must present their information in a proposal to build a new...
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Current Applications in Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers may claim to have no interest in scientific revelations and discoveries, but watch how quickly they download a new app onto their state-of-the-art smartphones. Scholars discuss the scientific or technological breakthrough...
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Green Chemistry, Biomimicry and Intermolecular Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know plywood was invented around 3500 B.C.? It was also featured as something new and unusual at the 1905 World's Fair. Scholars complete an experiment with various types of adhesive. Then they read three case studies and answer...
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From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
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Unsung Heroes of Science

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars research scientific heroes who haven't been given enough credit for their discoveries. While many are women, there are also men to whom credit is overdue.
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An Experiment in Alchemy: Copper to Silver to Gold

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How exciting would it be for your chemistry class to produce their own "gold"? This experiment allows pupils to witness the chemical reaction of copper pennies as they react with zinc and sodium hydroxide to produce "gold" tokens. It is...
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Identifying Macromolecules

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Calling all young scientists! Due to the recent emergence of a new "undead" species, it is the responsibility of your class to ensure the survival of Earth and its people. This experiment tests for the most effective tool that could save...
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Antacid and Uncle Heartburn

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Household materials can be used for more than cleaning! In this collaborative experiment, emerging chemists use products such as vinegar and liquid antacid to explore chemical reactions that commonly occur in the human body.
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AP Biology-End of Year Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
What to do after the AP biology test? Give pupils the opportunity to dig deeper into a biology topic that interests them with this end-of-the-year project. The resource includes basic independent project guidelines and an extensive list...