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148 resources with the concept decomposition

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STEM Ed Hub: Design Resources

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Engineering design-based activities make learning science fun. Young engineers design dams, lifeguard chairs, musical instruments, candy bags, and much more. They also use measurement skills to solve the mystery of the missing pin. Each...
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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like genetically...
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Think Like a Geologist

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Teach young scientists to think like geologists with a two-lesson collection that has them examine all kinds of evidence to peel back the layers of geological history. In the first lesson students examine examples of the Principle of...
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Dirty Decomposers

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Do not let the class just sit and rot. Pupils learn how decomposition and nutrient recycling is important to an ecosystem. Groups design an experiment to determine how environmental conditions affect decomposition. They develop a poster...
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Decomposers Get Energy From Dead Things

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When life gives you mold, make penicillin. Scholars design an inquiry experiment to determine what causes rotting and mold growth. It also covers decomposers and the important role they play for other living things. 
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Forensic Sciences: A Crime Scene Investigation Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Mr. Bergman has been murdered and we need you to solve the crime! The cross-curricular unit covers 11 different types of forensic science and includes 17 activities. Scholars perform blood type analysis, blood spatter analysis, height...
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Worm Your Way Out of This

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How can you provide healthy soil for your garden? Study worms, bacteria, and other microorganisms in a instructional activity about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch...
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Rotting Away

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What happens at the end of a plant's life cycle? Show kids the natural way that plants show that they're decomposing, as well as the importance of compost, with a lesson about living organisms. After reading Log Cabin by Anne Schreiber,...
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2002 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad National Exam - Part III

For Students 9th - 12th
Two laboratory problems are put forth for chemistry students. They are to plan and carry out an experiment that will answer each of the questions. The first asks them to investigate a relationship between the surface area of a potato and...
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Catalytic Converter

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Two animated slides explain the decomposition reactions that occurs within a catalytic converter. An enthalpy diagram is displayed. Hess's Law is demonstrated. Finally, the analogy of football is used to explain Hess's Law. This clever...
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2001 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad - Local Section Exam

For Students 9th - 12th
Sixty multiple-choice chemistry questions make up this comprehensive exam used for the 2001 US National Chemistry Olympiad. Every topic that you would expect to approach in a general chemistry class is queried on. You could easily use...
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Pizza Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Everyone loves pizza! Learners define fractions and use manipulatives to calculate fractions. Kids cut circles to represent various fractional parts of a pizza. Some accommodations are included. 
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Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can you tell the difference between endothermic and exothermic reactions? Chemistry scholars perform and observe two chemical reactions, measure the temperature throughout, then draw conclusions about changes in energy from their...
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Microbes and Manure = Biofuel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Waste not, want not! Science scholars explore manure as an alternative energy source through reading and experimentation. Groups construct their own biofuel digesters and observe the process of methane production. The teacher's guide...
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Investigating the Properties of Plastic and its Effects on the Environment

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Pore over the properties of plastic. Working through four different stations, pupils investigate some properties of plastic, including chemical decomposition, mechanical breakdown, density, and the ability to infiltrate the food chain....
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Express an Area as an Expression by Decomposing Area (Example)

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Cut the area into two. Pupils see how to use algebraic expressions to find the area of a composite figure. The video breaks the figure into two rectangles and finds the missing lengths to find the area. After multiplying the dimensions,...
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Getting the Dirt on Decomposition

For Students 5th Standards
Sometimes science requires getting a little dirty. A hands-on lesson explores the idea of decomposition by building a compost structure. Using red worms and dirt, individuals build and collect data on the rate of decomposition. The STEM...
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Perfectly Decomposed!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We all know someone who won't eat the banana with a brown spot, the grape with a dimple, and the apple with a bruise. Scholars use different fruits to explore what happens when fruits really start to decompose. They set up an experiment...
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2013 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th
While well intentioned, human intervention sometimes has negative effects. Learners explore this and other environmental topics as they respond to four free response exam questions. Topics span from the implementation of bioelectric cars...
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Kinetics of the Acid Decomposition of Thiosulfate

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Several factors affect the rate of a chemical reaction including temperature, surface area, and concentration. Using an experimental approach, learners explore the effect concentration has on this rate while maintaining consistency with...
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Strings and Areas

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
You'd be surprised what you can do with a string! The constraint is the length of string, and the task is to maximize area. Given a series of composite shapes, learners must create a formula for the maximum area for a specified...
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Teaching Geometry Through Play

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Puzzle your way through to a new understanding of area. Scholars learn about the area of polygons through equidecomposability, the idea that polygons that can be decomposed into the same set of pieces have the same area. By using...
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Energy—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What has more energy than a room full of pupils after a fire drill? This lesson plan! Explore the changes in energy during different chemical reactions, discover why some reactions feel cold and others feel hot, and tackle the concept of...
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What Happens to Your Body When You Die?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Your heart may not be pumping, but there are still many chemical reactions that continue in your body. An installment of a video series on chemical reactions describes the decomposition process of our bodies after death. It pays...