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Microorganisms in Pond Water

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
That is living in the water? Groups of two to three view pond water with microscopes in order to find microorganisms. They draw pictures of the ones they find in their slides.  The groups compare their drawings to pictures of common pond...
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Weathering Lab

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
Assist your middle school class with one of the most inclusive weathering and erosion labs available. Individuals use sugar cubes and alka-seltzer to demonstrate the process of physical and chemical weathering. They sketch results...
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Weathering, Erosion, and Landforms—Student Activities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Tired of your students taking you for granite? Use a unit that offers multiple hands-on weathering and erosion labs and interactive activities. Some of the exciting lessons include planning a tour of Australia, using ice to break glass,...
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Chalk Chromatography

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your chemistry class is sure to love this experiment on column chromatography, as demonstrated with chalk sticks and felt tip markers. Pupils use sidewalk chalk (another inexpensive form of chalk stick) to demonstrate adsorption and the...
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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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The Case of the Wacky Water Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Join the tree house detectives in learning about the processes of the water cycle, water conservation, water treatment, and water as a limited resource.
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Homeostasis Lab

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Get young biologists' hearts pumping with this invigorating experiment on homeostasis. Working in small groups, one student performs jumping jacks for eight minutes while the other group members regularly record the person's vital signs,...
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Artificial Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Give young biologists a firsthand look at the process of evolution with this engaging student-centered science investigation. Taking advantage of the rapid life cycle of the Wisconsin Fast Plant, this experiment involves students growing...
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Frog Dissection

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Hop into exploration of a frog's anatomy with this collection of dissection resources. With the help of the included virtual dissection website, worksheets, and printable diagrams, students will have no problem navigating their way...
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Monster Genetics Lab

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Harness young scientists' knowledge of genetics with an engaging science activity. Students start by flipping a coin to determine the genotypes and phenotypes of two parent monsters, before using Punnett squares to determine the...
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Genetic Probability Candy Lab

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Simplify the teaching of basic genetics with this engaging cross-curricular science experiment. Using different kinds candy to represent the genes for determining eye shape in humans, young geneticists test the accuracy of Punnett...
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Eyes on Dissolved Oxygen

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learn about the factors that affect the way oxygen dissolves in salt water with a chemistry lab. After studying the molecular structure of water, young scientists figure out how aeration, temperature, and organic waste affect dissolved...
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Eyes on Salinity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Study the Chesapeake Bay with a lab about measuring salinity. Complete with learning objectives, step-by-step instructions, and student handouts, the resource guides learners through the qualitative and quantitative process of the...
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Blood Spatter: Bloodstain Analysis Experiments

For Teachers 10th - 12th
It may be gruesome but somebody's got to do it! Young forensic scientists get a feel for what the job entails as they study blood spatter in seven experimental activites. They examine how spatter can be changed by release height,...
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M&M Science and Math

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A series of math and science activities feature M&M's® as manipulatives to help kids work through equations. The resource includes exercises on finding averages, percent of compositions, moles in chemical reactions, genotypes and...
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Gases Matter

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Young scientists learn that seeing isn't necessarily believing when it comes to the states of matter. After performing a fun class demonstration that models the difference between solids, liquids, and gases, children complete a series of...
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Igneous Rocks Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Searching for a simple igneous rocks experiment to assist pupils with rock classification based on texture and composition? In the activity, pupils view multiple rocks in various ways to determine texture and composition. They then...