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Habitat Basics

For Teachers 1st
First graders get out and explore two different habitats to examine how each one meets the needs of the plants and animals that dwell there. They discuss what they've learned about animal habitats as they explore the outdoor environment....
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"Croak" Science Mystery

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Solve the mystery of a declining frog population! Lead your junior ecologists on an investigation that simulates actual events concerning pollution, predation, poaching, and more. Investigators read a story online, then analyze survey...
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Investigate Science Using Crayfish

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scientists discover the importance of scientific investigation by observing live crayfish. They carefully observe the patterns of crayfish in different environments. Then they discuss their conclusions and define what all living...
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Construct a Buoyant Scuba Diver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Groups of young oceanographers get to use action figures to experiment with the property of buoyancy! This memorable lesson plan provides detailed background information, a link to the laboratory worksheet, and thorough instruction...
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Insect Investigation

For Teachers 1st
Investigation is a brilliant way to spark scientific inquiry. First graders will identify, research, and report what they have learned about a mysterious bug found on the playground. They will use multimedia resources for research and...
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Sound and Frequency

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils pose their hypothesis, they ready their instruments, then record their observations. This is the science of sound lesson. They move through 5 stations, each focused on a different element of aspect of sound. Check this lesson out,...
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Study Jams! Investigations to Collect Data

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
Print out the lyrics or show the karaoke video to get your scientists singing about the scientific process! Participants will warble about observations and measurements, data and physical properties. Consider sharing this resource after...
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Planning a Scientific Investigation

For Teachers 1st - 6th
This slide show provides an opportunity of you and your class to plan your own scientific investigation. Each slide contains one part of the scientific hypothesis-building process and a space to type in what the class chooses to focus...
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Introduction to Scientific Investigation

For Students 3rd - 4th
What is a scientific investigation? What are the various parts of an experiment? This worksheet provides a basic review of most key terms: scientific method, manipulated variable, responding variable, hypothesis, controlled variable,...
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Nearsightedness

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Examine the processes scientists go through to develop their conclusions. Using the internet, research the problem of nearsightedness and identify anyone they know with the condition. Discover the debate in the science world on this...
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Environmental Studies: The Power of Wind

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Investigate the prospect of wind as a renewable resource. Second and third graders make a pinwheel, answer critical thinking questions, and then attempt to use wind power to wind string. I would be more apt to use this lesson in a 1st or...
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What is Science?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore physical science by conducting a plant experiment. In this scientific method lesson, students discuss questions scientists ask in order to properly explore certain subjects. Students utilize two plants and place one in...
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The Life Cycle of a Star

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the life cycle of a star and make conclusions based on evidence, research, and observation.  In this activity on space and scientific investigation, students describe the relationships between science and technology...
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Beach Combing: Evidence of Life

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students comb the beach and gather remnants of unfamiliar life forms to make speculations about the origins of their discoveries. In this environments awareness lesson, students work in groups to search for evidence of life on the beach....
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What is Science?

For Students 8th - 10th
In this scientific investigation worksheet, students rotate to seven different stations and follow directions for each given investigation. They make observations and answer questions in order to solve the given problems.
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Designing An Investigation

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars will design a scientific investigation. In this engineering design lesson, students will set up an investigation, collect data and form a conclusion about bridge design. They will use common household items to construct...
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Investigating Interesting Insect Information

For Students 5th - 6th
In this investigating interesting insect information worksheet, students answer 28 short answer questions about insects.  This page includes several links to helpful web resources.
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Forming a Scientific Investigation

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this scientific investigation worksheet, students conduct scientific investigations on what happens to the speed of a marble when the height of a ramp is changed, what happens when you add salt to water, and 3 other experiments....
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Tornado in a Bottle

For Students 3rd - 7th
Best as an introductory lab, this "tornado in a bottle" experiment has learners trying out various methods of getting water in a bottle to create a "tornado." Using a simplified scientific method, they create a hypothesis before...
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Defining the Difference Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine microscopic life by conducting a scientific investigation. In this cell analysis instructional activity, students define the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and discuss their word origins. Students view each type of...
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Earth's Hydrologic Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students examine the water cycle. In this hydrologic cycle lesson plan, students follow the provided procedures to demonstrate the how water moves around the planet through the dynamics of the water cycle.
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Don't Just Do It - Talk About It!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate a scientific problem while documenting their research with a video camera.  In this scientific method instructional activity, students hypothesize over a science question and conduct an investigation to find an...
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Mythbusters

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders watch an episode of Mythbusters and answer questions that arise in the video about the scientific process. In this Mythbusters lesson plan, 8th graders complete a scientific investigation based on the video.
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Cookie Caper

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students determine the best chocolate chip cookie. In this comparison investigation, students create a quantitative scientific study to determine the best chocolate chip cookie using the steps of the scientific method.