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53 reviewed resources for measuring household items

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Conductive Heat Transfer Experiments

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Pupils conduct a variety of experiments to see how heat is transferred using common household objects. The teacher uses the safety plans included in the lesson plan. This is ideal for inexperienced Science teachers.
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Making Waves

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore physics by completing a water experiment in class. In this waves lesson, students utilize a pitcher, box, corks, balloons and other household objects to conduct a tsunami activity. Students record their results on a...
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Carbon Footprint

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Your young environmentalists can calculate their carbon footprint and discuss ways to reduce it with a worksheet about climate change. After reading a handout about what impact one's carbon footprint can have on the environment, kids...
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What's It Worth? Thinking About Weights and Measures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine how weights and measures can be used to assess value, that traders must be wary of fraudulent practices, and appreciate the Akan weights as works of art.
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Estimating Volumes Of Household Containers

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners engage in a the estimation of volume for household containers and focus upon the usage of the metric system. They practice identifying the shapes that seem familiar and match shapes with quantities. Students interact with others...
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The Colors of Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students investigate the acidity and alkalinity of common household products in an experiment. They use red cabbage juice and litmus paper to show the difference between strong acids and bases as they work with vinegar, dish washing...
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Artifacts We Don't Dig Up

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students play a game of artifact show and tell using household items.
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The Road to Proportional Reasoning

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Just how big would it really be? Young mathematicians determine if different toys are proportional and if their scale is accurate. They solve problems relating scale along with volume and surface area using manipulatives. The last day of...
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Metrics in the Home and in the Store

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate metric measurement. In this geometry lesson plan, students discover metric measurements of everyday objects as they compare them to US measurements.
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"Watts" In It?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders investigate and compare the differences in power consumption of different electrical devices. After a review of work and power, 8th graders estimate the items that use the most power before testing each electrical device...
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Red Cabbage Chemistry

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Using the natural pH indicator of red cabbage juice, groups determine the pH of different everyday liquids. As they work, pupils gain an understanding of pH that may help deal with contaminants in the water supply. 
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Chemistry: What is pH—How to Calculate pH

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is it better to drink an acid or a base? An informative video explains what pH is and how to calculate it. As part of a larger chemistry playlist, it features both the Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry definitions. It also demonstrates...
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Boxing On

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students participate in five center activities in which they construct three dimensional objects using cubic centimeter manipulatives such as sugar cubes and toothpaste boxes. They determine the volume of the objects. They build a model...
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Plastics and Rubber: What's the Difference?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners observe how to classify things into groups based on physical properties.  In this plastic and rubber lesson students group and sort items to help them to better identify properties. 
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Slash Trash! Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Our Way to Zero Waste

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
The other "Three Rs" are covered in this lesson: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Over four weeks, conservationists collect data about waste in their own homes. They combine their findings with those of other students in order to analyze...
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Crystal Growing

For Teachers 1st - 9th
Students grow crystals and document their observations by recording timeing and growth. Additional characteristics of crystals are observed under a black light, by growing under different conditions and mineral content is determined.
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pH and Red Cabbage Juice

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students review properties of materials and define what pH tells them about matter.  For this pH levels lesson, students determine whether materials are acids or bases using indicator substances.
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Random Statistics

For Students 7th - 8th
Seventh and eighth graders solve and complete 20 various types of short answer problems. First, they write a brief description of themselves including those as stated. Then, learners categorize the type of sampling used in various...
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Density Column Lab - Part 2

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Groups suspend objects within layers of liquids to determine the densities of different liquids and compare them to the densities of objects calculated in Part 1. The groups then carefully test their calculations by layering the liquids...
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Waddle You Know About Penguins

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study the similarities and differences of the seventeen species of penguins. They investigate habitats and how these habitats are suited to each species characteristics. They see how animals adapt to their environments.
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Economics Quiz: III

For Students 11th - 12th
Were your kids listening in class? Find out with a pop quiz! They'll have to get busy to answer each of the 10 question on US economics, capitalism, consumerism, and private enterprise.
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Air, Air Everywhere! Lesson 2: Acid Rain

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Middle school environmentalists record the pH of four different liquids, including two aerosol cleaning products. They liken the products to acid rain and speculate in writing which might affect the human respiratory system. Although...
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The Seeds Tell the Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss non point source pollution and identify such sources within their communities. They use radish seeds as a bioassay to investigate pollution. They present oral reports on the results of their experiments.
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LD50 of NaCl to Gammarus spp.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students learn the meaning of LD50 through lecture and discussion. Through experiment, students graph and calculate the LD50 of salt on fresh water amphipods. Students compare results of the experiment with pesticides and pollutants.