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Measuring Scavenger Hunt

For Students Pre-K - 1st
Go on a scavenger hunt with measuring tape! After cutting out the measuring tape on the first page, look for items in your house that are five inches long and record where you found them on the second page.
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Measuring Around the House!

For Teachers K - 4th
Trying to approach measuring in a fun and interactive way? You found it! This worksheet has young learners first cut out two "rulers" - one with simple units marked, and another with blank squares. They begin by going around their house...
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Measure the Solar Diameter

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists could measure the diameter of the sun before they knew its distance. Scholars construct a simple mirror box to measure the diameter for themselves. They compare this measurement with the official size, listed in a textbook,...
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Makeshift Measuring Tools

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders practice measuring items with unique tools.  In this length activity, 5th graders examine several household items and must decide if they want to use a pencil width, piece of paper, or their thumb to measure the item....
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Kitchenware: ESL Lesson, Beginning Level

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
With words like silverware, measuring cups, and pressure cooker, this presentation will help your ESL learners find their way around the kitchen. Each slide features one item found in a kitchen, as well as an explanatory illustration,...
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The Introduction and Diffusion of Household Technology

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Young scholars conduct research and develop a matrix demonstrating the introduction and spread of common household items from 1900 to 2000 in the U.S. They conduct Internet research, watch and discuss a video, and develop the matrix.
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Pi Day Fun!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In this multi-faceted introduction to pi, participants perform a bevy of pi-related activities. Ranging from measuring household items to singing pi songs and reading pi stories, this fun and non-intimidating resource serves to bring up...
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What Am I?

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
What's the difference between a paintbrush and a whiteboard eraser? How do you know? A kinesthetic lesson plan invites elementary scientists to describe classroom and household items based on their properties of matter, including weight,...
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Shapes and Measuring

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Youngsters develop mathematical vocabulary with this worksheet. First, give youngsters time to identify their vocabulary words in the picture provided. Then, as a group, practice saying the vocabulary words aloud. Finally, have learners...
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Make Your Own Glue

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
You won't regret being stuck with this activity. By mixing a variety of household items, pupils create their own glue. They test the tensile strength of their glue and compare it to that of other adhesives.
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Foot and Yard

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this measuring length worksheet, students answer 4 fill in the blank questions where they estimate then measure the length of common household objects. Students determine whether they should measure in inches or yards.
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Watt Meters to Measure Energy Consumption

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It used watt amount of energy? This resource investigates the power usage of small household appliances. Using a watt meter, groups measure the actual wattage used by an appliance and then calculate the energy used daily. 
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English Measurement System

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students determine how to convert measurement. In this English Measurement lesson, students discover interesting facts about the history of measurement. Students study formulas and practice using them.
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Osmosis, Diffusion, and Active Transport

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
No, it really is okay to play with your food! Emerging scientists manipulate popcorn, eggs, and other household objects as they demonstrate multiple cellular processes. The activity, capable of modifications, is designed to reflect the...
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Household Things that Fly and Why!!!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners examine the four forces of flight. In this flight lesson plan, students test to see which types of items will fly. Learners make predictions on whether the item will fly or not. Students gain knowledge about lift, gravity,...
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Math is Everywhere: Part 2

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify shapes and measurements in everyday life.  For this measurement lesson, 2nd graders locate rectangles in their classroom and use standard and nonstandard forms to measure them.  Students view a video clip...
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Classification of Matter

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Learners investigate common household items and classify them into types of matter. In this matter lesson plan, students group given items into categories based on their characteristics. They also complete a concept map about matter and...
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Displace In Your Face

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners explore buoyancy and displacement.  In this Archimedes Principle science lesson plan, students predict which household items will float and which will sink, then test them in water. Learners watch a video about Archimedes...
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Shapes and Measuring

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore and use vocabulary words relating to shapes and measuring. In this vocabulary lesson, students practice using the words in sentences, answer questions, then create patterns and write story problems.
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Designing An Investigation

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students 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 their...
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Making Weather Tracking Tools

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create weather tracking tools. In this weather lesson, students create a rain gauge, barometer, and hair hygrometer in order to monitor the weather. They use everyday household items like rulers, coffee cans, and cardboard.
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Stoichiometry Lab

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders calculate the amount of a chemical product. In this chemical reaction lab, 10th graders compute how much product will be produced when measured amounts of reactants are used. They calculate the percent yield gained from the...
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Rain and Rainbows

For Teachers K - 5th
Students explore the weather system by analyzing water properties. In this precipitation lesson, students review weather related vocabulary terms and discuss how rainbows are created by light hitting droplets at the right time. Students...
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World of Plastics and Polymers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars investigate plastics and learn they are giant molecules made of carbon atoms. In this polymers and plastics lesson, students perform 3 activities which all include making polymers from household items such as milk and...
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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.
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Dig It Up

For Teachers K - 6th
Young scholars participate in an archaeological excavation to determine how archeologists make inferences about various cultures. They reconstruct the site using layers of drawings. They discuss the kinds of information they learned.
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Science: Daily and Seasonal Cycles

For Teachers 1st
First graders use their observations to describe daily and seasonal cycles. through a demonstration using a suspended ball and flashlight, they determine the time of day in various locations. Next, 1st graders participate in a...
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The Seeds Tell the Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore sources of  pollution runoff and actions that can be taken to reduce runoff.  In this pollution lesson students complete a worksheet and see why bio-essays may provide a more realistic picture of toxicity.
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Basic Electric Circuits

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students calculate the resistance across a bank of resistors in a series, parallel and combined circuit. Using new vocabulary words, they define and describe them in a scientific manner. After stating Ohm's Law, they solve electrical...
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News-2 You Weekly Activities

For Teachers K - 12th
Students complete activities from a special education newspaper.  In this News-2 lesson, students read the paper, play games, and complete worksheets. Subscription to newspaper is required.