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Geothermal Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as...
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Science Fair Frenzy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils examine the steps for developing science fair projects. They visit stations where they examine posters, books, and paper that describe how to research and design a science fair project. Additionally, they take notes on how to...
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Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!
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Independent Investigation Guidelines

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A neatly formatted outline of the steps of the scientific method can be used as a reference sheet for your future science fair participants. For each step, you will find a few guiding questions or points to remember when working on them. 
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Making a Battery

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Don't be shocked when your class has a blast making their own batteries! Science scholars examine a dry cell battery, then design and construct a wet cell battery. The activity guides them through the parts of a battery, the variables...
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Quality of Life Investigations: Risk Reductions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers participate in a discussion of recent environmental issues affecting their own community or ones nearby. In groups, they research the role of food additives and the purpose of adding them to foods. They also determine...
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Classroom Science Fair Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the skills and information needed to complete a science fair project. They follow guidelines to create an document their science fair project.
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What is fair use?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read about copyright laws and review case studies to determine fair use of materials. in this copyright law lesson, students participate in mock trials regarding fair use of video and music. Students discuss and analyze the...
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The Big Book of Judgment

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students make a book to learn about judging fairly and practicing fairness. In this judgment instructional activity, students discuss judgment and fairness by defining the words. Students assemble a book for the terms.
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Bearing Witness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A controversial construction project in South America, the Belo Monte dam, is endangering local cultures, ecosystems, and communities. High schoolers create a concept map based on an online article they read before engaging in discussion...
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The New Haven Oyster Industry and Water Quality

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the different types of water pollutants and how they affect the waterways. In this environmental science instructional activity, students collect and interpret data from government agencies. They discuss how industrial...
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It's a Green Revolution: An Introduction to Eco-Schools USA

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Eco-schools is a project of the National Wildlife Federation and empowers schools to manage their schools with a green focus. Scholars work to define environment and sustainability and springboard this into learning the eight pathways...
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Investigating World Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students, in groups, write research reports and create visuals about countries, put on a culture fair, and use PowerPoint to present their information.
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Properties of Minerals

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Young scholars research properties of minerals. In this science lesson, students search the web, create a folder, and store information on properties of minerals. There are many excellent worksheets and study guides embedded in this...
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Model Rockets

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the basics of a model rocket and its classifications.  In this rocket lesson students determine the flight duration of a model rocket.
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The Electric House Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design and build a foam core house which has a light in each room. They demonstrate an understanding of series, parallel, and complex circuits. They complete a worksheet, in complete, sentences expressing these electrical concepts.
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Genetic Engineering

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners examine the advantages and disadvantages of genetic engineering. In this genetics lesson students simulate the genetic engineering of a human insulin gene.
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Using the Commentaries in Class

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine language and communication by listening to a commentary radio show.  In this communications lesson, students listen to Michael Josephson's radio broadcast using the Internet and analyze his words and their meaning....
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Paper Airplane Scientific Method

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explain the steps of the scientific method.  In this paper airplane instructional activity students design and test their own paper airplane. 
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Newspaper Layout

For Students 6th - 12th
In this newspaper worksheet, students follow the directions of this newspaper layout in order to create a newspaper. Students follow 5 sets of directions.