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Chemical Weathering

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders comprehend the effects of chemical and mechanical weathering. They comprehend the differences between the two forms of weathering and the various agents involved in both forms of weathering. Students complete a...
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The World of Science

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students answer the questions in order to master and identify the steps of the scientific method for each problem. There are various types of puzzles to be solved also.
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By Golly By Gum

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students identify the different steps in the scientific method. In this inquiry lesson, students determine the mass of the gum after chewing it for sometime. They explain what happens to the lost mass.
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M&M's in Different Temperatures

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Help your class come up with a procedure for comparing the dissolving rates of colored candy coating in different temperatures of water. If you are placing importance on controlled variables with your class, make sure that they use equal...
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Scaling Down: Effects of Size on Behavior

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Two activities explore the concept of size, especially small sizes down to the nano. Scholars practice determining volume, mass, and density and calculate exponential increases and decreases. They then predict and test the effect of size...
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How Is Leather Made?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Leather tanning is a chemical production! Scholars watch as a video outlines the chemistry behind processing leather. The instructor describes the chemical makeup of the leather itself and the structure of the chemicals that preserve the...
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Fossil Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners ask questions about the nature of science as they experience a 'Fossil Hunt'. They reconstruct a book that has been literally destroyed, just as the fossil record has been changed by billions of years of geological processes.
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Excavating the Trash

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students look at a day's accumulation of recyclable trash from first through fifth grade classrooms, not knowing which classes it came from. After setting up a collection sheet for data, students remove items from the receptacle and...
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Feely Balloons

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners use their sense of touch to identify different types of solids. In this "Mystery Solids" lesson, students feel various balloons filled with items such as rice, flour, salt, beans, etc. They use their senses to come to logical...
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Physical Changes of Water

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students observe changes in water. In this lesson about water and its forms, students perform an experiment to determine how water changes. Students analyze what causes water to be solid, liquid, or gas. Students record their...
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Combining Elements to Form a Compound

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students explore elements and compounds. In this lesson about elements and compounds, students will do an experiment. Students work in groups of 2-3 as they complete two separate activities. Students understand how two elements combine...
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Earth's Hydrologic Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students examine the water cycle. In this hydrologic cycle lesson, 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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Crickets Guided Discovery

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate insect anatomy by analyzing a live cricket.  In this insect science lesson, 6th graders discuss their knowledge of insects and describe their characteristics from memory.  Students observe live crickets in class...
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What Is A Plant?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore plants. In this plant lesson plan, students examine organisms to determine which are plants. During this introductory lesson plan, students explore characteristics of living things.
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Microscope Investigation

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore physical science by participating in a science examination. In this microscope tutorial lesson, students read the book The Naked Eye and discuss the purpose for using a microscope in the field of science. Students...
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Poetry and Observations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare poetry and the night sky. In this poetry instructional activity, students read poetry and compare the imagery from the poem with the night sky. Students explore how science and poetry relate to one another.

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