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The Importance of Tropisms

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate plant tropisms using the scientific method. In this life science lesson, students learn about tropisms and test the response of corn seedlings to gravity. Response questions, extensions, and an adaptation for older...
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Human Anatomy - How Do We Move?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders discover how blood moves around the body.  In this circulatory system lesson, 5th graders feel their pulse before and after exercise.  Students count their heart rate. Students use the scientific method to record their...
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The Tipping Point

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students rewrite word problems and solve using math. In this word problem instructional activity, students gather data and observe the data. They relate this process to the scientific method and math. They review their data to be able to...
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Communications Technology, Earthquakes and Tsunamis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss how technology is used to communicate information regarding earthquakes and tsunamis by having students develop their own public safety announcement for hazard mitigation purposes. They will go through the scientific method to...
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The Science of Snowflakes

For Teachers 4th - 6th
There are eight activity sheets for a lesson on the states of matter and crystal formation. Not all of them are valuable. Some even require snow to be falling outdoors! Perhaps the best this resource has to offer an activity in which...
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Fact vs. Opinion: Theory, Hypothesis, and Bias

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Emphasize the differences between a theory and a hypothesis to teach your class how to avoid scientific bias.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly: The Importance of Detailed Procedures

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students write a list of steps to be taken in making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. They observe as the instructor literally follows each step. After realizing the importance of clear communication, students write a scientific...
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Summer Science Recipes: Experiments on the Grill and in the Kitchen

For Teachers Higher Ed
Generate ideas about the most scientifically sound ways to prepare foods safely and efficiently during the summer season. Learners will use the GED Connection Science Workbook, so they can practice the skills needed to prepare for the...
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Historical Climate Cycles

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
What better way to make predictions about future weather and climate patterns than with actual climate data from the past? Young climatologists analyze data from 400,000 to 10,000 years ago to determine if climate has changed over time....
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Selective Breeding of Farm Animals

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Biology learners read about selective breeding in chickens and how it has produced high-yield meat specimens and rapid egg-layers. The unpleasant effects of artificial selection are explored, as well as options to supporting this...
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Investigation Prompts

For Teachers 5th - 11th
Get your class started with experimentation and investigation by providing sentence starters. This chart is made up of three columns. The first column lists steps of the scientific process and the second provides sentence starters for...
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Robert Boyle and Experimental Methods

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discuss the difference between the Baconian inductive method and the Aristotelian deductive approaches. They complete a given set of questions then discuss them with the class.
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Centrifugal Force and Mandy Sue Day

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the story Mandy Sue Day and investigate centrifugal force. They demonstrate the concept of centrifugal force, use analytical thinking and they conduct an experiment using centrifugal force. Students discuss the...
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Social Studies: Cooking Methods - Past and Present

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify geographic regions (Texas' Edwards Plateau) and sequence steps in the hot rock cooking process. They compare and contrast prehistoric and contemporary cooking methods. Students conduct online research and record...
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Palace for Pill Bugs

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars build a palace fit for pill bugs.  In this experimental design lesson, students design an experiment to determine which shelter is preferred by the pills bugs.  Young scholars are creating a testable hypothesis, collecting...
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Measurement: When Degrees Matter

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders record the temperature change of the beakers. In this general science lesson, 8th graders create their own data table for recording observations. They discuss experimental results and cite real life applications.

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