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Curated OER

How Scientists Work

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The arsenal of tools a scientist uses to observe the world are varied. This great presentation gives students a look at some of the strategies they should use when looking at the world around them. The information can be used as a...
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Curated OER

Leading Scientist of the Scientific Revolution

For Students 6th - 8th
Quiz your class on how well they know the leading scientist of the scientific revolution. They answer seven multiple choice questions that require them to know each major contribution of each of the following scientists: Galileo, Newton,...
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Ed Galaxy

What is a Scientist? Classroom Poster

For Teachers K - 6th
Awaken the young scientist in your students with this classroom display. Complete with a variety of science-related verbs, this poster will help guide learners as they explore the world around them.
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Aquarium of the Pacific

Think Like a Scientist

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scholars watch a video and meet a scientist who is studying sharks as she explains her observations about the sharks and provides her hypothesis to explain their behavior. Learners then act like a scientist as they watch an aquarium...
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EngageNY

Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Analyzing an Interview with a Rainforest Scientist Part 1

For Teachers 5th Standards
What's it like to study snakes, reptiles, and turtles in their natural habitats? Serving as the mid-unit assessment, pupils read an interview with a rainforest scientist. Next, they analyze the text and answer text-dependent questions.
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Curated OER

What Kind of "Person" Would Become a Scientist?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
"Scientist Stereotypes" could be another name for this lesson plan! Begin by drawing from middle schoolers' preconceived notions and media portrayal of scientists, and then explain that anyone can be a scientist. Even though there is an...
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National Earth Science Teachers Association

The Earth Scientist Project

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Pairs of learners choose an earth scientist from an extensive list. They collect information by researching online or in books about the childhood, education, and major contributions made by their chosen scientist. When they present...
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Curated OER

Global Warming WebQuest-Climate Scientist

For Students 6th - 9th
In this climate science learning exercise, students answer five multi-part questions on the responsibilities of a climate scientist. Students may gain this knowledge through a WebQuest.
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American Museum of Natural History

Ask a Scientist About Our Environment

For Students 6th - 12th
Scientists respond to 26 question posed by learners. These experts answer in easy to understand language, include photos to illustrate the issue, offer suggestions for how young people can make a difference, and supply links to resources...
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Anti-Defamation League

What "Draw-A-Scientist" Reveals about Gender Stereotypes

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
What do you picture when you hear the word scientist? Challenge scholars to put pencil to paper, draw a scientist, and then reflect on the patterns they observe. Learners read an article about a female scientist and write a story about a...
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American Institute of Physics

The Black Scientific Renaissance of the 1970s-90s: African American Scientists at Bell Laboratories

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
A two-part instructional activity asks young scientists to research the contributions of African American scientists at Bell Laboratories. After presenting their findings, class members watch two demonstrations that introduce them to...
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Curated OER

On the Trail of the Hudson's Migratory Fish

For Students 3rd - 5th
Ever wonder how scientists track fish underwater? Your class can learn how with this informative learning exercise. First, they will read a paragraph about androgynous fish, tagging, and data analysis. Then, your scientists must answer...
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Curated OER

How The Scientists Really Work

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students question the accepted practices of science by scientists and their interactions with technology and society. They devise and conduct appropriate interview procedures for scientists to question their understanding and...
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Curated OER

Scientists

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss a number of career possibilities in science. They also examine a scientist's work.
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Curated OER

DNA Scientists

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars navigate through information about scientists who contributed to our understanding of DNA. In this interactive lesson plan, students gain historical understanding of scientists through a web-based timeline. They complete a...
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Curated OER

Meet the Weather Scientist

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders collect, record and analyze data using simple weather instruments or use weather resources to comprehend weather. They comprehend that scientists are very important people in today's world. Pupils look at cloud types to...
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Curated OER

Light - Stop Faking It!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This well-designed presentation covers many important aspects of the science behind light. In it, pupils view slides that have a lot of the important vocabulary associated with science, slides of famous scientists who made important...
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Curated OER

Polar Scientists: Polar Science

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Research skills are extremely important and they can be linked to any subject. Get your class thinking about scientists that study the polar region, what they do, and how they get funded to continue their research. Each child uses a...
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American Museum of Natural History

Ask a Scientist About Our Environment

For Students 6th - 12th
Let's ask an expert!  Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History field questions about the environment in an interactive resource. Question topics range from global warming and conservation to endangered species and habitats.
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Website
American Museum of Natural History

Ask a Scientist About Dinosaurs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Who doesn't want to know more about the mysterious dinosaurs? Learners read about dinosaurs and the process scientists use to continue learning more about the animals in an interview-type format. A paleontologist responds to submitted...
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Curated OER

What the Heck Is Science Anyway?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a 12-page outline of an introductory science lesson. The teacher lectures on what science is, the role of a scientists, different disciplines of science, and the impact of scientific discoveries. Detailed lecture notes are...
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Science Geek

Measurement of Pressure and Temperature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We all have standards and scientists are no exception. Presentation covers standard temperature, standard pressure, temperature conversions, and absolute zero. It explains pressure using pascals, mm of mercury, atmosphere, and torr, then...
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Kenan Fellows

An Analytical Chemist, a Biochemist, an Animal Scientist, and an Oncologist Walk into a Lab...No Joke

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Oncology presents multiple opportunities for research and the collaboration of many different types of scientists. Scholars divide into groups and research the history of mass spectrometry, polarity/non-polarity,...
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Curated OER

Quantum Mechanics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mostly what you will find here is a history of quantum mechanics. Influential scientists are introduced (along with some of their recorded quotes), the progression of atomic models is reviewed, and finally experssions and equations are...

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