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The action in this fast-paced activity may become intense as student “predators” attempt to capture their “prey.” What happens when different organisms, living in the...Full Lesson Plan >
In this activity, students test representative food samples for the presence of certain types of matter (nutrients). This investigation allows students to discover some of...Full Lesson Plan >
Forget drinking your juice. Instead, try snacking on it! Use the steps and recipes in this food science project to transform drinks into semi-solid balls that pop in your...Full Lesson Plan >
“Plastic made from milk” —that certainly sounds like something made-up. If you agree, you may be surprised to learn that in the early 20th century, milk was...Full Lesson Plan >
People used to believe that disease was caused by miasma, a poisonous vapor which carried particles of rotting materials that caused illness. People knew that eating spoiled...Full Lesson Plan >
People used to think that angry gods caused disease, or that a poisonous vapor that came from rotting food or bad air caused illness. It took thousands of years for people to...Full Lesson Plan >
A set of activities to show how the generator works and the principles behind it.Full Lesson Plan >
How does the energy content in lipids and carbohydrates differ? Energy content is the amount of heat produced by the burning of a small sample of a substance and heating...Full Lesson Plan >
This fun, hands-on introductory dissection is a great springboard for teaching the techniques of using a science notebook while having students engage in the...Full Lesson Plan >
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The goal of this experiment is to demonstrate that boiling is not just a function of temperature, as most people believe. Rather, it is a function of both temperature and...Full Lesson Plan >
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Plan and carry out investigations: collaboratively, in a safe and ethical manner including personal impacts such as health safety, to produce data to serve as the basis...Full Lesson Plan >
Students work individually or in pairs to follow a set of instructions and construct a mini generator which powers a Christmas light. Best done as a take-home assignment.Full Lesson Plan >
Teacher leads a demonstration with vernier carts of different/equal mass, equipped with bumpers and magnets to demonstrate a variety of scenarios in which as both carts...Full Lesson Plan >
After learning about the 1st law of motion, students partake in a teacher-led series of questions about 2 carts, and which cart will experience a greater force. The teacher...Full Lesson Plan >
In 2-3 person groups, students take the mass of assorted objects, then hang them from a spring scale to find their gravitational force. Using the F=ma equation, they rewrite...Full Lesson Plan >
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Students work in teams to design a container for an egg using provided materials. Students drop their containers, then analyze factors which can minimize force on the...Full Lesson Plan >
Students watch a series of short videos explaining how cars are designed with crumple zones, airbags, and automatic braking to prevent passenger damage in a collision....Full Lesson Plan >