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Students explore the scientific process by completing a pegboard activity. In this art design lesson, students identify the similarities between the art process and the scientific method while experimenting with art beads and templates. Students define the terms "design" and "composition" before completing their art design activity.
Andree Walker thought of everything when he wrote this resource. It includes a detailed list of materials and background information links for the teacher. In addition, it has procedures, a macroinvertebrate identification key, and tally sheet for pupils. Extension activities are also suggested.
Four fabulous activities immerse amateur astronomers into measuring objects that we cannot handle. The experiences are applied to NASA's Space Interferometry Mission, which will take measurements of planets around stars other than our sun. The lesson plan is extremely well-written, containing background information, teacher narrative, materials and procedures for the activities, and mathematical applications. Add this engaging lesson plan to your space science repertoire.
A link to a comprehensive macroinvertebrate guide gives you the information needed to prepare for this field study activity. Sample macroinvertebrates are collected from areas representing different environmental conditions. Junior ecologists record the macroinvertebrates sampled and then present the data in tables or graphs. Keys, worksheets, questions for further discussion, and suggested extensions are supplied. This plan provides young scientists with a valuable hands-on experience.
Junior oceanographers access the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Shipwreck Database and plot the locations of several shipwrecks. Shipwrecks are always an enthralling subject and this activity allows your learners to act as shipwreck detectives using real-life data. A thorough introduction is provided. You and your class will enjoy this activity as part of your oceanography or geography instructional activity.
Students examine scatterplots and determine the equation of a line using the slope-intercept method. Students interpret graphs, draw inferences, and sketch a curve of best fit for the graph. Based upon patterns in the graphs, students answer questions and make predictions.
Field study groups collect samples of stream water and identify the macroinvertebrates found. Using their data, they calculate a water quality index to rate the health of the stream. They graph their data and discuss the value of a water quality index. This activity gives budding ecologists concrete experience in a real-world setting. The plan itself is organized and easy to follow.