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Students measure irregularly shaped bones, once using a variety of measurement methods and tools, and then again using standard conventions and metric tape measures. They explore firsthand that standardizing data collection makes observations more precise and repeatable.
Students create an exercise and nutrition program. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students use calculations of exercises plus their corresponding effects on the body and nutritional values of food to derive a health plan. Students work cooperatively with group members.
Students view animations of DNA replication and transcription and complete a worksheet. In this genetics instructional activity, after watching on-line video clips to gather information about DNA replication and transcription, student teams identify facts that support the process of replications, transcriptions, and translation occurring within cells. Lesson includes ideas for further exploration.
Second graders will track the weather patterns throughout the school year. This project spans the school year and takes five minutes per day or less. Measuring, data collection, and predictions are all explored throughout this relevant year-long activity. Each day they will measure the temperature, record, and then analyze weather patterns at the end of the month.
Students observe the effect "El Nino" left on kelp plants and sea urchins. For this science lesson, students analyze the data collected by researchers, by graphing it on a TI calculator. Before graphing and analyzing the data, you may want to revisit the events of "El Nino" and have a question and answer session. This experiment is designed for 2 class periods.
Students explore the weather. In this secondary mathematics activity, students collect and analyze data regarding the relationship between temperature and light intensity over a 24 hour period. Students graph the data and explore the temperature and light intensity patterns that occur.
Students use fruits and vegetables to make an electrochemical cell. In this energy from foods lesson, students define how electromechanical cells function. Students determine the fruits and vegetables produce most electrical energy. Students also use a voltage sensor to measure the electrical energy produced by each food.
Students investigate the pH of a liquid. In this middle school mathematics/science lesson plan, students collect and analyze data regarding the pH of various liquids. Students display their data in various types of graphs as they consider the question of which type of graph is best suited for analysis of their data.
Sixth graders conduct research involving their family members or people who play significant roles in their lives. In this interdisciplinary perspectives lesson, 6th graders select and use technology tools and other media resources to collect, organize, analyze, and synthesize information about their families, extended families, or significant people in their lives. From the database created, they identify patterns and create charts and graphs to illustrate their findings.