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Understanding Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rocks
Sixth graders explain the stages of the rock cycle. In this earth science lesson, 6th graders classify rocks according to their type. They create a model of the rock cycle using different methods and present this in class.
6th Science 41 Views 264 Downloads
Trees as a Vehicle for Energy Transfer
Tenth graders investigate how energy is transferred from place to place. In this earth science lesson, 10th graders hypothesize which temperature data logger displays greater-than-mean temperature. They collect data over a period of 3 weeks and graph them to analyze the trend.
10th Science 5 Views 10 Downloads
Students examine the weight of rocks and find that different types of rocks have different weights. In this rock lesson plan, students work in pairs and examine rocks with a hand lens and a balance scale. Students compare the weights of various rocks.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Changing Forms of Energy
Eighth graders discuss how energy transforms from one form to another. In this physics instructional activity, 8th graders explore different lab station set up and explain how each materials convert energy. They list common objects that use energy to operate.
8th Science 54 Views 268 Downloads
Students evaluate geology by completing a Venn diagram activity. In this sand instructional activity, students identify where sand comes from, how it forms on beaches and under water and why there are different types of sand. Students define a list of vocabulary terms, perform a sand sifting exercise and complete a Venn diagram worksheet based on two sand samples.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Am I Big and Blue or Small and Yellow?
Students explore the concept of physical properties using a Venn diagram. For this classifying lesson, students compare provided objects by shape, size, and color. They then explore collecting and organizing objects of their own. Students are assessed by classifying soil samples at the conclusion of the lesson.
2nd - 4th Science 5 Views 32 Downloads
The Great Race
Students identify earth science by conducting a temperature experiment in class. For this water properties lesson, students define matter related terms and identify how temperature can change the form of water. Students utilize a popsicle and ziplock bags to conduct a matter activity and then complete an assessment worksheet.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Waving Goodbye to Rocks
Young scholars explore the concept that smaller rocks come from larger rocks that have been broken. In this waving goodbye to rocks lesson, students examine the rock cycle as it pertains to weathering of larger rocks. Young scholars are introduced to vocabulary related to the topic of rocks and work in a group using marshmallow treats to explore the breakdown of rocks.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 29 Downloads
Students research biology by participating in a movement experiment. In this force lesson, students utilize a group of toys in class, some of which can be pushed and others can be pulled. Students create a worm or centipede type object using the different toys attached together.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Mountains and Valleys
Students research earth science by writing a letter in class. In this topography lesson, students identify the types of land forms which occur in nature and discuss how mountains and valleys are formed. Students identify real life mountains and valleys, define vocabulary related to nature and write a descriptive letter about their favorite mountains and valleys.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 28 Downloads
Modeling the Solar System
Eighth graders create a scale model of the solar system. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders calculate the number of grains of rice needed to get to Earth from other planets if they are arranged end to end. They complete their science journals after the activity.
8th Science 7 Views 34 Downloads
Disappearing Acts: Which Substances Dissolve In Water?
Young scholars observe what objects dissolve in water and how their shape is changed. In this dissolving lesson plan, students record data for what they see. Young scholars test syrup, blocks, tissue paper, cocoa mix, and more.
2nd - 5th Science 11 Views 10 Downloads
Endothermic and Exothermic Chemical Reactions
Ninth graders describe the energy transfer in endothermic and exothermic reactions. In this physical science lesson, 9th graders observe reactions in the lab and classify them according to the two types mentioned. Given a set of chemical equations, they classify them as either endothermic and exothermic.
9th Science 16 Views 56 Downloads