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Just How Small Is an Atom?
Using a massive cartoon blueberry as an atom model, an animated astronaut describes an atom's anatomy and the density of its nucleus. After showing this featurette, you can have young physical scientists construct atom models. Also, be sure to set learners up at computers to explore the interactive resources available through the Dig Deeper feature.
5 mins 5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Spectacular Science Biographies
Fifth graders study four great men of science. They explore the various discoveries they made and see how these discoveries still influence the scientific field today. The lessons combine scientific inquiry with language arts and writing activities.
5th English Language Arts
Great Men of Science
The great men of science is the theme of this collection of science lessons designed for 5th graders. Galileo, Linnaeus, Just, and Julian are the scientists who are studied. Learners examine each man individually and complete activities to explore the discoveries, inventions, and contributions of each of these amazing scientists.
Light - Stop Faking It!
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 discoveries regarding light, and excellent graphics that describe some of the essential processes of light.
5th - 8th Science
History of the Atom
This is a tremendous overview of the tiny atom. Journey through the history of human understanding of this basic building block of matter. Examine each of the sub-atomic particles in detail: neutrons, protons, electrons, quarks. Peruse the periodic table of elements and discover electromagnetic forces.
8th - 12th Science
Regions of the United States
Your learners practice writing ideas on paper and logically presenting them in an organized manner. They brainstorm ways to write down ideas while creating a travelogue about a particular U.S. geographic region. When they present completed work to the rest of the class, help them compare and contrast spoken and written forms.
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Create A Living Museum
Which famous people do you admire? Researchers explore the lives of famous people in state history by practice research skills, following step-by-step directions, writing a personal narrative, and participating in a role-play. They can research any famous people from their home state and create a living museum.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
A Mirror into History
Are we really all that different from people in the past? First, learners of all ages write an autobiographical poem. Then, they research the lives of historical figures. They use the same format that they used to write their own poem to create one for a famous person in history.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
A Visit to China
Sixth graders study the history of China. They explore the Chinese people, the Great Wall of China, religions, government and Dynasties. In groups, 6th graders collect information on China. They write a report on their findings and create a political and physical map of the country.
6th Social Studies & History
Abnormal Psychology Project
Working in groups of three, teams select a psychological disorder from the provided list, research the disorder, and then craft a brochure (the kind one would find in a doctor's office), a PowerPoint presentation, and create a fractured fairy tale that illustrates the disorder.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
What features do scientists use to classify animals into groups? Class groups examine a series of paired images of vertebrates (a bass and a trout, a toad and a newt, a crocodile and a tortoise, an owl and a robin, a tiger and a bear) and list what the pairs have in common.
5th - 7th Science
Earth, the Universe, and Culture
Students view segment of documentary, Swift: Eyes Through Time, explore famous scientists, their theories, places of origin, and culture, document scientific viewpoints of famous scientists throughout history, and discuss geographical region, culture, gender, and other factors that influence and affect scientific theories and discoveries.
6th - 8th Science