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The Bold and the Beautiful: Scientists Past & Present
Third graders research four famous scientists. They conduct Internet research, participate in an Internet scavenger hunt, experiment with theories of the scientists, create Science Journals, design and create a toy, and take a field trip.
Tree Rings: Living Records of Climate
Open with a discussion on weather and climate and then explain how tree rings can provide scientists with information about the earth's past climate. Pupils analyze graphics of simulated tree rings from various US locations for the environmental conditions over the seasons and years.
5th - 10th Science
Dinosaurs: Prefixes and Suffixes
Examine how scientists use prefixes and suffixes to name dinosaurs. Using a list of prefixes and suffixes, learners will name an imaginary dinosaur, explore dinosaur websites, create a drawing of their dinosaur, and write a story describing the life of their made-up dinosaur.
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Black Actors in American Cinema
Students examine the contributions of a few African American actors. After watching different films, they work together to recreate the film and the struggles faced by the actors. In groups, they compare and contrast the acting style of the different actors.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Exploring the Accomplishments of African American Scientists
Ninth graders research inventions and discoveries that were made by African Americans using the attached worksheet. They investigate the contributions of these scientists using print media and interviews. They design slideshow presentation highlighting these contributions.
9th Social Studies & History
Men and Women Scientists
Fourth graders study the history of scientific discovery and the men and women who were integral in the process. In this science history lesson, 4th graders study various scientists and their contributions to the field of science. Students watch a video about the life of scientists, read a biography of a scientist, and create a presentation about a scientist using a variety of media.
4th English Language Arts
Scientist Yellow Pages
Sixth graders research a scientist. For this research lesson, 6th graders pick a scientist from a list who they would like to research. After conducting research, students create a "yellow page" like page of information on the scientific discoveries made by their scientist.
6th 21st Century Skills
What it means to be a scientist and What is the Scientific Process?
Students read an article and describe the scientific method. In this scientific process lesson, students compare basic science and applied science. Students discuss ideas such as team work, application of an idea, how scientists answer problems and where their findings lead them.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
A "Real" Picuture of a Scientist
Learners share their own stereotypes when they talk about scientists. In groups, they draw a picture of a scientist where they are working and the tools they most commonly used. Using the internet, they discover how archeolgists use the scientific method and take a quiz to end the lesson.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
The Scientist Project
Twelfth graders are given a pre-test that quizzed them about their perceptions of science as a career. They brainstromed to compile a list of scientists students were interested in investigating. Students worked in groups of five and selected a scientist from the list to research, write about, and present to the class.