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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.
America in Space: German Voices from Huntsville, Alabama
New ReviewProject Paperclip, the Redstone Arsenal, and the Huntsville Space Center are all featured in a resource that investigates the contributions of Dr. Werner von Brawn and other German scientists to the US space program. Working individually...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Making of the Fittest: Evolving Switches, Evolving Bodies
How did the stickleback fish, which was once ocean bound, evolve to be able to persist in freshwater lakes? Hear from the scientists who identified the genes and related switches that allowed these survivors to adapt. In addition to the...
15 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Grow a Bone
Is it possible to grow a human bone outside the body? Begin by taking a look at how bones grow naturally within the human body, the elements that make bones strong and functional, methods currently used to replace bones, and finally, how...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science 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...
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...
9th Social Studies & History
A "Real" Picuture of a Scientist
Students 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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts