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Eighth graders are introduced to the topic of Environmental Chemistry. In groups, they review the steps within the scientific method and develop their own hypothesis and design an experiment. They solve equations related to the properties of matter and discover how to determine the differences between a chemical and physical change. To end the instructional activity, they use the layers of the atmosphere and solve problems related to the environment.
How Would a ___________ Move?
Students discuss how different animals would move in the painting Grand Canyon in the Yellowstone. In this imaginative lesson plan, students also experiment with the sound of water with the waterfall inside the painting.
Learners assess and experiment with the role of plant pigments in photosynthesis. They relate the basic principles of photosynthesis utilizing paper chromatography to evaluate a hypothesis regarding plant pigments as well as the role of chlorophyll in photosynthesis.
Patterns In Time
Seventh graders examine fossils. In this vertebrate fossils lesson students view a demonstration.
Students, working in pairs, conceive of an invention. Then, students develop a history for their invention and write a research paper, going through the entire writing process, and finally each pair presents its invention to the class.
Students make a clay boat and test its bouyancy. They experiment to try to build the biggest boat that holds the most weight without sinking. They discover basic principles of boat design and density.
PATTERNS IN TIME
Eighth graders study geological time and distance. In this geology instructional activity students divide into groups, draw conclusions and test their idea.
PATTERNS IN TIME
Young scholars build a realistic sense of geological time, seek clues of transition fossils and find them. In this investigative lesson plan students complete several activities and worksheets on fossils.
WATER, NOW AND THEN
Students describe, orally or in writing, ways people have depended on water during different periods of history.
Creating a Salad Dressing
Students investigate how the scientific process can be applied to making a new salad dressing recipe.
A Creative Classroom Model For a Sixth Grade Science Class
Sixth graders observe with a microscope such simple crystals as salt, sugar, cream of tartar, and other chemicals which are listed in detail. They observe the crystalline structure and make comparisons, culminating in the creation of several diverse crystals.
Students analyze the outcome of a scientific experiment using free downloadable software. They collect experimental data to use statistical software to determine if the observations are likely due to the treatment or random chance.
Students determine their lung capacity by completing a science experiment with a bottle of water. For this lung science lesson, students discuss the lungs' purpose. Students complete an experiment to determine their lung capacity using a water filled bottle.
"Honey Dew from Bunny Too!"
The students will design a lab to test the mechanism that triggers spore dispersal. They should have some clues after making observations of the life cycle. Part of the fun here is to let the students devise a method for testing this mechanism and be able to repeat the protocol with similar results.
Will they grow?
Third graders plant seeds and see how they will grow in a specific temperature and are questioned about different environments and how they think crops would grow there. They form a hypothesis, perform an experiment, and then collect results and come up with a solution.
Learners identify the periodic table trends and predict material properties. They also design and conduct simple experiments and test material properties. Finally, students compare and contrast material properties and that chemical reactions usually liberate heat or absorb heat.
Exploring the Uses of Beaks
Students explore the uses of bird beaks in the wild by participating in experiment stations. In this bird adaptation instructional activity, students work in groups and complete experiment stations that represent different types of bird beaks. Students hypothesize about which beak will work best to attain the food and then test the experiment. Students graph the best beak data. Students complete a matching activity for bird and beak as an assessment.
Study Guide for the 2009 Doris Conant Lecturer on Women and Culture: Barbara Ehrenreich
Learners analyze the teachings of Barbara Ehrenreich about women and culture. In this women and culture instructional activity, students define "joy" and "collective joy." Learners do field research on these topics and write a field report and a letter to Ehrenreich.
The Peanut Wizard
Students outline a piece of writing about George Washington Carver. They read and discuss horticultural studies before taking part in peanut experiments.
Water Around and Around Again
Students form a hypothesis for a water cycle experiment. In this water cycle lesson, students create their own environment with water and earth to study the water cycle. Students complete a handout to make a hypothesis and prediction of the water cycle in their environment. Students place their environment in a window and observe it for several days.