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Pupils analyze the teachings of Barbara Ehrenreich about women and culture. In this women and culture lesson, students define "joy" and "collective joy." Pupils do field research on these topics and write a field report and a letter to Ehrenreich.
Students outline a piece of writing about George Washington Carver. They read and discuss horticultural studies before taking part in peanut experiments.
Students explore the uses of bird beaks in the wild by participating in experiment stations. In this bird adaptation lesson, 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.
Middle schoolers investigate friction by manipulating some of the variables affecting it. In this inquiry lesson, students design their own experiment. They create a video about it and share it to class.
Students identity the components of electron transport system through role play. They explain the role of intermediate energy carriers to the production of ATP molecules. They describe the relationship of electron transport system to Krebs Cycle and glycolysis as it relates to cellular respiration. They analyze and present their understanding of cellular respiration.
Students investigate the species of flatfish. In this biology activity, students read a flatfish information sheet participate in learning centers based on the flatfish. Students participate in learning centers such as identifying pictures of flatfish or completing a word search puzzle.
Mt. Rushmore wasn't built in a day, but how long will it stick around? How quickly is it eroding and what causes the fastest weathering? Explore these questions and more in a fun, interactive lesson about the earth's natural processes of weathering and erosion. 
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science activity! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces before designing and testing their own paper rockets.
Well, shiver me timbers! Biology pupils practice using the Hardy-Weinberg principle for computing change in gene frequency within a fictional population of pirates. The genetic trait being analyzed is the presence of sea legs, legs that prevent them from falling over when the ship is tossing. A combination of math and science makes this a handsome treasure to increase the value of your genetics unit!
In a fun and interactive two-day lesson, learners sort anole lizard pictures by appearance. Next, they watch a video about the anoles and re-sort based on the information in the video. In addition to physical characteristics, budding biologists look for DNA differences between the anoles and create an evolutionary family tree.
Expose the beautiful mystery of bulbs as young botanists learn all about these fascinating plants. They glean information from a short text before observing actual bulbs (consider an onion), and comparing their findings with predictions. Incorporate poetry by asking kids to come up with an acrostic poem using the word bulb, or have younger kids simply copy the example poem. The final aspect here is especially fun; use the recipe here for homemade play dough with a surprise in the middle of each ball. Kids begin kneading the dough and suddenly it turns color! Display the unexpected color of a bloom by giving learners different colors.
Mr. Spangler's sons set out to prove that double-dipping (putting a potato chip back into a dip for a second blob on the chip), does indeed rapidly spread germs throughout the entire dip. After viewing this presentation, the next time you go to a party you will avoid double-dipping at all costs!
Don't let your pupils take everything at face value! They should analyze and evaluate what speakers say. Practice this skill with the two related activities described here. After brainstorming critical questions, learners can listen to the provided persuasive pieces and then pick them apart. The resource also includes two quizzes, one based on an excerpt, and another that tests more general knowledge.
High schoolers examine writings from the period the American Revolutionary War. They focus on the writing of Benjamin Franklin, and attempt to emulate his style and focus. Franklin's writings literally helped to transform the nation, and he kept a type of journal called a "virtue log." Students make their own virtue logs, and write about something they want to improve in themselves, society, or at school. This three-day project should lead to some thoughtful writing, and it will be interesting to hear what each pupil has to say.
Students investigate elements by by defining scientific terms.  In this Periodic Table of Elements lesson, students utilize a glass of water, and powdered fruit drink to perform a lab activity demonstrating properties of certain elements. Students take an online quiz identifying elements as compounds or mixtures.
Physical science learners conduct a simple experiment using the heat of their hands to affect the fluid pressure. They place a balloon atop a freezing cold bottle and observe what occurs as it warms up. Both activities demonstrate how increasing temperature creates higher pressures. With this knowledge, they construct a fountain and a thermometer. Detailed background information, materials and procedures, reading suggestions, and assessments make this a valuable resource for your physical science sessions.
Students participate in a variety of activities surrounding their study of ponds. They visit a pond, collect organisms, view them under a microscope, perform simple chemical tests, and finally, create small ponds in the classroom.
Through the use of a Reading Rainbow episode, clever in-class games and activities, and an ITV Series video, second and third graders engage in a study of the scientific method; what it is, and how scientists use it. This well-designed plan should lead to a thorough understanding of this important technique used by scientists throughout the world.
In this electrical worksheet, students design and build a circuit board using diodes, transistors, and dry cell batteries, to grasp the understanding of circuit design before answering a series of 15 open-ended questions that include analyzing schematics. This worksheet is printable and there are on-line answers to the questions.
Students assess what environmental conditions best contribute to preservation and mummification by participating in a multi-day 'apple mummification' lab.

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