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Climate Change as a Scientific Theory
A selection of videos is shown to get your class thinking about scientific theory, guided by a handout. Emerging earth scientists also read articles and take notes about glaciers and sea ice. To conclude, they write an evaluation of the evidence for melting ice using the theory that increasing global temperatures are responsible.
8th - 12th Science 50 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Ice
Chemistry concepts come alive against the backdrop of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games! Here is a captivating clip to share with your chemistry kids. It teaches how the bonds in a water molecule contribute to the formation of a lattice within a chunk of ice, and how their lack of bonding at the surface provides the slipperiness that makes Olympic ice skaters really move!
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 8 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
You Scream, I Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream!
Investigate pictographs in this math graphing lesson. Young learners color and cut out an ice cream cone that represents their favorite flavor. Young scholars add their cone to the appropriate area on the pictograph. Students complete related data worksheets with a group of young scholars.
K - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 20 Views 63 Downloads
Real Ice Ages Longer Than Movie Ice Ages
If your class's knowledge of the Ice Age is limited to animated movies, use this lesson plan to strengthen their knowledge. After sharing what they know about the Ice Age, young readers explore a news article seeking to dispel misconceptions created by the movie Ice Age 2.
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History 16 Views 89 Downloads
Global Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
Ice is nice, and its condition on the planet has a significant effect. Junior geoscientists experiment with ice melting in both water and on land to discover how each affect the rising sea level. This detailed lesson outline even includes photographs of the lab setup so that no questions remain.
3rd - 8th Science 30 Views 22 Downloads
We All Scream for Ice Scream
High schoolers explore the formulas for volume of three-dimensional objects. They participate in various activities involving ice cream, ice cream cones, small candies, and gum balls, recording their calculations on a lab sheet.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
South Pole Ice Cream!
How can you turn an ice cream activity into a scientific investigation? It's easy if you know ionic compounds, heat transfer, and the exothermic and endothermic process. Learners will explore the science behind freezing, insulation, and changes in states of matter as they investigate what is actually taking place to help them create a frozen treat.
3rd - 12th Science 26 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Sublime: Exploring and Measuring the Triple Point of Dry Ice
Solid, liquid, or gas? Or all three? Young chemists make observations of dry ice and measure the pressure associated with its triple point. Pre-lab exercises include drawing Lewis structures and explaining bonding theories. An observation table and detailed procedures for measuring pressure are provided, along with analysis and conclusion questions.
7th - 12th Science 17 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dry Ice: Simply Sublime
A fascinating lesson plan on states of matter is here for your young scientists. Dry ice is used to challenge learners preconceived notions about how solids work. They discover all sorts of interesting facts about states of matter from completing the activities explained in this fine plan.
4th - 10th Science 7 Views 65 Downloads
Melting the Ice: Energy Transfer
Students study thermal energy and energy transfer to sea ice processes. In this energy transfer lesson, students make their own ice cream and discuss energy transfer and thermal energy. Students view a radiation overhead and its role in sea ice growth.
6th - 9th Science 21 Views 136 Downloads
Glaciers and Ice Wedging
Fourth graders observe and identify a variety of weathering and geological activities in the area in which they live. This focuses primarily on what happened during the Ice Age, and how, even today, glaciers are shaping and re-shaping the landscape in certain parts of the world.
4th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Volcanoes!: The Dangers of Snow and Ice
Young scholars observe a demonstration of how melting snow and ice can contribute to mudflows. They then observea list of continents with the number of snow and ice covered mountains on each continent and discuss. They then label a group of volcanoes on a blank map and plot a volcano and its snowline including its approximate latitude.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Plankton to Penguins: Antarctic Food Web
A well-written lesson plan, second in a series of four, gets high schoolers exploring how the Antarctic food web is impacted by climate change and the associated melting of polar ice sheets. It begins with a PowerPoint presentation about the polar ecosystem.
9th - 12th Science 73 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Ice Cream Van
In an open-ended problem, learners calculate costs involved in driving an ice cream van. Is it better to park in one place or drive through different neighborhoods? Learners look at these and other factors and must make reasonable estimations to find the answer.
6th - 9th Math 6 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
What better way to engage children in a math lesson than by talking about ice cream? Using a pocket chart or piece of chart paper, the class works together creating a bar graph of the their favorite ice cream flavors. Learners then work collaboratively in small groups answering a series of questions about the data they collected, referring to the graph to support their answers.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 13 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Putting the Ice in Hockey
Eighth grade physical science classes examine why the ice on which hockey is played is slippery. They do so by discussing phases of matter and the molecular motion in each. They read an article on a website and write out answers to 10 reading comprehension questions.
5th - 8th Science 5 Views 11 Downloads
When Land Ice Melts
The Artctic and Antarctic Ice caps are the focus of this Earth science lesson plan. In reality, this is more of a demonstration than a lesson plan, but there is some rich discussion that happens before, during, and after the demonstration takes place.
5th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
New Review Let It Snow! Let It Melt!
Winter weather offers a great opportunity to teach young scientists about the states of matter. This activity-based lesson includes a range of learning experiences, from experimenting with the rate at which ice melts to singing a song about the science of snow, which will have the whole class engaged in learning about the melting and freezing of water.
Pre-K - 2nd Science 20 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable