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Stakeholder Debate: Wind Energy
Decide whether or not wind energy is the best resource for a town in a role-playing debate. Different groups take up the position of stakeholders on both sides of the argument. You will appreciate the materials and support provided in this relevant resource.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
One Ocean: It Matters!
Here is the first of four poignant lessons on how humans and oceans interact, even if people live far from the coast. This particular lesson also examines studies that are taking place in Antarctica of how climate change is affecting the world oceans.
9th - 12th Science 42 Views 33 Downloads
New Review Energy Flow in the Garden
How can you tell what an owl has eaten? Study the food chain and flow of energy in an ecosystem by dissecting an owl pellet and noting the bones found inside. Additionally, the lesson includes a game about consumers and producers with a list of many animals and plants.
4th Science 4 Views 4 Downloads
New Review Worm Your Way Out of This
How can you provide healthy soil for your garden? Study worms, bacteria, and other microorganisms in a instructional activity about decomposition and organic compost. After discussing what you know about worms and watching a video, watch what worms do and make your own compost.
3rd Science 5 Views 5 Downloads
Power Conversion Circuits
For this electrical worksheet, students draw a schematic design and build a circuit board to grasp the understanding of power conversion circuits before answering a series of 30 open-ended questions including analyzing schematics. This worksheet is printable and there are on-line answers to the questions.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 47 Downloads
In this energy transformations worksheet, students fill in the objects to a chart for which one would fit each energy transformation, and fill in the blanks to a chart about which energy transfer fits each object. Students complete 6 problems total.
4th - 8th Science 82 Views 656 Downloads
Cell Respiration Worksheet
Beginning biologists demonstrate their grasp on cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and energy flow though ecosystems when completing this worksheet. Fifteen multiple choice and short answer questions test their knowledge. Because of the breadth of questions included, this would be fitting as a quiz or review worksheet.
9th - 12th Science 48 Views 326 Downloads
New Review Rotting Away
What happens at the end of a plant's life cycle? Show kids the natural way that plants show that they're decomposing, as well as the importance of compost, with a lesson about living organisms. After reading Log Cabin by Anne Schreiber, they work on a coloring worksheet and identify the organisms mentioned in the book.
2nd Science 3 Views 1 Download
Chemistry: Energy Resources and Transfers
Students explore the concepts of energy resources and energy transfers. In this chemistry lesson, students examine renewable and non-renewable energy sources as they view classroom demonstrations and discuss the concepts as well as their implications.
3rd - 6th Science 10 Views 24 Downloads
Conservation of Energy
Fifth graders identify situations in which kinetic and potential energy are exchanged and identify the direction of energy transfer using marbles and flexible foam track. They observe how the marbles move spontaneously when released from a height and that they will not move if set on a flat surface.
5th Science 12 Views 52 Downloads
Keep it Active
Students explore the active layer above permafrost and investigate various factors on the insulation value of the active layer. In this energy transfer lesson plan, students conduct and experiment to determine the effects of snow cover, vegetation, and/or soil moisture on the insulation value of permafrost.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Junior Solar Sprint Series: Gears and Drive Belts
Activate middle schoolers' minds with this physical science activity. Learners vary the diameter of gears and the number of teeth on them to find how energy output is affected. This writeup features well-developed background information for the teacher and provides a laboratory worksheet for the learners.
5th - 8th Science 5 Views 19 Downloads
Exploring Electricity - Four Activities
These are four classic activities used for instructing upper elementary electricians. The first involves experimenting with the Van de Graaff generator. The second is a series of hands-on experiences with static. In the third activity, explorers dangle ropes, give them a charge, and observe how they repel each other.
4th - 6th Science 10 Views 72 Downloads
Feeling the Heat
What is an urban heat island? Middle school meteorologists find out by comparing temperatures at different locations on campus. They relate their findings to what might be happening in a concrete jungle and how it impacts local weather. This resource provides an overview, teacher's instructions, background and extensions, a student handout, and links to relevant readings.
6th - 12th Science 20 Views 12 Downloads
Deep Sea Ecosystems: Extreme Living
Get deep with your elementary ecologists by introducing them to an extreme environment, the abyss. With a short video clip, a game that matches description cards to high-quality images projected on a screen, and a class discussion, learners will discover adaptations that allow organisms to survive in the deepest parts of the ocean.
2nd - 6th Science 49 Views 66 Downloads
From Gene to Protein WebQuest
A terrific WebQuest is outlined here for your young scientists. They will learn about how proteins are made by following the instructions given to them from genes. Before the WebQuest begins, there are some terrific "front loading" activities and worksheets present in the plan.
7th - 12th Science 30 Views 60 Downloads