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the biggest Plates on Earth
Young scholars understand the movement of tectonic plates. In this tectonic plates lesson plan, students access prior knowledge of convergent, divergent, and transform boundaries. Young scholars discuss energy transfer involved in plate motion. Students read an article on Magnetic anomalies. Young scholars write a first had account of a visit to a plate boundary, describing what they would see and the boundaries.
Students explore how gene sequence analysis can be used to examine phylogenetic similarities of different organisms. Students work in groups to simulate a gel electrophoresis separation of fragments using poster board to create their gel.
Heat Transfer and Pollution
Students perform computer simulations on air dispersion. In this chemistry instructional activity, students calculate energy transfer based on specific heat and temperature change. They explain the causes of smog.
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.
Lesson 2: Confronting Climate Change: Understanding
In the second of three lessons about climate change, young climatologists examine the local impacts of severe storms and drought on roads, rivers, buildings, and more. Through a series of investigations, learners begin to understand the effects of a warming planet on a more comprehensible scale.
Relationship between Potential and Kinetic Energy
Fifth graders explore the relationship between potential energy and kinetic energy. In this energy lesson plan, 5th graders examine objects and describe potential and kinetic energy of the objects. Students complete two worksheets.
Temperature and Thermal Energy
In this temperature learning exercise, students answer 8 questions about temperature and thermal energy. For example, "What term refers to an energy transfer that causes a change in temperature?"
Keep it Active
Learners explore the active layer above permafrost and investigate various factors on the insulation value of the active layer. In this energy transfer lesson, students conduct and experiment to determine the effects of snow cover, vegetation, and/or soil moisture on the insulation value of permafrost.
Keep It Active
Students explain the role of active layers in permafrost. In this earth science instructional activity, students design and conduct an experiment on heat conduction. They collect data and discuss results.
Simple Calorimetry to Find the Enthalpy of Combustion of Alcohols
In this calorimetry and enthalpy worksheet, students use simple calorimetry to measure the change in temperature of water heated by burning alcohol. They determine the energy transferred to the water and find the enthalpy of combustion.
Building a catapult
Students examine how simple machines work. In this catapult lesson students complete several worksheets and build a catapult while working in groups.
Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Heat
The laws of thermodynamics raise the temperature in your classroom when physics pupils complete this worksheet! They demonstrate their understanding by calculating specific heat capacity, final temperature, amount of work done, and more. This assignment provides a well-rounded set of 12 problems for them to solve as a review.
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.
Energy Transformation Worksheet
Upper elementary or middle school scientists determine what types of energy are involved in six different pictures. Then they produce examples of three different energy transformations. This activity has colorful graphics and is neatly organized. Assign it when teaching types of energy and energy transfer.
Students investigate the properties of heated air. They make predictions about what they think makes the wind blow on a worksheet, and conduct two experiments to demonstrate the properties of heated air. Students heat a bottle until a balloon inflates, and watch a spiral design above a heat source spin.
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. The WebQuest is easy to follow, and the culminating activity is quite good. A very fine middle to high school biology lesson plan.
Investigating the Climate
What do graphs of atmospheric gases over time show us? Do they indicate that carbon sources and carbon sinks are not in balance? Up-and-coming meteorologists watch video clips, read information, and analyze data from the HIPPO (HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations) greenhouse gas study. Afterward, they prepare a written statement about the impact of a fictitious forest fire on carbon dioxide levels.
Discovery Science Library: The Basics Physical Science
Students examine friction and gravity. affect four sports. In this scientific discovery lesson, students examine how friction and gravity affect sports. They discuss, write, and illustrate the effect of different forces on various sports.
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.
Engineering in Sports
Learners explore physical education by completing a quiz in class. In this engineering lesson plan, students identify different ways engineering has made sports safer such as stronger padding and helmets, stronger equipment and smarter techniques. Learners research a specific piece of equipment and share their findings with the class before completing a quiz and several worksheets.