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Students examine the properties in oil in water. In this mixture lesson plan, students read about the Lophelia II 2010: Cold Seeps and Deep Reef Expedition and look at images of deep sea ecosystems. They experiment or participate in demonstrations of how water behaves in water. They draw conclusions from the information on the student recording sheet.
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.
Learners explore physical education by completing a quiz in class. In this engineering lesson, 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.
Students complete a science experiment to study insulation, heat transfer, and permafrost. In this permafrost study lesson, students design and test a soda insulator. Students graph their class data and discuss the results. Students discuss permafrost and make a hypothesis about temperature data with snow on the ground. Students design an improved soda insulator and test it. Students complete three assessment worksheets.
Seventh graders cut and paste animal pictures to create a food web and trace the path of energy. They write a paragraph explaining the importance of photosynthesis in all food webs.
Students discuss the characteristics of producers, consumers and decomposers. Using a flow chart, they construct a food chain to visually show how organisms with different energy sources depend upon one another. Students explore a model of a food web and discuss characteristics of each consumer.
Pupils investigate the concepts that are related to the balance of an ecosystem. They take part in activities that illustrate the delicate balance that exists between producers and consumers in an ecosystem. Students define the difference between a food chain and food web.
Students examine the process that creates limestone. In this limestone lesson students complete a worksheet and participate in a lab activity.
Students explore how different species thrive. In this speciation lesson students research and complete a lab activity.
After some instruction, small groups prepare a written report on chemotrophic organisms. Though not clearly mentioned, this resource would work best if groups have the Internet available to research the vocabulary and different organisms on their worksheets. Have each group share the imaginary new species that they create!
Young scholars investigate the planet Earth's infamous ring of fire and the life that thrives from it. In this ocean environment lesson, students investigate hydrothermal vents and how organisms thrive off their heat. Young scholars complete a hydrothermal worksheet and read online discussions on the matter.
Students work in groups to interpret weather maps. They use latitude and longitude readings to complete a worksheet together and turn in the worksheet along with the maps and a rubric.
Students research to answer questions related to deep sea diving. In this deep sea diving lesson, students answer questions on a worksheet using the Internet. They discuss pressure, gas laws, and the physiology of diving in the deep sea.
Learners study and classify soil. In this soil science lesson plan, students classify soil by texture and size and study soil horizons. Learners label the soil types with their specific soil horizon and learn about permafrost. Students complete a soil horizons worksheet.
Students explore Earth science by viewing media files in class. In this earthquakes lesson, students identify the correlation between tsunamis and earthquakes while analyzing video footage in class. Students complete a worksheet based on the forming of a tsunami in the ocean.
Students perform computer simulations on air dispersion. For this chemistry lesson, students calculate energy transfer based on specific heat and temperature change. They explain the causes of smog.
Fourth graders use Internet and/or library resources to locate and record information about hurricanes on a 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.
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.