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As an anticipatory set, biologists listen to the story of Ruth Patrick, a scientist who used algae to detect water quality. They observe a demonstration of osmosis and diffusion. In their lab groups, they place Elodea stalks in saltwater, then examine the condition after five minutes. Notes are provided to guide you in explaining what happened and an activity sheet is provided for learners to record responses. You receive loads of support for teaching cell transport through this resource.
Introduce high schoolers to chemical reactions with this series of activities. In a little over an hour, scientists observe four gas-producing reactions: the combination of hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide, placing pasta in vinegar, decomposition of ammonium chloride, and the mixing of iron with sodium chloride and water. In each, they identify the indicator that a chemical reaction occurred. The way the lesson is written leaves you well-prepared.
Do you need some new ideas for teaching Newton's Laws of Motion? This series of activities will spring your curriculum to life! Choose from five activities to demonstrate or have your science stars perform. As a result, they will have fully explored forces in action. You will also find five creative assessment suggestions that can be used as homework or follow-up discussion.
Investigators use indirect evidence to guess what is occupying a sealed box. You could also use a set of plastic Easter eggs to encase the unknown items. Another terrific activity involves having students drop a pencil on a sheet of scattered pennies, in a large-scale way modeling the Rutherford experiment. This is just a sample of the learning experiences explained in this mini-unit. It is a highly valuable addition to your chemistry curriculum for introducing atomic structure.
Students make scientific observations. In this stimulus response activity, students make observations and collect data to determine if cockroaches can learn. A secondary purpose of this activity is to provide students with the opportunity to carefully observe and work with an insect they normally find offensive.
General chemistry classmates make qualitative and quantitative observations of unknown materials to discover the properties of metals and nonmetals. They also examine chemical properties of several elements. Research and assessment assignments round out this excellent exploration. Not only will your learners be enlightened, your load will be lightened by the user-friendly format of this resource.
Today we are going Greek! Provide the class with a clear and well-organized overview of all things pertaining to ancient Greece. From early Greeks and Homer, to the Persian Wars and great philosophers, this slide show has it all. Review questions are provided at the end of each major section.
Learners read a book and observe the wind and how it affects the environment. They explore what wind does by looking at pictures, reading a book, and by completing an experiment. They will use their own knowledge of the wind and compare it with the new information they obtain. In addition, they have the opportunity to experiment with many different objects on a windy day to see how the winds affects these objects.