Science Teacher Resources
From the make-up of their own cells to the farthest reaches of the Universe, take your scientists on a journey where they will observe, learn and test all boundaries of the physical and natural world.
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A set of instructions and a 100-point grading rubric have been designed for writing lab reports. Appropriate for middle schoolers, this lays out what to include for each of the six steps in the scientific method: title, hypothesis, materials, procedure, results, and conclusion.
4th - 8th Science
Spangler leads an 11 year old scientist through the processes behind his science fair project, which was designed to see if any common household liquids (besides water) would expand when frozen. Liquids such as motor oil, ethanol, rubbing alcohol, and cooking oil were all tested and the results are given.
4 mins 3rd - 6th Science
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Science of Snow
Physical science fans find out how supercooled water droplets in the clouds can become crystalline snowflakes. They learn about the categories of snowflakes (plates and columns) and the variables that determine their patterns (temperature and humidity).
5 mins 6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Physics of Slope-Style Skiing
Many mechanical phenomena are explained by a physics professor using Nick Goepper, a Winter Olympics 2014 slope-style skier, as the model. Beginning with kinetic and potential energy, the professor goes on to explain angular momentum and moment of inertia.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Competition Suits
What a thrilling job for an engineer: designing advanced athletic competition suits! Which materials can most reduce friction and drag, and yet still be flexible enough to move with the athlete's body? With attention focused on Shani Davis, a gold-medal winner for speed skating in previous Olympic Games and hopeful for the Sochi 2014 games, viewers see all of the places that friction needs to be reduced.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Injury and Recovery
Synthetic scaffolding can be used to regenerate biological tissue, such as muscle, tendons, and ligaments. When perfected, this biotechnological feat will help many injured athletes recover more quickly. Dr.Cato Laurencin explains the new developments in reconstruction.
5 mins 8th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Coral and Chemistry
Using cabbage juice as a pH indicator, future scientists explore the effect of increasing carbon dioxide on the pH of the ocean and relate it to the health of coral reefs. Ideal for an earth or environmental sciences course, this lesson gets learners looking at how humans may be impacting the planet by the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
6th - 12th Science
What is Earth Science?
Here is a unique presentation that's on Earth Science. In it, learners see that Earth Science is a science made up of four main categories: Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, and Oceanography. Pupils are assigned a task. They must find two newspaper articles or pictures with captions that relate to two of these Earth Sciences.
3rd - 6th Science
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials list.) Use this enlightening activity to meet fifth grade Next Generation Science Standards in conjunction with other terrific kinesthetic astronomy lessons by the same publisher.
3rd - 12th Science
Teaching Controversial Science Issues Through Law Related Education
Discuss the differences in dialogue and debate when considering a controversial topic. Your class can work in small groups to complete a guided discussion of this controversial topic and then participate in a simulation of the Scopes trial.
6th - 12th Science