Applied Science Teacher Resources
Spur innovation as your class experiements with the practical endeavors of science. These teacher resources will have them hypothesizing, measuring and creating in no time.
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Applied Science - Science and Math Lab
3rd - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Although it was written to use in a science class, this measurement lesson is adaptable to Common Core standards in math for measurement and data. Youngsters are introduced to two types of measurement systems. They use both the English...
A Call to Invention: DIY Speaker Edition
7 mins 4th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can you build a homemade speaker out of a potato chip? Bestselling author and do-it-yourself expert William Gurstelle shows you how in his brief presentation at TEDYouth 2012. He encourages young people to be creative and explore science...
Applied Evolution: How Will We Get There from Here?
9th - 12th
Learners explore the basic process of natural selection and how people can manipulate that process today. The consequences of natural selection on daily life and the implications of evolutionary biology in basic and applied science is...
Turning Food Waste Into a Resource
5 mins 5th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
One in every seven truckloads of perishable foods delivered to grocery stores gets thrown away. Is there anything that can be done with this waste? One solution is to recycle the old produce and turn it into fertilizer. The video, part...
Applied Science - Science and Math Pre - Lab (Scientific Method)
5th - 8th
Students examine science. For this scientific method lesson, students are introduced to what every experiment contains (hypothesis, critical thinking) and how an experiment is conducted. They watch a demonstration and then work...
Applied Science - Science and Math Lab (read without sight)
3rd - 5th
Learners consider the senses. For this sight and touch lesson, students discover what it is like to function like a person who is blind. They work in groups and individually on various activities to experience this condition. This lesson...
Applied Science - Built Environment Pre Lab (Morse Code)
4th - 7th
Learners study communication. In this telegraph lesson, students examine Morse code and the composition of an elementary telegraph circuit. They listen to a presentation and try to create Morse Code messages on a worksheet. This lesson...
What it means to be a scientist and What is the Scientific Process?
6th - 8th
Students read an article and describe the scientific method. In this scientific process instructional activity, students compare basic science and applied science. Students discuss ideas such as team work, application of an idea, how...
Connect the Dots: Isometric Drawing and Coded Plans
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Individuals discover how to draw cubes on triangle-dot paper. They use cubes to build structures and draw corresponding isometric drawings on dot paper in the second lesson of the series of five. The activity also introduces the concept...
Weather Fronts—Movement of Cold and Warm Air
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
On a hot summer day, in a two-story home with no air conditioning, the coolest place is in the basement and the warmest place is on the second floor. See how warm air rises and cool air sinks through a hands-on activity. Class...
Technological Artifacts and the Evolution of the Student Desk
"Be strong," I whispered to my WiFi signal. The instructional activity discusses the four types of technology: artifact or hardware, methodology or technique, system of production, and social-technical system. Class members then apply...
Using Excel and Simple Machines to Give Students a Feel for Work, Force, and Distance Interactions
5th - 7th
Use Excel-generated graphs after experimenting with a simple pulley device, in order to demonstrate the relationship between work, force, and distance. The graphs help to illustrate the concepts that learners uncover during the experiment.
Using the Dewey Decimal System/Singular and Plural Nouns
5th - 7th
Students locate books in the library using the Dewey Decimal system, then practice writing irregular plural nouns. In the first lesson, students use information from a library card or electronic catalog and Dewey Decimal guide numbers to...
What are the Properties of Electrolytes and Non-electrolytes?
9th - 12th
High schoolers determine whether a solution is an electrolyte or not using a conductivity probe. In this chemistry lesson, students rank the different solutions according to their conductivity. They graph and interpret their results.
Hold the Computer: Designing Optimal Algorithms for Creating Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the core concepts of Computer Science problem modeling, algorithm design, optimization, and performance evaluation using a metaphor of building peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They follow instructions to make...
Implementing Vernier Technology to Investigate Life Science
Sixth graders perform laboratory modules to investigate topics which included measuring pH of household products, evaluating heart rate, and determining CO2 levels of exhaled breath. they measure pH of household products to determine...