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How Diseases Spread

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate the spread of infectious disease with this interdisciplinary set of high school health lessons. Young scholars start by learning about the mechanisms of disease transmission and the different methods of prevention before...
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Literacy in Science/Technical Subjects: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Reading and interpreting scientific texts successfully requires more than science knowledge. The Common Core Standards for literacy in science/technical subjects revolve around helping students understand scientific texts, symbols, and...
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Lost City Chemistry Detectives

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In 1977, scientists discovered hot springs in the middle of deep, cold ocean waters near the Galapagos Islands. Scholars research the chemical reactions that explain what scientists found at the Lost City. A discussion connects many...
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I Can't Breathe!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area of low oxygen that kills marine life, costs the United States $82 million every year. Young scientists research anoxic ocean environments then come up with a hypothesis for the cause of the Gulf of...
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It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's...CARBON!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
An interesting lesson takes pupils on a trip through the carbon cycle. A reading passage allows scholars to take notes and make choices about what happens to the carbon on its journey. This third lesson in a series of 21 discusses...
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Climate Solutions – A Call to Action!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The final instructional activity in the 21-part series on climate change focuses on energy solutions to the consumption problem. Using data specific to their school, pupils make recommendations, follow up on actions, and carefully track...
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Conceptualizing Module III

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Many researchers focus on one impact of climate change in isolation, but researchers gain a global perspective when they come together. A timely lesson teaches scholars about the projected impacts of global temperature increases. Then...
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When It Rains It Pours More Drought and More Heavy Rainfall

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Which is worse — drought or flooding? Neither is helpful to the environment, and both are increasing due to climate change. The 16th activity in a series of 21 covers the average precipitation trends for two different climates within the...
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I Speak for the Polar Bears!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Climate change and weather extremes impact every species, but this lesson focuses on how these changes effect polar bears. After learning about the animal, scholars create maps of snow-ice coverage and examine the yearly variability and...
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Ghost Town

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Around 93 percent of the reefs on Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been bleached, and almost one quarter of them are now dead. Scholars research the sea temperatures, especially around the areas with coral reefs, to make connections...
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Phase Change: What Does Hot Cocoa Have to Do With Chemistry?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hot cocoa is easy to make with only two ingredients, so what does it have to do with chemistry? The lesson begins with what seems like an obvious question. Then scholars perform simulations to focus on phase changes. Lastly, they...
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Gas Laws: What Can a Basketball Teach us About the Gas Laws?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever have a tire or basketball that has no leaks go flat? The lesson starts with that scenario and scholars use a simulation on the computer to learn about three gas laws. The next day, hands-on experiments reinforce the same concepts. 
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Dark Matter NASA Conference

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scholars calculate the escape velocity of planets in our solar system and use that knowledge to calculate the escape velocity for NGC 2300 group. They then suggest reasons for the escape velocity to be higher than possible given...
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Einstein and His Times

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Scholars research and present on the historical happenings of 1919. After sharing their findings, pupils debate about how Congress dealt with the moral issues of the time. The evaluation asks learners to write a persuasive essay...
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Football Physics: The "Impossible" Free Kick

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Given a particular direction and velocity, what force can make a ball swerve into a goal? This visually engaging video illustrates the physics that occur when a ball rotates on its axis while moving in a particular direction, also known...
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Memory

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
How does memory work, and how can we recall more? Here is a five-lesson unit that covers the multi-system model of memory, as well as sensory, working, and long-term memory.
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The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Got milk? Only two cultures have had it long enough to develop the tolerance of lactose as an adult. Learn how the responsible genes evolved along with the cultures that have been consuming milk. This rich film is supplied with a few...
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Access Ramp

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just about every public building that your high schoolers are familiar with has an access ramp which complies with ADA requirements. As it turns out, designing such a ramp is an excellent activity to incorporate slope, the Pythagorean...
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Case Study: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic – Factors Beyond the Biological that Influence the Spread of Disease

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA very timely instructional activity looks at the social and political factors that affect the spread of disease. Using the 1918 Influenza Pandemic as a case study, pupils research factors that influenced the spread of the disease,...
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My Carbon Footprint: High School Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The earth has a love-hate relationship with carbon. Learners complete a series of nine lessons that begin with an examination of the role of carbon in Earth's systems. They then relate changes in climate and weather to changes in the...
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Pulse Chase Primer: The Meselson-Stahl Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Experimental design can make or break an experiment. Young scholars analyze the pulse-chase analysis procedure by studying the Meselson-Stahl experiment. Using a video presentation, they discover how the pulse-chase analysis led to the...
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Pedigrees and the Inheritance of Lactose Intolerance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What, exactly, causes lactose intolerance? Scholars view a video describing a Finnish study that determined why some people are tolerant while others are intolerant. They then use the data from the study to reenact the experiment and...
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2014 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Less than half of AP Environmental Science test takers pass each year. The College Board releases previous test questions covering topics from greenhouse gases to ecological succession to help scholars prepare for future assessments. Use...
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2015 AP® Environmental Science Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Less than eight percent of AP Environmental Science test takers earn the highest score possible. Help scholars improve their scores by using actual test questions on water quality and urban planning before reading sample responses that...