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The Weather Classroom - Atmosphere

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Meteorology learners explore the weight of air, layers of the atmosphere, and air pressure action through a series of discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on group activities. Enough discussion prompts, background information, student...
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What is Air? Pre-Assessment

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
First, estimate existing knowledge about air with a class discussion. Then, hand out a 10-question pre-assessment quiz to record how much pupils know to compare to their knowledge later. This will also give mini meteorologists the...
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Air

For Teachers 4th - 6th
This presentation is about air. What makes it unique is that, in addition to simply providing information about the components of air and the action of air pressure, it  includes a series of four experiments that bring these concepts to...
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Alaska Native Ways of Knowing

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils watch a video on the Alaskan native ways. They examine how knowledge was passed down from elders and how the Alaskans lived with harmony in nature.  Learners then prepare and present a classroom science fair project based on their...
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Temperature and the Density of Air

For Students 6th - 8th
Here is a hands-on activity in which junior scientists put air into a balloon to create a closed system. They measure its circumference, warm it in hot water, and then remeasure its circumference to discover how temperature affects the...
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About Air

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Give your class a colorful and tasty representation of the components of the mixture that we call air. Pop a few batches of popcorn in four different colors, one to represent each gas: nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and carbon dioxide. The...
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Compound Species

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Pupils gather pictures of animals, fish, birds, and insects, and sort them by category: land, sea, and air creatures. They choose two of these categories and imaginatively combine part of animals (such as horns, tentacles, fins, floppy...
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Science Discovery Lesson: Air is All Around Us

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept that air is everywhere. They assess that it can't be seen, but is all around us. Each student becomes aware that air takes up space and listen to the book, "Air is All Around You," by Franklin M. Branley.
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Breathe In, Breathe Out

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students study the respiratory system, the lungs and air.  In this respiratory lesson plan students describe technologies that engineers have found that improve the health of the respiratory system. 
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Weather Fronts: Understanding the Movement of Air

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars study various types of weather fronts and what happens to air at different temperatures.  In this investigative lesson plan students draw various weather fronts and show the movement of the air then they observe...
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Air, Air-It's Everywhere!

For Teachers K - 5th
Students engage in experiment activities, which illustrate that air is made of matter, does take up space, and is very important to our health. This instructional activity contains activities for a variety of grade levels. A very nice idea!
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Trapping CO2

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners investigate climate change and how the properties of carbon dioxide and methane play a part.  In this climate instructional activity students use a chemical reaction to trap CO2 and methane.
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Tornado

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the classification system of tornadoes.  In this tornado lesson plan students make their own tornadoes in different mediums.
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Air and Weather

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders study Earth's materials. In this air and weather lesson, 2nd graders note changes in the weather and examine tools that help us study the weather. Students analyze how changes in the environment make changes in the...
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Weathering

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore weathering and how the water cycle plays a part in weathering. In this weathering lesson, 2nd graders put gravel and sugar cubes in a jar and shake, simulating weathering. Students use the scientific method to do...
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Demonstrating That Air Has Mass

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders demonstrate that air has mass. In this performance task, 4th graders design an experiment to demonstrate that air has mass. They will illustrate their demonstration and explain their findings.
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Can You Breathe Like a Pinniped?

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Young learners compare the breathing patterns of different animals in this pinniped instructional activity. They examine the breathing pattern of California sea lions and northern elephant seals. Pupils collect, compare and analyze data...
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Air Engine - Air Races

For Teachers Pre-K
Students conduct an experiment about air volume, density, and pressure. In this air lesson, students discuss air, and how it moves. They make predictions about what will happen during the balloon and string experiment. They document the...
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Gases Lighter and Heavier than Air

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars explore the concept of air density. In this air density lesson, students fill balloons with helium and carbon dioxide. Young scholars determine which gases are heavier or lighter than air.
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Air and Water in the Environment

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the traits of water condensation and evaporation. In this water cycle lesson, students develop an awareness of the importance of water for sustaining life. Students participate in a hands-on activity in which water is...
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What A Gas!

For Teachers K - 4th
Students study various aspects of air. In this science lesson plan, students discover that air occupies space, understand the visual effects of air, and explain how air exerts force.
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The Magic School Bus Goes on Air

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn along with Ms. Frizzle's class. In this Magic School Bus lesson plan, students explore how air pressure can hold up heavy objects.
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Air Is All Around Us!

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students design an instrument to show that air is all around. In this air lesson plan, students research, construct, and present a design that proves that air is all around, even though they can't see it or touch it. A teacher and self...
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What Does It Need?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this identifying needs worksheet, students observe picture words and fill in the correct boxes indicating their needs of water, air, and food. Students determine the needs for seven items.