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159 resources with the keyterm air

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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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Bill Nye The Science Guy on The Atmosphere

For Students 5th - 8th
Only a minute and a half long, this video discusses how air acts as an insulator and why air higher in the atmosphere is colder than it is down closer to Earth's surface. He defines the lapse rate and shows how to calculate it. Because...
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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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Compound Species

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students 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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Breathe In, Breathe Out

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students study the respiratory system, the lungs and air.  In this respiratory lesson 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
Middle schoolers study various types of weather fronts and what happens to air at different temperatures.  In this investigative lesson students draw various weather fronts and show the movement of the air then they observe...
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Air Bear

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Art can occur all around us and can be created using anything. A New York artist collects plastic bags from the street to create a bear that comes to life with a little air from the subway. The concept in this video is vital; it promotes...
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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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Trapping CO2

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate climate change and how the properties of carbon dioxide and methane play a part.  In this climate lesson students use a chemical reaction to trap CO2 and methane.
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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 lesson. They examine the breathing pattern of California sea lions and northern elephant seals. Pupils collect, compare and analyze data concerning...
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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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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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Gases In The Atmosphere

For Teachers 6th - 8th
For this science worksheet, students look for the amounts of air composition in the atmosphere by filling in the three different data charts.
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How Much Oxygen Is In The Air?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this science worksheet, students take a close look at the composition of air while focusing on the content of oxygen. They use clay to model the amounts.
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Specific Heat of Air and Soil

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students are introduced to the concept of specific heat. In groups, they are given a set of data showing the temperatures of air and soil samples in which they calculate the ranges of the data. They identify whether the air or soil...
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Where, Oh Where is All the Clean Air?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the history of air pollution dating back to the Roman Empire. In groups, they research the different types of pollutants in the air and how they can affect the environment. They participate in various experiments to...
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Dirty Air And Bright Lights

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students are asked to think about their use of electricity, particularly around the holidays, and how it affects their quality of life and the lives of all of us. They explore the issue by tracing the connections and discussing how and...
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Debate: "Indoor Air vs. Outdoor Air Pollution: Which Is the More Serious Threat to Public Health?"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers work in teams to synthesize their air, asthma, air contamination, and environmental health knowledge as well as additional research to represent a particular point of view persuasively. They create a handout and...
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Turning the Air Upside Down

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students analyze how engineers study temperature inversions and convection currents to understand why pollution levels may be higher in some areas than others. They participate in an experiment that allows them to build simple models to...
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Good News - We're on the Rise!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students build and observe a simple aneroid barometer to discover changes in barometric pressure and weather forecasting. They graph changes in barometric pressure for two weeks and make weather predictions.
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A Recipe for Air

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a pie graph using M&Ms to demonstrate the composition of air. They label each section of the graph, and list the fractions from largest to smallest.
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What Plants Need in Order to Survive and Grow: Air

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students conduct an experiment to determine whether plants need air in order to survive and grow. They discuss natural resources, analyze slides, and observe and record data from the experiment.