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Exploring Regions of Our World

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Examine how climate and landforms affect plants and animals that live in particular areas. Discover that these same factors affect peoples' homes, jobs, and recreational activities. Pupils research ecosystems and biomes, and then write...
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Spring Motion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Get the class all wound up about spring motion! Science scholars manipulate interactive springs and observe the effects of change using an online activity. Customizable options include the number of springs as well as the spring and...
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Physical Changes to Matter

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Pupils explore matter by conducting an in-class experiment. They experiment with water's various forms by melting and freezing water, identifying its new shape. These observations are recorded to supplement later discussion. They also...
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PHYSICS LESSONS

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the concept of electricity, what an electric current is and its relationship between voltage and resistance.In this electrical instructional activity students solve problems using Ohm's law, and research alternative...
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Matter, Matter, Everywhere!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders make inquiry about the existence of matter. A definition of the word is needed before students can engage in various activities. The application of knowing about matter is done in the working of experiments.
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Snapshot Day Definitions and Activities

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Here is a document full of teaching notes on water quality and bodies of water that you can use in your ecology curriculum. It has information specific to the Hudson River area, but can easily be adapted to any local body of water....
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Heat and Conduction

For Teachers 4th - 6th
This simple activity is ideal for upper elementary learners when studying physical science. Using their sense of touch to describe how hot something feels, and then comparing their observations to thermometer measurements, they discover...
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Changes in Physical Properties of Spaghetti

For Teachers K
Students explore the physical properties of spaghetti before and after cooking. They describe how heat changes uncooked spaghetti noodles. Students observe how objects look, feel, smell, taste and sound using their own senses.
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Physical Science: Festival of Bubbles

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Investigate bubbles through the use of scientific inquiry. Pupils blow bubbles using several methods and measure the resulting bubble print. Measurements are recorded on a data table and transferred to a bar graph. Results are discussed...
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Science Activity 4: Light & Sound

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Photocopy a pin-hole camera onto cardstock, then have your opticians construct it and make observations of how things appear inside. The full-color image will be upside down because the light waves cross each other as they pass through...
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Model Development Assessment Activity

For Students 9th - 12th
Time to show off what they've learned! The final lesson in the series of six asks young scholars to process their learning from the previous lessons. They identify possible elements of the sun as well as a possible origin.
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Insects?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Can you tell the difference between a bug and an insect? Aren't they the exact same thing? Let your learners explore, identify, classify, and document the differences they see in bugs and insects. The activity sheet suggests several...
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How Much Radiation?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Physical science students proceed through a personal radiation dose chart, adding their exposure in mrems, and then totaling their personal annual dosage of radiation. Will they come up safe in the range of 5,000 mrems as set by the...
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Hole-y Water

For Students 4th - 7th
Here is a sweet little demonstration to do when teaching physical science learners about solutions or the properties of water. After filling a small cup to overflowing, they sprinkle in some powdered sugar and find that it does not spill...
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Science Activity 3: Light & Sound

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Let your light shine with this lesson on shadows! Elementary optics technicians experiment with how much light passes through different objects. They rate each object's opacity on a graph and answer analysis questions. Note that the...
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Paper Car Crash Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school physical scientists collide with motion. They work in pairs to design a paper car that will protect a raw egg during a head-on collision. Measurements of distance traveled, time of run, vehicle specs, and photo gate flags are...