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Science Fair Frenzy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils examine the steps for developing science fair projects. They visit stations where they examine posters, books, and paper that describe how to research and design a science fair project. Additionally, they take notes on how to...
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Geothermal Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as...
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Science Fair With An Energy Efficiency Flair

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In order to learn more about energy conservation, pupils work to promote energy efficiency by participating in a school-wide science fair with an emphasis on energy conservation. In addition to displaying their projects, learners invite...
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Coal Science Fair Ideas

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners select one of the ideas for a science project reflecting their knowledge about coal. They then choose a catchy title to spark interest that describes their project. They use the scientific method to explain the process.
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Food Science, Scientific Method: Reliability and Validity in Empirical Research

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Secondary learners explore food science by conducting an experiment using the scientific method and creating a science fair project based on their findings. They learn about food technology and modern research development. They...
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Scientific Method Goes to the Fair

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use scientific process skills to solve a problem. In this scientific investigation lesson plan, students investigate a scientific problem, work through the scientific method to form a conclusion. They share their work and...
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Topic: Science Fair Project

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students brainstorm ideas for science fair projects. Students observe a PowerPoint presentation and explore the scientific method. In groups, they formulate a hypothesis. Using the internet, students research their topic and gather...
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Scientific Method

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Here is a resource with a descriptive approach to explaining the scientific method. It's simple, but effective for both introduction and reinforcement of this concept. 
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It's a Green Revolution: An Introduction to Eco-Schools USA

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Eco-schools is a project of the National Wildlife Federation and empowers schools to manage their schools with a green focus. Scholars work to define environment and sustainability and springboard this into learning the eight pathways...
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Cleaning up an oil spill

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Small groups complete a science project involving cleaning up an oil spill. In this experiment, pupils use 4 different sorbents to discover which one absorbs the most oil.  Afterward, they make a data table.
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It's a Whatchamacallit

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners formulate new applications for simple machines in an original invention that solves a common problem. They brainstorm ideas for a new product using simple machines and communicate a finished project through an oral, written, and...
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Designing the Perfect Science Fair Project Webquest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the Scientific Method and define their topic of interest. Students familiarize themselves with how to utilize their resources and create note cards. Students create their written report and display of their...
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Energy Efficiency Ambassadors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research energy conservation devices. They also create their own light efficiency project and presents their findings on science fair night.
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Bearing Witness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A controversial construction project in South America, the Belo Monte dam, is endangering local cultures, ecosystems, and communities. High schoolers create a concept map based on an online article they read before engaging in discussion...
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Earthquake Experiments

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss the effects of earthquakes. In this earth science lesson, students create earthquake models and earthquake-proof buildings. They construct their own seismograph.
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Exploring Whirligigs

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
What's that silly thing spinning in the wind? It's a whirligig! Explore wonderful windy whirligigs with a STEM-based unit that teaches the science and concepts behind these gigs. They discover how gravity and air resistance contribute to...
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For Teachers 5th - 7th
Learners brainstorm their own simple machine inventions. In this simple machines lesson plan, students discuss existing inventions. Learners then work in partners to draw an invention they have created. Students present their ideas to...
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Genetics: The One Eyed, Easy-Temper-Loser Monster

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this genetics lesson, young scholars read a story and use the characteristics of a fictitious monster to construct a genetic profile. Students then use a Punnett Square to predict the outcomes of their monster family given a...
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School News

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Compile a school newsletter with your budding journalists! Use the school calendar to assign each learner a specific even to cover! Possible events include the science fair, sports games, concerts, talent shows, etc. This is a project...
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Beyond Science?: Healing Touch

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students apply the scientific method by building a "Proposal for Study." They label the Observation, Hypothesis, and Prediction columns. Students listen as the teacher introduces the alternative healing methods of therapeutic touch and...
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The Path of Least Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't be able to resist this instructional activity on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical...
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Tye Dye Jellyfish

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students investigate Ocean life by participating in an arts and crafts project.  For this oceanography lesson, students discuss sea creatures, specifically jellyfish.  Students are given coffee filters, markers, wax paper and wiggle eyes...
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Plant Nutrition and Nutrients

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students observe seeds growth and examine the different parts of the seedling. In this biology lesson plan, students compare the growth of seeds planted in soil and in hydroponics. They record their observations in their science journal...
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For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students determine the density of different substances. In this physical science lesson, students rank them according to their density. They discover the relationship between volume and density.