A Hot Hand! (temperature introduction)
Students investigate both the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature systems. They apply temperature to their daily lives and measure the temperature of the palm of their hand using the temperature probes.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
The Solar System: An Introduction to the Sun
Brighten up your teaching of the solar system with this middle school astronomy lesson. Over the course of these five activities, young astronomers get an up close and personal look at the sun as they watch videos, read articles, explore...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Caterpillars and Climate: How Temperature Affects Feeding Rate In Insects
Do you eat more when you are hot or when you are cold? Young scientists observe the eating pace of two caterpillars at different temperatures. The differences in endotherm and ecotherm animals' ability to adjust to temperature change...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
The Sun, Moon, and Our Solar System: Teacher/Student Notes
Introduce basic Earth and space science to your budding astronauts. This handout works in two ways, the first part provides information about the sun, moon, eclipses, and Earth to be read to or by the class. The second part is composed...
3rd - 5th Science
Passport to Comprehension Card 9: Temperature Conversions
A colorful "Math Card" provides a reading passage on the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales. Instructions are given for converting from one to another. There are before, during, and after reading questions to answer either in...
6th - 8th Science
Make Your Own Temperature Scale
Differentiate between temperature and thermal energy. Your class will build a thermometer using simple materials and develop their own scale for measuring temperature. Discuss with your class and consider why engineers need to understand...
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering