A Whole New World
Students work in small groups to investigate statistics regarding the solar system and participate in a 'scientific conference'. They explore available information about the extrasolar planet and assess the importance of this astronomical find.
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Charting the Progress of New Horizons
In 2006, New Horizons began its mission to fly to Pluto. As it continues its journey, scholars track its progress with the help of an informative website, all the while reinforcing measurement concepts with the construction of a scaled...
2nd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Pre-Assessment Activity: What Do You Know About Microbes?
In an introductory lesson plan, youngsters take a pre-assessment quiz, get a grasp of a gram of mass, and then estimate the mass of microorganisms that live within a human body. Using Glo Germ™, a material that allows you to simulate the...
5th - 8th Science
New Review The World's Smallest Robots: Rise of the Nanomachines
Think robots are big, clunky heaps of metal? Not anymore! Introduce your class to a whole new breed of robots through a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. The resource shows what these tiny machines are made...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Make a Baby (in a Lab)
With over five million babies being born through in vitro fertilization in the last 40 years, sex education is taking on a whole new look. After first walking through natural process of reproduction, this short video goes on to explore...
7 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable