Annual Skinner Box Rat Training Competition
Students explore animal behvior. Using Skinner boxes, they monitor and train rats to accomplish a set of tasks. They maintain a log of observations, task completions and data.
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I'm so cool! No, you're exothermic. This thermodynamics lab unit includes an introduction, teacher demonstrations, six labs that students rotate through each class day, homework assignments, application of knowledge, and assessments....
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
When It Rains It Pours More Drought and More Heavy Rainfall
Which is worse — drought or flooding? Neither is helpful to the environment, and both are increasing due to climate change. The 16th lesson in a series of 21 covers the average precipitation trends for two different climates within the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Ecosystem Interdependence: Managing Salmon for Healthy Forests
Examine the impact the fishing industry has on local ecosystems. The hands-on activity begins with an experiment that tests the effectiveness of fish-based fertilizers. It continues with a computer-based module that simulates sustainable...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
The Big Picture on Biodiversity and Climate Change
Let's leave climate change arguments up to the seasoned scientists. A change in biodiversity due to changing temperature can lead to, what, exactly? Through a series of discussions, activities, and observations, pupils connect climate...
9th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cheese, Dogs, and a Pill to Kill Mosquitoes and End Malaria
This is a fantastic demonstration of how out-of-the-box science can serve the needs of mankind and save millions of lives. Bart Knois takes his audience through the step-by-step process of his research to kill mosquitoes and fight...
10 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable