CRUSH THE CAN DISCREPANT EVENT
Students focus their attention on phase changes and pressure as this discrepant event creates cognitive dissonance. They explain the result of placing a hot can in cool water using their knowledge of phase changes and air pressure.
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Things Are Not Always What They Seem
Science is magic that works. Magical color-changing beads and a coffee can that follows voice commands are just two examples of magic tricks that rely on science. After completing a hands-on activity and an experiment investigating the...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Save the Penguins: An Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Heat things up in your physical science class with this interactive lesson series on thermodynamics. Through a series of class demonstrations and experiments, young scientists learn how heat is transferred through conduction, convention,...
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
"The Digestive Process Begins" and "Final Digestion and Absorption"
Want your class to digest text more thoroughly? Middle schoolers learn about the digestive system in the lesson and reinforce informational text reading skills through a variety of strategies. They engage in a close reading approach,...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
The Nervous System – Action! Potential! (Part 2)
There are about 100,000 chemical reactions happening in your brain every second to help you sense and respond to the world around you. After a brief review of electricity, the narrator explores the action potential neurons used to sense...
12 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable