Doing Science: Computer Models
In this computer models worksheet, students read information about how scientists use computer models to advance the work of science. Students also answer a critical thinking question comparing computer simulations to direct observations.
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Moon Watch: Observing the Lunar Phases with a Model
How do you know the moon is going broke? It's down to its last quarter. The lesson provides a more accurate way to teach lunar phases, emphasizing not only naming or understanding them, but being able to explain why they occur....
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Cathode Rays Lead to Thomson's Model of the Atom
Examine the experiment that led to the present-day atomic model. The video experiment shows the stream of electrons that travel through a vacuum between an anode and cathode. J.J. Thompson's model of an atom provides the explanation for...
3 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Inside Your Computer
Computers are amazingly powerful machines that we have come to take for granted. Starting with a simple click of the mouse, this animated video takes you on a trip through the inner workings of computers. Learn how programs allow the...
4 mins 9th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!
7th - 12th Science