From Restriction Maps to Cladograms
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Students develop a matrix to determine the number of differences between each set of primate species. They determine closely related organisms then complete the cladogram and answer a set of questions.
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Food takes a trip to the table. Class members choose a meal from a menu and calculate the total cost of the meal including tax and tip. Using a food origin card, pupils determine how far each of the ingredients of a meal traveled to end...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Playground Profiling—Topographic Profile Mapping
The Kuril islands stretch from Japan to Russia, and the ongoing dispute about their jurisdiction prevents many scientific research studies. Scholars learn to create a topographic profile of a specific area around their schools. Then they...
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6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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Many people study for years to understand even a subsection of chemistry, yet an informative video attempts to cover all of chemistry in 12 minutes. It starts with atoms and elements and moves through bonding, reactions, energy, and...
13 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
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4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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What is a map and what does it have to do with the flu? Traditional ideas are put to the test to expand kids' understanding of what constitutes a map as they split into groups and research 10 different concepts of mapping. In the second...
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Waste Heat to Generate Electricity
High school energy enthusiasts will be able to explain how thermal energy that is a byproduct of industry can be used as an alternative way to generate electricity. After some discussion, brainstorming, listening to podcasts, and...
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