How Does Radon Affect Human Lungs?
Middle schoolers identify the different parts of the respiratory system of the human body. They work together to complete an activity and worksheet about the effects of radon on the lungs. They research lung diseases if time permits.
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Iceberg Ahead: How Does Temperature Affect the Density of Water?
Demonstrate how ice floats on water and get the class thinking about why icebergs are so deceiving. Investigators then experiment with mixing water of the same temperature and water of different temperatures. Make sure to explain the...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Artificial Lung and Diaphragm
She had a terribly busy day converting oxygen into carbon dioxide; now she just needs a moment to breathe. In the activity, scholars review the function of the respiratory system and discuss bioengineering's role in medicine/health and...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How Light Pollution Affects the Stars: Magnitude Readers
Did you know light can decrease visibility? Light pollution absolutely makes it more difficult to see stars. Scholars build a simple magnitude reader to determine the magnitude of stars. They use these data to estimate the impact of...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Does the Thyroid Manage Your Metabolism?
Hidden in our neck is an important, but often overlooked, little organ called the thyroid. Enjoy this short video as it explains the vital role this powerful organ plays in controlling the function of all the cells in our body, as well...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Does Cancer Spread Through the Body?
Cancer's ability to quickly spread from one organ to the next makes it one of the most fatal diseases in recent history. Watch as this short video takes you on a trip into the microscopic world of cancer cells, exploring the different...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable