How Hot Is It?
Sixth graders use paper cups, black and white lining, thermometers and plastic wrap to conduct an experiment that measures the energy-collecting capacity of various colors. They graph the results.
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New Review What Is the "Greenhouse Effect"?
Enough talk about the Greenhouse Effect—let's actually look at it! Junior climatologists engage in a simple thermodynamics experiment on a cold winter's day to examine global warming. The activity simulates rising carbon dioxide levels...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Extreme Weather's Impact on Our Resources
How dry is it? It's so dry, the river only runs twice a week! Through an analysis of maps and discussions, pairs learn about droughts across the United States in the ninth of 12 lessons. They then read about, answer questions, analyze...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review When Is It Winter On Other Planets?
Bundle up for a trip through the climates of the solar system. An informative video explains the seasons of each planet. The presenter demonstrates how the location and tilt of each planet determine the climate patterns.
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Just How Small Is an Atom?
Using a massive cartoon blueberry as an atom model, an animated astronaut describes an atom's anatomy and the density of its nucleus. After showing this featurette, you can have young physical scientists construct atom models. Also, be...
5 mins 5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable