How Many Birds Would It Take To Keep A Jackal Alive?
Students examine the role of large families in some animal populations. They work together to complete an activity related to food supply. They discover the relationship between preys and predators.
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How Many Rocks Does it Take to Make a Light Bulb?
A really good learning exercise on the periodic table of the elements is here for you. Learners must color in the elements listed in the learning exercise that are needed to make a light bulb. They then answer questions about each of the...
7th - 9th Science
Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Call to Arms
How many simple machines does it take to make a robotic arm? An inquiry-based lesson explores that topic and challenges pupils to build a robotic arm that can stretch, turn, and more. A few questions help guide them in the right...
5th - 6th Science
When is a Wind Farm a Good Investment?
When will a wind farm pay for itself? Individuals calculate the anticipated annual revenue for two proposed wind farms. By comparing the number of years it takes to pay back the initial investment, they determine which site makes the...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using Chemical Change to Identify an Unknown
If you discover an unknown powder, how do you determine if it is safe? Lesson uses four different tests to identify the properties of various powders that appear the same. Then scholars get an unknown powder and have to determine which...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
History Helps When It Comes To Plate Tectonics
Get ready to move, shake, slip, and slide with a well-rounded plate tectonics unit! The engaging resource includes everything you need to inspire eighth grade science scholars, from worksheets to demonstrations. Assess their...
8th Science CCSS: Designed
This Pulsating Slime Mold Comes in Peace (ft. It's Okay to Be Smart)
Can you name an organism that isn't a plant, animal, or fungus? Here's a hint: each cell contains thousands of nuclei. Slime mold may not have any appendages, but their movements fascinate scientists. The video focuses on these unique...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Asteroid Mining: Our Ticket To Living Off Earth?
It turns out asteroids could be a gold mine—literally! An It's Ok To Be Smart video lesson describes the untapped resources orbiting our solar system. The presenter considers the possibilities of space colonies using these resources as...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Think About Gravity
What goes up must come down, but there is more to the phenomenon than meets the eye! As it turns out, any two objects attract to each other. The formula for Newton's law of universal gravitation is introduced in the explanation. A touch...
5 mins 6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Is it Possible to Create a Perfect Vacuum?
It turns out that vacuums are not really vacuums. An engaging video lesson explains the process scientists use to create a vacuum. Their efforts get them close, but the video instructor explains why they cannot create a perfect vacuum.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
From Mach-20 Glider to Humming Bird Drone
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" This question guides Regina Dugan's exploration of amazing achievements in science and engineering that push the boundary of impossibility. From robotic hummingbirds and...
25 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable