Lady Bird Johnson: Science, Medicine, Inventions and Tech
Middle schoolers investigate changes in anti-smoking information since the first statement of the US Surgeon General in 1964. They research the dangers of smoking and how it affects the body. They create posters displaying the risks of smoking.
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Who Speaks for the Trees?
Help young conservationists appreciate the important role that trees play in ecosystems around the world with this collection of six engaging activities. From a shared reading and class discussion of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, to in an depth...
Pre-K - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Middle School Sampler: Science
Focus on inquiry-based learning in your science class with a series of activities designed for middle schoolers. A helpful packet samples four different texts, which include activities about predator-prey relationships, Earth's axis and...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Dining Out With Fishes and Birds of the Hudson
The class will make observations to determine how environment has shaped the way particular birds and fish eat. They will view a series of photographs, read two short articles, and then consider how food availability has determined how...
3rd - 6th Science
New Review What Killed the Seeds?
Can a coral cure cancer? Take seventh and eighth grade science sleuths to the underwater drugstore for an investigation into emerging pharmaceutical research. The fifth installment in a series of six has classmates research the wealth of...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Changing Planet: Adaptation of Species (Birds and Butterflies)
A video about the impact of climate change on butterfly populations and a PowerPoint about butterfly and bird adaptations warm science learners up for the activity to follow. Using a variety of tools that reprsent unique styles of bird...
5th - 9th Science
How Science Fiction Can Help Predict the Future
Fortune tellers have their glass ball, futurists have their charts of trends, and science fiction writers have their imaginations. Which would you use to predict the future? See what this video has to say about predicting the future.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science
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