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Looking Back, Up and Ahead
Students explore how scientists have forecasted the 2002 Leonid meteor shower. They pose their own predictions for peak meteor rates per hour during the 2002 shower and compare their results with actual observed rates.
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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
Teaching Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration in Tandem
Rather than teaching photosynthesis and cellular respiration as individual topics, present them as a combined concept. Young scholars use websites to research and answer questions before organizing a concept map. The second day is much...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Amusement Park Ride: The Ups and Downs in Design
Groups design the ultimate roller coaster by considering potential and kinetic energy. They test their designs using marbles and then go on to rate each group's design based on aesthetics, loop diameter, and cost.
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed