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Metals for Minting
Students study the Periodic Table to investigate basic properties of metals used to make coins. They discuss how historic events like the Civil War and Gold Rush had a direct impact on the trime.
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Studying Grassland Ecosystems
At first glance, grassland ecosystems might seem dull and uninteresting, but once you start to explore it's amazing the things you'll find! Through this series of engaging lessons, activities, and experiments, elementary students examine...
K - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Explaining Change Processes Using a Simple Particle Model of Matter
The more things change, the more they stay the same. This unit includes seven lessons starting with physical change and moving through to chemical change. Conservation of matter is explained clearly with multiple hands-on activities and...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Electroplating: When Is a Penny Worth Less Than One Cent?
Did you know that pennies were the very first coins minted in the United States? A demonstration starts the lesson proving the different material composition of pennies from different years. Then scholars complete an experiment to...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed