Mini Mystery Boxes
Students use indirect observations to create models. In this nature of science lesson, students make observations about what they cannot see inside of the mystery boxes to better understand how scientists use indirect observations.
6th - 12th Science 20 Views 51 Downloads
New Review Moon Watch: Observing the Lunar Phases with a Model
How do you know the moon is going broke? It's down to its last quarter. The lesson provides a more accurate way to teach lunar phases. The emphasis isn't just on naming or understanding them, but being able to explain why they occur....
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
New Review The Voyage Scale Model Solar System
Young scientists learn how to select a scale factor for a large scale model. Then they figure the scale for each of the planets and the distance between them. Finally, they construct a giant scale model of the solar system and answer...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reebops: A “Model” Organism for Teaching Genetic Concepts
In a sweet simulation, junior geneticists examine the chromosomes of a fictitious Reebop marshmallow animal, combine chromosomes to produce offspring, and then make a model of the resulting Reebop baby. Phenotypes include number of...
6th - 12th Science
New Review Voyage of Discovery
Did you know that Pluto is smaller than the United States of America? It is difficult to conceptualize the size of planets and the distance between them, and the instructional activity addresses those exact issues. After a discussion,...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson 2: Confronting Climate Change: Understanding
In the second of three lessons about climate change, young climatologists examine the local impacts of severe storms and drought on roads, rivers, buildings, and more. Through a series of investigations, learners begin to understand the...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Modeling Bacterial Transformation
After learning about DNA, young biologists build models of bacteria and plasmids, then simulate the transformation of bacterial DNA. Once the transformation is complete, teams work together to answer some analysis questions and think...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Particles and Waves: The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics
Help young physicists make a quantum leap in their understanding of matter with this short instructional video. Tracing the early work of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others, this resource explains the science behind the amazing fact...
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable