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.
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Evidence Revealing the Composition of the Atom
Investigators use indirect evidence to guess what is occupying a sealed box. You could also use a set of plastic Easter eggs to encase the unknown items. Another terrific activity involves having students drop a pencil on a sheet of...
9th - 12th Science
Inertial Mass, Weight, and Newton's Second Law of Motion
The stage is set for you to guide future physicists through three forceful activities about motion. In the first, learners experiment with rolling carts to discover how objects interact. In the second, they inspect images of an object in...
9th - 12th Science
Cell Exploration Activities
Engage young biologists in exploring the mysteries of life with this collection of hands-on activities. Enlisting the help of numerous digital resources, students get an up-close look at the structure of plant and animal cells as they...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Investigating the Fungus among Us
What do you call a fungus that writes music? A decomposer! Here, young biologists explore fungus by tasting fungus (blue cheese) to creating art with fungus to playing a board game centered around, you got it, fungus. Surprise scholars...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using the Combining Test to Identify Unknown Liquids
Once investigators have learned how their mystery liquids interact with water during the preceding activity, they now use their observations to identify them. This is an ideal conclusion to the mini unit on the properties of water.
3rd - 8th Science
Density, Mass, Volume and A Guy Named Archimedes
Eighth graders explore how Archimedes was able to determine real gold from fake gold by using random jewelry. In this Physical Science lesson plan, 8th graders begin with an Archimedes activity. Students will be given a choice of several...
Mystery : Structure of the Atom-A Case for Indirect Evidence
Students investigate the structure of the atom through hands on activities. For this atomic structure lesson, students perform 4 activities showing indirect evidence of the structure of the atom and the parts of the atom. They also list...
6th - 8th Science