Mountains of Work
Eighth graders conduct research about geologic process. They use a creative project in the form of a bulletin board to engage diverse kinds of learners. They also create a play to be presented as a class.
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Mountain Lions in Arizona Lesson 1: The Lion as a Predator - Agile as a Cat
Middle school zoologists compare their physical abilities to those of a mountain lion. They record jump height and distance. Next, they measure their peripheral vision and hearing. They discover that their abilities do not even begin to...
5th - 8th Science
The Impact of Climate Change on the Mountain Pine Beetle and Westerns Forests
In the Western Forests there lives a beetle, a mountain pine beetle. Explore the ways in which a once manageable beetle population has grown to unmanageable numbers because of climate change in forest regions. After examining case study...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Lion as Predator - Agile as a Cat LESSON OVERVIEW In this lesson, students will learn about some key adaptations that make the mountain lion an effective predator. They will do this by comparing the ability of mountain lions to perform certain actions
Students discuss some key adaptations that make the mountain lion an effective predator. They compare the ability of mountain lions to perform cetrain actions, such as jumping and listening, with the ability of humans to perform the same...
6th - 12th Science
The Squashed Tomato Challenge
Nepalese farmers are faced with long, arduous journeys to sell their crops (including tomatoes) to the local markets at the bottom of the mountains. With this in mind, your young engineers will be challenged to build a model that can...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable