Organic Molecules Detected on Distant Planet!
Here is a planet activity in which learners read about organic molecules detected through spectral lines of the planet Osiris. They calculate the mass, the volume and the densities of common ingredients for planets including Osiris and Jupiter.
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Testing for Life’s Molecules
Want to hear a joke about sodium? Na. Young scientists test various materials to identify if they include protein, starch, and glucose by using the Biuret test, iodine starch test, and Benedict's test respectively. After practicing with...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Who Took Jerell's iPod? ~ An Organic Compound Mystery
Within the setting of a crime scene investigation, biochemistry beginners analyze organic compounds as a means of determining "Who dunnit." They use a brown paper test for lipids, glucose test strips and iodine to identify carbohydrates,...
7th - 12th Science
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2005
The 2005 version of the Regents High School Examination in the area of ecology is as comprehensive as previous years' exams. It consists of 40 multiple choice questions on everything from the structure of DNA to the interactions within...
9th - 12th Science
First Organic Molecules Found on an Alien World
Is there life on other planets? An organic molecule was found on a planet dozens of light years away, but does that mean life on that planet is possible? This short clip poses the question, have your class use their understanding of...
2 mins 9th - 12th Science