Pass The Salt!
Students role play the role of a scientist to examine the impact of road salt on the Adirondacks. After being introduced to bioassys, they assess the environmental impact and design an experiment. They write a journal to share their results.
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Determination of the Acid Content of Vinegar (Acid-Base Titration Analysis)
Titration sounds impressive, but it is actually as simple as using a neutralization reaction to determine the concentration of an acid or base in a reaction. The final lesson in the seven-part series walks scholars through the titration...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Recognition and Classification of Mixtures
Immerse your chemistry class in solutions! They melt and compare the mixtures that make up margarine, separate black ink into its component colors, distill ocean saltwater, and practice chromatography with plant pigments. There are eight...
9th - 12th Science
WET Science Lesson #5: Pass the Salt Please! (How Road Salt Affects Wetlands)
As an anticipatory set, biologists listen to the story of Ruth Patrick, a scientist who used algae to detect water quality. They observe a demonstration of osmosis and diffusion. In their lab groups, they place Elodea stalks in...
7th - 12th Science
New Review Berries...With a Side of DNA? (High School)
Is DNA still present after picking fruit or cooking vegetables? Biology scholars extract and collect DNA strands in an impactful lab. Working groups prepare their samples and compare their results to negative and positive standard...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Introduction to Saline Environments & Microbial Halophiles
If you do not mind wading through unrelated headings (This is not for a physics or STEM course, as it states.) and content (The lesson opens with an article about neurology, not halophiles.), then you will find a valuable resource on...
7th - 12th Science