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Polymer Chemistry: More than Just Plastic
Fifth graders examine polymers and how they are formed. In this chemistry activity students complete their own polymer experiment then discuss what they learned.
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Investigation: Pollution Prevention Is Disease Prevention
Plenty of background information about how air pollution affects much more than just our lungs is included on this attractive handout. After reading, pupils make a working model of a lung and diaphragm. Junior physicians place a small...
4th - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What fabrics are our clothes made of? Where do those fabrics from? Lead your pupils to discover the answers to these questions and more. Class members have a chance to play with various fabrics, invesitgating the materials and labels...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
New Review The RNA Decoder Ring: Deciphering the Language of Life
Secret messages aren't just for spies, your body also uses them to write your proteins. After assembling an RNA decoder ring, pupils practice transcribing DNA to mRNA, then translate the mRNA to amino acid sequence instructions. The...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Neurotransmitters Contain Chemicals
Human body systems students play a card game, "Locks & Keys" in order to learn that neurotransmitters carry a message from one neuron to another by fitting into a receptor site on the receiving nerve cell. While this activity can...
5th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable