Strong as the Weakest Link
Students discover the types of stress that materials undergo. They examine how bridges and skyscrapers are built to withhold the tension. They create their own structure out of marshmallows and spaghetti.
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Section Four: How Can We Protect Biodiversity?
Look into the future with a lesson on biodiversity and natural habitats. Learners read articles about different perspectives when it comes to planning future development, and decide which angle is the highest priority in a group...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Earthquake Education Curriculum
In case of earthquake, go to a safe place before posting on social media. The unit includes 12 lessons, most with hands-on activities or experiments. The first six lessons cover the physical process of earthquakes and volcanoes. Lessons...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
"The Digestive Process Begins" and "Final Digestion and Absorption"
Want your class to digest text more thoroughly? Middle schoolers learn about the digestive system in the lesson and reinforce informational text reading skills through a variety of strategies. They engage in a close reading approach,...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Designing Structures to Withstand an Earthquake
Building to shake, rattle, and roll. Using a variety of easily found materials, class members design and build an earthquake-proof building that meets height, load, budget, and strength requirements. Instructors use the provided rubric...
6th - 8th Science