Student as Scientist
Learners access several online tutorials and resources to guide a research project. They consider the steps to effective research, how to organize information, how to validate reliable sources and how to summarize. They evaluate their efforts.
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Sustaining Our Ocean Resources
Lead young scientists on an investigation of fishery practices with the final installment of this four-part unit. Using a PowerPoint presentation and hands-on simulation, this lesson engages children in learning how fish populations are...
3rd - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Lost City Chemistry Detectives
In 1977, scientists discovered hot springs in the middle of deep, cold ocean waters near the Galapagos Islands. Scholars research the chemical reactions that explain what scientists found at the Lost City. A discussion connects many...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan Outline for Rainbow Science
Young scientists study light reflection and refraction as they determine the critical angle, the rainbow angle, and color separation in rainbows. Teams record the data they collect in a shared spreadsheet and discuss results with the class.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Approximate Proxies
How do scientists know the climate on the earth before humans were alive? Young scientists learn about proxy data, microfossils, pollen, and diatoms in this lesson. They reconstruct the lake environment over millions of years based on...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Nuclear Chemistry Project
Radiation has numerous real-world applications, some of which are relatively safe while others can be extremely hazardous. In this nuclear chemistry project, young scientists choose a practical use of nuclear reactions to research in...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics!
Make an impact on young physicists with this fun collection of resources. After first watching a video and taking notes on the physics of car crashes, students go on to complete a series of activities that explore the concepts of energy,...
22 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable