The Giant Cell
After actively participating in a unit on cells, the middle schoolers act out and become the organelles. They will act out and explain the functions of what each of the organelles do for the cell.
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Solar Electricity ~ The Colour Sensitivity of a Photovoltaic Cell
Teacher's notes, a materials list, detailed procedure, tips, and extension ideas are all included to make teaching this instructional activity on photovoltaic cells a sunny spot in your day! After some brief background reading, physical...
7th - 10th Science
Decoding the Past Using Tree Rings
Besides the age of a tree, tree rings can tell scientists all kinds of interesting information. Learners read about tree rings, gaining an understanding of them, and then analyze four to five different tree horizontal slices of a tree...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Individual Species in the Deep Sea
A tube worm's outer covering is made of chitin, the same material that makes up the shells of lobsters and crabs. Scholars create tube worms and analyze and discuss the longevity of organisms living near cold seeps. They then discuss and...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
This Pulsating Slime Mold Comes in Peace (ft. It's Okay to Be Smart)
Can you name an organism that isn't a plant, animal, or fungus? Here's a hint: each cell contains thousands of nuclei. Slime mold may not have any appendages, but their movements fascinate scientists. The video focuses on these unique...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Can A Thousand Tiny Swarming Robots Outsmart Nature?
Kilobots, made from only $15 worth of parts, work together to achieve a group goal. The video explains how with a few simple lines of programming, these tiny robots tackle tasks in much the same way animals or cells have for centuries....
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Plant and Animal Cell Overview: The Basics
George Wolfe explains the parts of a eukaryotic cell very energetically. Surface area and volume are reviewed in order to show that a giant amoeba could not exist. Show your junior high or high school class this video to begin talking...
9 mins 7th - 12th Science