The Good, the Bad and the Both
Students use information from articles about microorganisms and their prior knowledge to identify both the positive and negative aspects of microorganisms.
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Human Creativity and Climate Change
Dumping iron in the oceans, placing mirrors in space, and painting mountains may sound like crazy ideas, but would they help climate change? The lesson presents creative geoengineering ideas. Scholars pick one and research how it works...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… Explained!
Gravity exists as both a scientific theory and a scientific law. For those struggling with the difference between scientific facts, theories, hypothesis, and laws, an informative video comes to the rescue. It offers a definition of each...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Winter is Coming for These Argentine Ant Invaders
When ants touch antennas with each other, they exchange information about which jobs they need to complete. The video focuses on the spread of the Argentine ants invading the globe. They eliminate local ants, even those that are more...
3 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Insects: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
What would the world be like with no insects? Ponder this question using a research-based STEM unit that encourages scholars to investigate insects from both a beneficial and hazardous perspective. They learn about insect behaviors,...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Lesson Recap: The Anacostia River & You - Biology Teaching Thesis
Seventh graders give examples of local sources of pollution and postulate reasons as to why local sources of pollution can harm the ecosystem. They address the following question in short answer form: "Why is litter/chemical pollution...