The Wild West: All That Glitters
Students grow crystals of the same substance over different periods of time. They examine crystals with a hand lens or microscope. Students identify recoverable materials and decide how to separate them from unwanted ones.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
What are Igneous Rocks and How are They Formed?
Crystals form before your very eyes! What sixth grader wouldn't enjoy this lesson on igneous rock formation? Using hot Salol, junior geologists observe the crystal formation process as the material cools. This comprehensive lesson plan...
5th - 8th Science
Growing Minds: Garden Planning
School gardens are rich in cross-curricular learning opportunities! Excellent ideas put learners in charge of organizing and planning. Begin with a book about gardening (recommended titles provided), and discuss learners' prior knowledge...
K - 5th Health CCSS: Designed
Explaining Change Processes Using a Simple Particle Model of Matter
The more things change, the more they stay the same. This unit includes seven lessons starting with physical change and moving through to chemical change. Conservation of matter is explained clearly with multiple hands-on activities and...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Rocks and Minerals in Our Lives
Young geologists discover the important role that rocks and minerals play in our everyday lives through this series of hands-on activities. Starting off with a lesson that defines the difference between plants, animals, and minerals,...
K - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Convalent Networks, Metallic, and Ionic Crystals
If you've ever wondered why crystals are so strong and hard, Sal does a fine job of explaining, in chemistry terms, why this is so. Crystals are great examples of covalent networks; which are the strongest and hardest substances in the...
9 mins 7th - 10th Science