Theories, Hypothesis, Laws, Facts & Beliefs
In this scientific statements learning exercise, students are given 35 statements and they are to identify if each statement is a fact, law, hypothesis, theory or belief.
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Round and Round We Go — Exploring Orbits in the Solar System
Math and science come together in this cross-curricular astronomy lesson plan on planetary motion. Starting off with a hands-on activity that engages the class in exploring the geometry of circles and ellipses, this lesson plan then...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Systems of Equations Leading to Pythagorean Triples
Find Pythagorean Triples like the ancient Babylonians. The resource presents the concept of Pythagorean Triples. It provides the system of equations the Babylonians used to calculate Pythagorean Triples more than 4,000 years ago. Pupils...
8th Math CCSS: Designed
Get Connected with Ohm's Law
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this instructional activity gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Climate Change as a Scientific Theory
Get your class thinking about climate change as a scientific theory. Guided by a handout, emerging earth scientists read articles and take notes about glaciers and sea ice. To conclude, they write an evaluation of the evidence for...
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Life on Mars: Science Fact or Science Fiction?
Using NASA's planet fact sheets, collaborative groups discuss what the basic needs are for a human to survive, and how likely he would be to survive on another planet. Assign each group a different planet and have them compare its...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable