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What Does a Quarter Weigh?
Students study the historical figures and symbols of U.S. patriotism depicted on the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter coins. They create a balance scale from common materials to measure the approximate weight of a quarter.
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Photosynthesis - A Survival Guide
Young scientists learn what it takes for life on Earth to survive with this series of photosynthesis resources. Offering twelve different activities ranging from independent practice worksheets to in depth scientific experiments, this...
5th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Section Three: What's the Status of Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is essential for every habitat, but many species are at risk due to pollution and other factors. Explore several different species native to Illinois in a gallery walk with posters that learners have created after research...
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Not So Sweet: Investigating Science and Health Questions About Sugar and Our Bodies
Is sugar as dangerous to our health as cigarettes? What happens when we ingest sugar, and how much do we consume on a daily basis? Using several New York Times articles, learners search for evidence to answer important questions like...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
How Much Does a Video Weigh?
No question is a silly question! Vsauce is a website that investigates strange questions. Founder and science educator, Michael Stevens, explains the value of the such questions to an audience and demonstrates by working through the...
7 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable