What Happened First?
In this rock activity, students are given four diagrams of rock formation and they put them in order from the youngest event to the oldest event and explain each diagram.
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Life (and Death) Before Seat Belts
Did you know only 80-90% of passengers wear a seat belt in a moving car? Young scholars use clay and a cart to complete an experiment about what happens without a seat belt in a collision. The lesson includes Newton's Second Law of...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Earthquake Education Curriculum
In case of earthquake, go to a safe place before posting on social media. The unit includes 12 lessons, most with hands-on activities or experiments. The first six lessons cover the physical process of earthquakes and volcanoes. Lessons...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding the Greenhouse Effect
The greenhouse effect is important, for without it, life on Earth would not exist. An activity that includes modeling the greenhouse effect and acting out the Earth's energy balance makes up the first part in a series of seven lessons....
7th - 9th 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
What Happened to the American Chestnut?
I'm a sap for tree jokes. Scholars begin by gaining understanding that exotic doesn't mean strange but rather non-native in ecology. Then they research the American Chestnut tree and answer questions about the blight from which it has...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Triggers a Chemical Reaction?
Chemical reactions are happening all around us every second of every day, but what exactly causes these changes to occur? Using easy-to-understand analogies, this video explains how the concepts of enthalpy and entropy determine the ways...
4 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Happens When You Get Heat Stroke? sun stroke, homeostasis, body temperature
Exertional heat stroke is one of the three leading causes of death in sports, but with the help of this video young athletes will be able to avoid this life-threatening condition. Offering clear explanations of how the body dissipates...
4 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable