What Makes Bones Strong?
Students explore the function of bone, muscle, and skin. Pasta and rubber bands are used to model how minerals and collagen contribute to bone strength. The effects of the reduction of these substances are explored in chicken bones.
4th - 6th Science 16 Views 45 Downloads
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
Bone Structure: Hollow vs. Solid
What is meant by the phrase "form follows function?" Allow your budding biologists to discover first-hand through two activities. In the first, groups work together to discover whether a solid cylinder or an empty cylinder can support...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Rocks and Minerals: Finding Clues Like a Scientist
The background information and activity sheet for this lesson plan are impressive in appearance. The intent is to guide junior geologists though an examination of mineral properties and identification. The problem with the lesson plan is...
4th - 8th Science