Why Do Things Fall?
In this universal gravitation worksheet, middle schoolers fill in the blanks to complete sentences with 11 given terms about gravity, inertia, acceleration, mass and force. Students also answer 7 questions about mass, weight and force.
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New Review Why Do Raindrops Sometimes Land Gently and Sometimes with a Splat?
A mouse can fall from large heights without injury! Air resistance is a large influence on small falling objects. In an exploratory lesson, young scholars build a raindrop bottle to compare the falling rate of different-sized objects.
6th - 12th Science
Why Can’t I Eat This Fish?
Can turning on the television lead to toxins in the food supply? The lesson offers an opportunity for young scientists to complete guided research. A worksheet lists each question as well as the web page necessary to answer the question....
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Buildings Fall in Earthquakes?
There are few natural phenomena as startling as an earthquake, and depending on the building you're in, these experiences can be downright terrifying. Follow along as this video explores the factors that determine how a building reacts...
5 mins 4th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Do Animals Have Such Different Lifespans?
Is it true that larger animals have longer lifespans than smaller animals? Does an animal's habitat help shape the length of its life? And does the ability to adapt and evolve allow living things to expand their lifespans? Watch a video...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Solar Panels Work?
What are those shiny things that people are installing on the roofs of their houses? Learn about the structure, function, and logistics of solar panels, as well as the challenges of using the sun's energy as our exclusive power source on...
5 mins 4th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable