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Climate Change in My Backyard: Grades 7-9, Unit 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Living things and ecosystems respond to and are affected by climate change. In this collection of four lessons, students learn about how researchers—now and in the past—have used plant lifecycle events to understand climate. Pupils...
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Science Fair Frenzy

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils examine the steps for developing science fair projects. They visit stations where they examine posters, books, and paper that describe how to research and design a science fair project. Additionally, they take notes on how to...
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Guide to a Successful Science Fair

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Find the right science fair project. Steve Spangler shows how to use a demonstration and turn it into an experiment. Additionally, he talks about the importance of coming up with a hypothesis.
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Teacher's Guide to Science Projects

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Do you find the idea of having a science fair with all of your students intimidating? Use a guide that provides everything you need to know to make project-based learning manageable. The resource includes options for four different types...
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Science Fair Secrets for Parents

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Find the right science fair project. Steve Spangler shows how to use a demonstration and turn it into an experiment. Additionally, he talks about the importance of coming up with a hypothesis.
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Science Fair With An Energy Efficiency Flair

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In order to learn more about energy conservation, pupils work to promote energy efficiency by participating in a school-wide science fair with an emphasis on energy conservation. In addition to displaying their projects, learners invite...
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Geothermal Energy

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as...
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Student Designed Investigations Part 4 - Poster Presentations/Science Fair

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Third through fifth graders prepare posters to present at a science fair. Working with a partner, pupils conduct investigations and  prepare a poster to present their findings. They rehearse their presentations, and add visual aids;...
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Coal Science Fair Ideas

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners select one of the ideas for a science project reflecting their knowledge about coal. They then choose a catchy title to spark interest that describes their project. They use the scientific method to explain the process.
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My Science Project

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Elementary learners complete pre-reading, writing, and post-reading activities for the book My Science Project. They complete a writing assignment, go over vocabulary, respond to short-answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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Sensational Science Fair Presentation

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students identify everyday mysteries for scientific investigation. They design and lead research into self-generated qeustions, form hypotheses, experiment and gather data, and process results. They then create visual displays of their...
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How To Make a Science Concept Map

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a clever way to get your pupils thinking about a science topic they'd like to research for a report, or a project they'd like to do for a science fair. The three-step process is easy to follow, and it really should help your...
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Cleaning up an oil spill

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Small groups complete a science project involving cleaning up an oil spill. In this experiment, pupils use 4 different sorbents to discover which one absorbs the most oil.  Afterward, they make a data table.
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Science Fair/ Exit Project

For Teachers 8th
This lesson is intended to get the student to commit to a Science Fair project through a series of questions. They find beginning resources and commit to one Science Fair Project. Students review the scientific method.
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Helmet Safety

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
Here is a very important demonstration on why it's so important to wear helmets when doing any kind of high speed activity. A third grader's science fair project tested four different types of helmet: football, ski, skateboard, and...
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Science Fair Project - Electric Pulse Motor

For Teachers 7th - 12th
As a complex project, it's ideal for your older learners. Discuss electric currents and solar energy before building the motor to preload information. While sound is not included here, the steps are described through text and visual...
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Improving Teamwork through Science Fair Projects

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Embrace the science fair as a way for learners to use the scientific method while improving their cooperative learning skills.
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Take the Pain Out of Science Fair Projects

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Instead of dreading the season of science fair projects, make it a pleasure for everyone involved.
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How to Make a Lava Lamp the Easy Way

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Blobs in a bottle? This looks a lot like a lava lamp! With a few simple ingredients and five minutes, your class can have its own lava lamp. Use this science project to introduce the idea of density, and cap the bottle when you're...
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The Scientific Method, Blood Typing, and Antibiotic Resistance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are given some components of an experiment, where they are able to identify and fill in missing parts, such as hypothesis, conclusion, results, etc. They form a hypothesis given general scientific facts. Students apply the...
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CO2 Sandwich

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
There's not much to this video. Steve Spangler and his twin sons visit 9 News and perform the classic chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda to produce carbon dioxide gas. Where the value is in this video clip is that they set...
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Simple Electric Generator

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The world's simplest electric generator! In just 20-30 minutes, you can have one too. Great for a partner science project or an independent project for advanced middle schoolers. Create a step-by-step sheet for your engineers to avoid...
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Science Fair Unit

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the scientific method. After choosing an approved science fair project, 8th graders go through the scientific method process. Students gather information to analyze data and evaluate a conclusion. They write a...
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Science Fair Project Development

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop a topic and purpose for a science fair project. They complete a guided Internet research activity to determine their own science interests and review the scientific method.
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Science Fair Projects

For Students 5th - 6th
In this science fair worksheet, students study three examples of science fair projects. Students rate the projects first, second or third place. Students answer six questions about the projects. Students then complete two worksheets...
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Lab Report

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A set of instructions and a 100-point grading rubric have been designed for writing lab reports. Appropriate for middle schoolers, this lays out what to include for each of the six steps in the scientific method: title, hypothesis,...
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Freezing Liquids

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Spangler leads an 11 year old scientist through the processes behind his science fair project, which was designed to see if any common household liquids (besides water) would expand when frozen. Liquids such as motor oil, ethanol,...
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Freezing Liquids

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Spangler leads an 11 year old scientist through the processes behind his science fair project, which was designed to see if any common household liquids (besides water) would expand when frozen. Liquids such as motor oil, ethanol,...
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Table Top Trebuchet

For Teachers 7th - 12th
How cool would it be to build a trebuchet 1/40th the size of one that would have been used to knock down a castle wall? Build this project with middle or high schoolers at any level (varying the information provided for each), and have a...
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How to Blow Up a Balloon With Baking Soda & Vinegar

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A simple combination of baking soda and vinegar creates enough carbon dioxide to blow up a balloon! It's an awesome illustration of chemical reactions for upper elementary learners, or use it with slightly older scientists to introduce...
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Humane Science Projects

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science learning exercise, students examine the list of possible science projects. They look for the characteristics that set apart these ideas as humane.
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Quality of Life Investigations: Risk Reductions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners participate in a discussion of recent environmental issues affecting their own community or ones nearby. In groups, they research the role of food additives and the purpose of adding them to foods. They also determine their...
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Scientific Method Goes to the Fair

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use scientific process skills to solve a problem. In this scientific investigation lesson plan, students investigate a scientific problem, work through the scientific method to form a conclusion. They share their work and...
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Project Energy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners explore multiple types of energy. In this energy lesson plan, students prepare a science fair project through completing a WebQuest. Learners investigate radiant, thermal, and biochemical energy.
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Amazing Levitating Orb Science Experiment

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Five minutes and 80 cents is all it takes to create this levitating orb! Introduce the idea of static electricity with this simple, yet captivating experiment. Your learners will definitely want to play around with this one; it's...
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How to Make a Volcano

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
It's about to blow! These directions are clear and easy to follow. Create a simple worksheet to guide students through the video and then have them repeat the steps themselves! Ideal for fourth or fifth graders who can follow directions....
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How to Make a Simple Electromagnet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have your scientists make this simple electromagnet. What causes the nail to be magnetic? Discuss this reaction with your learners and introduce electric and magnetic fields.
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Science Magic - Vanishing Water

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Make water disappear! Get your learners excited about the various types of polymers. Simple, yet mesmerizing enough to use with all age ranges.
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Preparing for a Successful Science Fair

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students experience the difference between a scientific experiment and a demonstration project in order to successfully guide themselves through the science fair process.
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Science Fair Space

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students determine the most equitable way to share space and cost between three schools for a fictional science fair. Given a diagram, a word problem, and a data set, students analyze and explain the best way for all schools to share...
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Tornadoes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore Earth science by participating in a hands-on science project. In this wild weather instructional activity, students identify why tornadoes are so destructive and listen to a lecture on the subject in class. Students...
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Ladybugs, Ladybugs, Ladybugs

For Teachers K - 5th
Those lovely ladybugs are so cute, and so very useful! Use a short unit to explore insect anatomy, the ladybug life cycle, and the help ladybugs provide organic farmers. The unit is comprised of four short thirty-minute lesson plans that...
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Classroom Science Fair Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the skills and information needed to complete a science fair project. They follow guidelines to create an document their science fair project.
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Step by Step Instructions

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Here's a activity that not only provides readers with information about crafting step-by-step directions for a science project, but also serves as a reading comprehension exercise.
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The $100,000 Pyramid

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
What a creative way to have students review information they have learned about the planets, weather, and much more! This game, modeled on The $100,00 Pyramid, gives learners a chance to show how much they know about a variety of science...
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Double Dip Chip Science Fair Project

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Mr. Spangler's sons set out to prove that double-dipping (putting a potato chip back into a dip for a second blob on the chip), does indeed rapidly spread germs throughout the entire dip. After viewing this presentation, the next time...
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Science Fair Projects

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Coming up with ideas for Science Fair projects might seem daunting, but there are many lessons that can get students on the right track.
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Food Science, Scientific Method: Reliability and Validity in Empirical Research

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Secondary learners explore food science by conducting an experiment using the scientific method and creating a science fair project based on their findings. They learn about food technology and modern research development. They...
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Solar System Model Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Challenge young astronomers to demonstrate their knowledge of the solar system with this fun open-ended science project. Provided with a short list of requirements, students are given the freedom to use their creativity and whatever...
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Independent Investigation Guidelines

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A neatly formatted outline of the steps of the scientific method can be used as a reference sheet for your future science fair participants. For each step, you will find a few guiding questions or points to remember when working on them. 
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Presenting Powerful Outlines for Science Fair Reports

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine and reflect on the role of science reports in the larger scientific community and become familiar with one scientist's experience preparing a report. They identify key points to build a strong science report and...
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Science is Alive

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore the scientific method. In this science lesson, students create and conduct a science investigation for the science fair.
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Citizen Scientist - Collect Some Data

For Students 5th - 10th
In this science project instructional activity, students view a sheet of numerous science projects including weather, animals, flowers, and more. Students choose 1 project to do out of 22 projects total.
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Activities for STEM Clubs

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Need some support or ideas of how to entertain middle schoolers or what clubs to bring into your school?  Let this excellent 40-page resource guide with links and step-by-step directions on STEM activities guide your decision.
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The Science Fair (5)

For Students K - 3rd
In this handwriting worksheet, learners practice tracing the letters that form 5 words associated with a science fair. Students print each of the 5 words once on the lines provided.
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Don't Trash the Earth

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experience a hands-on environmental science project. They access about recycling as they collect data on their own family's trash production. Students analyze the data with worksheets, chart the data, and present their findings.
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Turning a Topic Into a Project

For Students 6th - 7th
In this science project instructional activity, students prepare to turn a topic into a question, the question into a hypothesis, and the hypothesis into an experiment. Students answer 20 questions to clarify their topic.
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Introduce Vocabulary: The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover the meaning of tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary lesson, students read The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School, listening for 3 pre-selected, tier two vocabulary words. Words are defined by the...
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Science Fair Project

For Students 5th Standards
Plant the data firmly on the graph. Given information about the growth rate of plants, pupils determine the heights at specific times and graph the data. Using the information, scholars determine whether a statement is true and support...
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The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the relationship between sports and physics in a cross-curricular lesson. Middle and high schoolers prepare a multimedia presentation based on a chosen sport. They answer five physics vocabulary questions about how the laws of...
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Topic: Science Fair Project

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students brainstorm ideas for science fair projects. Students observe a PowerPoint presentation and explore the scientific method. In groups, they formulate a hypothesis. Using the internet, students research their topic and gather...
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Freshman Science Project-Part 1A-Science Concept Map

For Students 9th
In this science project worksheet, students draw a concept map of their science project and use a rubric to determine their progress on their concept map.
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Word Roots and Scientific Method - The Science of Biology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
During the first week of your biology course, you may want to familiarize learners with Greek and Latin root words to strengthen their scientific vocabulary. You can also give them definitions of science and biology. Introduce the five...
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AGRICULTURE SCIENCE PROJECTS

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Scholars dicover the fact that they do not have to live on a farm or own a garden to do an agricultural science project. They research agriculture by using their reading skills and creative thinking. Next, they identify and analyze how...
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Charts And Graphs With Spreadsheets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students prepare and develop charts and graphs with spreadsheets in preparation for a science fair project. They discuss how to generate and interpret graphs, observe how to enter information into a spreadsheet, and manipulate current...
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EduBlog Science: A Blog Exercise

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Collaborate with another class to work on a project with peers using Edublogs.com. These activities promote autonomy, choice, and collaboration as students research and write about their chosen science topic. By communicating via blog...
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Scientific Method

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Here is a resource with a descriptive approach to explaining the scientific method. It's simple, but effective for both introduction and reinforcement of this concept. 
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Build Your Own Hovercraft

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students construct a hovercraft following specific procedures. In this technology lesson, students explain the physics principles behind hovercraft. They compare and contrast this machine with the aircraft.
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"Casting" The Best Line

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders in a 6th grade science class explore the scientific method and "materials science." They choose a topic and complete a science fair project. They present the results of their experiment to the rest of the class in a...
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Independent Plant Growth Experiment

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This is an awesome lesson plan filled with tons of engaging learning activities. Over a period of weeks learners will make observations, collect plant and analyze plant data, read and review agricultural articles, design and conduct an...
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How Much Does a Video Weigh?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Citizen Science to the Rescue!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You don't have to be a scientist or even out of high school to contribute to scientific research. In the 12th instructional activity in the series of 21, scholars use this opportunity to add to the growing body of scientific knowledge...
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Study Jams! Scientific Theory & Evidence

For Students 5th - 10th
Introduce someday scientists to ideas and explanations about how the world around us works by showing this cute cartoon. In it, Mia and Sam discuss what scientific theory is, and how it is important in discovering scientific laws making...
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Networking the Internet: A Dynamic Research Tool

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the research of finding information to help them develop new science projects. They conduct research using a variety of resources that includes e-mail and discussion groups.
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Energy Efficiency Ambassadors

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research energy conservation devices. They also create their own light efficiency project and presents their findings on science fair night.
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Science Fair Project

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders studied the steps to the scientific method and created a PowerPoint to demonstrate the importance of one of the steps.
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Kaleidoscope

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore energy by creating a light project in class. In this kaleidoscope lesson, students discuss the properties of light and how mirrors can reflect the energy in different directions. Students view a diagram of light...
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Forced Relationships

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Although it is sometimes difficult to see, one can almost always imagine a relationship between two items. Best of all, a potential relationship could help people create improvements for basic tools. Here, fourth and fifth graders...
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Earthquake Science Project

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students simulate the Earth's plates moving like an earthquake by using newspaper and soil. In this earthquake lesson plan, students push and pull the newspaper together that has soil on top and observe what happens.
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Scientific Method, Control and Variables

For Students 5th - 7th
Middle school scientists bathe in Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob and friends. They define steps in the scientific method. They identify independent variables, dependent variables, and the control for science experiments being carried out...
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How Can I Turn a Solar Oven into a Refrigerator?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Whether you want to heat things up in science class or cool things down a bit, an intriguing lab's got you covered! Science scholars explore the principles of thermodynamics using a solar oven, then change the conditions to turn their...
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Steps of the Scientific Method

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Steps of the scientific method are summarized, and then an example experiment is presented to allow practice identifying the steps. The graphics and animations are a little blurry, but this otherwise well-formulated presentation will...
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Absorbancy: What does it mean?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Define the scientific concept of absorbency as it relates to the properties of matter, then conduct an investigation. Learners answer several questions, then investigate the absorbency of several different types of towels. Tip: This...
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X-Ray Eyes

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students observe Australian X-ray paintings for information and to understand the art techniques used. Then they imagine and draw the inner organs of an animal. Students also research the anatomy of the animal to analyze the accuracy of...
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Alaska Native Ways of Knowing

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils watch a video on the Alaskan native ways. They examine how knowledge was passed down from elders and how the Alaskans lived with harmony in nature.  Learners then prepare and present a classroom science fair project based on their...
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Position vs. Time Graphs of an Object at Rest

For Teachers 8th - 12th
The presentation includes nine time vs. position graphs. The first three are meant to be used for teaching how to read them. The next three provide an opportunity for students to practice reading them, while the last three display the...
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Edible Cell Model Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Science has never tasted so sweet! Engage young scholars in exploring the anatomy of the cell with a fun life science project. Choosing to focus on either plants or animals, students create edible cell models with a key that identifies...
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Simple Machines Design Project

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Make your work as a teacher a little easier with a physical science project on simple machines. After introducing young scientists to these devices and identifying their different uses around the school, this project engages children in...
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Social Media: Pictogram

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Picture your class working on a computer science project. An eye-catching lesson challenges learners to develop a program similar to that of a photo filter. It requires techies to use color, ghost, pixelate, mosaic, and fisheye...
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Cell City Project - You are the Designer!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How can something as large as a city and as small as a cell have anything in common? That is exactly the question young scientists explore with this engaging life science project. Choosing to focus on a city, school, factory, or other...
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Middle Ages Cross Curriculum Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers complete several projects on the Middle Ages. In this world history lesson, students complete language arts, social studies, math, and science projects. Some of these include: comparing a teenager's life now to that in...
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Timeline Activity

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Young biologists travel back billions of years through history in a collaborative life science project. Given a long sheet of paper and a list of key biological events, students work in small groups creating and illustrating timelines...
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Code for Equality

For Students 6th - 12th
It's my belief that all learners should have equal access to computer science projects! Young computer scientists learn about variables, encapsulation, sequences, and objects in block-based coding. They create a collage by first...
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National Flat Lorax Project - AP Environmental Science

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether it's Earth Day or another average school day, there are always ways we can protect our planet. An environmental science project combines The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and the Flat Stanley Project to create an innovative assignment for...
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Skill Twenty-Seven: Use Surveys

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Whether gathering data for a science project involving human behavior or in an effort begin a new organization at school, your learners are sure to benefit from learning how to conduct surveys that are both appropriate and effective....
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Controlling the Environment: Crash Course History of Science #39

For Students 9th - 12th
What would the world look like if we could control the weather? Historically, countries have attempted to do just that, but their intentions were not always good! The 39th lesson in a History of Science series describes science projects...
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Generating Hypotheses and Experimental Design 1

For Students 7th - 12th
Here is a thorough exercise in forming hypotheses for scientific investigations. Young scientists consider factors that may be related to the question they would like to address. They think through measurable changes that may result from...
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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Ring in the holiday season with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. A teacher's guide to each chapter, crossword puzzles, quote matching, and creative writing prompts are just a few of the language arts activities...
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Bacteria Wanted Poster Research Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Bacteria and viruses are responsible for mass carnage, so what better way to learn about them than through creating a wanted poster? The wanted poster idea can be used for many different topics, so if you aren't teaching about bacteria,...
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Organic Farming / Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Want an organic farming resource packed with experiments, background information, science fair projects, and topics of interest for further research? Here it is. Young environmental scientists can explore concepts involved in organic...
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Drawing Conclusions

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Fourth and fifth graders draw conclusions about a science fair project. They go through the scientific method process, asking and answering questions. They also use a graphic organizer to write answers to questions and as a tool when...
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The Scientific Method

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the steps involved in the scientific method. They apply the scientific method to their science fair projects.
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Space, School and Beyond

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars explore, analyze and study the solar system with a unique integrated art and science project. They imagine walking down the halls of their school and seeing a spaceman or spacewoman. Each student also experiments with the...
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Designing the Perfect Science Fair Project Webquest

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the Scientific Method and define their topic of interest. Students familiarize themselves with how to utilize their resources and create note cards. Students create their written report and display of their...
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Science Super Saturday

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students share their science expertise with elementary students in a conference format. Elementary students rotate through sessions of different science disciplines (Biology, Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computers).
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Science Fair Project

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders complete a scientific experiment and make a thesis and hypothesis.  In this experimental instructional activity students present their experiments to the class using visual aides.
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QuickTime Science Project

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders divide into teams and select a simple science topic to explain and illustrate. They should pick a topic that they can illustrate with a very short (about 15-20 seconds) video clip, or QuickTime movie.
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A Multimedia Science Project: Minorities and Women in Science

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a multimedia presenttation written presentation, and oral presentation detailing the contributions of three minority or female scientists throughout history.
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The Big Freeze

For Students 7th - 9th
In this lab activity learning exercise, students record the time it takes for an ice cube to melt in three different situations. After collecting data they design a container that will keep an ice cube in a solid state for as long as...
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Making An Anemometer

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students discover how to capture the speed of wind. For this science activity lesson, students gather materials and follow procedures to create an anemometer to measure wind speed.
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Soap Bubble Science

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Spangler has a fourth grader join him in this segment. Her science fair project was a demonstration of how biologists cleaned up the birds and other wildlife that were affected by an oil spill. Amazingly, it's as simple as using soap!...
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Antibiotic Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students using the scientific method, study bacteria as a covering surface of the earth in many forms. They discover that not all bacteria is bad and introduce the topic of antibiotic resistance. Science Fair expectations are addressed.
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Soap Bubble Science

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Spangler has a fourth grader join him in this segment. Her science fair project was a demonstration of how biologists cleaned up the birds and other wildlife that were affected by an oil spill. Amazingly, it's as simple as using soap!...
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School News

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Compile a school newsletter with your budding journalists! Use the school calendar to assign each learner a specific even to cover! Possible events include the science fair, sports games, concerts, talent shows, etc. This is a project...
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Service-Learning Links Curriculum to the Read World

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars explore examples of community service events across the world. They discuss the "Hands Across America" campaign, a project to assist a community with their economy through the use of a science project, and a project where...
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Far-out Astronomy in a Suitcase

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders engage in a web-based research activity. They use a teacher provided worksheet to guide their research through the website. This lesson provide a excellent opportunity to showcase Canadians astronomy and space science...
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Liquid Light

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The light sticks that trick-or-treaters carry at Halloween glow by the process of chemiluminescence, a chemical reaction in which electrons jump to a higher energy level. In this video, the variable of temperature is introduced to find...
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Light Sticks - Cool Halloween Science

For Teachers 6th - 12th
The light sticks that trick-or-treaters carry at Halloween glow by the process of chemiluminescence, a chemical reaction in which electrons jump to a higher energy level. In this video, the variable of temperature is introduced to find...
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Crispin: The Cross of Lead

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Here's a 40-page packet that offers suggestions for projects to accompany a reading of Avi's Newbery Award-winning historical novel, Crispin: The Cross of Lead.  The list includes math, science, language arts, social studies, and health...
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Hoot Activities

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
If you're looking for engaging, cross-curricular, inquiry-based activities and projects to support your class reading of Carl Hiaasen's Hoot, you've come to the right place!
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Forces of Motion: Rockets

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Young scientists design a rocket to launch using Newton's Laws of Motion in order to discover for themselves the forces of motion. 
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Making Waves

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discover a new radar chip by reading and discussing the article "Piercing the Fog With a Tiny Chip." In groups, they create a science fair exhibit describing a technology that harnesses wave energy.
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The Garden

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use Scientific Method to design and conduct seed-growing experiments, use key Spanish phrases and vocabulary, plant school garden labeled in Spanish in May, and prepare posters in simple Spanish to present to classmates,...
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Science Project

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Pupils research a topic in the various fields of science that interests them. Using a computer, they type their information to use on their project and use a scanner to place pictures or articles in the document. They use the steps...
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Algorithmic Bias and Fairness: Crash Course AI #18

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
You wouldn't expect artificial intelligence to have bias. An illuminating video teaches scholars about five different types of algorithmic bias. They learn how bias is not necessarily harmful but can lead to discrimination, and they...
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End of Year Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry knowledge fuses with creativity in this end-of-the-year project, which offers students the option of creating a music video, news broadcast, skit, comic book, or children's book to demonstrate what they have learned during the...
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Final Project: Top 10 List

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Whether you're looking for an end-of-the-year project or a simple method of review, this resource may be the choice for you. Pupils work with a partner to create a "Top 10" list of the most essential terms or concepts they have learned...
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Investigating With Popcorn

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Practice formulating questions and making observations with a fun hands-on activity. As young scientists pose hypothetical questions using three different brands of popcorn, they work together to observe the experiment and note...
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Magnets: posing and testing questions about the properties of magnets

For Students 2nd - 4th
Why don't magnets always attract? A series of hands-on activities encourage young scientists to create their own investigative questions before testing magnets in different settings. As small groups note whether the magnets attract or...
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Energy and Work: Transformation through Engines

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are introduced to the concept of thermodynamics. In groups, they participate in experiments in which they discover how potential energy converts into kinetic energy. They use the internet to research the components of a...
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Jitterbug

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students build a motorized toy. In this science fair project idea, students use everyday objects and an electric hobby motor to build a motorized toy that seems to dance.
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Preparing for the New Haven Public School Science Fair Through Environmental Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover what type of effect that pesticides have on earthworms. They use three different types of pesticide and examine the external and internal effects that each have on earthworms. They maintain earthworms in habitats...
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Using Lego Robotics in a Science Fair Project

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners construct a controlled experiment using Lego vehicles. They create a standard vehicle, test the vehicle on different surfaces, and calculate the average results.
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Water Cycle Project

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students complete a water cycle project. In this Earth science lesson, students use recycled objects from around their homes to illustrate the water cycle. Students illustrate evaporation, condensation, precipitation, saturation, ground...
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Science Reporter for Where in the World is Science? Project

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners take the role of a science reporter and gather data for a newspaper article. Students create a question sheet. Learners receive a copy of the Science Reporter's Journal task sheet. They complete the items on the sheet and...
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Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research and Education

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students determine if the particles are coming from above, below, or from one side or the other by using a circular array of scintillators
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Chip Challenge School Registration Form

For Students 7th - 9th
In this registration worksheet, information is collected on the school and classes participating in the Chip Challenge. Teachers are provided with Chip Pal responsibilities.
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Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing a Student Science Journal

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. The end result is the publication of a classroom scientific journal!
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Planning an elementary science unit has never been simpler! These twelve lessons guide young scientists through an exploration of simple machines and their many uses in the real world before asking them to apply their learning in the...
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What is a Living Thing, and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate how living things interact with their environment. In this living things lesson, students complete lessons for science investigations on what living things have in common. Students study cells, complete...
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4-h Veterinary Science Activity Page

For Students 8th - 10th
The 4-H teaches students about agriculture, health, and animal care - the last of which is the focus of this activity. From dogs and cats to pigs and hedgehogs, this activity provides helpful tips for caring for animals, as well as...
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States of Matter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Solids, liquids, gasses oh my!  Young scientists will be amazed when they try this experiment, which uses dry ice to discover the states of matter through sublimation.  
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Third Grade Writing Lesson #2/Science Project

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders invent a gadget using one or more simple machines. They write a detailed description of that gadget.
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Physical Science Project-Atom

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate atoms. In this atom instructional activity, 5th graders investigate the parts of an atom. Students explore atom numbers and determine the number of electrons is in each atom.
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Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
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HowtoSmile

For Students 1st - 12th
Access countless activities to use in STEM curriculum. This app is a collection of science, technology, engineering, math, and even art ideas are cataloged by topic and easily accessed from one spot. 
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Running the Stairs: Measuring Work, Energy, and Power

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
When the class runs for the hills in this activity, they return with a deeper understanding of the math behind the physics concept of work. Beginning with a physical experiment and ending with a thoughtful analysis of results, learners...
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AM Radio Ionosphere Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Tune in! Young scientists use an AM radio at home to monitor solar output. The long-term project would be ideal in a flipped classroom or as an out-of-class project. 
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The Jovian Basketball Hoop

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Can you listen to Jupiter on a simple radio? Turns out the answer is yes! The resource instructs scholars to build a simple radio to pick up the radio waves created when the charged particles from the sun hit Jupiter's magnetic...
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Spring Is Sprung: Water Movement in Plants

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Young scientists use food coloring and celery stalks to determine how water travels through plants. 
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What is Time?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Does it ever seem like time is slipping through your fingers? Model the passing of time with an hourglass activity in which individuals determine whether hourglasses are the most efficient way to measure time.
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Tutorial: Rocket Science!

For Students 9th - 12th
Have a blast learning how rockets defy gravity! Show your physics scholars the calculations scientists use to relate the mass of the rocket and its fuel to the force required to fight Earth's gravitational pull. No rocket? No problem!...
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Making a Battery

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Don't be shocked when your class has a blast making their own batteries! Science scholars examine a dry cell battery, then design and construct a wet cell battery. The activity guides them through the parts of a battery, the variables...
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Simple Machines Project

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The choice is simple: create a PowerPoint presentation, write a book, or invent a compound machine. Whichever project your young scientists choose, they will be engaged in creatively demonstrating their knowledge of simple machines and...
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Matter and Energy Circuit Messages

For Students 3rd - 10th
Get zapped into electrical engineering with a buzzer activity! Kids work together to design a circuit that will transfer electrical energy to sound energy with buzzers and batteries. Once they finish, they can use the buzzers in a fun...
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Guided Scientific Method

For Students 2nd - 4th
Guide learners through an experiment with a set of worksheets on the scientific method. Six steps prompt your class to ask questions, conduct research, form a hypothesis, test theories, analyze data, and report results.
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Lego Atoms and Molecules: Chemical Reactions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Show young chemists what a chemical reaction looks like with two parts of a hands-on experiment. First, learners conduct a wet lab where they observe the reactants (baking soda and calcium chloride, with phenolsulfonphthalein) before,...
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Let's Break the Particles

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Build learning by breaking atoms! Young scientists study the way energy changes with a hands-on activity. As they roll steel marbles down a ramp, learners test the hypothesis that kinetic energy does not go away with friction or...
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Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions: Make Your Own Plastic

For Students 5th - 12th
When you hear Leonardo da Vinci mentioned, chances are that you think of the Mona Lisa, or flying machines—but what about plastic? Learners blend heavy cream and vinegar over heat to replicate da Vinci's early organic plastic recipe.
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Chemistry Showcase Activities

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewThe magic of science is that it's not really magic. Young scientists use their demonstration skills to perform a variety of chemistry activities. The activities focus on chemical and physical properties and reactions resulting in unique...
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Asteroid Lander Mission

For Students 3rd - 10th
Can you build an innovative asteroid lander out of pom poms and pipe cleaners? Learners work to create a lander that will collect minerals from the surface of a large asteroid using a list of household items.
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Winter Play Pack

For Teachers K - 3rd
Uncover the magic of winter using this winter play pack. Fold it into a book for learners to work through as they explore wildlife during the cold months. They create winter ice art, go on a scavenger hunt for various plants and animals,...
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Plastic Pollution in the Ocean

For Students 3rd - 10th
Different types of plastics do different things in the ocean. After studying the transparency, luster, brittleness, rigidness, and density of plastic items, kids design an invention that will rid the ocean of as many types of plastic as...
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Why Protect Pollinators?

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Would you rather having biting flies or chocolate? The question may seem absurd, but cocoa trees rely on pollination from biting flies. Viewers come to understand the importance of pollinators to our food supply, flowers, and entire...
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Under the Hood: The Chemistry of Cars

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Explore the cumbustion reactions driving the world's automobiles and the chemical solutions used to keep their engines cool with this fun instructional video.
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Observation or Inference?

For Students 3rd - 7th
How can you tell if a statement is an observation or an inference? After reading ten sentences, kids use context clues to label the observations and the inferences, and then use a picture of penguins to write their own statements.
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Waste Audit

For Students 3rd - 7th
Does everything in the trash can belong there? Conduct a waste audit with your class by collecting a day's worth of garbage, separating it into recyclables, non-recyclables, or food waste, and properly distributing what they find into...
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Reading and Writing Skills Activities

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A straightforward and thorough packet of reading exercises would be a solid addition to any reading unit. With worksheets that address various writing and reading skills, including word roots, narrative writing, evaluating text, and...
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Nutritional Influence on Illness and Disease

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine nutritionally related diseases and illnesses, evaluating studies and developing topics for a science fair project. They investigate bacteria, researching how it can be harmful or helpful, and create illustrated displays.
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Freshman Project-Part One-Science Concept Map & 4-Questions Strategy

For Students 8th - 10th
In this project worksheet, learners are given a rubric to asses their concept map and their four question strategy completed for their science project.
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Stay Well

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers complete a three part activity lesson to identify elements of longevity in life expectancies and health. In this life expectancies lesson, students read background information about life expectancy data, and visit links...
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Eggs Over Easy

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science project worksheet, students construct a container that will prevent an egg from breaking as it is dropped from a spot selected onto a target. Then they score each by measuring the distance between the furthest edge of the...
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Marshmallow Mania

For Students 7th - 9th
In this science project worksheet, students create a catapult from a standard mousetrap that will deliver a small marshmallow to a target area. They score each other based on the landing position for each.
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Naked Egg Drop

For Students 7th - 9th
In this science project worksheet, students create a container that catches a raw egg and prevents it from breaking. They measure that the container is under 19.5 inches in width and length. Students also calculate their scores from the...
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Raft Rally

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science project activity, students create a raft from a 20 X 20 piece of aluminum foil and four plastic straws that will hold the highest number of pennies. Then they estimate the number of pennies that they believe their raft...
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Amazing Ads

For Students 7th - 10th
In this science project worksheet, students name the product and company associated with each famous ad slogan listed. Then they survey the media to locate examples of each technique described in the boxes. Students also create a new...
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Tech Smart

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders practice computer skills. In this technology lesson, 6th graders use programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Print Shop, and PowerPoint. They use the Internet for research and data collection to be incorporated in their...
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Plant Life: How Does Your Garden Grow

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Get your botanists growing with this STEM lesson plan. Your super scientists measure soil, plant, observe, record, then graph and present their findings to answer the driving question, How do different fertilizers affect the growth of...
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On or Off?

For Students 2nd - 4th
How does electricity work? Put an electric circuit into your own hands with a short experiment that makes a switch out of a battery, light bulb, and thumb tacks. Young scientists then respond to short answers about why the circuit works.
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Bubbles

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students experiment bubbles. In this scientific method instructional activity, students identify variables used in proper experiment design. Students conduct experiments with different brands of dish-washing detergent to determine which...
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Bubbles

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students examine bubbles. In this early childhood science lesson plan, students experiment with different bubble wands and then share their insights.
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Build Your Own Astrolabe

For Students 5th - 8th
In this short answer worksheet, students build an astrolabe to measure 2 different types of angles: the angle of the Moon above the horizon at different times of the day or night and the angle of different stars above the horizon and how...
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Raquel's Radishes

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders develop a reasonable hypothesis for a fictional science fair investigation. 'Raquel' is going to grow radishes and test for the best way to nourish them. They create a bar graph and write conclusions.
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ESL: Do, Does, Doesn't and Don't

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this ESL language worksheet, students complete a conversation about science project supplies by filling in blanks with either do, does, doesn't or don't. 
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Introduction to Computing and Project Development

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars use a computer and math to complete a science project. They review a brief history of computers as well as information on different operating formats will be included. In addition, students complete an overview of the...
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An Opportunity to access and use the Internet for Research and Study.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers analyze how to begin hands on research for science projects and experiments. They develop a problem and design a systematic effort to resolve it.
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Storm Busters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers investigate hurricanes and invent a way to diffuse or redirect a hurricane before it becomes destructive in this technology-based science project. Cooperative learning groups are emphasized.
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Off the Record

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Music reflects culture and culture is reflected in popular music. Reading an article on how hip-hop has affected the lives of two young men of different races launches an investigation of the development and influences of various musical...
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Introduction to Inventions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders construct an invention to the best of their creative ability using the teacher provided resources. They identify four scientific processes during the experiment and log them on the teacher prepared ditto.
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Chemical Interactions

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students perform scientific investigations to observe chemical reactions.  In this chemical reaction lesson students read a passage and identify the cause and effect. 
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Project Based Learning

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What is Project-Based learning? Find out with a great informaitonal article that includeds multiple web and lesson links. Positive aspects of investigative and project based learning are some highlights you'll read about. 
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How To Make a Simple Bulb Thermometer

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Nearly 400 years have passed since the thermometer was first created! But guess what? The principles are still the same. It works based off of expansion and contraction. Have small groups create thermometers and test them out in...
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How To Get an Egg in a Milk Bottle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Have you ever seen an egg squeeze through a milk bottle? Show your class this experiment to illustrate expansion and contraction. Where else do we see these at work?
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Easy DIY Compass

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What direction is north? Teach your class how to make a simple compass after watching this clip. It's a great project for young learners who are just beginning to work with magnets. As an extension activity, you could take your class...
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Colorful Electrolysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Watch electrolysis in action. A young student performs an electrolysis experiment as it is explained in text beneath her equipment. Show this as an example of how to perform electrolysis before having your chemistry students carry out...
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Patterns in Nature

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Research patterns in nature which illustrate biological and mathematical concepts. Your class will discover and explore aspects of fractals, Fibonaccis numbers, whale and butterfly migration patterns, whale identification, flower...
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Adopt-A-Plant

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Note the way that plants change during the season by adopting a plant on your school campus. After your class chooses their plant, they research the plant's needs, how it differs from other plants, find ways to support their plant's...
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The History Blueprint: The Cold War (World)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How and why was the Cold War fought? A carefully crafted, inquiry-based unit covers seven major topics: the roots of the Cold war, decolonization and nationalism, the three-world order, American foreign policy, American domestic policy,...
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Equal Rights? The Women's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
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Descartes' Diver

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pique interest in water pressure, demonstrate buoyancy, and explore water displacement concepts with a homemade Cartesian diver. You may want to change the name of the toy, however, as is is not documented the Rene Descartes actually...

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