http://siemensstemacademy.com/index.cfm?event=showResource&c=37&resourceId=afa4d5ab%2D1438%2Dbbfa%2D60f0%2D45ec7d9fefce This says it is a 5th grade lesson for seasons, but lets face it as science teachers if asked middled school students why we have seasons could they explain correctly? I love this lesson as a refresher. The material is not "babyish" in anyway and has basic content knowledge that can be used at any grade level to freshen up skills. …
Keywords: seasons, equinox
Students design, build, and wire lamps. The lamps are made simply by printing out characters, cutting them out, and then drilling a large hole for the wire to run through. At the end of the project the class calculates the amount of light they need for specific place and how much electricity will cost for various types of bulbs.
Keywords: Lamps, Green, Electricity, CFL, LED,
Materials are an important factor when designing or engineering. You can only make with what you have to work with. This unit exposes students to every material family. Material properties and processing methods are explored. The end activity is a design problem. Student have to make the same "sculpture" with three different materials: foam, plywood, tile.
Keywords: Materials, Materials Science, Design Problems
An interactive whtie board activity where students arrange the planets in order, answer questions on seasons, revolution, rotation and more. You will need Smart Board software to access this lesson. You can get a free trial version from www2. smart tech.com/
Keywords: Space, Planets, Orbit, Review
An interactive Smart Board presentation. Students interact with the Smart Board labeling, and completing different cycles of the Earth. You will need the Smart Board software to use this lesson. You can get a free trial version from www2. smart tech.com/
Keywords: Cycles, Earth, Carbon, Nitrogen
This lab allows students to explore how Bt corn effects the farming industry
Keywords: Bt corn
This activity allows students to produce a documentary about a geological time period
Keywords: geological time period, Triassic
This activity gives students the opportunity to produce a short video to teach others about a chromosome in the human genome and what happens to a person if a mutation occurrs.
This is a team activity - earn science dollars in the class room to buy goods and services as you prepare to race to Antartica to establish your research camp. Teams research a problem/phenonmenon/issue that can be related to environmental issues that Antartica would be sensitve to. Students design an experiment that they would test if they really went to Antartica.
Keywords: Problem solving Research Environment