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Carbon dioxide (CO2) is essential for life on Earth. Scientists have ways of testing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. In this activity, you can do your own test for CO2!
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Calcium is a chemical that is always grabbing onto other chemicals. One of the most common chemicals connected to calcium is carbonate. Together, the calcium and the carbonate are called calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is in eggshells, seashells, limestone, and many other materials. In this...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Celebrating Chemistry is designed to engage and educate children (grades 4-6) in the basic principles of chemistry and are available in both English and Spanish. Most editions are aligned with either National Chemistry Week (NCW) or Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW) and contain articles,...
Grade Level   4 5 6
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These Google Earth Engine (GEE) tutorials provide a foundation to quickly begin learning and using GEE. If you are new to GEE, you will want to start with the Google Earth Outreach tutorial. You may need to sign up with a GEE account with an existing Gmail email address.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Students use the Tides Online web page to answer questions on this student worksheet.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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The best kind of learning is fun, too. Solar-powered toys and kits not only are environmentally friendly and entertaining, but they also teach kids about how solar power works to make them move and light up. Many can even be assembled by kids. With toys available to suit a wide range of ages and...
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Students will use a chemical reaction to test for the presence of carbonate in calcite and limestone. By dropping a small amount of an acid on these specimens, they will observe bubbles of carbon dioxide forming from the reaction of the acid with carbonate minerals.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The students create kinesthetic models of the Sun and Moon in the sky to better understand the relationshop between lunar phases and the time of day.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2014
These drafts were written to help delve more deeply into the explanations and descriptions for why we have lunar phases; while the style is similar to other probes, these have not been through the extensive testing done by NSTA's assessment probes.
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Water rockets are an excellent tool to learn about rockets, propulsion, and aerodynamics. The Beginner's Guide to Rockets introduces the physics principles and math behind water rockets. The activities were developed for middle school students (grades 5-8) and align with National science,...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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With over 20 programs for grades K , 5, AMSE Outreach has something for everyone. These exciting, educational enrichment opportunities can be used to reinforce classroom instruction or to introduce a new topic. Exhibitions, video library, public events, tours; Location: Oak Ridge, TN
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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Esri and the American Association of Geographers (AAG) are working together to develop a nationwide network of GeoMentors to support the US Department of Education's ConnectED Program, for which Esri has agreed to donate free GIS software to all K-12 schools in the US. GeoMentors will help schools...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Students will explore samples of sand from different localities without magnification, and then examine the same sands at different magnification scales. They will also make and record observations describing what the enhanced details of the magnified images reveal about the composition, texture,...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Earthquakes, a scientific and physical phenomenon, affect our lives in many ways. In this project, students use Real-Time earthquake and volcano data from the Internet to explore the relationship between earthquakes, plate tectonics, and volcanoes. Students will use real-time data to solve a...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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So much is said about technology in education these days: iPads, laptops, apps, flipped classrooms, etc., but in our eyes the main benefit of technology is that it enables teachers to bring the real world into the classroom. And videos are a great way to do that. Ass to that all the great...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Flash animations and simulations for astronomy education. Topics include seasons, moon phases, coordinate systems, light, and more.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"In this activity, students use a light source, a polystyrene ball, and their bodies to model solar and lunar eclipses, the phases of the moon, and the revolution and rotation of the moon. By observing their models of these phenomena in three dimensions, reality-checking with their notes of their...
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Earthquakes are exciting and dangerous, and many Earth scientists try to determine the risks they pose to people. In fact, earthquakes are one of the most costly natural hazards faced by the Untied States, posing a significant risk to 75 million Americans in 39 States. Earthquakes occur every day....
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8
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The study of dinosaurs stretches children's imaginations, provides new perspectives on time and space, and invites students to discover worlds very different from our modern Earth. The study of dinosaurs is important in understanding the causes of past major extinctions of land animals. In this...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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This site provides ranking tasks for teaching introductory astronomy. Pensil-and-paper versions as well as computer-based versions are available grouped by topic. New materials will be added as the computer-based versions are completed. It is anticipated that the pencil-and-paper versions will be...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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