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Published in 2016
In 2016, Science Friday hosted a live online web panel to discuss challenges and approaches to teaching climate change science in the classroom. Led by passionate educators who are committed to best practices in climate education, this discussion provided innovated strategies for bringing climate...
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Published in 2016
Though oceans cover more than 70 percent of Earth's surface, less than 5 percent of our oceans have been explored. Research and commercial vessels travel the surface of the ocean regularly, but the deepest parts of the ocean remain largely unseen by humans. The ocean floor in particular is home to...
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Science Friday offers free STEM activities, lessons, and resources for parents and educators. Search by grade level, duration, and subject.
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Covering the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the source for entertaining and educational stories about science, technology, and other cool stuff. For 25 years, we've introduced top scientists to public radio listeners, and reminded them how much fun it...
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Published in 2009
Dig into the world's largest collection of ocean sediments. Peter deMenocal, a marine geologist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Rusty Lotti Bond, curator of the Deep Sea Sample Repository, show off the collection and explain what it's good for.
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Published in 2018
There are many reasons people look into art for expression. Art is a means to express emotion, document events, and convey information. In this exercise, you will select a scientific graph that addresses an important real-workd issue, create an illustrated graph from that original, and craft an...
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2010
Welcome to the Columns of the Giants! Visit these rock formations in a virtual viewer, see pictures and maps of the surrounding areas, and read about their formation.
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The Science Friday Initiative is conducting a search for creative, highly motivated, and dedicated STEM educators to participate in the collaborative development of new multimedia-driven education resources. You’ll work directly with Science Friday staff to produce and share compelling approaches...
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Published in 2017
In case you haven’t already heard, there’s a total solar eclipse coming to North America on August 21, 2017. In the path of totality, viewers will be in the shadow of the moon for about two minutes. What most people don’t realize is that for about an hour before and an hour after totality, a...
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Published in 2010
In this activity, students will review and discuss weathering, erosion and mass wasting, to gain a stronger understanding of how Hickory Run's Boulder Field was formed after the Laurentide Continental Glacier receded. Using edible materials, students will model and demonstrate the geological...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2017
This hands-on, guided-inquiry activity helps students to understand the geometry of lunar and solar eclipses by creating a physical, proportional model of the Earth and Moon system and observing shadows.
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Published in 2016
In celebration of World Science Day, we've pulled together a collection of experiments developed by some amazing organizations, museums, and centers that are dedicated to making hands-on science available to everyone. These projects are fun, based on real work that scientists do everyday -, and most...
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Published in 2016
"Scientists study the moon's rocks and surface features to learn how it formed and changed over its long """"""""lifetime."""""""" Impact craters and basins for on the surface of the moon when an impactor, such as an asteroid or comet, collides with it. Model -, such as those the students are using...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2016
Your team has been charged with the task of using a model to analyze glacial ice flow before ad after the collapse of an ice shelf. In order to compare the flow of ice, you will need to track a point on the surface of the glacier and measure the movement over time. The data that you collect will be...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use hot and cold water to see how fluids at different temperatures move around in convection currents.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use photosensitive paper to record how the sun moves across the sky.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use binoculars to identify and track sunspots. You'll need a bright sunny day to complete this activity.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2015
In this activity from Lawrence Hall of Science, you'll use tonic water to detect ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2015
Do you want to try cleaning up an oil spill yourself? This experiment will help you understand why it is such a difficult task. All of the tools you will need are environmentally friendly and easy to find. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: determine which sorbents best absorb...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2014
Renewable resources are natural resources that naturally replenish themselves, such as fish and trees. Humans can use renewable resources again and again if we manage them properly. But if we don't give these resources an opportunity to reproduce, we can exhaust them quickly, especially as our...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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