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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...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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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 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.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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Published in 2014
Have you ever watched a fireworks show and wondered how all the different colors -, amazing reds, yellows, oranges, blues, purples, greens, and more -, are made? The color, or colors, that a firework makes depends on what color-producing chemicals are in the firework. These chemicals are various...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
Have you ever worn a black t-shirt outside on a summer's day and felt terribly hot? Or have you ever walked through a parking lot on a summer day and felt relieved when you got to the sidewalk? Both of these scenarios involve something called albedo, which is a measure of how much radiation from the...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
artist and scientist Jill Pelto combines art with scientific data to raise awareness about climate change. By enlivening data with illustration, she tells a story about the effects of many climate factors, from ice cap melting to decreasing ability for fish to properly navigate. In this exercise,...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2016
"Mud. It may not seem terribly exciting, and most of us even go out of our way to avoid it. But mus is actually fascinating stuff. Why? Well, for one, studying mud can help us better understand various natural processes and phenomena. For example, the sediment in a layer of mud can shed light on the...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2015
Earthquakes are awe-inspiring. But the destruction, confusion, and injury associated with them often overshadow important classroom discussion about how these phenomena actually occur. By understanding what causes earthquakes, children can think about ways that scientists can work to prevent future...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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