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Students will take a journey as a water molecule moving throughout the tree’s water cycle. Students will learn the main parts of the water cycle in and around a tree and become familiar with proportions of water in each part of the cycle.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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Students determine the water holding and draining capacities of different soils and will investigate how organic matter increases the amount of water soil will hold.
Grade Level   3 4 5
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These original GPM lessons have been developed to teach students about local and global water issues. . They are hands on activities that are done largely outdoors, and which include scientific data collection and analysis and integrate technology.
Grade Level   2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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A printable quiz regarding earthquakes. Questions test knowledge on what fault lines are, where most earthquakes in the US happen, what a seismograph measures, what tectonic plates are, what magnitude is, how long earthquakes usually last, and dangers to people during an earthquake. Students also...
Grade Level   4 5
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The rock cycle is the combination of all the processes that act to break down rocks, move sedimentary materials from place to place, and produce new rocks. In this investigation, students will discover what happens to rocks under lots of pressure and heat through a simulation that uses crayon...
Grade Level   3 4 5 6
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When students are hands-on with groundwater models they can explore the components of the groundwater systems and test their ideas about how the system works. This guide provides easy to follow instructions for constructing am aquifer model from easy to access common household materials.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This activity, designed for 4th-12th graders, asks students to explore the concepts of watersheds, catchment basins, and water resources. Through this fun, hands-on activity students will learn basic stream features and flow properties, while understanding the sources of water.
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This lesson uses cubes as a way to graph precipitation data to compare the precipitation averages and seasonal patterns for several different locations. There are several variations to accommodate various ages and ability levels.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This interactive lesson uses a blow-up globe and a kinesthetic activity to help participants gain an understanding of how much water is on Earth’s surface.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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"This short video, derived from the Science on a Sphere film """"Water Falls"""", explores how Earth's freshwater resources are allocated and used."
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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"This resource is a packet of supplementary curriculum materials for grades 2-4 developed by the Stanford SOLAR (Solar On-Line Activity Resources) Center in conjunction with NASA and the Learning Technologies Channel. This evaluation refers to the activity """"""""Sizing Up the Stars"""""""" which...
Grade Level   2 3 4
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Explore how the changing length of daylight causes seasons on Earth.
Grade Level   5 6
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In this activity, you will explore local rocks for signs of the Rock Cycle, the sequence of making and breaking down rocks.
Grade Level   5 6
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Published in 2004
This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how infrared imaging helps us to understand the Martian landscape, and how to use an infrared camera to find groundwater.
Grade Level   4 5 6
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Published in 2007
This DragonflyTV segment follows two girls as they explore how plants grow back after being wiped out by lava flows at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. They also learn to differentiate between pahoehoe and 'a'a lava flows.
Grade Level   4 5 6
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This SSSA video introduces the role of water in the vitality of soils, its distribution across and into soils, and green infrastructure for stormwater management.
Grade Level   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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Targeted for students in grades 3-5, this STEM lesson from Teaching Tolerance helps students see themselves as scientists. In the activity, students watch a short video and a demonstration of a discrepant event. The follow-up classroom discussion helps students understand the curiosity,...
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Published in 2008
Given that previous findings on the social distribution of the effects of small classes have been mixed and inconclusive, in the present study I attempted to shed light on the mechanism through which small classes affect the achievement of low, and high-achieving students.I used data from a 4-year,...
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Published in 2010
This report summarizes the activities and findings of Horizon Research, Inc. (HRI) in its external evaluation of the Science: It’s Elementary (SIE) program in the period July 2009 through June 2010.
Grade Level   3 4 5 6
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This site contains lessons and teacher information for the Map Adventures activity. Map Adventures, with seven accompanying lessons, is appropriate for grades K-3. Students will learn basic concepts for visualizing objects from different perspectives and how to understand /and use maps.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3
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