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This is a comprehensive Earthquake curriculum covering three self-contained themes intended to be used individually with additional materials or as a complete unit. This unit is a collaborative effort between Deborah Kane, a doctoral geophysics student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2015
The purpose of these activities is to introduce students to the factors that contribute to desertification and solutions that have been implemented in the Sahel region of West Africa, corresponding with the video Farming the Desert from the series EARTH A New Wild. The lesson includes an in-depth...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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At this website, K-12 teachers can access lesson plans, webinars, e-books, videos, interviews, and other resources that promote STEM as a way of thinking. The resources, all of which support NGSS, can be searched by resource type and topic. For example, teachers can find a webinar on Mastering the...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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In this lesson for grades 9-12, students learn to read fuel economy and environment labels, then apply their understanding to compare and contrast the labels for various vehicles and fuel types. The lesson plan includes background information, procedures, teacher and student worksheets, discussion...
Grade Level   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 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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Try this introductory bioenergy activity with your high school biology or environmental science students. Developed by Jason de Koff, assistant professor of Agronomy and Soil Science at Tennessee State University, with funding from a U.S. Department of agriculture -, National Institute of Food and...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2006
Students learn about jet streams and explore the effects of the polar-front jet stream on weather conditions in North America.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Find out the latest scientific discoveries from current research missions. Learn what the scientists know and how they conduct their research. Study the tools of planetary research, and analyze the images and data they provide. Link to conferences is provided.
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Published in 2012
To get a better understanding of complex networks, students create their own, real social network example by interacting with their peers in the classroom and documenting the interactions. They represent the interaction data as a graph, calculate two mathematical quantities associated with the...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10
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Middle School Geology Task asks students to evaluate rock layers and make evidence-based claims about their formation.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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This lesson uses web-based resources that are found within the theme with which this lesson is associated. The purpose of the lesson is to help you integrate these web-based resources into your curriculum. If you need more science content information, refer to the text associated with the overall...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Take a field trip to the moon with these activities! Included are companion guides, teacher guides, and field trip worksheets.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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By Boeing
In this Boeing Corporation and Teaching Channel Initiative, Boeing engineers were matched to teachers in grades 4-8 to create problem-based engineering design science modules. Each two-week module presents an engineering design challenge, taking students through the engineering design process from...
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8
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"Teachers often want help finding stories, aligning them with the curriculum, and writing lesson plans. Listenwise, a listening and comprehension tool available online, helps teachers do just that by bringing authentic voices and compelling nonfiction stories to the classroom. Targeted for middle...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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"Looking for ways to bring the latest NASA science and mission news into your classroom? Check out the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Teachable Moments blog, which highlights timely and interesting news, activities, and education tips from NASA missions. Consider a recent post from Star Wars Day...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2006
Climate changes have occurred throughout Earth's history, with dramatic consequences to the organisms that live there. Although some climate changes are a part of Earth's natural cycles, others are the byproduct of human activity. In this lesson, students conduct an experiment to learn about carbon...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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In this lesson, students use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with the tools and data from the North America Global GIS CD to investigate earthquakes, volcanoes, and population from a local to global scale. The lessons can be used with other data in the Global GIS project to investigate...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Explore the concepts that underlie the study of the stars and other heavenly bodies, and how astrophysicists analyze their distant light for cues to their physical and chemical properties. This Special Collection sets out the fundamentals and demonstrates them in a set of articles, activities and...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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