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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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"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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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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Browse through earthquake maps and visualizations, lessons and other educational material, professional development opportunities, outreach programs, and more.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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This resource collection takes students into the field and engages them in life science research: the inventory of plants and arthropods outside their own backdoors. Resources in this collection include lesson plans, essays, and web-based interactives that help students explore, analyze, and apply...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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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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Demonstrate how the proportions of oxygen in ice and deep-sea cores can be used to interpret past Earth temperatures with ‘The oxygen isotope sweet simulation' Earthlearningidea. This uses coloured sweets (e.g. Midget Gems) which have been divided up into different colours. One set of...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Learn all about soil composition -- from the big picture breakdown (water, air, mineral, and organic matter) to the main soil groups (sand, silt and clay) and the six soil types and their characteristics. Discover the differences in soil type through touch and feel, and by checking the component...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 1993
The following activities are designed to give students a better grasp of concepts relating to groundwater, aquifers, and hydrology. The suggested materials are commonly available at drug, hardware, and grocery stores. For the activities to work best, students should collect only clear bottles with...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Published in 2003
Students examine the issue of global warming. They calculate how much carbon dioxide all the machines they use produce in one day.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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