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By WestEd
Published in 2012
This module supports students' close reading, modeling, explanation, and argumentation practices while building their knowledge of water resources and pollution. The water investigation materials include an interactive notebook with integrated routines, scaffolds and tasks, and a set of texts...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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By CK-12
Covers the study of Earth , its minerals and energy resources, processes inside and on its surface, its past, water, weather and climate, the environment and human actions, and astronomy.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Did you know that building a home requires a full understanding of the local geology? Otherwise, adverse consequences may occur ranging from a flooded basement to losing a home to a landslide! This active 3-day workshop explores some of the engineering challenges and solutions New Jersey faces. It...
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Research shows that strong spacial thinking skills predict success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Based upon its finding, researchers at Michigan Tech developed a program that improves students' spacial thinking skills and found that it improves math...
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Funded by a National Science Foundation CAREER award, members of the University of Illinois Department of Atmospheric Sciences have designed a suite of atmospheric science learning modules for middle school students. The curriculum, which implements a flipped-classroom model, is cross-references...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9
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Written by faculty at Illinois Valley Community College, this publication contains numerous hands-on activities to spark interest and build confidence in STEM skills. The activities can be used with both boys and girls and feature titles such as Buoyancy and Surface Tension, Edible Car Contest for...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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By UNAVCO
Published in 2015
The Geoscience Career Spotlight series highlights the variety of careers available to geoscience majors in addition to academia. This video highlights Valerie Keeney, a science teacher at Summit Middle School in Boulder, Colorado.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Published in 2016
This video essay celebrates some of northern Michigan's most threatened wetlands and the young citizen scientists working to better understand and preserve them. Produced by Nature Change, a multimedia magazine dedicated to building conservation literacy among citizens and local officials, the video...
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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Lockheed Martin's STEM education initiative for the middle level offers standards-based lesson plans, educator guides, and family activities to motivate students to learn about deep space exploration. The resources introduce a range of STEM-focused careers in space exploration, compare and contrast...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2004
"In this activity, students take a """"crayon rock"""" through different parts of the rock cycle. Students first create """"sediments"""" by shaving crayons to create a pile of bits and pieces (sediments)). Next, students apply pressure to the """"sediments"""" causing them to stick together. This...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Students and adults have a lot of trouble envisioning the history of the universe, from the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, through the development of various structures in the cosmos and the evolution of life on Earth, to the present moment. In this activity, students will equate the full span of...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. 6-12 Grant requests for ¤5-000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. 6-12 Grant requests for ¤5-000...
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This site, designed for a middle school audience, provides many fine animations, activities, images, animations, and games.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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This activity uses the Earthquake Machine, a mechanical model that illustrates the earthquake cycle, as a tool to investigate the behavior of fault systems. In the activity groups of students are presented with a claim about earthquakes. Using the Earthquake Machine, students design an investigation...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Fossils give us an amazing picture of past life on Earth, because they are evidence of living things from long ago. Fossils can tell us about the living conditions, or environments, of ancient times. In this investigation, students will explore a set of fossils to determine the living conditions of...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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We invite teachers and their students to study earthquakes via real accounts of earthquakes in our own region. It's easy with access to the Internet. 48 Intermountain West earthquakes that have occurred since 1876 have been researched by Earthquake Education Services (EES). Newspaper articles,...
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9
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Published in 2007
There are many different maps of the same place, and not all information about a place can be put on the same map. For maps to communicate, they focus on showing a limited number of things. This activity teaches students what all maps can tell us. It also teaches students how to read a topographic...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Understanding how the pieces of the fossil puzzle fit together allows the paleontologist to imagine the earth as it was millions of years ago. Introduce the activity to the students by telling them that they are all paleontologists and have found many different fossils. Based upon those fossils,...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Grade 6-9 science teachers are invited to participate in a workshop focused on lunar science, exploration, and how our understanding of the Moon is growing and changing with new data from current and recent lunar missions. In-service and pre-service grade 6-9 science teachers are encouraged to...
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NASA Next, an online magazine for students in grades 5-8, breaks down complex science to inform young readers about the latest news and research from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Articles describe Goddard science, including studies of Earth, the Sun, our solar system, and the universe; most...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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