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Snow water equivalent (SWE) is the depth of liquid water in a known volume of snow if it were to be melted. In this activity designed for 6th-12th graders, students will use measurement tools and mathematics to determine the volume of water contained in snow of a certain density. Students will be...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
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This middle school unit provides the basics of soils all in one spot.
Grade Level   6 7 8
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This teachers guide supports the classroom integration of the SSSA book Know Soil Know Life, and includes lessons and resources for each chapter of the book
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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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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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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Published in 2012
The song covers the California 7th grade standards on Earth & Life History.
Grade Level   7
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A collection of video and other resources developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science and Boston College can help middle level teachers understand and teach scientific argumentation, a key practice in th NGSS and the Common Core State Standards for English language arts. The toolkit breaks down the...
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Explore how the changing length of daylight causes seasons on Earth.
Grade Level   5 6
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Conservation Connect - a web-based video series created in partnership by FWS and NSTA - helps students ages 10-15 connect to outdoors and to conservation careers. New episodes are broadcast the third Wednesday of every month throughout the school year at 2 pm Eastern Time (ET). Each five- to...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8 9
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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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A series of guided questions lead students through exploring what causes upwelling and downwelling / ocean and ultimately ocean currents.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
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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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SciJinks's Weather Science Fair web page offers middle level students project ideas in several categories; those that test a hypothesis (e.g., How does the temperature change during the day? One possible hypothesis: The temperature is lowest at midnight and highest at high noon.); those that review...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Students will compare the depth of the ocean where Jaguat and Puma were diving on the Mid-Atlantic Right to the size of a familiar object.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9
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The effective temperature is the point at which the line crosses the middle scale. Use this worksheet and example to find your own effective temperature.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9
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The global ocean circulation system transports heat worldwide and affects climate in many areas. For example, Europe would have much colder winters if it were not for the Gulf Stream. Winds blow surface waters and cause ocean currents. But the waters below the depths of the wind's influence flow...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9
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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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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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Students create a tasty model that illustrates plate tectonic motions. They learn how Earth's tectonic plates (lithosphere) ride atop the slow flowing asthenosphere layer. At the end of the experiment, students will understand how plates interact t their boundaries.
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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