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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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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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Students will learn about how NASA’s Earth observing satellites are helping us better understand Earth’s freshwater resources and help farmers with agriculture.
Grade Level   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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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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In this webquest, you will learn a little about the GPM mission, and then will focus on the Earth’s water cycle.
Grade Level   4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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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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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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This nation-wide, afterschool science, technology, engineering, and math learning program features games, projects, and hands-on activities that middle level students can use to investigate their local environment. The program also lets them use citizen science to document discoveries, share data,...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Follow the adventures of Spectra, a middle school superhero who possesses the powers of a laser beam. Through eight volumes (with a ninth on the way), Spectra and friends meet and overcome challenges and obstacles through physical science, addressing topics such as power, force, heat energy, water...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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"This career exploration site can help middle and high school students discover their strengths, explore interesting career options, and find out how to pursue them in the real world. Through inspiring videos, career profiles, infographics, and live-streaming question-and-answer sessions, students...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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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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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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These are resources developed by Phil Gersmehl for teachers who are teaching the geography of world regions to middle school students. Each unit develops one big idea (regions for North America, and elevations for South America, etc.). Units contain a PowerPoint which tells a story of the region,...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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