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Heating Earth FOSS-Related, Physical Science, Science Skills Students develop an experimental plan to investigate the question how solar energy heats different earth materials (water and land). A container half... Jun 2007
How does an infectious disease spread? HIV simulation Biology/Life Science Students will simulate the exchange of bodyfluids and then test whether they got infected with a disease. This activity will show how one person who... May 2007
How does the pH environment affect bioavailability of Iron? Biology/Life Science, Chemistry Dietary minerals are available through ingestion of food and supplements.  In this lesson, students first examine the chemical reaction of two... Aug 2009
Introducing Cells Biology/Life Science Students learn that all living things are made of cells. They use a microscope to look for evidence of plant cells(from onion) and animal... Jun 2008
Introducing Models to Elementary School Students Biology/Life Science, Science Skills Students learn what a model is by comparing a model of the tongue to their own tongue. They practice asking themselves, "How is this model like the... Jun 2007
Introducing Models to Elementary School Students Science Skills Students learn what a model is by comparing a model of the tongue to their own tongue. They practice asking themselves, "How is this model like the... Sep 2009
Introducing the Process of Investigative Science Using Worms Biology/Life Science Students are introduced to the process of investigative science through a guided inquiry activity. Given a testable question and materials... Aug 2007
Introducing the Process of Investigative Science Using Crayfish Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related Students will be introduced to the process of doing investigative science and will become familiar with vocabulary used in the process of... Jun 2008
Investigating the Relationship of Mass to Volume FOSS-Related, Physical Science Students practice the process of doing investigative science through team investigations. They investigate two materials that weigh the... Jun 2007
Investigating the types of energy in different objects (lesson one of eight) Physical Science Class discussion on what energy is and different examples of energy. Instructors write words associated with each type of energy. Students pick an... Aug 2007
Living or Non-living? Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related Students will investigate different objects and discuss whether they are alive or not alive. Students are challenged to provide evidence for their... Jun 2008
Love in the Time of Cholera - Osmosis in action Biology/Life Science Students will first learn about the cause of cholera, and propose treatment options to save a hypothetical patient. They will then learn about... Jun 2008
Making a battery Engineering, Physical Science, Science Skills This is an inquiry-based activity in which students are given materials to make a battery. Students work in pairs and results are shared with the... Jul 2007
Making an electromagnet Physical Science Students discover that, when electric current flows through an insulated wire wound around a steel core, the steel core becomes a magnet. They learn... Jan 2007
Measuring Calories in Food Biology/Life Science, Physical Science The lesson introduces the concept of calories and provides examples of high calorie and low calorie foods. Students learn a number of ways to... Sep 2007
Meet a Land Snail Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related In this lesson students will play a guessing game, observe land snails, and create a realistic drawing of a land snail.  At the end of the... Sep 2009
Meet an Aquatic Snail Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related In this lesson students will observe aquatic snails, create a realistic drawing of an aquatic snail, and create a class list of questions about... Jul 2009
Mini Medical School - Hematology Biology/Life Science, Science Skills This is a two-class lesson plan. During the first class students are entered into a "mini-medical school" where they will learn about the functions... Apr 2012
Mini Mystery Boxes Science Skills This lesson is designed to help students better understand the nature of science. It uses simple, readily available mini-mystery boxes to model how... Nov 2008
Mystery Box Science Skills This lesson is designed to help students better understand the nature of science. It uses a Mystery Box (see attached photos) which has a funnel at... Dec 2007