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Ocean Pollution & its effect on aquatic animals Biology/Life Science Students brainstorm different sources of pollution.  Then, students make their own miniature ocean inside a water bottle, and pollute it with... Sep 2007
Oh Deer! and English Language Learner Writing Extensions Biology/Life Science, Science Skills Teacher(s) will describe an ecosystem scenario and ask students to ponder why the population of deer in a particular area fluctates from year to year... Mar 2007
Oobleck Chemistry, Physical Science, Science Skills Students will read the first part of the book by Dr. Seuss, "Bartholomew and the Oobleck," where they learn about the mysterious substance "Oobleck... Jun 2013
Perception and the Brain Biology/Life Science In this lesson, students are introduced to how the brain interprets and uses sensory information from the visual system to guide how the body moves... Sep 2009
Polarity of Magnets FOSS-Related, Physical Science Students will investigate how the effects of magnets change when their position in space is changed. Children are introduced to basic concepts of... Sep 2009
Pollination Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related This activity approaches pollination through: 1) a game to understand the role of the pollinator, 2) a flower dissection to understand the structure... Jul 2008
Rainforest Bird Beak Buffet Biology/Life Science Students will look at pictures of 5 different rainforest birds and share their similarities and differences.  Each student will be given one of... Jun 2014
Sheep Heart Dissection Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related, Science Skills Students observe and dissect a sheep heart. In doing so, they learn about how the heart works and what it really looks like. While this lesson is... Sep 2009
Skulls- Herbivores, Omnivores, and Carnivores Biology/Life Science Students familiarize themselves with different types of animal skulls and teeth.  From observation they learn to tell which skulls are those of... Oct 2007
Slinky Lab- Simulating the Motion of Earthquake Waves. Earth Science, Physical Science Students use a slinky to model earthquake waves. Learn the speed, direction and behavior of different waves which tell scientists about earthquakes. Mar 2007
States of Matter (lesson five of eight) Chemistry, Physical Science Students investigate the difference between ice and dry ice, and review the concept of control and variable. The scientists demonstrate condensation... Jul 2007
Strawberry DNA extraction Biology/Life Science, Science Skills Students will extract DNA from strawberries. May 2007
Student Designed Investigations Part 1 – Observations Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related This lesson is from the unit, "What is a Living Thing and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?", that is... Jun 2008
Student Designed Investigations Part 2 – Testable Questions, Predictions, Materials and Procedures Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related This lesson is from the unit, "What is a Living Thing, and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?" The unit is designed... Jun 2008
Student Designed Investigations Part 3 – Collecting Data and Drawing Conclusions Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related This lesson is from the unit, "What is a Living Thing, and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?" The unit is designed... Jun 2008
Student Designed Investigations Part 4 - Poster Presentations/Science Fair Biology/Life Science This lesson is from the unit, "What is a Living Thing, and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?" The unit is designed to be taught... Jun 2008
Testing for Lipids, Proteins and Carbohydrates Biology/Life Science, Chemistry Students will test a variety of food samples for the presence of lipids, proteins, simple and complex carbohydrates. Oct 2007
The energy of life in zebrafish (lesson six of eight) Biology/Life Science We introduce the concept that life needs energy to grow. We explain a little about microscopy and then the students observe different stages of... Jul 2007
The Lungs and Respiratory System Biology/Life Science Students review what they already know about breathing and the respiratory system. After a brief introduction to the respiratory system, students... Jun 2014
The power of observation Science Skills Students each receive similar looking objects (marble, gem stone, bead, rock) and are given some time to make and record as many observations as... Aug 2013