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2-Day Investigation of Soil Samples

2-Day Investigation of Soil Samples

This activity is designed for a primary classroom (outdoors & indoors) investigation ... (more)

This activity is designed for a primary classroom (outdoors & indoors) investigation where students collect and investigate soil samples and describe the soils, looking for similarities and differences. Students develop a method of recording the data colleted and can present the information gathered. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
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7th Grade Life Science at the Observatory: Life Throughout the Universe

7th Grade Life Science at the Observatory: Life Throughout the Universe

This classroom activity will show students that there is a lot we ... (more)

This classroom activity will show students that there is a lot we don't know about science, for example life throughout the universe. It will hopefully encourage students to question what we know and don't know, and exploration and study of the unknown. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Brad Snyder
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Abrupt Climate Change

Abrupt Climate Change

This lesson focuses on a current issue in science in order to ... (more)

This lesson focuses on a current issue in science in order to help students understand the process by which scientific knowledge is developed and refined. The goal of science is to advance human understanding of the natural world and that sometimes means changing long-held views. According to recent studies, many students think that changes come mainly through facts and improved observational and measuring technology. However, they often do not make the distinction that advancements or changes can come from both new observations and reinterpreting old observations. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Science Netlinks
Provider:
AAAS
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Active Learning and Lasting Impacts: Reflective Writing in a Field-Based Geobotany Course for Teachers

Active Learning and Lasting Impacts: Reflective Writing in a Field-Based Geobotany Course for Teachers

In this upper-division, week-long, residential field geobotany course for K-12 in-service and ... (more)

In this upper-division, week-long, residential field geobotany course for K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers, participants make observations and interpretations in both the field and lab every day. At the end of each day, participants write about their experiences, self-confidence, and perceived competence as an amateur scientist during a reflective writing exercise, for which instructors provide feedback each evening. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Teach the Earth (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Amy Ellwein
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Adventures in ABC & 1, 2, 3

Adventures in ABC & 1, 2, 3

This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific ... (more)

This activity is an indoor/outdoor activity that incorporates both literacy and scientific observation to make an ABC book based on Antler, Bear, Canoe by Betsy Bowen. Family participation is encouraged. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Roettger, Julie
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Ages of Rocks and the Earth

Ages of Rocks and the Earth

This activity introduces students to the mathematics of radiometric dating. Students first ... (more)

This activity introduces students to the mathematics of radiometric dating. Students first apply the rubidium-strontium isotopic system to date rock samples from the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, and then to date a meteorite and estimate the absolute age of the Earth. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Teach the Earth (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Andrew Becenti
Christopher Schaufele
David Gonzales
Lynn Onken
Nancy Zumoff
Philippe Laval
Steven Semken
Tracy Perkins
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Air Quality

Air Quality

For this lesson, students will assume the role of an outdoor sports ... (more)

For this lesson, students will assume the role of an outdoor sports event planner. They will evaluate changes in air quality over a one year time frame based on a review of Air Quality-Carbon Monoxide Data and quantitative line graphs. The data will be used to make an informed decision about the best times of the year to plan for outdoor and indoor sports activities. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
My NASA DatA+
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Rebecca Schnekser
No Strings Attached
Analog and Numerical Models of Hillslope Diffusion

Analog and Numerical Models of Hillslope Diffusion

This problem illustrates how numerical theories are developed, how we might test ... (more)

This problem illustrates how numerical theories are developed, how we might test this theory with an analog model, and how numerical models are constructed and the limitations of numerical modeling. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Teach the Earth (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Gregory Hancock
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Analysis of Atmospheric Conditions for a High Mountain Retreat

Analysis of Atmospheric Conditions for a High Mountain Retreat

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in accessing current ... (more)

This lesson is designed to help students gain knowledge in accessing current weather data and in using the MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS) to specify and download historical satellite data. Students then use the data to examine the relationship between altitude, atmospheric pressure, temperature and humidity at a particular location. In this lesson, weather data from ground-based and satellite observations are analyzed for a real world application -- to plan a high mountain retreat in Tibet. Students compare current weather balloon data for a specific location to historical weather data generated using the LAS. Students are asked to gather data for several months throughout the year for comparison. The lesson provides detailed procedure, related links, sample graphs, follow-up questions, extensions, and teacher notes. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
My NASA DatA+
Provider:
NASA
Author:
Laurissa Werhun
No Strings Attached
Analyzing Tree Rings to Determine Climate Change

Analyzing Tree Rings to Determine Climate Change

Researchers such as paleoclimatologists or dendrochronologists use tree ring analyses as one ... (more)

Researchers such as paleoclimatologists or dendrochronologists use tree ring analyses as one tool to reconstruct climate information about the past. They will often reference data from other sources such as historical weather records, and ice core or ocean core samples to support their findings. In this lesson students will utilize monthly average precipitation data to strengthen conclusions about periods of drought or abnormal rainfall from analysis of tree rings. This lesson is designed to facilitate student acquisition of the skills and knowledge necessary for accessing and utilizing NASA data sets to further their science and math competencies while engaging them in activities that reflect the processes of scientific inquiry as conducted by individuals in a growing number of careers. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
My NASA DatA+
Provider:
NASA
No Strings Attached
Animal Diversity

Animal Diversity

This lesson from Science NetLinks exposes children to a wide range of ... (more)

This lesson from Science NetLinks exposes children to a wide range of animals and guides them through observation of animal similarities, differences, and environmental adaptations. This lesson can be used as part of a study of plants and animals. Before doing the lesson, students should know the meanings of the terms: plant, animal, and living. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Science Netlinks
Provider:
AAAS
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Antelope Across Africa

Antelope Across Africa

This lesson is composed of two parts: one part is an activity ... (more)

This lesson is composed of two parts: one part is an activity that can be done during a field trip to the California Academy of Sciences' Tusher African Hall and afterwards as a post-trip activity. At the Academy, learners create a "field guide" for a specific antelope. Their descriptive account can include a written description, a range map, and any notes about their antelope. After the trip, learners will color in the biome that their antelope is specially adapted to on a map. At the end of the project, the class can see a variety of maps depending on which antelope was assigned to each learner. This way, the lesson shows how similar animals are specially adapted to different environments and how the living and non-living environments interact. Included in this lesson are great wrap-up questions and background information, and the activity is standards-based. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
California Academy of Sciences: Lesson Plans
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
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Antibacterial Pollution

Antibacterial Pollution

In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear one worrisome possibility ... (more)

In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear one worrisome possibility for the potential environmental effects of common household products. A lot of household products nowadays claim to be antibacterial--containing compounds that kill viruses, bacteria, and other germs on contact. But what happens to these compounds when they get washed down the drain? Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Science Netlinks
Provider:
AAAS
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Antibacterial Sludge

Antibacterial Sludge

Today, it's hard to find dishwashing liquids or hand soaps that don't ... (more)

Today, it's hard to find dishwashing liquids or hand soaps that don't advertise their "antibacterial" chemicals. But while it's unclear whether these chemicals actually help us, there's new reason to believe they might do more harm than good. This Science Update examines the common antibacterial agent, Triclocarban or TCC, which is found in hand soaps and other household products. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Collection:
Science Netlinks
Provider:
AAAS
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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