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Building Tall
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Building Tall

In this engineering activity (page 2 of PDF), young learners investigate how ... (more)

In this engineering activity (page 2 of PDF), young learners investigate how a wide base can make a building more stable. Learners use blocks or boxes of different sizes to construct stable towers. Learners will compare and contrast different structures, document their observations, experiment with different materials, and conduct stability tests. This activity is part of the Curious George "Under Construction" lesson plan and related to the show Curious George on PBS, specifically the episode "Curious George's Home for Pigeons." The lesson plan includes several activities that explore building engineering. Activities are connected to fiction and non-fiction books and include family extension projects. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
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Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
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Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
PBS Kids
Shea Homes
WGBH
Building a Dam Like a Beaver
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Building a Dam Like a Beaver

In this video segment from PEEP and the Big Wide World, children ... (more)

In this video segment from PEEP and the Big Wide World, children make a dam with dirt, sticks, and stones to try to stop the flow of water. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Engineering
Geoscience
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Argosy Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Building the Alaska Oil Pipeline
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Building the Alaska Oil Pipeline

This video segment adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE tells the story of how ... (more)

This video segment adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE tells the story of how environmentalists, Alaska Native peoples, and engineers concerned about the effects of permafrost challenged plans for the Alaska oil pipeline. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Space Science
Technology
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Building the Neuron
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Building the Neuron

What does the brain look like? As engineers, how can we look ... (more)

What does the brain look like? As engineers, how can we look at neural networks without invasive surgery? In this activity, students design and build neuron models based on observations made while viewing neurons through a microscope. The models are used to explain how each structure of the neuron contributes to the overall function. Students share their models with younger students and explain what a neuron is, its function, and how engineers use their understanding of the neuron to make devices to activate neurons. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janelle Orange
Robotics Engineering for Better Life and Sustainable Future RET,
TeachEngineering.org
Building towards the Future
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Building towards the Future

Students are introduced to some basic civil engineering concepts in an exciting ... (more)

Students are introduced to some basic civil engineering concepts in an exciting and interactive manner. Bridges and skyscrapers, the two most visible structures designed by civil engineers, are discussed in depth, including the design principles behind them. To help students visualize in three dimensions, one hands-on activity presents three-dimensional coordinate systems and gives students practice finding and describing points in space. After learning about skyscrapers, tower design principles and how materials absorb different types of forces, students compete to build their own newspaper towers to meet specific design criteria.The unit concludes with student groups using balsa wood and glue to design and build tower structures to withstand vertical and lateral forces. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ben Burnham
Kelly Devereaux
TeachEngineering.org
Techtronics Program,
Building with Wonderful Junk
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Building with Wonderful Junk

In this activity, learners work in groups to plan and build large ... (more)

In this activity, learners work in groups to plan and build large structures using recyclable materials they have brought from home. The lesson plan includes questions to ask learners about the stability, symmetry, strength, and shape of their structure and its components. There is a "family letter" to send home, in both English and Spanish, asking for recycled materials. Also included is a section on "Careers and Role Models," with biographies of an environmental scientist and astronaut from diverse backgrounds. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Great Science for Girls
Linda Colí_n
Capturing Carbon
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Capturing Carbon

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, a scientist, inspired by ... (more)

In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, a scientist, inspired by his daughter's science fair project, develops a synthetic tree to remove excess carbon dioxide from the air. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
HHMI
National Science Foundation
Public Television Viewers
WGBH Educational Foundation
Capturing Carbon: Where Do We Put It?
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Capturing Carbon: Where Do We Put It?

In this interactive activity from NOVA scienceNOW, explore options for storing carbon ... (more)

In this interactive activity from NOVA scienceNOW, explore options for storing carbon dioxide in order to prevent further global warming. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
HHMI
National Science Foundation
Public Television Viewers
WGBH Educational Foundation
Careers in Science
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Careers in Science

In this media-rich lesson, students explore careers in science through profiles of ... (more)

In this media-rich lesson, students explore careers in science through profiles of Alaska Native scientists. They consider how traditional ways of knowing and Western approaches to science can complement each other and allow students to incorporate their own interests when considering careers in science. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Cause and Effect Relationships in Play, Picture Books, and Text
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Cause and Effect Relationships in Play, Picture Books, and Text

This article provides links to six web sites that provide an overview ... (more)

This article provides links to six web sites that provide an overview of cause/effect relationships, graphic organizers, and teaching strategies for elementary teachers. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Cave Formation: Biogeochemical Cycles
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Cave Formation: Biogeochemical Cycles

This video segment adapted from NOVA chronicles the discoveries that led to ... (more)

This video segment adapted from NOVA chronicles the discoveries that led to a radical new theory in which living organisms, not just geological processes, play an active role in cave formation. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Cave Formation: Kane Cave
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Cave Formation: Kane Cave

This video segment adapted from NOVA describes a simple experiment that confirmed ... (more)

This video segment adapted from NOVA describes a simple experiment that confirmed the idea that microbes can accelerate the biogeochemical process of cave formation. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Caves: Extreme Conditions for Life
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Caves: Extreme Conditions for Life

For certain life forms on Earth, conditions that humans and other familiar ... (more)

For certain life forms on Earth, conditions that humans and other familiar organisms find hospitable can actually be deadly. Instead of a moderate climate with an atmosphere rich in nitrogen and oxygen, these organisms thrive in very hot or very cold temperatures, or in caves or deep waters where no light penetrates. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, scientists analyze communities of cave-dwelling microbes that live off simple inorganic compounds like iron and sulfur. Based on their findings, the scientists consider whether life might also exist on other planets that contain similar primitive conditions. Recommended for: Grades 6-12 ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Caves and Karst
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Caves and Karst

This interactive resource adapted from the National Park Service presents the key ... (more)

This interactive resource adapted from the National Park Service presents the key concepts of cave and karst systems, including how and where they form, different types, and various cave environments. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Interactive
Reference
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Cell Division
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Cell Division

In this interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium, explore the step-by-step process ... (more)

In this interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium, explore the step-by-step process by which an animal cell divides to make more cells. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Cell Explorer
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Cell Explorer

Explore the parts of a virtual animal cell in this interactive activity ... (more)

Explore the parts of a virtual animal cell in this interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium. Learn about various cell structures and the roles they play in cell division, cellular respiration, and protein synthesis. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Cell Transcription and Translation
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Cell Transcription and Translation

In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Nebraska, learn how ... (more)

In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Nebraska, learn how and where transcription and translation occur within a cell and observe both processes in detail. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Cells 1: Make a Model Cell
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Cells 1: Make a Model Cell

This lesson is the first of two-part series on cells. In Cells ... (more)

This lesson is the first of two-part series on cells. In Cells 1: Make a Model Cell, students will compare a plant and animal cell and then make a model of a cell. They will select items to represent various cell structures and justify their choices by describing how the items they have chosen represent the actual parts of a cell. Prior to this lesson, students should have at least been introduced to cells, including the basic differences between plant and animal cells. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Science Netlinks;
Cells 2: The Cell as a System
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Cells 2: The Cell as a System

In this Science NetLinks lesson, students will begin to understand the cell ... (more)

In this Science NetLinks lesson, students will begin to understand the cell as a system by exploring a more familiar and tangible example of a system - a factory. Throughout the lesson, students will compare the factory to a cell, beginning to understand how both can be thought of as a system. This is the second (and final) Science NetLinks lesson in a short series on cells. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Science Netlinks;
Cells and Walls
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Cells and Walls

Using toothpicks, straws, or tubes of rolled up newspaper, learners create 3-dimensional ... (more)

Using toothpicks, straws, or tubes of rolled up newspaper, learners create 3-dimensional models to illustrate the basic structure and function of the cell membrane, and place an object inside to represent the cell nucleus. This activity can be used in conjunction with the Observing Cells and Single-Cell Life activities from the same source. This activity can be found on pages 20-21 of the activity guide. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Computing and Information
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Games
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
NASA
National Science Foundation
TERC