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Investigating Decomposition: Processes of a Plant
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Students observe the decomposition of a pumpkin under controlled circumstances. These observations ...

Students observe the decomposition of a pumpkin under controlled circumstances. These observations are used to take notes and develop questions.

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Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Investigating Density in Solutions: How Can You Make an Egg Float?
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This activity is an interactive demonstration of the concept of density with ...

This activity is an interactive demonstration of the concept of density with a guided inquiry component.

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Chemistry
Physics
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Instructional Material
Simulations
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Claire Torrey
Investigating Diffusion of Molecules in Liquid
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This activity is a guided inquiry of how molecules move in liquid. ...

This activity is a guided inquiry of how molecules move in liquid. Students develop questions, use their observation skills to describe what they saw, record and analyze their findings, and use their data to begin to hypothesize what is happening in the investigation.

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Education
Chemistry
Physics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Author:
Jean Karschnia
Jean Karschnia Valley Crossing Community School Woodbury, MN
Investigating Dominoes
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Dominoes have become a staple in most primary classrooms. They build upon ...

Dominoes have become a staple in most primary classrooms. They build upon dice patterns and are often used to model decomposition of numbers, building student knowledge of addition facts. They are an excellent manipulative for primary students to use and these are some examples of how students might use dominoes in the math center. Try these domino games with students to improve math skills and number recognition. Encourage students to play these games at home with their families, using real dominoes or paper copies.

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Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Investigating Earth Changes-Looking at Weathering and Erosion
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In this classroom activity students will learn about changes that occur in ...

In this classroom activity students will learn about changes that occur in the earth's surface by investigating the process of weathering and erosion. Through interactive lectures and experiments students will understand how weathering and erosion take place and change the earth.

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Education
Geology
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Pedagogy in Action
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stafford gutknecht
Stafford Gutknecht
Stafford Gutknecht, Loring Elementary School, Minneapolis, MN
Investigating Earth Materials:  Collecting and Classifying
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This activity is a field collection investigation where students gather earth materials ...

This activity is a field collection investigation where students gather earth materials and make observations about their collection that leads them to discuss the nature of Earth surface and how it is changing.

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Education
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
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mike Kempenich
Mike Kempenich
Investigating Earth and Moon Surface:  Impact Craters
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In this activity students use a simple model of the moon to ...

In this activity students use a simple model of the moon to do an experiment to see how impact craters are formed. The lesson worksheets are differentiated and students are put into pre-determined teams by ability to conduct the experiment.

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Education
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Corliss Thomas
Investigating Electricity:  Testing for Electrical Conductivity (Conductors and Insulators) Using a Variety of Materials
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In this lab, the students will test a variety of materials to ...

In this lab, the students will test a variety of materials to discover which items are conductors and which items are insulators. They will discuss, classify, record data, and develop new questions relating to electricity.

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Education
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Kim Osman
Investigating Evaporation:  Determine the variables that affect the rate of evaporation.
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This activity is an investigation where students gather information about the rate ...

This activity is an investigation where students gather information about the rate of evaporation, interpret their findings, and apply this knowledge to the water cycle.

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Education
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Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
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Kristy Brooten
Renee Oakland
Investigating Extreme Weather Events with Interactive Activities
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This article highlights resources that can be used to supplement lessons on ...

This article highlights resources that can be used to supplement lessons on extreme weather, including games and video clips. The article appears in the free, online magazine for K-Grade 5 teachers Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle. The magazine focuses on the essential principles of climate science.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Physics
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Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
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Jessica Fries-Gaither
National Science Foundation
Investigating Flight with Paper Airplanes
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Students will determine a testable question and create an experiment related to ...

Students will determine a testable question and create an experiment related to flight of paper airplanes. They will gather and record data and present their findings to classmates.

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Education
Physics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Ellen Gevers
Ellen Gevers Lincoln Elementary White Bear Lake MN
Investigating Floating and Sinking: Density
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This activity continues the idea as to why objects sink or float ...

This activity continues the idea as to why objects sink or float using the mathematical formula density equals mass divided by volume.

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Education
Chemistry
Physics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Steve Knaus
Investigating How to Create a Stronger Electromagnet
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This activity is a guided inquiry investigation where students will propose a ...

This activity is a guided inquiry investigation where students will propose a question on what makes an electromagnet stronger. They will conduct a controlled experiment to answer their own question.

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Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Stan Mraz
Investigating Ice Worlds
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In this activity about the solar system, learners use various light sources ...

In this activity about the solar system, learners use various light sources to examine ice with different components to understand how NASA studies planets and moons from space. This detailed lesson guide includes background information about distant ice worlds in the outer solar system, literature connections, instructions for a pre-activity demonstration, modified activities by age, tips, discussion questions, and resources.

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Astronomy
Chemistry
Oceanography
Physics
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Data
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Student Guide
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Johns Hopkins University
NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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NASA Wavelength
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Carnegie Institution of Washington - Carnegie Academy for Science Education
NASA
Investigating Ions: Copper Topping
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In this chemistry experiment, students will learn the fundamentals of copper plating ...

In this chemistry experiment, students will learn the fundamentals of copper plating (without using electricity) and if desired, extend the activity using different variables.

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Education
Higher Education
Chemistry
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Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Author:
M. L. Spears
M. L. Spears, Higher Ground Academy, St. Paul, MN, based on original activity from 'Fizz, Bubble, and Flash! Element Explorations & Atoms Adventures for Hands-On Science Fun!', http://homechemistry.blogspot.com, and http://chemistry.about.com/cs/demonstrations/a/aa022204a.htm
Investigating Iron-Fortified Food
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After studying that iron is attracted to magnets, students will use magnets ...

After studying that iron is attracted to magnets, students will use magnets to extract food-grade iron filings from iron-fortified food.

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Education
Life Science
Biology
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mary Roe
Investigating Joints: Naming and Identifying Joints in the Human Body
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Short Description: This activity is a classroom investigation of human joints. Students ...

Short Description: This activity is a classroom investigation of human joints. Students will identify joints and use their science notebooks to record their findings using drawings and words.

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Education
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kathy DeCock