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Bioluminescence: Living Light
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Bioluminescence: Living Light

This National Geographic lesson plan explores bioluminescent creatures and the underwater world ... (more)

This National Geographic lesson plan explores bioluminescent creatures and the underwater world in which they live. Using shoeboxes and black paint, students are directed to build a deep-sea model and inhabit it with fish made out of black construction paper. Students then use the model to describe how organisms use bioluminescence and learn about its use as camouflage. In addition to a detailed protocol, the lesson plan includes suggestions for assessments and links to additional information. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Provider Set:
Xpeditions
Biomes 1
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Biomes 1

You are going to be learning all about Biomes of the world! ... (more)

You are going to be learning all about Biomes of the world! Biomes are large areas on Earth where certain types of plants grow. The ocean biome, for example, is made up of all the oceans on Earth. The climate, type of soil, and animals are all part of a biome. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Instructional Architect
Provider Set:
Instructional Architect
Author:
Miss Jodie
The Biosphere/Climate Connection
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The Biosphere/Climate Connection

This article continues an examination of each of the seven essential principles ... (more)

This article continues an examination of each of the seven essential principles of the climate sciences on which the online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is structured. Principle 3 states that life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate. The climate dictates where and how species can survive. The author discusses the scientific concepts underlying the life forms' dependence on the climate and expands the discussion with diagrams, photos, and online resources. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Computing and Information
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Reference
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
National Science Foundation
Biotic Indices of Stream Macroinvertebrates for Fun and (Educational) Profit
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Biotic Indices of Stream Macroinvertebrates for Fun and (Educational) Profit

Water quality monitoring activities can support student inquiry into ecological concepts and ... (more)

Water quality monitoring activities can support student inquiry into ecological concepts and pollution issues, as well as offer insight into integrating field and lab work. This exercise provides students with practice in identification (to order or family level) of stream macroinvertebrates that they've previously collected. Provided information indicates water pollution tolerance of the various taxa. Students use the data to calculate several different biotic indices for the macroinvertebrates; these are compared to express overall stream water quality. Ideas for possible extensions of this activity are presented. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
Provider Set:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Joy Perry
Boats Afloat
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Boats Afloat

In this water activity, learners build boats that float and sink. First, ... (more)

In this water activity, learners build boats that float and sink. First, learners listen to the book, "Who Sank the Boat" and practice making predictions throughout the story. Then, learners make boats out of aluminum foil, recycled food trays, and plastic plates to see how many pennies their boats can hold before they sink. This activity is part of the curriculum Explore Water, related to Peep and the Big Wide World, a preschool science series on public television. The activity starts on page 42 of the PDF. (less)

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History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH
WGBH Educational Foundation
Body Fluids-Faculty Version
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Body Fluids-Faculty Version

Exercise (with answers) to examine the volumes and composition of the various ... (more)

Exercise (with answers) to examine the volumes and composition of the various body fluid compartments and how fluid shifts occur under a number of conditions (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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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:
PhD Bruce M. Koeppen (University of Connecticut Division of Nephrology)
Body Fluids-Student Version
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Body Fluids-Student Version

Exercise to examine the volumes and composition of the various body fluid ... (more)

Exercise to examine the volumes and composition of the various body fluid compartments and how fluid shifts occur under a number of conditions (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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:
PhD Bruce M. Koeppen (University of Connecticut Division of Nephrology)
Bon Voyage to Bad Boating Habits
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Bon Voyage to Bad Boating Habits

Students will learn about common boating-related threats to waterways. They will learn ... (more)

Students will learn about common boating-related threats to waterways. They will learn about the problems created in waterways by recreational boaters and discuss ways boaters can change their behaviors to reduce their impact on waterways. Students will also learn about the history of water pollution through a study of the Cuyahoga River. They will create a commercial to raise awareness about boating-related pollution. Exercises will also help students explore the reliability of information on the Internet by comparing various articles on MTBE, a common gasoline additive that can contribute to water pollution, and expose students to the problems associated with unintentionally transporting invasive species in ballast water. An experiment that will help students visualize measurements parts per million is also included. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Environmental Protection Agency
Provider Set:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Bonneville Power Administration's Resources for Teachers
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Bonneville Power Administration's Resources for Teachers

Includes lessons on energy conservation, energy efficiency, geothermal energy, water and electricity, ... (more)

Includes lessons on energy conservation, energy efficiency, geothermal energy, water and electricity, stream environments and stream health, aquatic macroinvertebrates, and the life cycle of salmon. High school students can conduct an energy audit of their school. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Bonneville Power Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Department of Energy
"Boyle-ing" Water
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"Boyle-ing" Water

In this activity, learners explore Boyle's Law and discover that water will ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore Boyle's Law and discover that water will boil at room temperature if its pressure is lowered. Learners conduct an experiment using a plastic syringe and water and then have the option to repeat the experiment with carbonated water and compare the results. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Paul Doherty
The Exploratorium
Break the Tension
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Break the Tension

Students learn about and experiment with the concept of surface tension. How ... (more)

Students learn about and experiment with the concept of surface tension. How can a paper clip "float" on top of water? How can a paper boat be powered by soap in water? How do water striders "walk" on top of water? Why do engineers care about surface tension? Students answer these questions as they investigate surface tension and surfactants. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Janet Yowell
Jay Shah
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Bringing the Laboratory into the Lecture Hall
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Bringing the Laboratory into the Lecture Hall

As part of their general education studies, all students at the University ... (more)

As part of their general education studies, all students at the University of Kentucky must take two natural science courses. Many non-science majors choose the biology sequence of courses. Unfortunately these courses are lecture-only courses, and so some students can graduate without ever having had a science laboratory course. In an effort to provide students with some laboratory experience, I have developed / adapted a number of laboratory activities, which I have successfully incorporated into a non-majors biology course (Human Ecology). These activities are carried out in a lecture hall with 300 students in 50-minute time periods. In this chapter, two of these laboratory activities are presented. 1) Soil Testing - students test soil samples for nitrogen, potassium, phosphate and pH; compare the relative fertility of different soil samples; and carry out an inventory of animal and microbial life in soil samples. 2) Water Pollution Testing - students examine the effects of household chemicals on water quality (from Using Fast Plants and Bottle Biology in the Classroom, published by National Association of Biology Teachers, 1994, ISBN #0-941212-17-3). (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of Kentucky
Provider Set:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Ruth E. Beattie
Bubble Tray
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Bubble Tray

In this activity, learners use simple materials to create giant bubbles. Learners ... (more)

In this activity, learners use simple materials to create giant bubbles. Learners will explore what gives bubbles their shape, what makes them break or last, what causes the colors and patterns in the soap film, and why do they change? Use this activity to introduce the concepts of surface tension and interference. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Exploratorium
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Exploratorium
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
The Exploratorium
Buoyancy Bulls-Eye
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Buoyancy Bulls-Eye

In this hands-on activity, learners will construct a scuba diver that can ... (more)

In this hands-on activity, learners will construct a scuba diver that can float in order to explore how sea creatures stay neutrally buoyant in the ocean and to see what kinds of forces might be influencing their buoyancy. By adding materials such as balloons, rubber bands, toothpicks, pennies, etc. to their figure, they will try to make it neutrally buoyant in a bucket of water. This lesson plan includes discussion questions, key vocabulary, and is standards-based. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
California Academy of Sciences: Lesson Plans
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
California Academy of Sciences
Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory
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Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory

The Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania ... (more)

The Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (SU) is a cooperative effort among 13 faculty from the Departments of Geography-Earth Science, Biology, and Teacher Education. The goal of the laboratory is to provide intensive undergraduate field training through collection and analysis of related hydrologic, geologic, biologic, and geographic data from a single watershed, establish a comprehensive statistical and spatial watershed database using a geographic information system, use the accumulated data for student investigations in a wide variety of environmentally related courses, and facilitate similar approaches at other institutions. The project involves equipment acquisition; continuous monitoring of hydrology, water quality, and meteorology; and data collection and analysis in various undergraduate courses. This website is the homepage for the Burd Run Interdisciplinary Watershed Research Laboratory. Users can follow links to a project summary, watershed description and data, GIS data, research projects, curricular material, articles and maps and photos related to the laboratory. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Bureau of Reclamation Historic Dams and Water Projects
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Bureau of Reclamation Historic Dams and Water Projects

Explore the history of water in the West and visit the historic ... (more)

Explore the history of water in the West and visit the historic dams and water projects that created the West we know today. The Bureau of Reclamation Historic Dams and Water Projects Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary was produced by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services and its Intermountain Region Heritage Partnerships Program, in partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Readings
Provider:
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
National Park Service
Internet Scout Project
But It's Just a Bottle of Water
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But It's Just a Bottle of Water

Bottled water, popular among students, is big business even though issues surrounding ... (more)

Bottled water, popular among students, is big business even though issues surrounding it related to health and safety as well as its environmental impact have stirred up controversy. Designed for an introductory non-majors environmental science course, this discussion/dilemma case explores the environmental effects associated with the production, consumption, and recycling of bottled water while touching on health and safety issues. Students also learn about government regulations regarding the extraction of ground water and labeling of bottled water; recycling laws and how states circumvent the recycling process; and the economic and ecological costs of drinking bottled water. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Instructional Material
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider Set:
Case Study Collection
Author:
Charles R. Bomar
Jessica Kotke
Lindsey May
Can Crushers
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Can Crushers

In this activity, learners conduct an experiment by heating an aluminum can ... (more)

In this activity, learners conduct an experiment by heating an aluminum can filled with water to investigate air pressure. Learners will be amazed at what happens to the can at the end of the experiment. The activity page includes a fun how-to video for learners and educators. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum Of Houston
Can You Catch the Water?
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Can You Catch the Water?

Students construct a three-dimensional model of a water catchment basin using everyday ... (more)

Students construct a three-dimensional model of a water catchment basin using everyday objects to create hills, mountains, valleys and water sources. They experiment to see where rain travels and collects, and survey water pathways to see how they can be altered by natural and human-made activities. Students discuss how engineers design structures that impact water collection, and systems that clean and distribute water. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Janet Yowell
Jay Shah
Malinda Schaefer Zarske