RST.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

 
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Kinetic and Potential Energy Lab Rotation

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore kinetic energy in a lab rotation by creating spool racers, creating 'craters' with marbles and flour, and measuring how different types of matter heat up at different rates!

 
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meteor lesson
   

Wave Behavior Lab Rotation: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students go through a series of hands-on lab stations that engage students in not only identifying the properties of waves, but in creating mathematical representations as well!

 
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prism lesson
   

I Have to Teach Engineering??

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can I teach engineering? Take a look at this lesson on the basics of engineering and the design process.

 
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engineer design
   

Scientists of the Round Table - A Structure for Science Discussions

6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Authentic student-centered discussion is one method to help students engage in argumentation based on evidence. Learning how to argue effectively is a science practice that empowers to students to make claims and support their ideas.

 
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knights of the round
   

Mixtures Labs Day 1: Separating Mixtures and Rates of Dissolving

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students develop their own procedures to separate a mixture and then carry out their plan using lab tools of their choice!

 
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separating mixture lesson
   

The Organization of Living Things: Structure/Function Relationships

7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students research to find the structure/function relationship in red blood cells, nerve cells, xylem tissue, and the small intestine.

 
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Polymers and Physical Properties

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore physical and chemical properties of polymers as they make slime, experiment with insta-snow polymer, and stick a skewer through a balloon without it popping!

 
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balloon lesson
   

S'Mores, Discourse, and Properties

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students practice discussion techniques in searching for physical and chemical properties of the reactants when eating S'mores!

 
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smores lesson
   

Thermal Protection Systems: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their knowledge of radiation, conduction, and convection to design thermal protection systems for NASA that will protect a spacecraft from burning up in the atmosphere!

 
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tps lesson
   

Cellular Respiration: Do Plants Breathe?

7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students measure the pH level of an enclosed system to prove that plants go through cellular respiration!

 
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Clouds and Dew Point Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students collect dew point data and create clouds inside of a bottle as they explore how energy drives the cycling of water on earth!

 
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Mixtures Labs Day 2: Separating Mixtures and Rates of Dissolving

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students develop their own procedures to separate a mixture and then carry out their plan using lab tools of their choice!

 
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separating mixture lesson
   

The Ghost Closer (Modeling Air Pressure and Winds)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The students suck an egg into a jar and expand a marshmallow in a vacuum chamber in order to model how changes in air pressure can effect the weather!

 
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Thermal Protection Systems: Day 2 and Day 3

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their knowledge of radiation, conduction, and convection to design thermal protection systems for NASA that will protect a spacecraft from burning up in the atmosphere!

 
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tps lesson
   

Environmental Engineers: Data Analysis and Inventions

7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students travel to a local river to perform water quality tests. Then, they write a call to action to the City Council and present their findings to create change!

 
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