RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6—8 texts and topics.

 
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Controversies in Genetics - Multiday Project

7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Difficult ethical issues can occur when using information obtained through modern biotechnology.

 
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Crack That Marble! Properties of Matter Labs

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:

In this high impact and fun series of labs, students crack a marble, melt a milk jug and expand a baby bottle to identify physical and chemical properties.

 
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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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Peppery Properties of Matter Labs

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 go through a series of fun lab rotations that allow students to look at the chemical and physical properties of substances!

 
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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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Sugar, Solutes...Satisfaction!

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 how solutes affect the freezing point of substances and how phases changes are related to the shift in thermal energy as they make ice cream!

 
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Designing a Wind Turbine (Part 2)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Wind Turbine Design
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Wind Turbine Design
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Content is king! Armed with answers to their own questions about wind turbines and content questions, students begin to learn the physics of wind blade design.

 
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Measuring Energy in the Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Change

8th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Energy
8th Grade Science » Unit: Measuring Energy
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Tired of explaining climate change? Let the students discover for themselves the facts about climate change.

 
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What are Fossil Fuels?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What's the big deal with fossil fuels? What are they and why are they so important? This lesson introduces students to the role of fossil fuels in creating new technologies.

 
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Frogger (Day 1)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students build models to help prevent frogger from become a hazard in the real world.

 
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Weather & Temperature

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This is a busy lesson! In this introductory lesson, students identify thermometers as the instruments used to measure temperatures, examine kinetic energy as a function of molecular movement, and then examine the differences between weather and climate

 
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Flipping for Basic Processes (Day 1)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
8th Grade Science » Unit: Problem Solving
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This lesson begins to lay a foundation of science terminology and the technology skills necessary for a flipped classroom.

 
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Weather 101

6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
6th Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Atmosphere and Weather
Drewe Warndorff
Brooklyn, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

By creating a vocabulary wheel, students will reinforce their newly learned weather vocabulary in this lesson.

 
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Prevailing Winds & The Jet Stream

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson incorporates some videos, in addition to an image used in their Earth Science Reference tables, to have them analyze the major wind belts that form as a result of the uneven heating of the Earth and the Coriolis Effect

 
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Chemistry - What Do You Know?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Chemistry
8th Grade Science » Unit: Chemistry
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This lesson will help students activate their prior knowledge about chemistry and provide you with insights about their needs as learners.

 
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