RST.6-8.9

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

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

Students evaluate the effectiveness of a model to represent global ocean and wind currents. Students combine information they gain from videos, demonstrations, and articles in order to find evidence to support their claim.

 
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convection lesson
   

Talk About Burning Your Money! (Phase Changes, Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions)

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
 
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Students investigate endothermic and exothermic reactions with dry ice!

 
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dry ice lesson
   

All New-Tons Of Fun Lab Stations: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to get your students excited about literacy? This lesson provides an exciting context to work on scientific reading, writing, speaking, and designing. Students complete fun labs and discussion protocols with Gaussian Guns and Mystery Crashes!

 
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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
   

Modeling Weather Fronts

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

Students develop their own way to model fronts when given a box of common materials.

 
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Rockets: Research and Design Proposals

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It's not rocket science.....oh wait, it is! Students use the design process to create a water powered bottle rocket that can launch hundreds of feet into the air!

 
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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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ice cream lesson
   

Tour a Crime Lab

6th Grade Science » Unit: Forensics
6th Grade Science » Unit: Forensics
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Take a virtual tour of a state-of-the-art working crime lab!

 
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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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How Does Heat Move? Introduction to Heat Transfer

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

Students analyze a text to find evidence of heat transfer and connect the evidence they cite from the text to fun demonstrations!

 
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thermal dynamics lesson
   

Exploring Magnetic Levitation

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

Watch as your students experience the magic of magnetics while exploring a futuristic transportation modality.

 
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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
 
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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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Say What? A Whale is a Mammal

7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
7th Grade Science » Unit: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn about the fossil record, the primary type of evidence scientists use to piece together the history of life and to support and refine the theory of evolution.

 
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