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Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

 
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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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Designing a Wind Turbine (Part 1)

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:

Design matters. To create authenticity in engineering, students work to explain why it is important to design a wind turbine blade.

 
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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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Designing an Eco-friendly Building Part 1

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Why is eco-friendly important to architects? Looking for an authentic way to teach energy conservation and integrate engineering? This lesson helps students understand why eco-friendly architecture is an important design problem.

 
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Why is Coal so Important?

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:

By 8th grade students can grasp how coal has both an environmental as well as an economic impact.

 
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Exploring Natural Gas

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 deal with natural gas? How is it formed and is it really the best fossil fuel?

 
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What are the Effects of Oil Spills?

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:

How do contemporary events impact our energy choices? With the use of two reading pieces, students examine the effects of an oil spill.

 
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What is Fracking?

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:

Have you heard of fracking? What is it and why is it in the news? Check out this science literacy lesson to learn how fracking impacts the environment.

 
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Exploring Nuclear Energy

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 is fission and how can nuclear power plants help our energy crisis?

 
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Exploring Coal

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:

How do technological advances effect the future of coal? How can the USA balance the economic importance of coal with the environmental costs?

 
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Designing An Eco-friendly Building Part 4

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using their design ideas, students create a model of their eco-friendly building.

 
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Designing a Solar Car Part 1

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The reliance of fossil fuels for transportation has become a global issue. Is solar energy a great hope for the transportation industry? Students design and test the a solar car to determine how the design of the car has an effect on its performance.

 
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Design a Nuclear Waste Facility Part 1

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Nuclear Waste Facility
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Nuclear Waste Facility
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Design matters for human health and safety. To understand how the use of nuclear energy can impact society, students work to explain why it is important to design a nuclear waste facility.

 
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Solar Panel Technology

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Where should the money go? Students explore how solar panel technology is growing but is it fast enough? Should the government fun solar panel research?

 
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Designing A Wind Turbine (Part 4)

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:

Using scientific inquiry and mathematics students test their designs to determine how much power their design produces.

 
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