WHST.6-8.2.d

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Insane in the Membrane

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 use soap bubbles to model the function of a cell membrane!

 
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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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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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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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Pangaea - Wegener's Puzzling Evidence

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The theory of Plate Tectonics was debated for decades. Is Wegener's evidence compelling enough to convince you that the continents have moved over time?

 
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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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Plate Movement Day 2

7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
7th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Science
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What do the scientific drawings tell us? We create scientific drawings, real life images and models to explain what we learned.

 
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Meiosis - Flipped

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

Use this lesson to help students understand the phases of meiosis and to compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis.

 
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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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Heat Transfer in Architecture: Radiation

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:

How do architects design eco-friendly buildings that take advantage of the heat transfer from the sun's radiation? Students create an investigation as they explore radiation and its heat transferring potential.

 
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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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