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Keller, Alexandra; Smith, David; Harrop, Brenda; Lamit, Louis; Schroer, Melanie; Wymore, Adam; Ueckert, Catherine – Science Scope, 2012
Almost all living organisms, including plants, fungi, insects, and humans, have DNA. Variation in DNA, or genetic variation, is responsible for most of the diversity one sees in nature. By analyzing DNA, it is possible to create a DNA fingerprint that is unique to an organism. DNA fingerprinting is used in several disciplines of science, including…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Instruction, Middle Schools, Secondary School Science
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Erickson, Patti – Science Scope, 2012
After agreeing to host over 200 students on a daylong genetics field trip, the author needed an easy-to-prepare genetics experiment to accompany the DNA-necklace and gel-electrophoresis activities already planned. One of the student's mothers is a pediatric physician at the local hospital, and she suggested exploring genetic-disease screening…
Descriptors: Diseases, Genetics, Science Instruction, Neonates
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Williams, Michelle; Merritt, Joi; Opperman, Amanda; Porter, Jakob; Erlenbeck, Kyle – Science Scope, 2012
Genetics is an increasingly important topic in today's society, and one that permeates people's lives on many levels. Students, teachers, and the general public alike are constantly exposed to this topic through popular television shows such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," political issues like voting on stem-cell research, and the…
Descriptors: Genetics, Heredity, Elementary Secondary Education, Middle School Students
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Farrin, Lynn; Mokros, Jan – Science Scope, 2012
Middle school students need to know about energy concepts and how they can reduce their energy use. New energy-monitoring tools provide powerful opportunities for students to engage in authentic investigations rich in the science practices described in "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012), while at the same time advancing their…
Descriptors: Energy, Graphs, Middle School Students, Investigations
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Darling, Gerald – Science Scope, 2012
Middle school students hear about energy continuously: in the news, in many of their classes, and at home. Most students realize that recent wars have been fought over energy resources, and many will accept that overreliance on fossil fuels is changing the global climate. Students understand that as the world population surges past seven billion,…
Descriptors: Climate, Fuels, Energy Education, Middle School Students
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Fidler, Chuck – Science Scope, 2012
Earth and space science in the middle school classroom are composed of intricately intertwined sets of conceptual systems (AAAS 1993; NRC 1996). Some systems of study, such as the water and rock cycles, are quite explicit and often found as stand-alone middle school science units. Other phenomena are not so apparent, yet they play an extremely…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Radiation, Secondary School Science, Middle Schools
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MacKenzie, Ann Haley; McDowell, Brian – Science Scope, 2012
What do paleontologists, dinosaur tracks, and the nature of science have in common? They're combined here in an inquiry activity where students use methods of observation and inference to devise evidence-based explanations for the data they collect about dinosaur tracks, much like the methods used by paleontologists. Students then debate the…
Descriptors: Paleontology, Scientific Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction
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Jones, Richard – Science Scope, 2012
The modified Mercalli (MM) intensity scale is composed of 12 increasing levels of intensity that range from imperceptible shaking to catastrophic destruction and is designated by Roman numerals I through XII. Although qualitative in nature, it can provide a more concrete model for middle and high school students striving to understand the dynamics…
Descriptors: Experience, Geology, Science Instruction, Measurement Techniques
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Cartwright, Tina J.; Miranda, Rommel J.; Hermann, Ronald S.; Hemler, Deb – Science Scope, 2012
In this article, the authors present an inquiry-based approach to facilitate student understanding of the differences among common cloud descriptive characteristics through the use of a semi-dichotomous key developed by a former West Virginia state climatologist. The authors also demonstrate how students can analyze common class data sets that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Biology, Inquiry, Science Instruction
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Gagnon, Valoree; Bradway, Heather – Science Scope, 2012
For many years, Earth science concepts have been taught as thematic units with lessons in nice, neat chapter packages complete with labs and notes. But compartmentalized Earth science no longer exists, and implementing teaching methods that support student development of holistic understandings can be a time-consuming and difficult task. While…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Earth Science, Current Events, Science Instruction
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Dempsey, Chris; Bodzin, Alec; Anastasio, David; Sahagian, Dork; Cirucci, Lori – Science Scope, 2012
One of the most alarming impacts of projected climate change is a significant rise in sea level. Sea level has varied by hundreds of meters over geologic time, yet these changes have generally been slow paced, allowing ecosystems to adjust to changing land surface and marine habitats. Since the Industrial Revolution, anthropogenic emissions have…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Geology, Science Instruction
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McGarry, Mary Ann; Straffon, Dan; Patterson, Chuck – Science Scope, 2012
The evolution of science is seldom about solitary individuals busy at work in labs making discoveries. This is especially true of the Earth sciences, where time-intensive fieldwork is usually required. Single scientists are rarely capable of amassing the requisite data sets to form grand, unifying theories. This is the case with the new airburst…
Descriptors: Climate, Evidence, Action Research, Earth Science
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Wagler, Ron – Science Scope, 2012
Five past great mass extinctions have occurred during Earth's history. Humanity is currently in the midst of a sixth, human-induced great mass extinction of plant and animal life (e.g., Alroy 2008; Jackson 2008; Lewis 2006; McDaniel and Borton 2002; Rockstrom et al. 2009; Rohr et al. 2008; Steffen, Crutzen, and McNeill 2007; Thomas et al. 2004;…
Descriptors: Ecology, Animals, Environmental Influences, Natural Resources
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Gran, Susan; McNamara, Michael – Science Scope, 2012
"Why do I need to know this if I don't want to be a scientist?" is a question middle school teachers probably hear on a regular basis. In an effort to answer it, the authors have tried to appeal to students' varied interests, and thus developed myriad ways to show students how science is a part of their everyday lives. What is described in this…
Descriptors: Theaters, Lighting, Teaching Methods, Middle School Teachers
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Taylor, Melanie; Cohen, Kimberley; Esch, R. Keith; Smith, P. Sean – Science Scope, 2012
It is fascinating to listen to middle school students talk about food for plants and animals and how that food is used. Some students describe ideas that are essentially correct. Some comments suggest that students are familiar with the content, but their understanding is incomplete or includes inaccuracies. Finally, some students have little…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Secondary School Science, Energy, Biology
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