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Alpaslan, Muhammet Mustafa – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
In recent years, the integration of science and mathematics has become popular among educators because of its potential benefits for student learning. The purpose of this study is to introduce a two-day interdisciplinary lesson that brings science and mathematics concepts together, actively engaging students in working with percentages of the…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Mathematics Activities
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Brown, Todd; Brown, Katrina – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
Solar eclipses occur several times a year, but most people will be lucky if they see one total solar eclipse in their lifetime. There are two upcoming total solar eclipses that can be seen from different parts of the United States (August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024), and they provide teachers with an amazing opportunity to engage students with a…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Science Education, Astronomy, Scientific Concepts
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Concannon, James; Brown, Patrick L. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
The "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS) challenges science teachers to think beyond specific content standards when considering how to design and implement curriculum. This lesson, "Windmills by Design," is an insightful lesson in how science teachers can create and implement a cross-cutting lesson to teach the concepts…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Science Curriculum, Curriculum Design, High School Students
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Gonczi, Amanda L.; Bergman, Brenda G.; Huntoon, Jackie; Allen, Robin; McIntyre, Barb; Turner, Sheri; Davis, Jen; Handler, Rob – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
Decision matrices are valuable engineering tools. They allow engineers to objectively examine solution options. Decision matrices can be incorporated in K-12 classrooms to support authentic engineering instruction. In this article we provide examples of how decision matrices have been incorporated into 6th and 7th grade classrooms as part of an…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Matrices, Teaching Methods, Middle School Students
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Frederick, J. Adam; Haines, Sarah; Romano, Christina; Takacs, Jacqueline – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
The eastern oyster, "Crassostrea virginica," is an ecologically and economically important species in Chesapeake Bay. Oysters are ecologically unique in the Chesapeake Bay because they build a structure known as a bar or reef by attaching to one another over a 45 long period of time. They have been coined the "Ecological Engineers…
Descriptors: Animals, Marine Education, Marine Biology, Anatomy
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Webb, Sarah; Carla Curran, Mary – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
Graphing and calculating percentages are integral skills in a STEM curriculum. Teaching students how to create graphs allows them to identify numerical trends and to express results in a clear and concise manner. In this activity, students will remain engaged in the lesson by moving around the room and then work together to generate their own…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, STEM Education, Graphs, Natural Resources
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Yolcu, Hasan – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
This article presents an analogy to illustrate the effect of surface roughness on surface wettability. I used a water-filled balloon to represent water droplet, a toothpick to represent surface roughness and Styrofoam as the surface. The analogies presented in this article will help visualize how roughness affects the wettability of the surface…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, High School Students, Secondary School Students
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Curran, Mary Carla; Bower, Amy S.; Furey, Heather H. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
Creation of physical models can help students learn science by enabling them to be more involved in the scientific process of discovery and to use multiple senses during investigations. This activity achieves these goals by having students model ocean currents in the Gulf of Mexico. In general, oceans play a key role in influencing weather…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Models, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Adadan, Emine; Akaygun, Sevil; Sanyal, Amitav – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
This interdisciplinary scientific inquiry lesson specifically utilizes the 5E learning cycle to engage high school students in an investigation on size-dependent properties of matter. In particular, this inquiry lesson focuses on a biologically relevant phenomenon, namely accessibility to a pharmaceutical drug with respect to the size of the pill.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, High School Students, Scientific Concepts, Science Experiments
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Haines, Sarah; Richman, Laila; Hartley, Renee; Schmid, Rachel – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
The unique organism project was designed as a culminating assessment for a biological classification unit in a middle school setting. Students developed a model to represent their unique organism. Using the model, students were required to demonstrate how their unique organism interacts with its environment, and how its internal and external…
Descriptors: Biology, Classification, Science Instruction, Models
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Kapucu, Serkan; Simsek, Mertkan; Öçal, Mehmet Fatih – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
This study explores finding the areas of polygons with a smartphone light sensor. A square and an irregular pentagon were chosen as our polygons. During the activity, the LED light was placed at the vertices of our polygons, and the illuminance values of this LED light were detected by the smartphone light sensor. The smartphone was placed on a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Saunders, Cheston Andrew – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
Many students leave the environmental science classroom with misconceptions centered on the availability of natural resources such as water. This article presents a case study where students assume the roles of various stakeholders and articulate their position on whether or not to pipe water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Misconceptions, Water
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Phillips, Marianne; Jeffery, Tonya D. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
Patterns of Change: Forces and Motion is an integrated science lesson that uses the 5E lesson cycle to tie together science with language arts, mathematics, literature, technology, engineering and social studies in an engaging format applicable for young learners. This lesson has been uniquely designed for the purpose of providing elementary…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kennon, James Tillman; Fong, Bryant; Grippo, Anne – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
Sunscreens have different levels of protection, measured most commonly with the sun protection factor (SPF). Students initially believed higher SPF factors mean greater sun protection and learned through this activity that higher SPF does not mean greater protection. Students analyzed the amount of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) protection and…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Students, Secondary School Science, College Science
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Brown, Patrick L.; Concannon, James – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
One tried-and-true way to hook students' attention and promote long-lasting understanding is to sequence science instruction in an explore-before-explain instructional sequence. In these lessons for the second through sixth grade band, elementary students investigate the interaction between "cold" and "hot" substances and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Interaction, Weather
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