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“Let’s Save the Earth” Presentation
Using photography and PowerPoint, Ms. Postman developed an activity that shows her students how small, individual acts can make a big difference in protecting the environment.
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Adopt an Acre of Rainforest
Prep for Earth Day with this project-based activity in which students learn about the effects of deforestation and educate others in the community. Does your class want to adopt an acre?
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Alka-Seltzer Science Experiment
Here is a fun, quick science experiment: Put an Alka-Seltzer tablet (or off brand) into a plastic film can. Add water, put the top on, and...
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Beach Ball Toss
To give the students a sense of the proportions of the earth that are land and water, we toss a beach ball that's decorated as the globe. These are available inexpensively. As they catch the ball, the...
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Bowling Sheets
As I'm taking attendance, I give a very short quiz reviewing old material or on last night's homework. When our local bowling alley went to automatic scorekeepers I got the idea of using their old ove...
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Chemistry Moles
Here's a tip for chemistry teachers wanting to get their students interested in the measurement unit mole (6x10^23 particles). Every year as I begin the unit dealing with moles, I hand out a pattern f...
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Circuits in Physics
When my students do electrical experiments in physics, the wires and electrical components of the circuits slide all over the place, making it difficult for my students and me to compare the circuits...
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Counting Birds
Ms. Daniel’s class participates in a birding event in which her students count birds, draw pictures, and write stories. The event is coordinated online, where students can enter results of their counting and submit photos.
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Crime Lab Science
In my many years of teaching chemistry and physics, I observed that the laboratory investigations that created the most enthusiasm were those that cast the student in the role of crime lab analyst. Ra...
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Demonstrating Simple Machines
Simple machines are really easy to demonstrate with tools from the hardware store. I keep a plastic storage box filled with a screw driver, hammer, vise, pulleys, clothesline...
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