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Miami Science Museum’s Educational Resources


Found In: science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

The Miami Science Museum’s Educational Resources include four interactive theme areas for K-12 students.

Ecolinks provides information and activities on the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. Under Hydrosphere, for example, is an animated map of ocean currents and links to three habitat projects developed by elementary, middle, and high school students. Hydrosphere has a brief description and two educational activities: Make A Dam and Monster Waves. Monster Waves furnishes instructions for building a tabletop village to visualize the effects of tsunamis.

The Atoms Family covers energy concepts such as the power of the sun, energy conservation, energy transformation, electricity and fossil fuels under six heading. Frankenstein’s Lightning Laboratory has three activities for K-6, K-8, and 4-8. One of these, In Fruity Electricity, shows students in grades 4-8 how to light a bulb with a lemon or lime.

Hurricanes is an online unit on hurricane science and safety. It features a brief video showing the power of a storm as it comes ashore.

The pH Factor has five areas exploring the tongue and taste, common household items and pH, water and pH, and the powers of ten. Each area has a group of lesson plans. The pH Factor includes a teachers guide and is also available in Japanese and Chinese.

 

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