Students are provided with video clips of various chemical reactions. They are asked to collect data and make observations, and then determine whether the reaction is exothermic or endothermic. Could be used as a lab makeup or as a dry lab option
NGSS aligned to the hydrology unit, students visit several websites to research the various water quality parameters. They then visit additional state agencies to collect data on local streams and collect data to determine water health .
NGSS aligned lab that looks at how ocean acidification occurs and the causes and effects. Students complete a tutorial on the acidification process and then complete a virtual investigation on the impacts of acidification on the growth of sea
NGSS aligned lesson where students "dive" in to discover coral reefs. They begin by visiting both healthy and unhealthy reefs and collecting data on both. They then research the causes of anthropogenic and natural causes of coral reef destruction.
NGSS aligned lesson examining the relationship between the grey wolf and elk populations in Yellowstone National Park. Students are given online resources to collect evidence so they can make a claim: Should the wolf be reintroduced...or not?
Worksheet that goes along with the CK12 interactive on the mole and dimensional analysis. Brief tutorial goes over the concept of the mole and conversions, and then students practice on items found at a carnival. NGSS aligned
Get your students outside to determine carrying capacity of their school yard based on the tree measurements. Students measure and collect data on tree circumference to determine carrying capacity of squirrels and deer.
A student centered web based activity where students first collect evidence of different types of cells and analyze their specialization, by looking at their structure and function. They then gather information about how proteins help shape these
NGSS alinged. Students test water quality by counting macroinvertebrates. The worksheet goes with the National Park activity on it's website. Students complete an example interactive and then "test" two streams themselves.
NGSS aligned intro to systems and system models by looking at Natural Disasters. Students learn the components of a system, the inputs and outputs and what forces can act upon a system. Great for reinforcement of those cross cutting concepts!