An introduction to osmosis, tonicity and the terms hypotonic, hypertonic, isotonic, and semipermeable membrane. Students read fictional case studies of people dying of water intoxication and hypothesize about why the people die. A follow-up
An introduction to macromolecules. Students use guidelines to create a meal plan for an swimmer training for the Olympics. They are given a caloric goal and goals for grams of fats, protein and carbohydrates. Included are Food Cards with food
Students will learn about calculating speed and acceleration in a mock training session for Olympic speed walkers. Can be used as a laboratory or classroom activity. Students will collect data, and calculate the velocity and acceleration for
An activity for Evolution and Natural Selection units. Illustrates the difference between Darwin's and Lamarck's theories of evolution.
After analyzing a brief text about Darwin and Lamarck, students are asked to create a paper advertisement for a
An introduction to SI units / metric system with base units and prefixes.
Students make their best guess at measurements using SI units. Ex. "What is the mass of a tennis ball in decigrams?" or "What is room temperature in Kelvin?" Students will
Students use a dichotomous key to identify five jack-o-lanterns (pumpkins). This exercise can be used as a fun Halloween activity or an introduction to taxonomy. This brief of the dichotomous key allows students to learn about this useful
This is a great first-day-of-class activity! An introduction to the basic characteristics of living things through an inquiry-based activity and group discussion.
Includes 24 picture cards and ideas for method of instruction. Students have to
In this dichotomous key identification activity, students create their own pook-e-mon playing card following simple instructions on their own species description card. Once all cards are created, students use a dichotomous key to identify their