This is a two to for day long activity in which students use receipt paper to create a time line of the history of the earth. They mark out a time scale on the paper and then sketch representative drawings. Students then must do research to find
Transcription and translation practice. Students turn a single DNA strand into a double, then write the code for the messenger RNA strand. Finally they group codons and translate them into the correct amino acids.
This is a relatively simple inquiry lab in which students explore Brownian motion in a gas, liquid and solid. They are also asked to think about the energy source and how to control the speed of particle motion.
Students get samples of dry egg, cereal, peanut and DNA extracted from a strawberry that's been dried on a small circle of tissue paper. The foods are burned below a pop can filled with 100ml of water and a thermometer. Students take the temperature
Have your students try adding electrons to each atom in the drawing. They will learn to practice placing the electrons in the orbitals and will be able to figure out how many electrons the outer shell will need to be stable.
This simple handout lists 15 common classroom helper jobs. These jobs are helpful to the teacher and build community and responsibility in the students. Students are able to select their top 3 jobs and explain why they believe they'd be good at it.
Students complete this lab to practice measuring mass in grams and volume of a cube shaped object in cm cubed or using water displacement in ml.
Students first practice calculating density on a wood block. When their answer is pretty accurate they
Students practice by describing and sketching the stages of the cell cycle. They then create a simple hat and attach their drawings to it in the correct order. When the students rotate wearing the hat they can show the cell cycle.