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Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

Individual lesson plans ranging from Earth, Life and Physical Sciences have been developed in conjunction with partnering teachers involved in many of our projects.

What Color is the Sun?

Author: Emily Kellagher
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
Earth Science, Sun

Solar Science Learning Kit

Author: Mark McCaffrey
Grade Level: K-12
Topic:
Earth Science, Sun

De qué Color es el Sol?

Author: Emily Kellagher
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
Earth Science, Sun

Upward and Outward: Scientific Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau Teacher Notes for Classroom Implementation of the Film

Author: Sandra Laursen
Grade Level: High School
Topic:
Earth Science, Nature of Science

Upward and Outward: Scientific Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau Student Work

Author: Sandra Laursen
Grade Level: High School
Topic:
Earth Science, Nature of Science

Scientific Background for Upward and Outward: Scientific Inquiry on the Tibetan Plateau

Author: Sandra Laursen
Grade Level: High School
Topic:
Earth Science, Nature of Science

Crazy Research Going On! Public Conceptions of Science and Scientists

Author: Sandra Laursen
Grade Level: High School
Topic:
Earth Science, Nature of Science

What Is the Difference between Science and Pseudoscience?

Author: Robert C. Jadin
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Nature of Science

Waste, Water and Wastewater

Author: Mari Elise Ewing
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Physical Science, Water

The Plant/Animal Balance: Photosynthesis and Respiration

Author: John Mischler
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Earth Science, Life Science

The People Pump: Inquiry into the Circulation System

Author: Jeffrey Morton
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Life Science

The Mysteries of Deep Cold: Inquiry Activities with Liquid Nitrogen (temperature, pressure and volume)

Author: Sierra Love Stowell
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Physical Science, STEM

The Effects of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation on Ocean Currents

Author: Leigh Cooper
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Earth Science

Snow Tracks Can Illuminate Many Things: A Detective Exercise

Author: Tommy Detmer
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Life Science

Punnett Squares with Piebald Deer

Author: Leigh Cooper
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Life Science

Population Estimates: Bringing Math and Science Together

Author: Tommy Detmer
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Life Science, STEM

Northwest Passage: Using Google Earth to Explore Currents and Climate Change

Author: Mike Gartrell
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Earth Science, Climate Science, STEM

Making a Compass

Author: Dan Preston
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
Physical Science

Is Basic Science Important?

Author: Amanda Hund
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Nature of Science, STEM

Ice Cores: The Past is the Key to the Future

Author: John Mischler
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Earth Science, Climate Science

Habitat for Stream Insects: What Kind of Substrate Is the Best Habitat for Aquatic Insects?

Author: Tommy Detmer
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Life Science

Energy Transformations: Exta-Terrestrial Impacts on Earth

Author: Mare Elise Ewing
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Physical Science

Energy Pyramids and Food Webs

Author: Jeffrey Morton
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Life Science

Earthworks: The Combination of Art and Nature

Author: Leigh Cooper
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
STEM

Data Analysis – Introduction to Measurement, Error and Outliers

Author: Helen McCreery
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Nature of Science, STEM

Bend This! Introduction to Circuit Bending and DIY Culture – Making an Instrument

Author: Sierra Love Stowell
Grade Level: Middle School
Topic:
Physical Science

Where Does the Rain Go? (Soil Percolation)

Author: Jeffrey Morton
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
Earth Science, Water

Testing Murphy’s Law: Does Bread Always Land Butter Side Down?

Author: Nifer Wilkening and Tommy Detmer
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
Nature of Science, STEM

Precipitation Patterns across the Globe

Author: Terry Legg
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
Earth Science, Water

How Gravity Works: Why Two Objects of Different Masses Hit the Ground at the Same Time?

Author: John Mischler
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
Physical Science

Habitat for Stream Insects: What Kind of Substrate Is the Best Habitat for Aquatic Insects?

Author: Tommy Detmer
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
Life Science, STEM

Constructing a Dichotomous Key and Exploring Its Relationship to Evolutionary Patterns

Author: Tommy Detmer
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
STEM

Biomagnification: The Story of the Peregrine Falcon

Author: Leigh Cooper
Grade Level: Elementary
Topic:
Life Science, STEM