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This site allows students to examine images of galaxies and learn to recognize the various shapes used in the Hubble classification system. The Hubble Tuning Fork Diagram is presented as a way to classify the various types of galaxies observed in space. Students will examine pictures of galaxies and discover that these pictures have been arranged according to a scheme or plan laid out by Edwin Hubble, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Space science
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on avalanches and how they occur. Students conduct an experiment, then discuss how lubricants and friction play a role in causing avalanches. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Cryology, Natural hazards
 
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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. Its focus is on the pollution of water ecosystems. Students do group research on known pollutants and their impact on water ecosystems, and find out possible solutions to this problem. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This activity has students apply scientific theory and hypothesis to studies being conducted in the Black Sea. They will discuss the purpose of and theory behind the Black Sea study and use maps to explain the flood theory. Students will also write hypotheses suggesting what certain pieces of evidence might reveal about the Black Sea and the flood. Next, they will read about the researchers' discoveries ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Human geography, Physical geography
 
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This article explains why the study of paleontology is important to science education. Topics include the basic methods and goals of paleontology, how it is relevant to the modern world, and why paleontology can be useful in keeping students involved and interested in science. Links to additional information are embedded in the text. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Paleontology, History and philosophy of science
 
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This article describes the period of geologic time spanned by the rocks of the North Cascades area of Washington. Users can access a simplified geologic time scale that provides links to geologic events in the North Cascades region. These include the deposition of various terranes, periods of intrusion and metamorphism, the beginning of the Cascade volcanic arc, and periods of major glaciation. Links ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time, Geology
 
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This resource is part of the Science Education Gateway (SEGway) project, funded by NASA, which is a national consortium of scientists, museums, and educators working together to bring the latest science to students, teachers, and the general public. In this module, students investigate the weather similarities and differences between Earth and Mars. Eight investigations allow students to use the internet ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Space science
 
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This lesson probes a discrepant event to help students become familiar with the process of science. A plastic bottle with three holes covered with tape is filled with water and capped. Students predict what may happen as the tape is removed from each hole in turn, and hypothesize about the cause of the observed results. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This lesson uses a discrepant event to pique curiosity and provide an excellent metaphor for a problem in science that can be addressed in a scientific way. Water is poured into a magic box, and out comes a much larger volume of water (or other liquid). Students will learn that science is uncertain because scientists can make more than one workable model to explain their observations. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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This lesson teaches students that scientific knowledge is fundamentally uncertain. Students manipulate sealed mystery boxes and attempt to determine the inner structure of the boxes which contain a moving ball and a fixed barrier or two. The nature and sources of uncertainty inherent in the process of problem-solving are experienced. The uncertainty of the conclusions is reduced by student collaboration. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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