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Student Designed Investigations Part 1 – Observations Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related This lesson is from the unit, "What is a Living Thing and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?", that is... Jun 2008
Student Designed Investigations Part 2 – Testable Questions, Predictions, Materials and Procedures Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related This lesson is from the unit, "What is a Living Thing, and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?" The unit is designed... Jun 2008
Student Designed Investigations Part 3 – Collecting Data and Drawing Conclusions Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related This lesson is from the unit, "What is a Living Thing, and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?" The unit is designed... Jun 2008
Student Designed Investigations Part 4 - Poster Presentations/Science Fair Biology/Life Science This lesson is from the unit, "What is a Living Thing, and How Does a Living Thing Respond to Its Environment?" The unit is designed to be taught... Jun 2008
Draw an Alien in its Natural Habitat Biology/Life Science This is an extension and assessment activity for the Unit, "What is a Living Thing, and How Does a Living Thing... Jun 2008
Pollination Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related This activity approaches pollination through: 1) a game to understand the role of the pollinator, 2) a flower dissection to understand the structure... Jul 2008
Mini Mystery Boxes Science Skills This lesson is designed to help students better understand the nature of science. It uses simple, readily available mini-mystery boxes to model how... Nov 2008
Meet an Aquatic Snail Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related In this lesson students will observe aquatic snails, create a realistic drawing of an aquatic snail, and create a class list of questions about... Jul 2009
Observing and Drawing the Structures of Guppies and Goldfish Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related This lesson is a modifcation to FOSS Investigation #1 in the Animals 2 x2 unit.  In this version the students are observing both guppies and... Jul 2009
Forensics Crime Lab Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Science Skills A crime is staged in the classroom.  After observing the crime scene, student identify and collect crime scene evidence.  Students use... Aug 2009
How does the pH environment affect bioavailability of Iron? Biology/Life Science, Chemistry Dietary minerals are available through ingestion of food and supplements.  In this lesson, students first examine the chemical reaction of two... Aug 2009
What factors affect the oxidation of apples? Biology/Life Science, Chemistry Students observe the browning of apples after cut and being exposed to air and brainstorm ideas about why this might be happening.Students think... Aug 2009
Perception and the Brain Biology/Life Science In this lesson, students are introduced to how the brain interprets and uses sensory information from the visual system to guide how the body moves... Sep 2009
Meet a Land Snail Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related In this lesson students will play a guessing game, observe land snails, and create a realistic drawing of a land snail.  At the end of the... Sep 2009
What is the best brand of paper towel? FOSS-Related, Physical Science Compare different brands of paper towel for their strength and absorbancy through a series of short investigations.  This lesson can be used in... Sep 2009
Do You Know Bamboo? Earth Science, FOSS-Related, Physical Science Bamboo shares many similarities with wood in their appearance (brown and fibrous) and usage (furniture, flooring etc). Bamboo strips will be studied... Sep 2009
Hands On With Cells - Using Slide Viewers and Microscopes Biology/Life Science In this activity students use microscopes and slide viewers to visualize cells and record what they see. Emphasis is on *recording observations*.... Sep 2009
Sheep Heart Dissection Biology/Life Science, FOSS-Related, Science Skills Students observe and dissect a sheep heart. In doing so, they learn about how the heart works and what it really looks like. While this lesson is... Sep 2009
Cleaning Water: A 5th Grade Standards-Based Science Unit Chemistry, Earth Science, Engineering, Science Skills Many children around the world die due to drinking contaminated water.  This engaging science lesson will allow students learn how to build and... Sep 2009
Introducing Models to Elementary School Students Science Skills Students learn what a model is by comparing a model of the tongue to their own tongue. They practice asking themselves, "How is this model like the... Sep 2009