Middle School (6-8)

Middle School grade levels 6 through 8.

Wetland Ecosystems, Non-living and living components and Brine Shrimp

Author(s): Jen Chu

Wetland Ecosystems, Non-living and living components and Brine Shrimp

Students work in whole class and small group settings to discuss, observe and learn about a wetland ecosystem (salt ponds) and some of the organisms that live there. Abiotic and biotic factors of species survival are discuss. Live brine shrimp are used in observation.

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Making an electromagnet

Author(s): SEP staff

Making an electromagnet

Students discover that, when electric current flows through an insulated wire wound around a steel core, the steel core becomes a magnet. They learn that this happens because an electric current produces a magnetic field. They experiment with a number of variables and try to find out how to increase the strength of the electromagnet.

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