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Alternative Conceptions About Fossil Fuels
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Alternative Conceptions About Fossil Fuels

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Students answer a short multichoice survey to identify and address common alternative conceptions about fossil fuels. By the end of this activity, students should be able to identify some common alternative conceptions people hold with regards to fossil fuels and use literacy and research skills to find accurate explanations regarding fossil fuels.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
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Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
02/22/2018
Animal and Plant Adaptations
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Animal and Plant Adaptations

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Students learn about animal and plant adaptations in Antarctic species and use these ideas to design their own unique animal or plant.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Atmospheric Pressure
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Atmospheric Pressure

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Students indirectly measure atmospheric pressure using a plastic drink bottle and a ping pong ball. They will then use this measure to calculate the force acting on the outside of a soft drink can.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Balloon Car Challenge
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Balloon Car Challenge

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Students design and build a balloon-powered car to better understand the science ideas related to rocket propulsion. They use ideas of mass and force to work out ways to improve the distance traveled by the car.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
02/27/2018
Bird Hotel
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Bird Hotel

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Students take on the role of migrating birds. By participating in a physically active simulation, they experience the journey from summer breeding grounds to winter feeding grounds. As the activity progresses different scenarios affect these areas and the ability to successfully migrate.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
02/22/2018
Build a Marine Food Web
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Build a Marine Food Web

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Students build their own food web using images of organisms from the marine ecosystem. This activity can be done indoors on paper or outdoors on a tarmac surface using chalk.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
02/22/2018
Building a Water Cycle
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Building a Water Cycle

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Students observe the processes of evaporation and precipitation by creating a model that simulates the water cycle.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Carbon Dioxide Emissions Calculator
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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Calculator

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Students use online calculators to calculate and compare the amount of CO2 produced by different energy sources in an effort to think about and evaluate a reduction of carbon-based emissions.

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Science
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Activity/Lab
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Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/06/2018
Cleaning Up Oil in Water
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Cleaning Up Oil in Water

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Students experiment with oil in water. They observe the effects of oil in water and then attempt to clean up the oil using various sorbents. They also observe what happens when a chemical dispersant is added to the oil in the water and try cleaning oil off bird feathers.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/07/2018
Clouds and the Weather
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Clouds and the Weather

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Students explore cloud formation. They observe clouds and learn about different cloud types and how they can be used to predict the weather.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Common Foods and Plant Parts
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Common Foods and Plant Parts

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Students relate commonly eaten foods to different parts of the flowering plant life cycle. They use a graphic organizer to identify whether a food is a root, stem, leaf, flower, seed, or fruit.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
DNA Detective
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DNA Detective

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Students learn about the collection and processing of DNA evidence and use DNA profiling to solve a crime. The activity is designed for use on an interactive whiteboard with the whole class, and it can also be used individually or in small groups at a computer or with a data projector and laptop.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Density
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Density

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Students are introduced to the concept of density. They calculate the volume of various materials to determine and then rank their densities.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/07/2018
Design a Robotic Milking System - Unit Plan
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Design a Robotic Milking System - Unit Plan

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In this activity, students think about how to set up an automatic milking system by integrating knowledge of the farm technology with knowledge of cow behavior. Students will use information about a new Automated Milking System (AMS) to design the layour of their own farm. They will use two-dimensional drawings to make three-dimensional models of the layout.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
10/02/2017
Drama in the Microworld
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Drama in the Microworld

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Students use drama to model science ideas about atoms and molecules, transferring heat and the process of combustion.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/06/2018
Earthquake Intensity
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Earthquake Intensity

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Students study damage descriptions from earthquakes and allocate a Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) number.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/07/2018
Earthquake Location
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Earthquake Location

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Students are introduced to some of the methods scientists use to record earthquakes. They obtain data from tables and graphs, carry out simple calculations and draw results on a map.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/07/2018
Earthquakes - Unit Plan
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Earthquakes - Unit Plan

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In this unit, students will use analogies to investigate and explain the Earth's layers. They will also model tectonic plate boundaries and movements.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
10/02/2017
Effervescent Canister Rockets
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Effervescent Canister Rockets

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Students make a rocket using baking soda and vinegar. They develop their understanding of rocket propulsion (forces) and investigate the amount of vinegar that will make the rocket go the highest.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/06/2018
Element Rap
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Element Rap

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Students become familiar with the names and symbols of the chemical elements by creating a rap or poem.

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Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
02/22/2018
Enzyme Action
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Enzyme Action

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Students investigate the effect that fruit purees have on the setting of party jellies.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/06/2018
Estuary Metaphors
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Estuary Metaphors

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Students discuss how a variety of everyday objects can serve as metaphors for the important characteristics and functions of estuaries.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
02/22/2018
Ethical Dilemmas in Fighting Infection
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Ethical Dilemmas in Fighting Infection

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Students explore ethical issues related to fighting infection. Students learn about the science involved and the associated ethical dilemmas. They have opportunities to discuss and deliberate before making their own decision that they can justify.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Ethical Frameworks and Transgenics
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Ethical Frameworks and Transgenics

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This activity will help students identify ethical issues raised by transgenic animals and find out more about the 5 common ethical frameworks used to guide ethical decision-making - Consequences, Rights and Responsibilities, Autonomy and the right to choose for oneself, Virtue ethics, Multiple perspectives. The activity will encourage students to discuss the issue of genetically modifying animals to help treat human diseases.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Ethics, Mice and Toxins
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Ethics, Mice and Toxins

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Students consider the use of mice for bioassays and in establishing the lethal dose when researching/testing toxins. They consider the rights and responsibilities of all those affected by these methods and make a decision as to whether mice should be used in researching and testing for toxins.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Ethics and Pig Cell Transplants
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Ethics and Pig Cell Transplants

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Students use role-playing to explore different stakeholders' perspectives on the issue of using pig cells to treat type 1 diabetes. Transplanting pig cells into humans is a type of xenotransplantation, which raises ethical issues about animal welfare, individual rights and risk of spreading disease. Peoples' views will be influenced by their cultural, spiritual and religious perspectives.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Ethics and Research Animals - Case Study
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Ethics and Research Animals - Case Study

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Students use the internet to identify examples of when and why animals are used in research, which animals are used and animal welfare requirements. They will consider the potential harms and benefits to people and the animals affected by research involving animals and then present a written argument, supported by relevant scientific facts, in support of or against the use of animals in research.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Ethics of Modifying Cows With Human Genes
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Ethics of Modifying Cows With Human Genes

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Students explore different stakeholders' perspectives on using transgenic cows to make medicines and weigh up the consequences, both benefits (pluses) and harms (minuses) in order to guide decision-making on this issue. The activity forms part of the unit plan Ethics of transgenic cows.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018