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Blubber Gloves: It's All About Insulation
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Students investigate how the adaptation of insulation optimizes animals' survival in a specific environment.

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Author:
Lauri Dahlin, Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Conductors and Insulators
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Students use a simple circuit to learn how conductors allow electricity to flow and how insulators do not allow electricity to flow.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Author:
Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Crawly Composters
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Students learn how decomposers play an important part in the cycling of matter through an ecosystem by breaking down matter and returning it to the soil. They will set up a classroom composting bin.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Author:
Lauri Dahlin, Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Energy Flow
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Students are introduced to the idea that energy flows through a food chain.

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Science
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Science Matters
Author:
Lauri Dahlin, Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Grade 6 Earth Science: Earthquakes and Volcanoes
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This unit focuses on earthquakes and volcanoes as the visible signs of plate tectonics. Students progress through a series of investigations using indirect evidence (models) and direct evidence, experiments, active learning experiences, researching using a variety of sources, questions, and assessments. Assessments include: pre-, post and 4 formative assessments.

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Science
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Science Matters
Date Added:
08/07/2017
Grade 6 Earth Science: Plate Tectonics
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This unit focuses on the layers of the Earth and what causes movement in the layers. Students progress through a series of investigations using indirect evidence (models) and direct evidence, experiments, active learning experiences, researching using a variety of sources, questions, and assessments. Assessments include: pre-, post and 4 formative assessments.

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Science
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Unit of Study
Provider:
Science Matters
Date Added:
08/07/2017
How to Read a Periodic Table
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Students learn that the properties of matter help to organize elements on the periodic table.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Author:
Christine Lindblad, Claire Poissonniez, and Vanessa Scarlett
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Lesson 6.1: Forms of Energy
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In this lesson, students are introduced to the many forms of energy. Energy station materials are explored and discussed to introduce and clarify characteristics of each form of energy.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Date Added:
08/07/2017
Lesson 6.4: Thermal Energy Flow in Materials
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In this lesson, students learn how light energy from the sun radiates to the earth and the light energy is transformed to heat. Students also learn about heat transfer: conduction, radiation, and convection.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Date Added:
08/07/2017
Lesson 6.5: Energy from Wind
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In this lesson, students learn how wind energy i transformed to mechanical energy using windmills to capture the wind.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Date Added:
08/07/2017
Lesson 6.7: Peanut Energy
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In this lesson, students demonstrates that stored energy in a peanut transforms to heat energy when combusted.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Date Added:
08/07/2017
Lesson 6.8: Solar Energy
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This lesson demonstrates that the source of energy to run small motors can be the sun or chemical energy stored in a battery.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Date Added:
08/07/2017
Matter Cycles - Sum it Up
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Students review the concept that matter cycles in a food chain. They will participate in a reader's theater skit presentation that describes the roles that producers, consumers, and decomposers play in an ecosystem.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Matters
Author:
Lauri Dahlin, Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019
May the Magnetic Force Be With You
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Students learn about magnetic force. They will test the magnetism of various classroom objects. Then they will complete an inquiry-based scenario to reinforce the concepts associated with magnetic poles.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Matters
Author:
Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Mighty Microorganisms
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In this lesson, students learn that microorganisms can be both beneficial and harmful; one benefit is their decomposer role in the cycling of matter.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Date Added:
08/30/2017
Mixtures and Solutions
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Students examine a variety of materials and classify them as mixtures or solutions.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Author:
Christine Lindblad, Claire Poissonniez, and Vanessa Scarlett
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Oh Heron! Ecosystem Game
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Students learn how a balance of food, water, shelter, and space impact living things within an ecosystem.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
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Science Matters
Author:
Lauri Dahlin, Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Parallel Circuits
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Students build and investigate parallel circuits. They will also participate in a kinesthetic activity to model parallel circuitry.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Matters
Author:
Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Plot Study
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In this lesson, students learn that biotic and abiotic things interact in an ecosystem by investigating selected plot study sites.

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Science
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Matters
Author:
Lauri Dahlin, Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
08/07/2017
Series Circuit and Switches
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Students learn about adding a switch to a simple circuit, a series circuit, and how to read and draw schematics.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Matters
Author:
Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019
That's an Otter Story
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Students learn that humans impact ecosystems (including food webs) in both positive and negative ways.

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Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Matters
Author:
Lauri Dahlin, Hortencia Garcia, Christina Mavaro, and Kathleen Tomscha
Date Added:
02/26/2019