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Bark Casts

Bark Casts

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In this activity, students will learn more about plants by making plaster ...

In this activity, students will learn more about plants by making plaster casts of tree barks to conduct observations of the bark and use the bark patterns to classify and identify trees.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Darrell Spendlove
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Brown Bag Science

Brown Bag Science

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Students are introduced to the concept of electricity through hands-on investigation of ...

Students are introduced to the concept of electricity through hands-on investigation of how circuits work. Students will construct a simple circuit and record their experiences in their science journal. Note: Circuit kits (one per individual/group) will need to be prepared ahead of time. Kits are to include 1 C-cell battery, 2 insulated copper wires, 1 battery holder, 2 brass battery clips, 1 small flashlight bulb, and 1 socket.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Judy Adair
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Determining Acids and Bases

Determining Acids and Bases

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The student will use purple cabbage indicator to test five know substances ...

The student will use purple cabbage indicator to test five know substances for acidic/alkaline balance. The student will discuss the safety precautions required both inside and outside a lab in handling acids and bases.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Melodie Hill
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Do Plants Need Sunlight?
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Do Plants Need Sunlight?

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In this lesson, students learn that plants need sunlight and make observations ...

In this lesson, students learn that plants need sunlight and make observations of what happens when they do not receive the sunlight they need.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Date Added:
06/09/2017
Erosion

Erosion

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Through this series of simple activities, students will be able to identify ...

Through this series of simple activities, students will be able to identify the different types of erosion, the effect of ice on land, the effect of wind on land, and the effect of water on landforms.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Dorothy Stetsko
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Ice Energy

Ice Energy

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In this lesson, students will sprinkle coarse salt on a piece of ...

In this lesson, students will sprinkle coarse salt on a piece of ice and make observations as it melts. They will also make homemade ice cream. They will then use their observations to discuss heat energy and chemical reactions.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Appreciation for the Promotion and Advancement of Science Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Making a Pinhole Camera

Making a Pinhole Camera

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The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to a basic ...

The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to a basic property of light and how we use this property in our everyday lives. Students will make a pinhole camera to investigate how light travels in straight lines.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Patricia Willett
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Mapping Animal Behavior

Mapping Animal Behavior

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Students will observe and record the behavior of crickets. They will watch ...

Students will observe and record the behavior of crickets. They will watch closely as the animal moves around in its container (empty, with shelter present, with food present). They will graph results after data collection is complete.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Maureen Jenner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Metamorphic Rock Pancakes

Metamorphic Rock Pancakes

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Through this activity students will understand how metamorphic rocks are formed through ...

Through this activity students will understand how metamorphic rocks are formed through heat and pressure. Teachers will model this process by making pancakes on a hot griddle. Additional ingredients (acting as other rock types) can be added.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Merrillyn Herzog
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Movement

Movement

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In this activity, students will observe marbles rolling down a ramp and ...

In this activity, students will observe marbles rolling down a ramp and identify variables that could cause the marble to roll faster or farther. They will then design a procedure to test how the height of the ramp affects the motion of the marble and collect, record, and analyze data.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Deborah Herndon
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Sensational Slime

Sensational Slime

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In this activity, students will predict what will happen when two solutions ...

In this activity, students will predict what will happen when two solutions are combined, and make observations about the properties of the new substance. Note: The teacher prepares the solution prior to the activity.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Jan Noyes
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Simple Machines

Simple Machines

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In this set of activities, students will study the six basic simple ...

In this set of activities, students will study the six basic simple machines and how they work. In the first activity, students will dissect a small broken toy or appliance, identifying each simple machine they discover. In the second activity, students will examine Rube Goldberg's drawings. Then, in the third culminating activity, students will create their own compound machine.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Robert L. Campbell
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Solar Hot Box

Solar Hot Box

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This lesson is designed to explore different aspects of solar energy. The ...

This lesson is designed to explore different aspects of solar energy. The students have already been exposed to various forms of alternate energy sources and the reasons for their use. The students will build a solar hot box in order to test various colors and materials to find the maximum temperature that can be reached.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
John Sandru
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Sounds Like Science - Drums

Sounds Like Science - Drums

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In this lesson, students investigate how force produces vibrations and how different ...

In this lesson, students investigate how force produces vibrations and how different kinds of vibrations produce a variety of sounds by designing and creating a drum.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Association for the Promotion and Advancement of Science Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Sounds Like Science - Guitar

Sounds Like Science - Guitar

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In this lesson, students investigate sound energy and learn about the relationship ...

In this lesson, students investigate sound energy and learn about the relationship between audability and frequency. Students will design and create a guitar from simple materials.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Association for the Promotion and Advancement of Science Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Understanding Waves

Understanding Waves

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Through this series of simple hands-on activities, students will develop a basic ...

Through this series of simple hands-on activities, students will develop a basic understanding of the physical properties of waves. They will investigate and identify the "crest" and "trough" of sound, water, and light waves.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Vilia Natchez
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Water Magic

Water Magic

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In this lesson, students will observe water in different forms as the ...

In this lesson, students will observe water in different forms as the teacher performs demonstrations of melting, evaporation, and boiling. Students will record their observations in their science journals.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Michigan Reach Out!
Author:
Cindy Miller
Date Added:
02/26/2019