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Blue Sky
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Students will investigate the phenemenon of sunlight traveling through the atmosphere. Blue light scatters more than the other colors, leaving a dominant yellow-orange hue to the transmitted light. The scattered light makes the sky blue; the transmitted light makes the sunset reddish orange.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Exploratorium
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Carrying Charges
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In this activity students test a variety of liquids and solutions to see which conduct electricity. Note: This is designed for use in a science museum or education center and may need to be modified for classroom use.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Sciencenter
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Changing Colors
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This activity demonstrates chemical reactions as evidenced by color changes. Students will systematically evaluate all possible combinations of solutions and draw inference from their observations to determine which combinations experience a chemical reaction.

Subject:
Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Sciencenter
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Charge Challenge
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In this lesson students will understand how charges attract and repel and can move between objects by charging a variety of objects and making observations about their interactions.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Alice Bean, University of Kansas
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Climate Change - Wildlife and Wetlands
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This video provides information about the causes and effects of Earth's changing climate, specifically focusing on wildlife populations and the impact global warming has on habitats.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Presentation
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
United States Global Change Research Program
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Control the Flow
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Students will use basic materials (brass paper fasteners, paperclips, wire, cardboard and light bulb / battery setups to make a simple switch circuit.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
4-H
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Erosion Activities
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This set of activities uses hands-on activities, group discussions, demonstrations, and science journaling to aid student understanding of erosion processes.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Center of Science and Industry
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Gravity and Falling: How Does Gravity Work?
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Students will use marbles and weights to discover some basics about gravity. The set-up for the activity includes stretching fabric over two buckets. Students will then place marbles of different sizes and weights on top of the fabric and make observations.

Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Rock Cycle - Minerals (5A) Lab
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Students will investigate the "hardness" characteristics of minerals. They will scratch the samples with fingernails, pennies, and nails and then classify the mineral sample according to the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Joyce R. Blueford, PhD
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Science Up Close: Protists
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This interactive resource presents information about six single-celled organisms commonly found in pond water. The user selects an organism to view through a "virtual" microscope. As the user views each organism, informational text appears. Amoeba, vorticella, euglena, paramecium, spirogyra, volvox, are included in this collection.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Harcourt School Publishers
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Take Aim at Climate Change
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Resources include active webpages with text about major topics associated with climate change issues and a music video for the song "Take Aim at Climate Change." The lyrics in the rap music video provide background content information about the causes and effects of global climate change. A supplemental page links footnoted information in the lyrics to additional web resources.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Presentation
Provider:
National Science Digital Library
Author:
Passport to Knowledge
Date Added:
02/26/2019