Updating search results...

Search Resources

43 Results

View
Selected filters:
  • Science in School
All in the Family
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

All in the Family

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

This activity presents a fun, collaborative and interdisciplinary way to get students ...

This activity presents a fun, collaborative and interdisciplinary way to get students excited about the study of human genetics. Students pair up to create a genetic portrait of their imaginary family based on several observable, heritable traits. By actively using their knowledge, students will appreciate the importance and meaning of the study of genetics in its real-life context.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Balancing Act: The Physics of Levers
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Balancing Act: The Physics of Levers

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students use their knowledge of levers to compete against ...

In this activity, students use their knowledge of levers to compete against another student in a simple game. Students will add wooden blocks or similar objects to a tray balanced on a pivot. By competing to keep the tray level, students will learn about the physics of levers.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
05/25/2018
Be a Magnet for a Day
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Be a Magnet for a Day

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

In this lesson, students discuss and demonstrate the internal structure of the ...

In this lesson, students discuss and demonstrate the internal structure of the magnet through a kinesthetic activity.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
05/25/2018
Beat the Flood
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Beat the Flood

Rating
2.0 stars
Overview:

In this lesson, students discover the impact that flooding has on people's ...

In this lesson, students discover the impact that flooding has on people's lives, and how science and technology can mitigate its effects and help find potential solutions. Working in teams, students design and build a model of a flood-proof home for their family on the fictitious isalnd of Watu. They will consider how flooding affects the whole community and work out where the best place for a home would be.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
05/23/2018
Become a Water Quality Analyst
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Become a Water Quality Analyst

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

In this lesson, students take on the role of a quality analyst ...

In this lesson, students take on the role of a quality analyst from a small independent quality control firm that checks results to ensure that they meet the requirements of the UK Environment Agency. The test involves adding an acidic solution of iron(III) chloride to the water sample and measuring the concentration of thiocyanate photometrically by measuring the absorbance due to the iron(III) thiocyanate complex.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
05/15/2018
Bioinformatics With Pen and Paper: Building a Phylogenetic Tree
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Bioinformatics With Pen and Paper: Building a Phylogenetic Tree

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

Although bioinformatics usually involves huge computers and sequencing machines, the methods of ...

Although bioinformatics usually involves huge computers and sequencing machines, the methods of this new science can be presented by means of simple classroom activities to be carried out with pencil and paper. The author of this activity challenges us with the building of the family tree of humans and other primates on the basis of the genetic differences between short (fake) DNA sequences. The proposed activity can be profitably (and enjoyably) exploited in secondary schools to address some tricky biology topics such as the use of molecular clocks in the study of evolution.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Build Your Own Radio Telescope
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Build Your Own Radio Telescope

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

This article provides instructions for students to build a radio telescope and ...

This article provides instructions for students to build a radio telescope and offers several possibilities for using them to study space.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/23/2018
Building a Space Habitat in the Classroom
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Building a Space Habitat in the Classroom

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

In this activity, students learn about how life on Earth is possible ...

In this activity, students learn about how life on Earth is possible and what would be needed to live in other locations in the solar system.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/23/2018
Can You Spot a Cancer Mutation?
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Can You Spot a Cancer Mutation?

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

The teaching activities in this article aim to actively involve students in ...

The teaching activities in this article aim to actively involve students in a search for mutations that could potentially lead to cancer development, using real genomic data.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Cell Spotting - Let's Fight Cancer Together!
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Cell Spotting - Let's Fight Cancer Together!

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

Students explore the Cell Spotting research project (where volunteers analyze images that ...

Students explore the Cell Spotting research project (where volunteers analyze images that show the effects of potential new drugs against cancer). Students will learn about cell death by helping scientists characterize the response of HeLa cells to different chemical compoounds.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/28/2018
A Clean Green Sweep: An Aquatic Bioremediation Project
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

A Clean Green Sweep: An Aquatic Bioremediation Project

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

Students are introduced to the topic of bioremediation and collect information about ...

Students are introduced to the topic of bioremediation and collect information about Azolla, such as the morphology of water plants as opposed to land plants, the importance of symbiosis, the nitrogen cycle, the use of Azolla in agriculture, and Azolla’s ability to absorb heavy metals. Students formulate the research questions and hypotheses that they would like to investigate. Possible topics include measuring the gain in biomass depending on growth conditions (e.g. CO2 level, iron level in the water, amount of light), or the effect of Azolla on water quality.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Cracking the Genetic Code: Replicating a Scientific Discovery
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Cracking the Genetic Code: Replicating a Scientific Discovery

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

Students are asked to crack a code of different sequences of letters ...

Students are asked to crack a code of different sequences of letters using the messages that those sequences encode. In each of the first three steps, each team is given a different set of letter sequences and corresponding messages. At each step, they will need to re-evaluate their conclusions from the previous steps, and modify their solution to the code. All groups will be working to crack the same code, using different examples. Students should focus on finding patterns and relationships. The crux of the activity is the existence of the code rather than the details of transcription and translation, which can be addressed in subsequent lessons.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/28/2018
The DNA Detective Game
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

The DNA Detective Game

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

In this game, students are introduced to the use of DNA in ...

In this game, students are introduced to the use of DNA in forensics and the ethical questions involved.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Do Leaves Need Chlorophyll for Growth?
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print

Do Leaves Need Chlorophyll for Growth?

Rating
0.0 stars
Overview:

Students investigate the relationship between the presence of green pigment, food production, ...

Students investigate the relationship between the presence of green pigment, food production, and leaf growth.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/28/2018