In this resource, students will learn there are many jobs available in the IT industry. Students will understand that IT careers cover many different interests and abilities.
In this activity, students draw the position and shape of the moon in relation to other constant landmarks from the same location at home for 10 consectuive nights. After the tenth night, students answer questions based on their collected and analyzed data.
In this lesson, students will understand the role of the sun as a source of heat on Earth as they participate in two activities: Solar Panning and Greenhouse Model. Students will discover the effects of the sun's heat energy by measuring the temperature of pans of water left in a sunny place over a long time period, and they will create mini greenhouses using 2 liter bottles of soil to measure how the earth's temperature rises as a result of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The strength of this lesson can be found in the varied family, extension, differentiation and inquiry-based activities that are included.
On this webpage, students read a short selection about the different types of rocks (sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic) and make a model of each. For igneous and sedimentary rocks, they use household supplies to mix a model rocks and compare them to a real samples. For metamorphic rocks, students make "metamorphic waffles." At the end of the page, students can take an interactive self checking quiz to see what they have learned about the different types of rocks.
In this activity, students use the Internet or another source of daily weather information to create an observation log. Students record the date, precipitation, air temperature, wind speed and direction, and air pressure each day. After collecting and analyzing the data, the students are asked to use it to make a weather prediction.
In this activity, students can record weather data over several weeks such as type of precipitation and air pressure and then analyze the data to investigate if there is a relationsip between them. Questions for student understanding are included.