All resources in Science Review and Alignment

ATP The Fuel of Life

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The goal of this lesson is to introduce students who are interested in human biology and biochemistry to the subtleties of energy metabolism (typically not presented in standard biology and biochemistry textbooks) through the lens of ATP as the primary energy currency of the cell. Avoiding the details of the major pathways of energy production (such as glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation), this lesson is focused exclusively on ATP, which is truly the fuel of life.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: MIT BLOSSOMS

Electrifying Energy

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This resource is a compilation of text, videos, and other elements to create a scaffolded 5E learning experience for students. In this lesson, students explore electrical energy and circuits.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

As the Earth Turns

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In this lesson, students create clocks, explore the concept of rotation, and participate in a classroom demonstration of the Earth and the Sun during the night and day. Students will also create a book about day and night. A reproducible copy of the book and a teacher checklist are included.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Cathy Burgess

Motion of the Sun and Earth: Using a Playground Model to Explore Rotation and Revolution

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This is an activity about the rotation of the Earth and Sun, and the Earth's revolution around the Sun. In chalk, learners will draw the Sun-Earth system, complete with Earth's orbit, and then act out the rotation and revolution of a yearly cycle. Learners will also complete a worksheet to reinforce visual understanding of this model. This activity requires an outdoor location with ample room and is Activity 6 of a larger resource entitled Eye on the Sky.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Brown Bag Science

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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.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Judy Adair

Ben Franklin's Magical Picture

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Working with a teacher, students will recreate some of the electrical experiments originally performed by Benjamin Franklin between 1746 and 1754. These hands-on experiments highlight Franklin's innovative contributions to science and government. Visitors will experience static electricity and may receive an exciting but harmless electric shock.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Body Fat

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Students learn about fats and how excessive fat and calories in the diet can contribute to health problems. In an associated activity, students will plan a three-day backpacking trip to the Rocky Mountains based on their understanding of the need to balance supply of and demand for calories.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Twin Cities Public Television