Minds-on Activities for Teaching Biology. The resources listed below include: minds-on, hands-on activities and minds-on analysis and discussion activities for teaching biology to high school and middle school students and students in non-major college biology coursesoverviews of important biological topicsgames for learning and review.
Many of these activities are explicitly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, as indicated by (NGSS) in the descriptions below and as described in Summary Tables and in the Teacher Notes for individual activities. These activities foster student understanding of Disciplinary Core Ideas, engage students in Scientific Practices, provide the opportunity to discuss Crosscutting Concepts, and prepare students to meet the Performance Expectations of the Next Generation Science Standards. We encourage you to subscribe to our listserv to receive notices when we post new activities or significantly improved versions of current activities. Lesson Plans. Lesson Plans. Kesler Science. Blog Super Secondary collaborators are eager to “thank you…thank you very much…” for ALL that you do to make the world a better place!
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NEW - NGSS and CCSS Designed and Aligned! Students learn systems engineering by engaging in a mission planning simulation that mirrors the search for life in our solar system. Students create a mission that has to balance the return of science data with mission limitations such as power, mass and budget. In this advanced and exciting activity, students in grades 3-12 will become NASA project managers and have the opportunity to plan their own NASA mission. Risk factors play a role and will add to the excitement in this interactive mission planning activity.
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They are available on four reading levels and are revised and updated annually. Blueprint for Success (e-publication) This essential gusdide helps educators develop effective energy education programs. It provides an outline of a basic energy curriculum unit and matrix of all curriculum options. also included within the Blueprint for Success is a sample work plan and suggestions for energy outreach activities to conduct other classes, schools, families, and communities. the Youth Awards Program Guide and Application Form can also be found in the Blueprint for Success. Critical Load. Teacher Resources, Lessons, Plans, Activities. Virtual Field Trip-What's the Difference-Moon Math. NASA Wavelength Digital Library.
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“Most people don’t have a lot of information about where electricity comes from,” said Jana Sebestik, Assistant Director of STEM Curriculum Design for the Office for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) and co-creator of the app. “One of our goals is just to educate people about the various sources.” The Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG), a multi-university center administered by Illinois' Information Trust Institute, worked with Sebestik and MSTE to create this interactive application. The app includes realistic, interactive illustrations of how electricity is produced, such as burning coal to create steam or controlling water flow through a dam. “People see these structures in our cities, but they might not know what they are,” Sebestik said. Engineering Curriculum. Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) How Do Airplanes Fly 5E.
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Density Which Graph Is Heavier. Lesson: Free Shot Physics. Basketball not only can be exciting to play or to watch–especially this time of year, when the NCAA college hoops championship known as March Madness tips off.
It packs a lot of math and science in each move. In this lesson, developed by Talking Science, a partner of NPR’s Science Friday initiative, together with John Fontanella, a physicist at the U.S. Naval Academy and author of The Physics of Basketball, students will learn how physics affects the game. What forces are acting on the ball? What must players do to offset these forces?
Extra credit: Have students calculate the percentage of field goals or free throws their favorite teams completes in this year’s Big Dance. Want to engineer the perfect free throw? Grade Level: 6th – 8th grade. Middle School.