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Science Writer - Help with Lab Reports

Science Writer - Help with Lab Reports
Welcome to CAST Science Writer, the tool that supports students in writing lab and class reports. This tool is geared toward middle school and high school students. Check out the supports and help available in Science Writer described below. Or click the "Take a Tour" button above to see how Science Writer works. A Report Structure All parts of a science or lab report are broken into small steps so the author can concentrate on one part of the report at a time. A Process for Writing Science Writer helps you through the process of draft, revise, and edit when writing a science report. Sentence Starters The "Help Me Get Started" button has two functions (1) it divides the writing into smaller sections and (2) provides sentence starters when on the draft screens in the writing process. Checklists Checklists are available when you revise and edit your science report. Journal This is a place in Science Writer where you may write notes, reflect, make comments or questions, or keep track of data. Related:  Free Science Learning Materialsall about science

Kids Do Ecology Popplet The Biology Place NOTE: The Shockwave files (.dcr extension) located on this site will not run on iPads or in 64-bit Chrome v. 39 or higher. Please use Internet Explorer or FireFox. BioCoach BioCoach activities allow students to visualize and apply their understanding of biological concepts. During these practice activities, students manipulate graphs, complete biological puzzles, and answer questions. LabBench LabBench provides students with pre- and post-lab reviews. Glossary The Glossary is a comprehensive, online, easily accessible listing of definitions of the key biological concepts and terms introductory students are likely to encounter. AP® is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this site.

Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates Download Lesson 5 (68KB) Teach your students some basic and more complex directional skills so they can navigate nature and the greater biosphere. This lesson starts with teaching basic directions and mapping techniques, then moves on to taking latitude and longitude coordinates and using global-positioning-system (GPS) units. Lesson Objectives and Materials Objectives Students will understand cardinal directions. practice using maps. learn how to use a compass. use a GPS unit and understand latitude and longitude coordinates. Materials NM data-collection form Field guides or animal fact sheets Compass Compass wheel Different maps Field journals (bound scientific notebooks) A 4-foot-square piece of colored paper Transparent tape Note cards Globe GPS unit Directions and Maps In two parts, teach your students about the cardinal directions and how to use a compass and maps. Follow these steps: Part 1: Directions 1. Where's the Sun? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Part 2: Maps 1. 2. 3. Practical and Assessment

Insight Maker | Free Simulation and Modeling in Your Browser MAKE HOMEMADE SCIENCE TOYS AND PROJECTS Infinote National Geographic - Inspiring People to Care About the Planet Since 1888 NatureMapping Activities - Using Maps: Where Are You? Home | About Us | How to Participate | Biodiversity Modules | Projects | Maps | News | Resources 8. Using Maps: Where Are You? Purpose: Students will learn how to locate the Township, Range, and Section, latitude and longitude or UTM of their homes and school. Materials needed: Teacher’s Guide: Explain to students there are three ways of learning how to find a geographic location. NatureMapping requirements are to report Township/Range and Section for a location. A. Find the latitude and longitude of your school by either using a GPS unit or search online for a website. B. UTM is measured by Northings and Eastings calculated in meters. Using your 1:100,000 map find the numbers along the right lower corner that look like this example: 5210000mN = This is the UTM line that is 5,210 kilometers or 5,210,000 meters N (north of the equator). 560000mE = 560,000 meters E of the UTM grid line for Zone 10 in this example. Student Guide » Definitions lat/long - Latitude/Longitude

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Science Sparks » Making science fun for kids Choose Your Product | How the Moon Affects the Date of Easter | Paschal Full Moon Friday (April 6) brings us the first full moon of the new spring season. The official moment that the moon turns full is 19:19 UT, or 3:19 p.m. EDT. Traditionally, the April full moon is known as "the Pink Moon," supposedly as a tribute to the grass pink or wild ground phlox, considered one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other monikers include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon and, among coastal Native American tribes, the Full Fish Moon, for when the shad came upstream to spawn. (Traditional names for the full moons of the year are found in some publications, such as the Farmers' Almanac. The first full moon of spring is usually designated as the Paschal Full Moon or the Paschal Term. Following these rules, we find that the date of Easter can fall as early as March 22 and as late as April 25. Hence, there can sometimes be discrepancies between the ecclesiastical and astronomical versions for dating Easter. Harvest moon effect, in reverse

Lesson Plan& Links We started using GPS and GIS with our 5th-8th grade students during the 2005-2006 school year. I will post new lessons and activities as they are developed. If you have any ideas to share, please e-mail them to me. Need training in GPS & GIS technology? Visit the website to find a schedule of upcoming workshops. GPS Hide & Seek Students use GPS receivers to mark hiding spots for "treasures" and challenge other teams to find them. Mapping the Refuge During this activity, students use GPS receivers to mark an observation spot at our local wildlife refuge and record data and observations to compare the seasonal changes in our area. GPS Artists During this activity, students use GPS receivers to "write" their initials or draw a simple diagram. GPS Logic Challenge During this activity, students work in groups and use GPS receivers to locate various waypoints in our schoolyard. Mystery Bug Challenge I use this activity at the end of our insect unit.