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The Denial of Climate Change

Ever wonder why so many people adamantly deny the existence of climate change? With the mountain of evidence that scientists contribute to every day, why do so many continue to believe that it’s all a hoax? Well, I have a few ideas that I’ll share. It may not just be the unwillingness of the climate change deniers to listen. It […]

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DNA Profiling

Crime scene investigation shows are wildly popular in the U.S.A. and these shows frequently feature DNA as a key component of their weekly excursions. But how does DNA profiling actually work, and what does it accomplish? Get your students engaged in the process of analyzing DNA samples with this cool activity from HHMI BioInteractive! Grade(s): 9-12

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A Model of Saturn

In this guide, you’ll learn how to create a model of Saturn and its rings. Teach your students how to create a scientific model and explore the features of Saturn such as its rings and shadows. Students will also discover how light travels and use computational thinking to calculate sizes for their models. Thanks to The Astronomical Society of the […]

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Animal Cell Model

Models are an important part of the scientific process, so they should be just as important in science education. Guide your students through the process of creating a model with this fun and hands-on guide created by Biology Wise. You can check out their guide here for more details and information. Grade(s): 6-8

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Fossil Casts, Molds, and Impressions

Want to explore fossils in a hands-on way but can’t break the bank with casts? Teach your students how to make their own fossil casts! These fossil casts, molds, and impressions use white glue to create these fun hands-on fossils. This easy guide comes from the Kentucky Geological Survey so check out their post for more details! Grades: 3-5

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Graphing Global Temperatures

Mathematical computational thinking is an essential part of science education that is often ignored. In this activity, students will use graphs to make inferences about changing global temperatures over the last 150 years. This activity comes from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and they made a great guide you can check out. Grade(s): 5-7, 8-12

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Classroom Volcano

Volcanoes are a classic science experiment for your science classroom. What better way to introduce your students to the geological disaster than with a fun and messy hands-on experiment? The Geological Society came up with a great guide to create your own volcano in the classroom. Grades: 2-4

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