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Greenhouse Effect Models

Models can be an effective way of teaching climate change in an age when its very existence is in denial. Guide your students through the creation of a model that will demonstrate the effect of increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This activity from Teach Engineering involves five major student-led investigations and two teacher demonstrations. These activities are all hands-on […]

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Construct a Comet

Guide your students to create their own model of a comet with the great activity from National Geographic! Using dry ice and other common household items, your students will observe the structure of a comet and explore its interactions with the sun and solar wind. In this activity, students will create a model of a comet using dry ice and […]

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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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