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 Advertisements

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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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Interactive Plate Tectonics

Explore the dynamics of plate tectonics with this engaging interactive map and give your students the opportunity to work with data and mapping. This digital map created by Earth Science Geoinquiries provides a great resource that visualizes plate boundaries around the world and the geological impact of those boundaries. Grades: 4-8, 9-12

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Chromatography

Give your students a fun and engaging activity that explores the process of chromatography: a process used in the field of forensic science to separate and analyze chemical mixtures. This activity can be used to teach chemistry or forensic science and is a great way to present a mystery to your class. Grades: 3-5

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