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. Grade(s): 6-8

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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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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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Fault Models

Earthquakes have disastrous effects and they impact people all over the world, but what causes them? Learn how to create a paper model that demonstrates the different kinds of faults that cause earthquakes. This model comes from USGS’s Earth Science Week and they created a very detailed guide that you can use in your own classroom. Grades: 6-8

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Greenhouse Gas Simulation

The impact that greenhouse gases have on the earth cannot be understated. Giving your students a hands-on experiment can be a great way to help them understand the impact that pollution has on global temperatures. Share a fun and engaging experiment that will demonstrate the concept of greenhouse gases and the effect they have on earth’s temperatures. This activity comes […]

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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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