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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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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Electrical Circuits

Our world is powered by electricity, so understanding how it works is more important than ever. Show your students just how a circuit works with a hands-on experiment. In this experiment, students will use a battery and light bulb to demonstrate the process of creating and using a circuit. This activity comes from The American Chemical Society who created a […]

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The Chemistry of Bioluminescence

One of nature’s wonders is the ability of living things to produce their own light. This phenomenon is known as bioluminescence, and occurs in several species across the planet. Explore the chemistry behind this phenomenon with an exciting chemical experiment. This activity was created by Gianluca Farusi and Susan Watt, who created a great experiment to demonstrate this chemical reaction. […]

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Evidence of Evolution

There are many different lines of evidence supporting evolution, and exploring these different kinds of evidence can provide your students with a more well-rounded understanding of it. Explore these types of evidence with your students and clear up any misconceptions they may have. This activity comes from a very well-made worksheet from James Dauray. Grades: 9-12

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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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