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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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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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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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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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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