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Interesting and engaging science experiments for classroom and homeschool study. A wide variety of topics and ages with a focus on middle school

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Do you teach topographic maps in your science class? I love this technique--it's simple and kids can make completely new landscapes in just a few minutes. #EngagingScienceLabs Earth Science Activities, Middle School Activities, Map Activities, Topographic Map, Earth From Space, Homeschool, Teaching, Landscape, Landscape Paintings

Topographic Map Activities Middle School

Quickly shape your own landscape and map its contour intervals. Make your own, accurate topographic maps of mountains, valleys, peninsulas, etc. Easy to reshape and redo and see how different maps correlate to different landscapes. Quicker than most topographical exercises and I love that kids can construct their own without help. Use this to learn and reinforce answers to questions such as:❑ How can we map terrain in three dimensions?❑ What do contour lines on maps show us?❑ What do the…

Do you teach topographic maps in your science class? I love this technique--it's simple and kids can make completely new landscapes in just a few minutes. #EngagingScienceLabs Earth Science Activities, Science Labs, Map Activities, Science Experiments, Making A Model, Teaching Time, Topographic Map, Us Map, Middle School Science

Contour Map Activities for Middle School

Quickly shape your own landscape and map its contour intervals. Make your own, accurate topographic maps of mountains, valleys, peninsulas, etc. Easy to reshape and redo and see how different maps correlate to different landscapes. Quicker than most topographical exercises and I love that kids can construct their own without help. Use this to learn and reinforce answers to questions such as:❑ How can we map terrain in three dimensions?❑ What do contour lines on maps show us?❑ What do the…

Do you teach topographic maps in your science class? I love this technique--it's simple and kids can make completely new landscapes in just a few minutes. #EngagingScienceLabs Earth Science Activities, Science Labs, Map Activities, Science Experiments, Space Drawings, Teaching Time, Teacher Notes, Topographic Map, Us Map

Topographic Map Activities Middle School

Quickly shape your own landscape and map its contour intervals. Make your own, accurate topographic maps of mountains, valleys, peninsulas, etc. Easy to reshape and redo and see how different maps correlate to different landscapes. Quicker than most topographical exercises and I love that kids can construct their own without help. Use this to learn and reinforce answers to questions such as:❑ How can we map terrain in three dimensions?❑ What do contour lines on maps show us?❑ What do the…

Do you teach topographic maps in your science class? I love this technique--it's simple and kids can make completely new landscapes in just a few minutes. #EngagingScienceLabs Earth Science Activities, Science Labs, Map Activities, Science Experiments, Teaching Time, Teacher Notes, Topographic Map, Middle School Science, Student Work

Contour Map Activities for Middle School

Quickly shape your own landscape and map its contour intervals. Make your own, accurate topographic maps of mountains, valleys, peninsulas, etc. Easy to reshape and redo and see how different maps correlate to different landscapes. Quicker than most topographical exercises and I love that kids can construct their own without help. Use this to learn and reinforce answers to questions such as:❑ How can we map terrain in three dimensions?❑ What do contour lines on maps show us?❑ What do the…

Do you teach topographic maps in your science class? I love this technique--it's simple and kids can make completely new landscapes in just a few minutes. #EngagingScienceLabs Map Activities, Hands On Activities, Science Labs, Science Experiments, Teaching Time, Topographic Map, Middle School Science, Teacher Resources, Color Mixing

Topographic Map Activities Middle School

Quickly shape your own landscape and map its contour intervals. Make your own, accurate topographic maps of mountains, valleys, peninsulas, etc. Easy to reshape and redo and see how different maps correlate to different landscapes. Quicker than most topographical exercises and I love that kids can construct their own without help. Use this to learn and reinforce answers to questions such as:❑ How can we map terrain in three dimensions?❑ What do contour lines on maps show us?❑ What do the…

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Boats and Buoyancy: Sink or Float? What's the Difference?

We can tell kids that floating objects displace their weight in water or we can show them with an activity like this. Here they start with a lump of clay and measure the weight of water it displaces. Next, they take that same lump and fashion it into a boat and see that not only does it float but it...

We can help kids develop scientific thinking in a myriad of ways. Here we'll look at this beautiful painting and see how we can ask questions that will help us understand moon phases. Science Topics, Science Resources, Science Education, Teaching Science, Science Activities, Science Labs, Science Experiments, Secondary Resources, Steam Education

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Cow Eye Dissection and Eye Anatomy—2 Labs w/ Full Color Photos

Are you wanting to do dissections and don't know where to start? Are you NOT wanting to do dissections but looking for something else to try instead? These two different lab activities can be used alone or in tandem, depending on your equipment and needs. Video Link The accompanying videos show yo...

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Genetics: DNA Replication and Structure Activity—A Hands-on Model

This model is a simple way to study the structure of DNA. Not only will you see how the base pairs combine, but you can also twist the model to show the double helix. Once you've put it together, you can pull it into two halves and construct two identical strands of DNA demonstrating how DNA replica...

Do you wonder why the Moon appears to change shape? What's the difference between the various moon phases and are they predictable? This middle school science activity for astronomy and science will help you investigate. Earth Science Activities, Earth And Space Science, Science Curriculum, Science Resources, Teaching Science, Science Experiments, Science Labs, Science Ideas, Science Inquiry

Moon Phases Activity: An Interactive Model; including Solar and Lunar Eclipses

What causes Moon phases? Why can't Earth's shadow explain Moon phases? How does the geometry of the sun, Earth, and Moon cause lunar phases? During what phase can an eclipse occur? This simulation demonstrates how moon phases occur. Students use a white ball to represent the Moon and a lamp to repre...

"I love how this model challenges student ideas about the size and distances in our solar system. Earth, the Moon and it's orbit can fit inside the Sun! It's a great project for kids and perfect for a middle school class. And, no, it won't fit in your cla Earth Science Activities, Space Activities For Kids, Moon Activities, Earth And Space Science, Science Experiments, Science Labs, Science Curriculum, Class Activities, Solar System To Scale

Scale Model Solar System--Free lesson plan

Sign up to receive a free lesson on creating a scale model solar system. Great for teaching astronomy in a middle school science classroom. Great for a unit on planets for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students.

I love this strategy for teaching kids about static forces and why objects develop charges. Only the electrons can move, the protons stay put, which is also cool as it models real life. Nice static electricity activity for middle school science classes. 8th Grade Science, Science Curriculum, Middle School Science, Science Lessons, Teaching Science, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Teaching Kids, Science Labs

Static Electricity Worksheet: How Balloons Develop a Static Charge PDF ONLY

How can we help kids visualize the charges that cause static forces? This is the question I wrestled with for a while before developing this model. I love that only the negative electrons can move - I also love that students can easily see when charges are balanced and when they're not. If a study o...

This is a cool way to engage students who love art and history. We started with a discussion about the Aurora Borealis and ended talking about Earth’s magnetosphere. We also talked about why light can sometimes look like a series of rays coming from a sou Earth Science Activities, Earth And Space Science, Music Activities, Science Resources, Teaching Activities, Science Lessons, Science Experiments, Science Labs, Secondary Resources

Start with Art

Not every science lesson starts with specimens or equipment; this one starts with a beautiful painting. We’ll study it and ask questions that will help us think scientifically. This piece is called Aurora Borealis, and it was painted by Frederic Church in 1865. Study it for a moment… What jumps out at you? What are you

Air Is Matter: How to Show This Experimentally Science Topics, Science Experiments Kids, Science Activities, Science Labs, Density Experiment, Curriculum, Homeschool, Body Systems, A Classroom

Air Is Matter: How to Show This Experimentally

How can we show that air is there? How can we make something invisible visible? If we forget that air is everywhere we'll have a tough time understanding air pressure. This activity piques kids' curiosity and starts them developing the mental models needed to understand air pressure.Use this to lear...

I love this activity for collecting data on genetic crosses. The first one is pr… I love this activity for collecting data on genetic crosses. The first one is pretty simple, you just categorize the seedlings as they sprout. Science Activities For Kids, Science Experiments Kids, Teaching Science, Life Science, Science Projects, Science Labs, Earth Science, School Projects, Ngss Middle School

Mendelian Genetics and Heredity: Raising & Crossing Generations of Fast Plants®

If you're ready to have your students work with specimens to study genetics, Wisconsin Fast Plants® are a superb vehicle. This resource consists of two labs. The first lab has students germinate and analyze a large collection of F2 seeds to try and determine parental genotype. Students germinate see...

What's a simple way to explain why something floats? Does it depend on its weight or something else? What does submerging it in water tell you? Focused on middle school science, these activities are good for many levels. Science Topics, Science Experiments Kids, Science Activities, Science Labs, Middle School Science, Primary School, Sink Or Float, Body Systems, Physical Science

Boats and Buoyancy: Sink or Float? What's the Difference?

We can tell kids that floating objects displace their weight in water or we can show them with an activity like this. Here they start with a lump of clay and measure the weight of water it displaces. Next, they take that same lump and fashion it into a boat and see that not only does it float but it...