Last year, I started a new Space Club program at four middle schools. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I searched the web for ideas and curriculum to implement. I soon became excited to find great resources like NASA and TeachEngineering, but I was also overwhelmed as a simple Google search for "Space STEM activities" gives you a mere 89 million hits. Wading through a lot of junk eventually brought some gems that I could implement, and I leave it to another post to rant about the…
Bring the NGSS science standards to life with these easy-to-use, printable posters for middle school science. They are perfect for showing students, parents, and administrators the science standard that is at the root of your lesson. The illustrations and kid-friendly language help students make sense of the standards. Compatible with the Next Generation Science Standards for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
Mme Merriman's Classroom: MAD SCIENCE - Bulletin board constructed creatively by science teacher, this is a great visual to be displayed in the classroom for students to learn and can be used with different topics such as earth science, chemistry or physics.
The atomic theory of matter tells us that a gas is made up of tiny particles called atoms (or molecules, which are combinations of atoms), which are constantly in motion, smashing into each other and the walls of whatever container they might be in. Here is a highly visual model of this idea.