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Category: Experiments

Dissection Tips

Dissection days can feel really stressful (especially when you are a newer teacher), but they don’t have to be! If you have prepared your students well, the day will run smoothly. Students should walk into the lab knowing exactly what your expectations are for lab behavior, what they will be

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Solar Oven Lesson Plan

  Building solar ovens is a really engaging project for students. (And living in Phoenix, there are only a few months were you CAN’T build one!) I did this activity with students when we learned about forms of energy and heat transfer. You can choose to have students work on

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Glow Stick Science

Glow sticks always increase student engagement! They are inexpensive to buy (I can usually find them 8 for $1 at the dollar store). There are quite a few labs you can do with glow sticks depending on your science content area. Here is a list to choose from! TEACH PHYSICAL

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Science Lab Supply List

Are you teaching a new science class for the first time? Are you overwhelmed with what lab supplies you will need and how to spend (or save) your budget? I’ve taught biology for many years, and compiled a list of 20 must-have items to get you started. Some materials can

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Experiments you can do with a 2L bottle

2 liter bottles are one of the most versatile lab supplies you can get your hands on. There are SO MANY ways to use them! While I’m a soda drinker, I prefer cans, so I ask students to bring them in if they have any at home. Here is a

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Ocean Acidification Lab

Earth’s oceans are a carbon sink, which is a place where carbon is stored long term. Oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It reacts with seawater, creating carbonic acid, which in turn lowers the pH of the ocean. This phenomena is known as ocean acidification. It will only get

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Conservation of Mass Experiments

The law of conservation of mass states that mass in a closed system will not change before and after a chemical reaction. Mass isn’t created or destroyed, it just moves places. Seems simple enough, but this law can be difficult to demonstrate. It seems nearly impossible to get PERFECT data

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Glow in the Dark Science Experiments

It doesn’t matter what age you are, glow in the dark experiments are a blast! Did you know that tonic water glows under a black light? It has a chemical in it called “quinine” that causes it to glow. You can substitute out tonic water for regular tap water in

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Practice Writing Scientific Procedures

Writing out CLEAR and DESCRIPTIVE scientific procedures is hard for students. It takes practice! Many teachers start off with a fun activity like how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Students will likely forget some important steps! This Youtube version made me smile: Anywho, it’s important for students

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Consumer Science Experiments

Want a new way to review the scientific method and variables at the beginning of the school year? Try having students conduct a consumer science experiment! In this lab students will chose two products that they use in their everyday life and design an experiment to test it’s effectiveness. What’s

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Citizen Science Projects

WHAT IS CITIZEN SCIENCE?Citizen science is when the public participates in scientific research. Every-day citizens share and contribute data with the goal of increasing scientific knowledge. You do not have to be a trained scientist in order to participate. WHY YOU SHOULD TRY ITCitizen science is great to do with

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5 Low Prep Ideas for Distance Learning

Looking for low stress and low prep ideas as we navigate distance learning? Here are 5 ideas you can use with your secondary science students: 1. CLICK HERE to check out virtual field trips your students can explore! 2. CLICK HERE to see a full list of science related movies,

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