4/1/2007 - Brooke L. Talley and Melissa A. Henkel
In this activity, students assess the viability of their schoolyard as a habitat for treefrogs using sampling events and observation.
4/1/2007 - Nancy L. Elwess and Adam Bouchard
Students develop their analysis, inquiry, and design skills by observing Roborovsky hamsters in the classroom.
4/1/2007 - Juliann Benson
Get students excited about the world of birds by allowing students to “become” birds.
4/1/2007 - Jacqueline T. McDonnough and Juanita Jo Matkins
Use a set of “science circuses” to educate students on sound, hearing loss, and the role of personal sound-producing electronics.
4/1/2007 - Patty Littlejohn
In this lesson, students deepen their understanding of cellular respiration by building their own model leaves, plant cells, and animal cells.
4/1/2007 - Jeremiah Dibley and Jamie Parish
A video game serves as a model for the concept of homeostasis and allows students to explore it in order to build their understandings.
3/1/2007 - K.M. Frashure, R.F. Chen, R.A. Stephen, T. Bolmer, M. Lavin, D. Strohschneider, R. Maichle, N. Micozzi, and C. Cramer
Students learn about waves by rotating through five stations and using the Plymouth Wave Lab website to complement the hands-on classroom activities.
3/1/2007 - Eric Laney and Steve Mattox
This lesson focuses on mudflows and demonstrates simple ways for students to predict their paths using 3-D clay models.
3/1/2007 - Wendy M. Frazier and Donna R. Sterling
Students learn about the science behind weather events by planning, constructing, and testing models of cities exposed to a series of simulated hurricane and tornado conditions.
3/1/2007 - Aris Laroder, Deborah Tippins, Vicente Handa, and Lourdes Morano
Incorporate service learning in partnership with the community with these project-based activities.
3/1/2007 - James W. Mjelde, Kerry K. Litzenberg, Julie E. Hoyle, Sharon R. Holochwost, and Sarah Funkhouser
Teach students climate science and forecasting with an in-depth study of El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
3/1/2007 - Children’s Book Council
The best books of 2006 for science students.
3/1/2007 - Nancy Yurgelun
Help students understand the fundamentals of research, debate, and expressing opinions.
2/2/2007 - Susan Herricks
In this hands-on laboratory, students conduct pH testing of common household products and learn about the water molecule, dissociation, and powers of 10.
2/2/2007 - Carla Zembal-Saul, John H. Huckans, Dean C. Walker, Kimber Hershberger, Nathan A. Kurz, Diane Reed, and Milton W. Cole
Use this activity to help students understand abstract flight principles such as lift, thrust, and drag and Bernoulli’s principle.
2/2/2007 - Jocelyn Young and Kevin Hardy
Teach students about buoyancy, Archimedes’ principle, and motion with this exercise, where students build their own submarines.
2/2/2007 - Mel Limson, Crystal Witzlib, and Robert A. Desharnais
Use the Virtual Courseware Project to engage students in an inquiry-based study of the principles of genetic inheritance.
2/2/2007 - Victor Sampson and Douglas Clark
Foster productive argumentation in your classroom with the personally seeded discussion.
2/2/2007 - Denise Jaques Jones
Increase students’ interest, keep them motivated, and eliminate many behavior problems with this approach.
1/4/2007 - Michael Rockow
In this activity, made-up organisms teach students about food chains and energy flow, food webs, and the effects of natural and humanmade events on ecosystems.
1/4/2007 - Janine Elliott
Motivate and engage students in the reading process and improve their reading comprehension with this strategy.
1/4/2007 - Brooke L. Talley
Use these labs to instruct and engage students about conservation biology and to address amphibian declines and malformations.
1/4/2007 - Donna Governor and Sarah Helms
Enhance your curriculum and engage students with these alternative reading resources.
1/4/2007 - Paula Bransfield, Patrice Holt, and Patricia Nastasi
Use coaching to support inquiry-based teaching, which starts by changing the culture from within and empowering teachers.
1/3/2007 - Samuel R. Bugg IV, Juanita Constible, Marianne Kaput, and Richard E. Lee, Jr.
In this activity, students melt glaciers and examine alterations to the Antarctic food web—without leaving the classroom!