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  • A Sticky Molecule

    Book Chapter | September 2011

    Water is one of the simplest chemical substances on Earth, and yet we must have it to live. In this Activity, you will learn how hydrogen and oxygen join and investigate some characteristics of the bond between them.…

  • Is It Made of Molecules?

    Book Chapter | March 2018

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about molecules. The probe is designed to uncover whether students recognize that objects, materials, and substances of both a biological and physical…

  • The Molecules That Make Me Unique

    Journal Article | January 2021

  • Sweet! Exploring Surface Area of Sugar Molecules

    Book Chapter | March 2009

    Two forces that are very familiar to us in our daily lives are gravity and adhesion. The force of gravity on an object, which we commonly refer to as the object’s weight, is proportional to the volume of the object.…

  • Movement of Molecules In or Out of Cells (Osmosis and Diffusion)

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    The purpose of this activity is to help students understand the process of osmosis and to understand how a cell membrane acts as a selective barrier. This activity also helps students learn how to engage in practices…

  • What Do You Know About Atoms and Molecules?

    Book Chapter | March 2019

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about atoms and molecules. It is designed to reveal commonly held ideas students have about the structure and properties and provides students an…

  • Measurements and Molecules Matter: Less Is More and Curriculum "Survival of the Fittest"

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    Many famous scientific discoveries have been made when an experimenter noticed something unusual or a mistake and followed up on the serendipitous discrepancy rather than ignoring it as others had done. This free…

  • Core Idea LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

    Book Chapter | October 2016

    In this chapter, the disciplinary core idea (DCI) is central to biology and also serves as the glue connecting all four DCIs in the life sciences strand. In essence, it is about the properties of living things and…

  • Mighty Molecule Models

    Journal Article | December 2007

    As part of the SMATHematics Project: The Wonder of Science, The Power of Mathematics—a collaborative partnership between Kennesaw State University and two local school districts, fifth graders had the opportunity to…

  • Intersections, Molecules, and Homeless Shelters

    Journal Article | January 2012

    This article describes activities that motivate science students with drama and imagination. The teacher can invent curiosity-provoking scenarios that require students to apply science concepts and processes as integral…

  • Editor's Note: From Molecules to Organisms

    Journal Article | June 2016

    Science and Children’s editor shares thoughts regarding the current issue.

  • Eureka!Causal Thinking About Molecules and Matter

    Journal Article | September 2014

    Take a nonlinear approach to battle misconceptions about matter and its properties.

  • Students Modeling Molecule Movement Through Science Theater

    Journal Article | September 2014

    Act out a puzzling scientific phenomenon to make sense of unobservable interactions between matter and energy.

  • Measuring Molecules: An interdisciplinary lesson incorporates ecology and mathematics

    Journal Article | April 2000

    This interdisciplinary project investigates the enormous environment-polluting power of uncontrolled petroleum products. While focusing on mathematics and science, this exercise helps students to conceptually transfer…

  • Is It Made of Molecules?

    Lesson Plan | August 2020

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about molecules. The probe is designed to uncover whether students recognize that objects, materials, and substances of both a biological and physical…

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