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Acid Rain Effects
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Students conduct a simple experiment to model and explore the harmful effects of acid rain (vinegar) on living (green leaf and eggshell) and non-living (paper clip) objects.

Subject:
Science
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Denise Carlson
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Algorithm Picture Lesson
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The goal of this activity is to build critical thinking skills and excitement for Computer Science / Computational Thinking, while laying a foundation of fundamental programming concepts. By scaffolding basic concepts like sequencing and algorithms in an unplugged activity, students who are intimidated by computers can still build a foundation of understanding. In this lesson, students will learn how to develop an algorithm and encode it into a program.By "programming" one another to draw pictures, students experience some of the core concepts of programming in a fun and accessible way. The class will start by having students view a video of a simple program demonstrating how to develop instructions for building a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Students will start with simple shapes, and progress to the coding of a specific drawing that other students will then try to replicate (“running the program”). If there is a desire to have a more of a Math slant on the lesson, the drawing could take place on graph paper. Students would then use the coordinates to complete the drawing. 

Subject:
Algorithms and Programming
Business and Information Technology
Computer Science
English
Health/Physical Education
Mathematics
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Visual Media
Author:
Michael Speidel
Sharon Brandon
Date Added:
10/13/2020
Analyzing pH: Comparing Citrus Fruits, Stain Removers and a Green Product
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The students will analyze the pH of four citrus fruits: lime, lemon, orange, and a grapefruit, and then they will analyze the pH of four different types of stain removers:
Shout Advanced, Spray 'n Wash Max, Oxi Clean Laundry, and Clorox Oxi Magic. Using their learned information, they will predict and then analyze the pH of a final cleaning solution Bathroom Lime & Scale Remover, which is a Green product.

Students will use two methods of determining the pH for comparison. This will be done utilizing pH litmus paper and creating a cabbage indicator solution.

Students will also read labels, list the first few ingredients, and identify sales tactics used for their products such as eye-catching phrases. (Language Arts)

Finally, students will discuss and share their results as a class. Students need to answer what do citrus fruits have to do with cleaning? What product is most effective? Students need to support their answer with data from their experiment.

Subject:
Matter
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
11/29/2019
Atoms Make Up Everything: So What Are Atoms Made of?
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Science Instructional Plans (SIPs) help teachers align instruction with the Science Standards of Learning (SOL) by providing examples of how the content and the scientific and engineering practices found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students in the classroom.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Myra Thayer
Anne Petersen
Gregory MacDougall
Date Added:
05/28/2021
Balancing Chemical Equations
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How do you know if a chemical equation is balanced? What can you change to balance an equation? Play a game to test your ideas!

Subject:
Matter
Science
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Chris Malley
Emily Moore
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Patricia Loeblein
Robert Parson
Date Added:
08/15/2011
Balancing Chemical Equations- Remix
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This simulation serves as an introduction to balancing equations, the included student sheet by Elyse Zimmer is just one of the guided inquiry sheets available with this resource. The google form assessment will allow you to gauge student understanding after your lessons on balancing equations.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Date Added:
11/26/2019
Behavior of Light
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This module is designed to guide students in better understanding light. The students will also understand how light travels and interacts with other materials.  The teacher will facilitate students' explorations as they generate a summary of their experiences.  Throughout this unit, students will be guided in using practical materials such everyday items found in their classroom and light energy produced by flashlightThe goal of this module is for students to explore light and to better understand how it behaves.  This module has been designed for 5th grade students or students who are developmentally ready to explore light.  This module could also be used as a review for students in upper grades who need to build their fundamental understanding.  

Subject:
STEM/STEAM
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
VCU STEM Project 3
VCU STEM Project 1
VCU STEM Project 2
Date Added:
09/26/2020
Blind Spot
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The eye’s retina receives and reacts to incoming light and sends signals to the brain, allowing you to see. One part of the retina, however, doesn't give you visual information—this is your eye’s “blind spot.”

Subject:
Living Systems and Processes
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Provider Set:
Science Snacks
Date Added:
06/04/2019
Bubble Suspension
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In this activity, learners observe as soap bubbles float on a cushion of carbon dioxide gas. Learners blow bubbles into an aquarium filled with a slab of dry ice. Learners will be amazed as the bubbles hover on the denser layer of carbon dioxide gas, then begin to expand and sink before freezing on the dry ice. Use this activity to discuss sublimation, density, and osmosis as well as principles of buoyancy, semipermeability, and interference.

Subject:
Force/Motion/Energy
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Provider Set:
Science Snacks
Date Added:
06/04/2019
Chemical Reactions
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This activity covers balancing chemical equations, endothermic/exothermic reactions, and identifying the reactants and products. I used this activity as a homework assignment to reinforce what had been taught in class that day. It could easily be adapted for use as a warm-up, extension activity, extra credit, reinforcement, etc.

Subject:
Matter
Science
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Date Added:
12/14/2019
Conservation of Mass Gum Lab
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Students develop and conduct an experiment using the law of conservation of mass to determine whether or not gum should be considered food. Students will compare the mass swallowed for sugar and sugar-free gum. This could be used to discuss solubility.

Subject:
Matter
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Nichol Reilly
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Conservation of Mass Gum Lab- Remix
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In this physical science lab, students investigate whether or not chewing gum should be considered eating. Students plan their own experiments for this lab. They use the law of conservation of mass to reason that the portion lost of the original mass of gum must be swallowed. Students determine the portion of original mass of gum. A student lab sheet and CER template are provided.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
11/26/2019
Conservation of Matter During a Chemical Change
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The lessons in this module are empirical – abductive. The teacher helps students identify the activity of substances within pizza dough. The teacher announces the students will conduct chemical reactions to explore how matter is conserved during a chemical change. After the class compares their reasoning, the teacher provides clarifying and direct instruction with videos, guided practice and supported computer simulation practice for students to learn to balance chemical equations. Students complete a problem-based investigation to apply their learning by writing, testing and explaining a lab procedure that will help an absent classmate to gather evidence and gain an understanding of the Law of Conservation of Matter. This module was developed by Patricia Kramolisch as part of a Virginia Commonwealth University STEM initiative sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.

Subject:
STEM/STEAM
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
VCU STEM Project 3
VCU STEM Project 1
VCU STEM Project 2
Date Added:
10/03/2020
Data quality in automation of food production: A soil nutrient experiment
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In this activity, participants plan and conduct a plant growth experiment while considering the role of data quality in automated systems in agriculture. The timing of the activity is highly dependent on the seed variety that you are growing and the level of familiarity that participants already have with basic plant science and scientific investigation concepts, but will likely take several weeks. This activity is part of the Agricultural Cyberbiosecurity Education Resource Collection that contains resources for formal and non-formal agricultural educators working with middle school aged youth. Published as Open Educational Resources, all resources are provided in durable (pdf) and customizable (MS Word) formats. They are hosted on  GoOpenVA in a unique resource collection, Ag Cybersecurity Virginia Tech, at https://goopenva.org/curated-collections/143 and on on Virginia Tech’s stable repository, VTechWorks at https://doi.org/10.21061/cyberbiosecurity

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Data and Analysis
Living Systems and Processes
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ag Cybersecurity Virginia (VT)
Date Added:
10/30/2023
Decomposition & Word Problems Part 2
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This lesson expands upon the ideas of decomposition by using GameChangineer to incorporate commands to create a coded mini game from decomposing word problems. Students will assist the teacher in this guided lesson on how to create commands and use the website before engaing independently in Part 3. Activities are low prep with modifications included, but do require organized planning to implement effectively. If you have not done a lesson on decomposition, it is suggested you use Part 1 to help student's gain the necessary understandings of the processes used in this lesson. 

Subject:
Algorithms and Programming
Computation and Estimation
Cross-Curricular
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Mary Dickerson
Date Added:
12/27/2022
Decomposition & Word Problems Part 3
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This is the final part of an extended lesson on decomposition. Students will create a word problem to decompose and then use GameChangineer to create a mini game that is reflective of the word problem and its solution. Students will be using the plan, design, and review process thourhgout their creations. A rubric and self reflection tool for the final products are included. Activities are low prep with modifications included, but do require organized planning to implement effectively. If you have not done a lesson on decomposition, it is suggested you use Part 1 to help student's gain the necessary understandings of the processes used in this lesson. If you have not done a lesson on writing commands and using GameChangineer, it is suggested you use Part 2 before implementing this independent activity. 

Subject:
Algorithms and Programming
Computation and Estimation
Mathematics
Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Mary Dickerson
Date Added:
12/27/2022
Don't Get Shocked: What Causes Static Electricity?
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Science Instructional Plans (SIPs) help teachers align instruction with the Science Standards of Learning (SOL) by providing examples of how the content and the scientific and engineering practices found in the SOL and curriculum framework can be presented to students in the classroom.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Myra Thayer
Anne Petersen
Gregory MacDougall
Date Added:
05/28/2021
Eat Iron?!!
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To gain an understanding of mixtures and the concept of separation of mixtures, students use strong magnets to find the element of iron in iron-fortified breakfast cereal flakes. Through this activity, they see how the iron component of this heterogeneous mixture (cereal) retains its properties and can thus be separated by physical means.

Subject:
Science
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Parnia Mohammadi
Roberto Dimaliwat
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Electrical Circuits
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By the end of this module, the students will be able to explain (using physical models and computer simulations) the components of electrical circuits, the purpose of each component, and the differences between series and parallel circuits.This module was developed by Christina Owens as part of a Virginia Commonwealth University STEM initiative sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.

Subject:
Force/Motion/Energy
STEM/STEAM
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
VCU STEM Project 2
VCU STEM Project 1
VCU STEM Project 3
Date Added:
09/24/2020