Aquatic Insect Collection and Identification Lesson Plan and Activity Sheet Whitney Ruppel~ 8th grade (23 January 2010)
This is a lesson plan I developed to help students understand some of my research while having fun being 'real' scientists. Students went on a field trip to a swamp, collected samples, and used keys to identify the bugs in their sample and attempted to determine the water quality.
Adaptation and Evolution Lesson Plan and Activity Sheet Whitney Ruppel
Exploring the Sun's Energy Lesson Plan Rachel Connelly
Exploring the Sun's Energy Activity Sheet Rachel Connelly
Exploring the Sun's Energy Graph Sheet Rachel Connelly
This lesson allows students to graph temperatures of sand and water heating, ultimately showing that sand heats and cools faster.
The Movement of Air Activity Sheet Rachel Connelly
The is a neat activity that allows students to see how hot and cold air move by using hot and cold water.
How do animals protect themselves? Rachel Connelly
How do animals protect themselves? Activity Packet Rachel Connelly
Students discover how animals defend themselves through a hands on lesson.
How do animals move? Rachel Connelly
How do animals move? Activity Packet Rachel Connelly
The students discover why and how animals move by exploring fossils and the concept locomotion.
Your mission: Report Back Lesson Plan Rachel Connelly
Your mission: Report Back Activity Sheet Rachel Connelly
This is a fun lesson that reviews locomotion, the ability to obtain resources, and defenses of animals.
Groggy Goldfish Lesson Plan Rachel Connelly
Groggy Goldfish Activity Sheet Rachel Connelly
This lesson teaches kids the difference between how cold and warm blooded animals react to their surroundings (hot and cold).
Adaptations of Birds Lesson Plan Rachel Connelly
Adaptations of Birds Activity Sheet Rachel Connelly
This lesson allows students to explore how birds have adapted to obtain resources.
Now you see it. Now you don't! Lesson Plan Rachel Connelly
This lesson is a fun and quick way of introducing camouflage and making this concept stick with the kids.
Forces and Masses and Motion, Oh My! Lesson Plan Erin Cziraki- 8th Grade
This lesson investigates what effect varying force and mass has on the motion of an object.
Properties and Behaviors of Waves Lesson Plan Erin Cziraki- 8th Grade
This lesson investigates the different types and behaviors of waves using quick, simple demonstrations.
Do You Hear What I Hear? Lesson Plan Erin Cziraki- 8th Grade
This lesson explores the interactions between sound and the ear, the process of hearing, and why there are different sounds.
Sound Waves lesson plan Whitney Ruppel- 8th Grade
Sound Waves student activity sheet Whitney Ruppel- 8th Grade
This lesson is intended to faciliate students' understanding of sound waves including their properties and behaviors. It is a good introduction that could later be applied to the concept of hearing.
Layers in the Sand Lesson Plan and Activity Sheet (long version) Erin Cziraki- 8th Grade
The two lessons listed above both deal with the concept of velocity and require students to measure parameters and use a formula to calculate velocity.
Rock Cycle Lesson Plan Erin Cziraki- 8th Grade
A fun, hands-on activity that does a great job of demonstrating the steps of the rock cycle using sugar cubes and crayons.
Rock Cycle Crayon Activity Whitney Ruppel- 8th grade
This is a great activity that helped students visualize and understand the rock cycle. They loved melting the crayons and got really into it!
Sedimentary Rock Lesson Plan Whitney Ruppel- 8th Grade
Students are able to put together a sedimentary rock and see how they are formed underwater. This also incorporates a good amount of math and graphing practice.
Sedimentary Rock Activity Sheet Whitney Ruppel- 8th Grade
Haiti Earthquake Epicenter and Mapping Activity Whitney Ruppel~ 8th grade (28 January 2010)
An activity I made with the data from the earthquake in Haiti to help students practice their mapping skills while using what they have learned about earthquakes.
Making a Battery Lesson Plan and Student Worksheet Rachel Connelly
This is a neat fun lesson to introduce chemical energy and parts of a battery (2-22).
Lever Activities Rachel Connelly
Two fun lever activites that help the students understand how levers work and how changing the position of the fulcrum changes the effort load (2-24).
Ocean Tides-Earth, Sun, Moon Interaction Erin Cziraki- 8th Grade (Feb. 24, 2010)
This activity introduces tides and the spring/neap cycle using graphs of real water level data from Myrtle Beach, SC.
Fun astronomy computer activitites Whitney Ruppel- 8th Grade (9 March 2010)
This is a fun worksheet I made that allows students to learn about black holes and other astronomy concepts through interactive websites.
Open Ocean Food Web and Ecotoxicology - Laura Canton
Ecotoxicology Powerpoint - Laura Canton
Geologic Timeline Activity - Adam Fox (2/21/2010)
Ocean Geography Webquest - Adam Fox (2/21/2010)
Plate Tectonics Lab - Adam Fox (2/21/2010)
Coral Reef Activity - Laura Canton
Bathymetry Lab Powerpoint - Adam Fox
Bathymetry Lab - Adam Fox (2/21/2010)
Fish in a Jug Activity - Laura Canton
The Perfect Plankton Lab Activity - Adam Fox (2/21/2010)
Biogeochemical Cycle Powerpoint - Laura Canton
Sedimentation Activity - Adam Fox
Waves Lesson Plan - Adam Fox
Waves Powerpoint - Adam Fox
Sustainable Marine Fisheries Activity - Laura Canton (1/11/10)
Fishery Facts - Laura Canton
Fishing Log - Laura Canton
Chromosome Shuffle and Mitosis Review - Morgan Marsh (2/10 & 2/22)
Ecosystem Dynamics in the Salt Marsh - Morgan Marsh
Ecosystem Dynamics in the Salt Marsh Worksheet - Morgan Marsh
Testing pH - Morgan Marsh
Photosynthesis - Morgan Marsh (3/4/2010)
Modeling the Cell Membrane Activity - Morgan Marsh (2/3/2010)
Enzyme Activity - Morgan Marsh (2/18/2010 & 2/22/2010)
CSI/DNA Fingerprinting PowerPoint - Morgan Marsh (3/22/2010)
CSI/DNA Fingerprinting Activity - Morgan Marsh (3/22/2010)
Marine CF (Giant Squid and Barracuda) - Laura Canton
Marine CF (Pufferfish and Hagfish) - Laura Canton
Marine CF (Elephant Seal and Weedy Sea Dragon) - Laura Canton
Marine CF (Camouflaging Octopus and Geoduck) - Laura Canton
Marine CF (Banded Sea Krait and Stonefish) - Laura Canton
Marine CF (Fried Egg Jelly and Marine Iguana) - Laura Canton
Coelacanth - Laura Canton
Sea Otters - Laura Canton
Atlantic Puffin - Laura Canton
Goblin Shark - Laura Canton
Megalodon - Laura Canton
Cookie Cutter Shark - Laura Canton
Leopard Seal - Laura Canton
Bottlenose Dolphin - Laura Canton
Whale Shark - Morgan Marsh
Aye-aye - Morgan Marsh
Great Blue Heron - Morgan Marsh
Platypus - Morgan Marsh
Diatoms - Morgan Marsh
Tasmanian Devil - Morgan Marsh
Little Blue Penguin - Morgan Marsh
Coral - Morgan Marsh
Wombat - Morgan Marsh
Red Panda - Morgan Marsh
Sugar Gliders - Morgan Marsh
Salt Marsh Snail - Morgan Marsh
Reindeer - Morgan Marsh
Tarsiers - Morgan Marsh
Armadillo - Laura Canton
Spider Monkey - Laura Canton
Spotted Hyena - Laura Canton
River Otter - Laura Canton
Aardvark - Laura Canton
Camel Spiders - Laura Canton
Three Toed Sloth - Laura Canton