January 26th, 2022

Middle School Resource: Passport to Antarctica Website

Middle School Resource Passport to Antarctica Website This website bills itself as a “pass-portal” and is a companion website for the eight-part, PBS-aired video series Passport to Antarctica. The videos explore various aspects of life in the coldest and most remote place on Earth, from the perspective of researchers and scientists who call the ice-covered […]

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September 29th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Density by PhET

Middle School Resource Density by PhET This simulation will allow students to create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density, use the scale to measure the mass of an object, then hold the object under water to measure its volume. Students might explore the following questions: Why do objects […]

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September 1st, 2021

Middle School Resource: Sharks by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource Sharks by Discovery Education In this lesson, students will understand the following: Sharks exhibit a wide variety of adaptations that help them survive in their habitats. Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.LS.1.1, S.MS.LS.1.2, S.MS.LS.2.5 and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, […]

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June 9th, 2021

Middle School Resource: The Solar System – A Review by ECSDM

Middle School Resource The Solar System – A Review by ECSDM This lesson was formulated for use with a multi-age middle school special education science class. Students are of varied abilities functioning from a kindergarten to a third-grade level. This lesson was designed as a review for the students and to allow the teacher to […]

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May 12th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Yummy Plant Parts by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource Yummy Plant Parts by Discovery Education In this lesson, students will: Understand the structure and function of roots, stems, and leaves. Identify the parts of a plant by looking at an entire plant or a part of a plant. Understand the importance of plants for animals’ (humans’) existence. Related NY State Academic […]

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May 22nd, 2018

Middle School Resource: Vernal Pools

Vernal Pools: A monitoring project linking the outdoors to the curriculum Students will learn scientific inquiry through activities such as collaborative research groups using inquiry-based learning strategies, learning centers, field study of a vernal pool (including data collection techniques and seasonal documentation), journal writing, and computer-based data analysis and presentation. Related NY State Academic Standards: […]

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