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Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission part of Web Resource Collection

This site is designed to engage students in grades 7-12 in activities that focus on collaboration and communication strategies. These activities will strengthen student understanding of and ability ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Policy issues, Space science, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Module or unit

Galapagos Islands part of Web Resource Collection

In this article, The Why Files examines Charles Darwin, his theory of evolution, and his visit to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. The article explains what Darwin really found, and how other ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard C: Life Science:Diversity and adaptations of organisms
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Biology
Resource Type: Text:Report

Pieces of Science: The Lightning Rod part of Web Resource Collection

"Pieces of Science" is an online gallery of sixteen educational resources related to a collection of historical science objects. These pages discuss the history of Ben Franklin and the lightning rod. ...
NSES: K-4:Standard B: Physical Science:Properties of objects and materials
Subject: Atmospheric science, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Service:Clearinghouse

Galileo's Dialogue part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It focuses on Galileo's observations and conclusions about Earth's place in the the solar system and how this ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard E: Science and Technology:Understandings about science and technology
Subject: Space science, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Sputnik's Legacy part of Web Resource Collection

This Why Files article reviews the beginning of the 'Space Race' with the Soviet Union launch of Sputnik - Earth's first artificial satellite. In this article, the US response to the launch of ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard F: Personal and Social Perspectives:Science and technology in society
Subject: Space science, History and philosophy of science, Technology
Resource Type: Text:Report

The Sun: Man's Friend and Foe part of Web Resource Collection

This website is provided by ThinkQuest, a global network of students, teachers, parents, and technologists dedicated to youth-centered learning on the internet. This site discusses information about ...
NSES: K-4:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Atmospheric science, History and philosophy of science, Physics, Space science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Classroom

Online Course for Teachers: Teaching Evolution part of Web Resource Collection

This eight-session professional development course for in-service and pre-service biology teachers is based on the PBS documentary Evolution. It is designed to address the nature of science and how ...
NSES: 9-12:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: Biology, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Course

Can We Win A Jellybean Contest? part of Web Resource Collection

This Student Activity Worksheet is part of a San Jose State University ALERT K-12 module which teaches middle school students about making reasonable estimates of numbers, volume, mass, and time. ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Subject: History and philosophy of science, Mathematics
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Instructor guide

The Great Volume Exchanger...or The Magic Matter Maker part of Web Resource Collection

This lesson uses a discrepant event to pique curiosity and provide an excellent metaphor for a problem in science that can be addressed in a scientific way. Water is poured into a magic box, and out ...
NSES: 5-8:Standard A: Science as Inquiry:Understanding about scientific inquiry
Subject: History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

Becoming Whales: Experiencing Discoveries of Whale Evolution part of Web Resource Collection

In this lesson, students experience the historical discovery of fossils which increasingly link whales to earlier land-dwelling mammals. This experience also reveals how scientists can make ...
NSES: 9-12:Unifying Concepts and Processes:Evidence, models, and explanation
Subject: Biology, Geological Sciences:Paleontology, History and philosophy of science
Resource Type: Learning Materials:Lesson plan

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