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    Science Notebooking: inquiry

    Lots of great science labs/ideas from a 7th grade teacher.

    dandelions and dragonflies ... Classical Conversations science Cycle1 week 2... I just wish I could read the small print for the fungi. Can any of you make it out?

    Life in Middle School: science; I could use this as a supplement for my students to teach levels of classification or as a test review sheet (GENERAL)

    EASY & FUN Harry Potter Potions Class Experiments

    This is an awesome video that talks about the circle of life and then goes on to show different food chains. I would use this as my motivation and as a review of ecosystems and the food chain.

    Classrooms can Skype with a Yellowstone National Park ranger to learn more about geology (geysers, hot springs, volcanoes), ecology (fire; wildlife--bears, bison, elk, wolves, and more), or cultural history (Native American, world's 1st national park, tourism). Students can interview a park ranger or try to guess which park the ranger works in.

    40 STEM Activities for Kids - Playdough To Plato

    Build an Inventor's Box: A STEM Activity for kids

    Cycle 2 CC Week 13 - States of Matter Project and Experiments! Check it out at www.solagratiamom...!

    Engineering on a Dime: 3 STEM Challenges You Can Do Today

    FREE RESOURCE: A quick reference guide for students covering the basic concepts in elementary science. I like to print a class set in color and then laminate them for my students to use throughout the school year. I have also given the students a copy of this reference sheet to keep in their science notebooks/journals.

    Chemical & physical changes in matter

    W5 - Animal Adaptations - lots of different experiments from different sites.

    Time to Teach: Animal Adaptations {Ideas, Anchor Charts, Video Clips, Notebook Entries, and Stations--includes free and paid resources}

    A former middle school teacher's blog. All her activities look great--no fluff and lots of learning. The best science activities I've ever found on the internet.

    Teaching Idea: This is a wonderful demonstration of how the earth's soil reacts during an earthquake and how this reaction effects buildings and other structures. This would be a great visual for students to see before they research particular earthquakes or fault lines.

    Science Fair: Coniferous Forest Food Web

    Ecosystem relationships

    Science with Kids: Salt Volcano. A salt volcano acts a lot like a lava lamp- kids are in awe over this fun Science

    What is matter? - Science video for kids | Mocomi

    Science Matters: Photosynthesis: Photosynthesis Races

    Science Notebooking

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    Earthquake Lesson - STEM - A photograph of an assembled, homemade structure constructed out of marshmallows and toothpicks. The structure is sitting on a bed of orange Jell-O®.