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imageMystery boxes for grades 3-5
Working in groups, students pose explanations (hypotheses) for what they are observing and are asked to test their hypotheses. These procedures have been modified from Mystery Boxes: Uncertainty and Collaboration by Jean Beard.

Grade: 3-5

Source: Janulaw, Sharon

Resource type: classroom activity

imageSensing Energy
Students perform simple experiments using UV detection beads to explore unseen energy produced by the sun.

Grade: 3-5

Source: AAAS Science NetLinks

Resource type: classroom activity

imageTennis shoe detectives
Students make observations, examine data, and form hypotheses about a set of footprints and what they can tell us.

Grade: 3-5

Source: Heindel, Sharon

Resource type: classroom activity

imageWeathering and erosion
Students will conduct a series of experiments to explore the processes and effects of weathering and erosion.

Grade: 3-5

Source: Whitfield, Lisé

Resource type: lab activity

What's in a Word?
Word choice in the classroom can (mis)represent science. Use word lists to combat misconceptions about science that stem from vocabulary mix-ups. Find out how in this article distributed with permission from Science Scope.

Grade: 3-5

Source: Schwartz, Renee

Resource type: article

imageXenosmilus
In this lesson, students play the roles of paleontologists on a dig. They “unearth” a few fossils at a time and attempt to reconstruct the animal the fossils represent.

Grade: 3-5

Source: UCMP

Resource type: classroom activity


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