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Found 6 resources at the 6-8 grade level for the concept: Science is both a body of knowledge and the process for building that knowledge. (NOS5)

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

Audience: 6-8

Source: Whitfield, Lisé

Resource type: lab activity

imageDino-Data
Students examine data about dinosaurs and hypothesize about what the data can tell them. Students modify their hypotheses as more information is revealed and review what they have learned about how science works.

Audience: 6-8

Source: UCMP

Resource type: classroom activity

imageHeating and cooling of the Earth's surface
Students conduct experiments on the rate that sand and water heat up and cool down. Based on their observations, they make hypotheses about why materials heat up and cool down at different rates and then test their ideas.

Audience: 6-8

Source: UCMP

Resource type: lab activity

imageGalaxy classification
This is a modified version of Galactic Inquiry in which students learn about galaxy classification while also experiencing a simple simulation of peer review and community analysis.

Audience: 6-8

Source: Whitfield, Lisé

Resource type: lab activity

imageHow science works
This Science in Action video uses the Understanding Science Flowchart to follow arachnologist Charles Griswold and colleagues as they describe the process involved in an exciting new spider discovery.

Audience: 6-8

Source: California Academy of Sciences

Resource type: video

imageIntroducing the Understanding Science Flowchart to middle school students
Students read a story about Walter Alvarez and then plot his scientific journey on the Understanding Science Flowchart. Students find that science is seldom a linear story.

Audience: 6-8

Source: UCMP

Resource type: classroom activity

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