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In this lab students investigate how a chosen variale affects the accuracy and precision of a thrown object.   70k v. 6 Sep 20, 2013, 11:13 AM stephensteach
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In this demonstration, students view a black box in which they can see the inputs and outputs, but not the inner workings. Students practice making close observations and create an explanatory hypothesis that will be tested later.  33k v. 4 Jan 26, 2011, 8:44 AM stephensteach
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This lab accompanies the black box demo. Students attempt to repeat the process they observed and investigate how they can make more liquid come out than was put in.   58k v. 3 Jan 9, 2012, 6:50 AM stephensteach
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This activity serves as a means to practice making detailed observations and helping students understand the importance of detailed observations.  35k v. 2 Jan 5, 2011, 10:53 AM stephensteach
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Checks 13-16 corresponding to the nature of science checks activity.  87k v. 2 Apr 11, 2010, 9:30 PM stephensteach
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Checks 1-4 corresponding to the nature of science checks activity.  81k v. 2 Apr 8, 2010, 7:32 AM stephensteach
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Checks 5-8 corresponding to the nature of science checks activity.  80k v. 2 Apr 8, 2010, 7:32 AM stephensteach
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Checks 9-12 corresponding to the nature of science checks activity.  83k v. 2 Apr 8, 2010, 7:32 AM stephensteach
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Answers and procedures are shown for the dimensional analysis activity sheet.  29k v. 2 Sep 10, 2009, 10:55 AM stephensteach
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This worksheet provides students with some problems that require dimensional anaylsis to solve.  71k v. 2 Aug 31, 2009, 9:25 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students use their own bodies and some measuring skills to determine if the popular knowledge about wingspan equaling height and forearm length equaling foot length are true.   480k v. 7 Nov 13, 2013, 8:38 AM stephensteach
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This document explains how to complete a lab report step by step.  39k v. 2 Nov 9, 2010, 9:22 AM stephensteach
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This length activity involves students using a metric ruler to practice measuring length in metric units.  6k v. 2 Aug 31, 2009, 9:26 PM stephensteach
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This pre-assesment helps students recall their prior knowledge and serves as a template for taking notes on metric length.  45k v. 2 Apr 11, 2010, 9:32 PM stephensteach
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This activity involves students estimating the mass of obejects before measuring the actual mass in in metric units.   24k v. 4 Nov 4, 2013, 9:42 AM stephensteach
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This assessment includes multiple choice and true false questions related to the Nature of Science reading from Science For All Americans.  56k v. 3 Jan 15, 2010, 7:08 AM stephensteach
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In this assignment students define vocabulary as a group before answering comprehension questions related to the reading.   57k v. 6 Aug 30, 2014, 9:28 AM stephensteach
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This worksheet corresponds to a set of mystery checks. Students learn about the nature of science by taking out four checks at a time and try to come up with an explanation based on the evidence.   25k v. 4 Oct 22, 2012, 6:53 AM stephensteach
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Students answer questions related to the syllabus and the first few days of class.  27k v. 2 Jan 15, 2010, 7:07 AM stephensteach
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This document will help students prepare for the test with vocabulary, test questions info, and practice questions.   24k v. 3 Jan 11, 2011, 7:20 AM stephensteach
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This document will help students prepare for the test with vocabulary, test questions info, and practice questions.     128k v. 4 Nov 14, 2011, 8:46 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students practice measuring the volume of liquids with graduated cylinders, irregular solids using displacement, and dimensional analysis.    38k v. 5 Nov 8, 2013, 10:11 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students explore how to creativley measure the volume of the room without any scientific instruments before converting the units using dimensional analysis.   58k v. 4 Feb 2, 2010, 7:33 AM stephensteach
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This graphic organizer has students compare ther properties of metals, nonmetals, and semi-metals.  24k v. 2 Sep 23, 2009, 4:45 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students act out the process of bonding and experiment with hydrogen bonds.    188k v. 4 Feb 8, 2011, 7:06 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students research a specific type of chemical bond, answer questions, present to the class, and take notes as an audience.  37k v. 2 Oct 2, 2011, 4:14 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students explore chemical reactions, conservation of mass, and endo/exothermic reactions.  138k v. 2 Sep 29, 2009, 7:04 AM stephensteach
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The Chem Intro Activities involve students defining some of the basic vocabulary before kinesthetically acting out as atoms. Then students engage in a competition to see which team can interpret the periodic table.   97k v. 4 Sep 28, 2010, 8:37 AM stephensteach
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Students present on the more common families/groups from the periodic table, the elements and their uses.  33k v. 2 Sep 20, 2009, 8:22 PM stephensteach
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In the Ions and Isotopes activity students learn about what ions and isotopes are through drawings, creative representations, and real world applications.    192k v. 3 Mar 8, 2010, 12:44 PM stephensteach
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Students practice drawing Lewis dot diagrams to understand the importance of valence electrons as they relate to an element's properties and bonding.  28k v. 2 Sep 20, 2009, 8:22 PM stephensteach
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Students make a periodic table of things as a mock up of Mendeleev's project.  29k v. 2 Sep 20, 2009, 8:22 PM stephensteach
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This periodic table includes the electron configuration for every element. The dynamic version can be found at http://www.ptable.com/.   41k v. 3 Sep 20, 2009, 6:28 PM stephensteach
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This periodic table for student use includes atomic number, chemical symbol, element name, and atomic mass.  227k v. 3 Sep 20, 2009, 6:01 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students explore various chemical and physical properties of substances through lab stations.   86k v. 3 Oct 6, 2009, 6:32 AM stephensteach
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As a closing activity on states of matter students write a paragraph about each of the common states of matter and give examples.  62k v. 2 Sep 20, 2009, 8:22 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students explore the states of matter through a series of stations related to phase change and states of matter.    59k v. 4 Dec 10, 2010, 9:32 AM stephensteach
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This document outlines the format for the unit 2 test and the associated concepts, vocab, and practice questions.  142k v. 2 Dec 9, 2010, 8:22 AM stephensteach
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Students examine the evidence behind the Big Bang Theory and model geologic time.  1729k v. 2 Dec 11, 2011, 7:14 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students present with a group on a natural disaster of their choice.  144k v. 3 Apr 9, 2013, 8:27 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students explore the evidence for plate tectonics.  506k v. 3 Sep 30, 2012, 8:04 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students play various versions of the old video game asteroid and evaluate their representations of Newton's Laws of Motion.   55k v. 3 May 19, 2010, 6:47 AM stephensteach
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Students explore the concepts of electricity and magnetism through stations and demonstrations.    127k v. 4 Dec 8, 2011, 7:02 AM stephensteach
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Students simulate a skate park using PHeT.  922k v. 3 Dec 6, 2013, 11:31 AM stephensteach
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In this lab students measure the potential energy of an object at the top of a ramp and the kinetic energy of that same object at the bottom of the ramp.   450k v. 2 Oct 12, 2009, 7:29 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students investigate frame of reference from different perspectives through a virtual lab and a hands on investigation.   33k v. 6 Nov 8, 2012, 3:55 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students read about freefall and the acceleration of gravity before answering the lab question: who has the greatest hangtime in the class?  402k v. 2 Apr 26, 2010, 3:10 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students conduct pre-lab investigations and readings to gain an understanding of heat and temperature before performing an experiment to determine which gender more accurately perceives temperature.   179k v. 4 Nov 12, 2013, 11:12 AM stephensteach
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In this activity students explore lab activities and demos that help them understand the principle of inertia and Newton's First Law of Motion.   37k v. 2 Oct 2, 2011, 4:14 PM stephensteach
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Students complete a short multiple choice quiz to test their understanding of Newton's First Law.  120k v. 2 Oct 2, 2011, 4:14 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students explore forces, free body diagrams, newton's second law, and real world applications.  141k v. 2 Oct 2, 2011, 4:14 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students explore Newton's Third Law with demonstrations and experiments and test their understanding with a few questions.  29k v. 7 Oct 3, 2013, 2:41 PM stephensteach
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In this activity students explore the relationship between horizontal motion and vertical motion.  88k v. 2 May 7, 2010, 9:59 AM stephensteach
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Students review physics through stations and watching demonstrations.   40k v. 3 Oct 5, 2011, 1:05 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students read a background section that explains some basic vocabulary and has them collect data on the velocity of a piece of paper launched by various means.  142k v. 2 Apr 15, 2010, 4:28 PM stephensteach
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In this lab students measure velocity and create vectors.  38k v. 3 Sep 27, 2013, 1:44 PM stephensteach
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This study guide outlines the vocab, concepts, and problems covered in the unit 2 intro to physics test.   136k v. 3 Dec 6, 2011, 9:50 AM stephensteach
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Students explore properties of waves through stations and demonstrations.    122k v. 6 Dec 7, 2012, 11:05 AM stephensteach
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A printable signable version of the physical science syllabus.  121k v. 2 Oct 2, 2011, 4:14 PM stephensteach
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This is the printable version of the physical science syllabus.   45k v. 2 Jan 18, 2011, 11:02 AM stephensteach