Focused on structures in plants and sub-systems and sub-structures, this project takes place over months (rather than minutes or hours) and requires very minimal equipment.
Science Domains: Life Science
NGSS Standards: MS-LS1-2
Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes energy is being transformed to or from that object. Students will also apply scientific principles to construct and test a device that either minimizes or maximizes thermal energy.
Science Domains: Earth & Space Sciences
NGSS Standards: MS-PS2-33, MS-PS3-5
Analyzing and interpreting data and arguing from evidence…using toothpaste.
Science Domains: Engineering, Technology & Applications of Science
NGSS Standards: MS-ETS1-3
The resources and tools necessary for teaching observation and measurement are not always available. Teach your students to build a microscope they can take into the field.
Collect data with magnets. This project encourages students to ask questions about data to determine the factors that impact electric and magnetic forces.
Science Domains: Physical Science
NGSS Standards: MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-5
Students plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends upon the forces acting on the object. They will also define criteria and constraints, make a systematic evaluation of different solutions, analyze data, and perform iterative testing – all in one video.
Science Domains: Earth & Space Sciences, Physical Science
NGSS Standards: MS-ETS1-4, MS-PS2-2