Introduction to Ecology Unit

This in-depth seven-day unit provides a place-based introduction to ecology concepts, including local environmental issues, uses of GPS/GIS, native species, pioneer species, tree classification, human…

Design a Game Using Makey Makey and Scratch

This lesson provides a multi-day procedure to review circuits and conductivity while introducing microcontrollers and the engineering design process. Students are tasked to use Makey…

Watershed Water Quality Investigation

This in-depth lesson plan explores local watershed water quality through a hands-on investigation comparing samples from drinking water and a local stream. Instructional resource includes…

DNA Structure Lab

This lab includes a hands-on activity to learn about DNA structures. The student worksheet includes procedures for making a model of a DNA molecule using…

How To Create a Pie Chart

This simple activity uses an online graph making tool from the National Center for Education Statistics (https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/CreateAGraph/default.aspx) to teach students how to make a Pie…

Water Quality Challenge

This 5-week lesson uses problem-based learning strategies to explore local water quality and features an experiment that uses backpack filtration units to test for contaminants…

Humidity Testing Tutorial

This step-by-step instructional resource includes procedures for testing humidity using PASCO sensors and SparkVue app. Instructions include video resources, materials needed, setup, and data collection.…

Hovercraft Engineering Design Challenge

This in-depth lesson includes everything a teacher needs to facilitate an engineering challenge for students to design a hovercraft with household items. Instructional materials include…