Academy Curricular Exchange
Science
Intermediate School (6-8)

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  1. A unit on Earth, Sun, Moon and Stars (5)
  2. Hands on activity on photosynthesis (6-8)
  3. Scenario: Spaceship earth as systems (5-7)
  4. Introduce aerodynamics by bubble-ology (4-9)
  5. Salmon Homing Instincts: Hands-on activity (4-8)
  6. Owl pellets used to teach the food chain (4-12)
  7. Food labels to study nutritional value (4-12)
  8. Decision making activity on earth & space (7-12)
  9. Life in the future, good descriptions (4-12)
  10. Cloud formation activity (5-12)
  11. Fruits and Vegetables; Reproduction (6-8)
  12. Transpiration experiment (5-8)
  13. Sunrise/Sunset, collecting data (4-12)
  14. Drugs: Role play child of alcoholic (7-12)
  15. Environmental unit on Solid Waste (6)
  16. Making 3-D plant and animal cells (6-10)
  17. Genetics - taster or non-taster (4-12)
  18. Polystyrene containers to test heat (3-12)
  19. Force, order, equilibrium. Air...What Gives? (3-12)
  20. Building a psychrometer (6-9)
  21. Drug Prevention; group work/communication skills (6-9)
  22. Physics or Chemistry, investigating force, distance and time (8)
  23. Tasty Solution; solvent activity with candy (7-9)
  24. Biology; Desert plant and animal adaptation (4-12)
  25. Hot Air Balloon; making and experimenting with flight (4-12)
  26. The Ringer, a successful flying machine (3-12)
  27. Importance of trees in the rural area; Planting a Snowfence (5-12)
  28. Recycling using junk mail (3-12)
  29. Solid Waste Management: "Let's Talk Trash" (5-6)
  30. Creating a Visual Model of the Planet Earth; crust, core and usable land surface (3-9)
  31. 'How Cells Duplicate, Why and Where Something Can Go Wrong', study of DNA (7)
  32. 'Jello Cells', excellent hands-on activity to study cells membranes & walls (6-9)
  33. 'In-House Core Sample' activity (8)
  34. 'Potato Chip Classification', activity to introduce a dichotomous key (5-8)
  35. 'Flight Platform', study of forces acting upon a plane (6-8)
  36. 'Excavating Your Recycling Bin as a Fossil Record' (6-12)
  37. 'Recycling Paper', hands-on activity to actually recycle paper (4-9)
  38. 'Magic Mirror Box', on-going activity to encourage observation and curiosity (4-12)
  39. 'Downhill Discoveries', hands-on activity discovering potential and kinetic energy (5-8)
  40. 'Stories in the Sky', constellation study (5-7)
  41. Student 'Role-Plays' to illustrate different science processes (5-8)
  42. Using 'Imagery' to Introduce the Endocrine System (5-8)
  43. 'Bacteria', growing and studying bacteria (6-8)
  44. 'pH', activity to show how 'pH' affects our lives (6-8)
  45. 'Protozoans', hands-on activity studying one-celled protozoans (6-8)
  46. 'Chemical Changes', activities to illustrate different types of chemical changes (6-8)
  47. 'Weather Forecasting', hands-on activity (6-8)
  48. 'Measuring Calories', hands-on activity to 'measure' calories (5-8)
  49. 'Roller Coasters in the Classroom', activity working with potential and kinetic energy (4-8)
  50. 'Laws of Reflection', student developed (7-9)
  51. 'Strands Walk', an ecological zzzz observation (5-7)
  52. "3-D Magnetic Field", activity to make and see a magnetic field (6-8)
  53. "Mass", measuring mass using pennies (8)
  54. "Introduction to Minerals", earth and physical science (5-8)
  55. "Future Weather Station/Forecasting", science and art (6)
  56. Introducing Chromatography (6-8)
  57. Weathering Experiment, activity to observe 'rock' weathering (6-8)
  58. "How to Make a Kaleidoscope", demonstrating light properties (6)
  59. "Temperature and Water Density", (7-8)
  60. "Making Personal Maps", activity to help students relate distances to maps (6-8)

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