This is a unit on scientific methods and tools. All resources in this unit are aligned with student standards for Grade 6 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Science.

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Tips on how to set up and organize a science notebook. Instructs students on what types of information should be recorded and shows example pages.
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Students observe how heat, density and viscosity influence the flow of liquids and the atmosphere.
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This experiment can be used to analyze germs inside the human mouth and on household objects such as computers, remotes, keys, etc. It can also be used to test the effectiveness of soap, hand sanitizer and other cleaning products.
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Lab investigating the projectile motion using meter sticks.
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In this exercise, students measure the mass of 5 objects using a triple beam balance. Then, they measure the dimensions of 3 more objects and calculate the volumes. This resource is part of the Chemistry course which contains units on Lab Setup and Safety; Nomenclature; Chemical Reactions and Balancing; Metric Systems & Conversions; Periodic Table and Trends; Atomic Structure; Nuclear Chemistry; Acids, Bases, & Salts; Bonding; Percent Composition; Solutions, Molarity, and Concentrations; Stoichiometry; Energy; Gas Laws; Reaction Rates and Equilibrium; Electron Configuration; and Redox Reactions.
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The purpose of this experiment is to discover which factor (room temperature, elevation, volume of water, or heating device) has the greatest influence on boiling point. Part of an online collaborative project.
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Students create a brochure or manual advertising and explaining the class's microscopes. This resource was origininally posted at teacherslounge.editme.com by Ms. Frizzle.
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1 Microscopes

by Robert Lucas

This unit includes resources, such as worksheets, on Microscopes for high school biology students. This unit is part of the Developing Biology course.
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Objectives: 1.) to learn to use a compound microscope properly 2.) to review the main parts of a cell, using your textbook as a reference As you will find in this course, there is no such thing as a "typical" cell. During this period you will look at four "representative" eukaryotic cells: two plant cells (one with chloroplasts that are easy to focus on, and one without chloroplasts that will be more challenging), one animal cell, and one example of a single-celled organism. In each case you will try to locate as many organelles as you can. You will also examine a prepared slide of some prokaryotic bacterial cells. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Instruction on using a Light Microscope.
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Using Alka-Seltzer tablets students learn that the rate of a chemical reaction can be increased by increasing the temperature of these reactants.
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This is a link to the NG Water Footprint Calculator, a lot of interesting facts about water, conservation tips, and an opportunity to pledge to use less!
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Pendulum Lab

by PhET Project

Play with one or two pendulums and discover how the period of a simple pendulum depends on the length of the string, the mass of the pendulum bob, and the amplitude of the swing. It's easy to measure the period using the photogate timer. You can vary friction and the strength of gravity. Use the pendulum to find the value of g on planet X. Notice the anharmonic behavior at large amplitude.
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Uniform Motion Lab

by Janet Pinto

Students graphically analyze the motion of a constant speed vehicle. In this laboratory activity a strip of timer tape will be attached to a constant-velocity vehicle. The vehicle will pull the timer tape through the recording timer.
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In this lab about pulse rate and blood flow, students learn to form a hypothesis, conduct experiments around that hypothesis, and collect and compare data.
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Coaster Creator: Lab

by Marjee Labs_gone_digital

A worksheet that is ready-to-use for your students as they analyze their Coaster Creator game.
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This worksheet is part of a hands-on experiment where students create their own oil spill, try different methods for cleaning it up, and then discuss the merits of each method in terms of effectiveness (cleanliness) and cost.
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Density Students' Manual

by Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Math Science Technology Dept

The contents of this file were developed as a continuum and this unit may take from two to four weeks to complete depending upon the goals of the teacher and interests of the students. While some learning experiences may be used as stand-alone lessons, others build upon prior learning experiences. All materials for this unit must be obtained locally. This file should be used as a supplement to the Teachers' Manual.
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Coaster Creator

by Marjee Labs_gone_digital

Coaster Creator is an interactive game that explores the science behind roller coasters. Use your knowledge of potential energy and kinetic energy to design your own coaster. Rapid energy transfer is the key to roller coaster thrills but be careful — too much kinetic energy and you’ll crash, too little and you'll stall. Play this beta version of the game and find out if your coaster will be a smash or a snore! http://www.jason.org/PublicPage/Curriculum/CoasterCreator.aspx
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Create a Graph

by Janet Pinto

Enter data and labels to create five different types of graphs: bar, line, area, pie, xy. Can choose colors, fonts, sizes, shapes as well as print or save.
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Safety Contract

by Christine Mytko

This a general science safety contract.
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Garbage-ology

by Janet Pinto

Using rubber gloves students collect, sort and analyze household trash to draw conclusions about the habits and activities of a household.
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Emergency Eye Wash

by Janet Pinto

Outlines the proper use and maintenance of permanent and portable eye wash fountains.
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Lab safety contract and worksheet for students to fill in the locations and uses of all safety devices in the laboratory.
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A two-minute video demonstrating the use of a fire extinguisher using the PASS mnemonic (pull, aim, squeeze, sweep).
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