Lessons for Scientists

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  • Fun with Fossils - … multimedia resources to learn how real fossils form and what scientists can learn from them. Lesson Summary Overview Fossils provide a … multimedia resources to learn how real fossils form and what scientists can learn from them. Objectives Examine how fossils are formed … could have been fossilized. Discuss the following questions: How do scientists think that Lucy may have died? What made her bones …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-12
  • Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! - … the boundaries between lithospheric plates or over hot spots. Although scientists know a great deal about the formation of volcanoes,they … new surface features, changes landscape, starts fires, etc.) What can scientists tell from the lava at different eruption sites? (Temperature based … many causes and effects of volcanic eruptions. Explain that while scientists are working on ways to predict volcanic eruptions, they are …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
  • Understanding Air: Climate Change and Modeling Combustion with LEGO Bricks - … concentration may affect atmospheric temperatures dramatically. In fact, most climate scientists are convinced that an increased concentration of CO2 in the … widely accepted. Ask students to think of some things individuals, scientists, and governments can do to reduce CO2 emissions and help … to different and, preferably, renewable fuels, and reduce driving What scientists and engineers can do: develop technologies that can capture the …
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  • When Did the First Americans Arrive? - … arrive, and from where did they come? With limited evidence, scientists have long proposed a hypothesis that linked the migration route … along the coasts, rather than further inland. To date, however, scientists have found no evidence of human settlements from this important … of 12,000-year-old tools in South America caused scientists to rethink their explanation of human migration to the Americas …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-12
  • Deep Time and the History of Life - … over a long period of time. Understanding geologic time, what scientists sometimes call "deep time," will help students better understand the … , and what organisms were affected? What kinds of evidence do scientists use to better understand prehistoric extinctions? Geologic Changes How did … the hypotheses scientists have come up with to explain the extinction of the dinosaurs? What types of evidence do scientists use to …
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  • What's Your Hypothesis? - … hypothesis is a possible explanation of something based on facts. Scientists have been studying dinosaurs for a very long time, looking … explanations, no one knows for certain what happened. So, different scientists have come up with different hypotheses about what killed the … the third screen is a table showing the different hypotheses scientists have about what caused the Mesozoic extinction and the evidence …
    User Rating: Grade Level: K-2
  • Which Continent Is This? - … less inland. There are no permanent residents in Antarctica, but scientists do visit there for research. Understanding about the different continents … less inland. There are no permanent residents in Antarctica, but scientists do visit there for research. Understanding about the different continents … less inland. There are no permanent residents in Antarctica, but scientists do visit there for research. Understanding about the different continents …
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  • Winter advisory: The effect of salt on the freezing point of water - … with a discussion of the careers of chemical engineers, environmental scientists, and hydrologists. For more information on these careers, see the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook : Chemical Engineers Environmental scientists Hydrologists Extension Record change of temperature over time on a … preparing for engineering school and careers. USDA Living Science: Environmental Scientist The USDA describes environmental science as a career, including information …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-8
  • Fun with Fossils - … multimedia resources to learn how real fossils form and what scientists can learn from them. Lesson Summary Overview Fossils provide a … multimedia resources to learn how real fossils form and what scientists can learn from them. Objectives Examine how fossils are formed … could have been fossilized. Discuss the following questions: How do scientists think that Lucy may have died? What made her bones …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-12
  • Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! - … the boundaries between lithospheric plates or over hot spots. Although scientists know a great deal about the formation of volcanoes,they … new surface features, changes landscape, starts fires, etc.) What can scientists tell from the lava at different eruption sites? (Temperature based … many causes and effects of volcanic eruptions. Explain that while scientists are working on ways to predict volcanic eruptions, they are …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
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