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Science, Math & Technology Got a question? Join us to share ideas and strategies for making science and math instruction effective and meaningful for students. Classroom technology questions are also welcome! source

Energy - Here is a collection of activities for teaching energy. source

Light and Sound - Are you looking for some great light and sound activities to go along with your science unit? Look no further. Try implementing some of these great ideas. source

Air Pressure Demonstration - Demonstrate air pressure with this simple experiment. Click on source for more lessons involving air and air quality source

AskERIC Lesson Plans: Physical sciences - Several physical science lesson plans written by teachers or student teachers for grades K-12 source

Be "Sun"-sible About Heating Water - Energy conservation in the home is the focus of this lesson on solar energy. Activities include construction of a simple solar water heater source

Chemistry: Phase Changes: Heat and Matter - Hands-on activities help students develop an understanding of the three stages of matter, how heat energy is transferred, and the difference between heat and temperature (In Adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Convection Activities - Lesson plan and activities demonstrate how temperature affects air pressure source

Egg Suck - Use a boiled egg, jar, and matches to demonstrate that heated air expands with this activity source

Energy Quest - Education site from the California Energy Commission. Click icons to The Energy Story, Saving Energy, Art Contest, Projects, Puzzles, Scientists, Safety, Solar Energy, Teacher Resources, Energy Patrol, Games and more source

Hands-On Activities in the Physical Sciences - Select hands-on physical science activities from these categories. Observation and Measurement, Physical Properties, Chemical Properties, Forces and Their Effects, and Energy (Many for advanced students) source

Inertia - Youngsters observe the difference between inertia for objects at rest and objects moving in a straight line with these activities source

Insulators - Students explore the insulating properties of four types of spoons while gathering information for the design of a hot beverage mug source

Momentum - Activities allow youngsters to observe the transfer of momentum using rollerblades, toy cars, a weight, cue balls, cue stick, marbles, and string source

Newtons Third Law - Mini unit for K-2 students uses centers and stations to explore Newtons Third Law; for every action there is a reaction; for every force there is an equal and opposite force source

Oobleck and Glurch --Learning about Solids and Liquids - Students make a non-neutonian fluid and a polymer to learn about the characteristics of solids and liquids. Includes recipes for both source

Playground Physics - Introduce older students to concepts in classical mechanics by relating their experiences on the playground to basic physics concepts. Investigate gravity, levers, pendulums, inclined planes, and more source

Properties of Objects - Introduce young students to the properties of colour, shape, size, texture, hardness, and weight with sorting and discovery activities using common objects source

Reflective Solar Cooker - Make a solar cooker using easy to find materials and use the Suns energy to cook marshmallows (In adobe Acrobat PDF format) source

Slinky Science - Use a slinky to demonstrate properties of physics. Includes activities on motion, waves and centrifugal force. Links to short history of the slinky and additional activities source

Solar Matters - Interdisciplinary solar energy unit includes teacher resources, hands-on activities, and experiments designed to increase student awareness of the power of solar energy source

The Amazing Physics of Everyday Objects - Collection of physics experiments using common hosehold objects. Some adult supervision required source

The Science of Sound - Second grade unit on sound and its application to animals, musical instruments, and communication. Lists seventeen relating experiments, teacher notes, and materials list source

The Science of Sound - How Sound is Made Lesson presented by Bethune Academy fifth graders. Links to sound experiments, sound wave samples, sound uses, how we hear, explaination of Music and more source

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