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This post highlights the eight Scientific and Engineering Practices and spotlights a few lessons related to each practice. I had this as eight separate posts but decided to consolidate for easier viewing.
For more details and examples about the Science and Engineering Practices, visit NSTA.
Tag: SEP8 – click for more lessons that cover this practice
- Exploring the Solar System – Past, Present, and Future Missions: How has each mission contributed to the advancement of the exploration of outer space?
- D&T Activity: How do scientists come up with different explanations even when presented with similar data?
- What is Mining?: Where do we find our natural resources? How do we use them?
Tag: SEP7 – click for more lessons that cover this practice
- SpongeBOB Safety Rules: What evidence shows that a safety rule has been broken?
- Physical & Chemical Change Sorting Activity: What evidence shows that a physical or chemical change took place?
- Environmental Issues Presentation: How do humans impact their environment?
Tag: SEP6 – click for more lessons that cover this practice
- Law of Superposition: How can we determine the relative age of fossils and rocks?
- Rocks ROCK!: How do different types of rock form?
- NOAA Tides Data: Why do tides occur? Is there a pattern?
- Atomic Theory Timeline: How do we make a model of something we can’t see?
Tag: SEP5 – click for more lessons that cover this practice
- Finding the Volume of a Rectangular Prism: How can we find the volume of rectangular prisms using length, width, and height?
- Triple Beam Balance – Bottles of Stuff: How can we estimate mass using the metric system?
- SpongeBOB Bikini Bottom Genetics: Determining the probability of passing on genetic traits.
- Mass, Volume, and Density: How can we solve for the missing variable?
Tag: SEP4 – click for more lessons that cover this practice
- Rainbow Test Tube Activity: What combination of primary colors makes the best secondary colors? How many different colors can we make using primary colors?
- Adopt a City – Weather Report: How is the weather in our home city similar to weather in different parts of the US? How is it different?
- Planet Trading (Fact) Cards: How are the planets in our Solar System similar to Earth? How are they different?
- Graphing Spring Tides, Neap Tides, and Moon Phases: What is the relationship between tide height and the phase of the Moon?
Tag: SEP3 – click for more lessons that cover this practice
- Chocolate Chip Mining Simulation: How can I run a mining company that will make the most profit and leave the least impact on the environment?
- Sugar Density Columns: How does the amount of sugar added affect the density of the solution?
- Cartesian Divers: How does the amount of paperclips affect the buoyancy of the diver?
Tag: SEP2 – click for more lessons that cover this practice
- The Atoms Family: What does the Atomic Model look like?
- Pangea Puzzle Activity: How did the continents change over time?
- Making Molecular Models: How do atoms bond with each other to form new substances?
- Shoebox Planetarium: How can we recognize patterns in the night sky?
Tag: SEP1 – click for more lessons that cover this practice