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Old 05-31-2010, 10:40 AM
 
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Hi guys. I need to come up with 50 hands-on lessons in the physical sciences and oceanography. I have thirty something right now and am afraid the quality will go down and repetition may occur if I create anymore. Your suggestions would be great.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Hi guys. I need to come up with 50 hands-on lessons in the physical sciences and oceanography. I have thirty something right now and am afraid the quality will go down and repetition may occur if I create anymore. Your suggestions would be great.
What grade are you working with? It would be nice to know the topics you've covered so far so we don't duplicate what you're doing.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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Grades 7-12 with as little equipment/supplies as possible. What i've done so far is incorporated principles from physics and chemistry into natural and life sciences which is what I didn't mention. So anything else will be appreciated.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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Grades 7-12 with as little equipment/supplies as possible. What i've done so far is incorporated principles from physics and chemistry into natural and life sciences which is what I didn't mention. So anything else will be appreciated.
Have you done:

Adhesion/cohesion? (need waxed paper, food coloring, isopropyl alcohol, water and plastic pipettes, which are all cheap)

Terminal velocity? (need paper "bugzel copters", paper clips, stop watches (or one clock that counts seconds) and a launch site to drop the copters from).

Freezing point depression? (need ice, salt and thermometers, which you should be able to borrow from a chemistry teacher)

Half life? (best done with M&M's, because the kids LOVE to eat them, but you can use anything that has two sides and is small enough to put into cups and dump out)

Sugar water denisity rainbows? (can be done with clear drinking straws and different density sugar water solutions that are tinted different colors)

I have books and books full of hands on activities I don't even use. If I had a better idea of what you wanted I could check to see if I have anything that fits.

Could you post a couple of examples of what you're doing? That might help me decide what might fit.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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I suggest you look at Project WET and Lab Exercises in Oceaongraphy by Pipkin
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