Hands-On General Science Activities with Real-Life Applications: Ready-to-Use Labs, Projects, & Activities for Grades 5-12

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This innovative series of lessons/worksheets applies basic science concepts to everyday life. It includes over 75 stimulating enhancement activities with background information covering Earth Science, Chemistry, Life Science, Physics, and Astronomy, ready to use as a stand-alone or supplement to a science text.
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Overview

This innovative series of lessons/worksheets applies basic science concepts to everyday life. It includes over 75 stimulating enhancement activities with background information covering Earth Science, Chemistry, Life Science, Physics, and Astronomy, ready to use as a stand-alone or supplement to a science text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787972349
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/8/2003
  • Series: J-B Ed: Hands On Series , #23
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1 Earth Science 1
About this Resource vii
Lesson 1 Plate Tectonics 3
1.1 As the Earth Moves 3
Content on plate tectonics 3
Vocabulary activity, Acrostics (1-1) 8
1.2 Rockin' and Rollin' in the U.S.A. 10
Lab on earthquake epicenters 10
Student activity sheet (1-2) 11
Lesson 2 Rocks and Soil 16
2.1 The Scoop on Soil 16
Content on rocks and soil 16
Vocabulary activity, The Scoop on Soil (2-1) 20
2.2 Breaking Up Is Easy to Do 22
Lab on weathering of rocks 22
Student activity sheet (2-2) 23
Lesson 3 Weather 26
3.1 Weathering the Storm 26
Content on weather 26
Vocabulary crossword puzzle, Weather or Not (3-1) 30
3.2 Hygrometer Engineering 32
Lab on measuring relative humidity 32
Student activity sheet (3-2) 33
Lesson 4 Water 39
4.1 The Water Planet 39
Content on water 39
Vocabulary activity, Water Words (4-1) 41
4.2 Bearly Raining 42
Lab on drainage basins 42
Student activity sheet (4-2) 43
Section 2 Physics 47
Lesson 5 Wave Energy 49
5.1 Wave On 49
Content on wave energy 49
Vocabulary activity, waves (5-1) 52
5.2 Good Vibrations 54
Lab on wave energy 54
Student activity sheet (5-2) 55
Lesson 6 Heat 57
6.1 Doing the Atomic Shake 57
Content on heat energy 57
Vocabulary crossword puzzle, Atomic Shake (6-1) 60
6.2 Up, Up, and Away 62
Lab on heat energy 62
Student activity sheet (6-2) 63
Lesson 7 Motion 65
7.1 Let's Get Movin' 65
Content on the energy of motion 65
Vocabulary activity, Word Find (7-1) 70
7.2 Solving Your Problems in Motion 72
Activity on the energy of motion (7-2) 73
7.3 The Ball Drop 76
Lab on the energy of motion 76
Student activity sheet (7-3) 77
7.4 Take 1 80
Project on the energy of motion (7-4) 81
Lesson 8 Energy, Work, Power, and Machines 83
8.1 Full of Energy 83
Content on energy, work, power, and machines 83
Vocabulary activity, Energy Unscramble (8-1) 87
8.2 Golf Balls and Their Potential 89
Lab on potential energy 89
Student activity sheet (8-2) 90
8.3 Problems with Energy 93
Activity on energy, work, power, and machines (8-3) 94
8.4 Machines Made Simple 96
Project on machines 96
Student activity sheet (8-4) 98
8.5 More Power to You 99
Lab on energy, work, and power 99
Student activity sheet (8-5) 100
Lesson 9 Electricity 103
9.1 Dancing Electrons 103
Content on electricity 103
Vocabulary activity, AC-DC (9-1) 108
9.2 Paying the Bills 109
Activity on calculating the cost of electric power 109
Student activity sheet (9-2) 110
Student activity sheet, Shocking Solutions (9-3) 113
Section 3 Astronomy 115
Lesson 10 Planets 117
10.1 A Spaced-Out Family 117
Content on the planets of our solar system 117
Vocabulary activity, Planet Unscramble (10-1) 120
10.2 Bringing the Solar System Down to Earth 121
Activity on the size of our solar system 121
Student activity sheet (10-2) 122
10.3 Astonishing Planetary Discovery 126
Project on the composition of the planets 126
Student activity sheet (10-3) 127
Lesson 11 Stars 133
11.1 Starlight, Star Bright 133
Content on stars 133
Vocabulary puzzle, Star Puzzle (11-1) 136
11.2 Star Chamber 138
Class project on constellations 138
Student activity sheet (11-2) 139
Lesson 12 The Moon 145
12.1 The Man in the Moon 145
Content on the moon's surface 145
Vocabulary activity, Lunar Message Creation (12-1) 149
12.2 Moon Madness 151
Lab on lunar craters 151
Student activity sheet (12-2) 152
Lesson 13 Space Travel 155
13.1 The Space Shuttle 155
Content on space travel 155
Vocabulary activity, Landing Spacecraft (13-1) 157
13.2 Design a Spacecraft 160
Lab on designing an original space vehicle 160
Student activity sheet (13-2) 161
Section 4 Chemistry 163
Lesson 14 Fats 165
14.1 Fat Foods 165
Content on the structure and role of fat 165
Vocabulary crossword puzzle, Fat Words (14-1) 168
14.2 Fat in Foods 170
Activity that compares the fat content of meats 170
Student activity sheet (14-2) 171
Lesson 15 Surface Tension of Water 173
15.1 Walking on the Water 173
Content on the surface tension of water 173
Vocabulary activity, Water Word Find (15-1) 175
15.2 Surface Tension 177
Lab on the effect of detergents on the surface tension of water 177
Student activity sheet (15-2) 178
Lesson 16 Hair Chemistry 183
16.1 Hair Care Chemistry 183
Content on the chemical nature of hair and hair products 183
Vocabulary activity, A Tri-ing and Hairy Experience (16-1) 188
16.2 Homemade Perms 191
Hair chemistry activity 191
Student activity sheet (16-2) 192
Lesson 17 Anthocyanins 195
17.1 Nature's Indicators 195
Content on anthocyanins 195
Vocabulary activity, Petal Pickin' (17-1) 197
17.2 The Cabbage Patch Indicators and the Petal Papers 200
Lab on using anthocyanins to determine the acidity of substances 200
Student activity sheet (17-2) 202
Section 5 Biology 209
Lesson 18 The Blueprint of Life 211
18.1 The Blueprint of Life 211
Content on DNA 211
Vocabulary activity, DNA Concept Map (18-1) 215
18.2 Recipe for Proteins 216
DNA modeling activity 216
Student activity sheet (18-2) 217
Lesson 19 The Basic Unit of Life 221
19.1 The Basic Unit of Life 221
Content on cells 221
Vocabulary activity puzzle, The Tri-ing Cell Puzzle (19-1) 226
19.2 Hanging Out with Cell Models 228
Project on construction of cell mobiles 228
Student activity sheet (19-2) 229
19.3 Cell Trek 233
Review board game on the cell 233
Student directions for Cell Trek (19-3) 234
Student Cell Worksheet (19-4) 236
Lesson 20 Changes and Adaptations 244
20.1 Changing with the Times 244
Content on adaptations 244
Vocabulary puzzle, Box Puzzle Adaptations (20-1) 246
20.2 Plant Production 247
Project on plant adaptations 247
Student activity sheet (20-2) 248
20.3 Monstrous Mutations 253
Lab on the effect of random mutations on animals' survival skills 253
Student activity sheet (20-3) 254
Lesson 21 Tree Growth 259
21.1 Barking Up the Right Tree 259
Content on trees 259
Vocabulary activity, Wood You Leave Him Out on a Limb? (21-1) 262
21.2 A Dead Ringer 265
Lab on tree growth rings 265
Student activity sheet (21-2) 266
21.3 Life Story of a Tree 270
Lab on the vital statistics of a tree 270
Student activity sheet (21-3) 271
Lesson 22 Ecology 282
22.1 Relationships in Life 282
Content on ecology 282
Vocabulary activity, Ecologically Speaking (22-1) 287
22.2 Who Lives in Our Trash? 289
Activity on composting and food chains 289
Student activity sheet (22-2) 290
Answer Keys 295
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