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Subject: Arts Education (6 - 8), or English Language Arts (8), or English Language Arts (8), or Science (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
Description: Students will learn basic information on a specific element found on the Periodic Table. Students will produce a reference book appropriate for a third or fourth grade child on the topic of the element the student is assigned. The book will include all of the basic information about the element while making the elements appeal to a young audience.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Science (6 - 8)
Title: Mars Metal Rover
Description: Students will convince NASA which metal to use on the new "Mars Land Rover". This lesson will help students understand the properties of metals and their relationship to the properties of the surface of Mars. Knowledge of Internet searches, word processing software, and slideshow presentation software are necessary for this lesson.


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Subject: Science (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Atoms and Models of Atoms
Description: This lesson introduces students to scientific models. The students will learn how models of the atom have changed as new evidence is gathered. The students will also learn about the current model of the atom. Each student will make a model of an atom of a different element.


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Subject: Science
Title: More About Static Electricity     
Description: In this lesson, one of a four-part series on static electricity from Science NetLinks, students explore a Web site to investigate concepts related to static electricity. They then perform experiments in which they create static electricity and demonstrate how opposite charges attract each other and like charges repel each other.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: Introducing Static Electricity     
Description: In this lesson, one of a four-part series on static electricity from Science NetLinks, students perform some simple experiments creating static electricity. They demonstrate how opposite charges attract each other and like charges repel each other. Then students explore a Web site that further explains these concepts.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: Introducing Atoms     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, the first in a four-part series on static electricity, students are asked to review Web sites to learn about the atom's basic structure and the positive and negative charges of its subparticles. This lesson lays the groundwork for further study of static and current electricity by focusing on the idea of positive and negative charges at the atomic level.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8



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Subject: Science
Title: Tumbleweeds     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how desert plants can be used to soak up uranium that is contaminating military sites. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science - Geology - Science - Physical Sciences - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Quest for Gold     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students discover the value of gold, which has been important to trading throughout time. Students use an interactive map and make trade decisions as they take on the role of a Roman trader following the Silk Road en route to China.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Biblical Tunnel     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how scientists have proven that one Bible story is right on track. Radiocarbon dating of the Siloam Tunnel, in Israel, marks the first time the age of a Biblical structure has been confirmed scientifically. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Carbon: Structure Matters     
Description: The purpose of this Science NetLinks lesson is to explore the molecular structure of matter and how it can affect the physical characteristics of a specific material.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Title: Elemental Toons
Digital Tool: ToonDoo
Digital Tool Description:     The ToonDoo is a web-based tool that allows students to create a cartoon and publish it for the teacher and their peers.


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Subject: Science
Title: Tumbleweeds     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how desert plants can be used to soak up uranium that is contaminating military sites. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Biblical Tunnel     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how scientists have proven that one Bible story is right on track. Radiocarbon dating of the Siloam Tunnel, in Israel, marks the first time the age of a Biblical structure has been confirmed scientifically. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources


Podcasts


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Chemical Bonds: Covalent vs. Ionic
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson differentiates between covalent and ionic bonds, and shows how to use electronegativity to determine whether bonds are ionic, polar covalent, or nonpolar covalent.

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Atoms and the Periodic Table
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson shows how to use the periodic table to determine the structure of an atom of an element.

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Nucleus: Crash Course
http://www.youtube.c...
This podcast covers the properties of the nucleus and why they are important to defining what an atom is.

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Chemistry 303: Electrons in the Atom
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is a GBP Television Podcast. This Podcast is about Electron in the Atom.

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Chemistry 304: Electron Distributions
http://www.gpb.org/c...
This is a GPB Television Podcast. This Podcast is on Electron Distribution.

Informational Materials


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Interactive Online Periodic Table of Elements
http://www.webelemen...
Click on any element in The WebElements Periodic Table for information such as examples, images, and description of the elements.

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Atoms and the Periodic Table
http://www.youtube.c...
Paul Anderson shows how to use the periodic table to determine the structure of an atom of an element.

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Nucleus: Crash Course
http://www.youtube.c...
This podcast covers the properties of the nucleus and why they are important to defining what an atom is.

Interactives/Games


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Interactive Online Periodic Table of Elements
http://www.webelemen...
Click on any element in The WebElements Periodic Table for information such as examples, images, and description of the elements.

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NOVA Elements
https://itunes.apple...
With this app, you can explore an interactive periodic table, play a game, or watch a video.

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Build an Atom
http://phet.colorado...
Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas!

Learning Activities


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Models of the Hydrogen Atom
http://phet.colorado...
How did scientists figure out the structure of atoms without looking at them? Try out different models by shooting light at the atom. Check how the prediction of the model matches the experimental results.

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NOVA Elements
https://itunes.apple...
With this app, you can explore an interactive periodic table, play a game, or watch a video.

Thinkfinity Learning Activities


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Subject: Science - Geology - Science - Physical Sciences - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Quest for Gold     
Description: In this Xpeditions student activity, students discover the value of gold, which has been important to trading throughout time. Students use an interactive map and make trade decisions as they take on the role of a Roman trader following the Silk Road en route to China.
Thinkfinity Partner: National Geographic Education
Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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