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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (8), or Science (8)
Title: Big Science of the Small World of Atom
Description: This module provides 8th grade middle school students a basic understanding of the atomic structure. With the knowledge evolution of the atom structure, modern sciences and technologies, particularly nanoscience and nanotechnology, have been revolutionarily advanced. In this module development the structure of an atom and its constituents will be demonstrated with the help of the 3D visualization and hands-on activities.


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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (8), or 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 - 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
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: 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, 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: 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
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: Structure of the Atom
Digital Tool: Jefferson Lab Element Math Game
Digital Tool Description: The Element Math Game is an interactive quiz that helps students learn the math involved in calculating the number of protons, neutrons and electrons in various elements.


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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, 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: 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



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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