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Lesson Plans (9) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (3) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Interactives/Games (1) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.


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Subject: Science (5 - 8)
Title: pH pHun
Description: This is an introductory interactive lesson in which students use the pH scale and perform experiments to see reactions between an acid and a base.


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Subject: Science (8)
Title: Acids and Bases Lesson/Lab
Description: This lesson will allow students to perform pH tests that determine if various solutions are acids or bases (cognitive). Students will test common household solutions such as water, vinegar, milk, and orange juice use pH indicator strips. One the pH strip turns a particular color, it reveals the H and OH ions of the solution.,


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Subject: Science (8)
Title: Get In The Mix
Description: Students will be able to classify a mixture as homogeneous or heterogeneous.  Students will be able to create a solution.  Students will be able to identify the solute.  Students will be able to identify the solvent. Students will be able to create a heterogeneous mixture.


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Subject: Education and Training (7 - 8), or Mathematics (6), or Science (8), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: It IS Easy Being "Green": Part II of III Creating Your Own Cleaning Supplies
Description: In this second part of a three-part lesson, students will collaborate in ability groups to complete a Jigsaw activity on all-purpose cleaners. Next, students will research, create, and evaluate homemade cleaning supplies and determine the effectiveness compared to conventional (store-bought) cleaners. Students will present their findings for both the jigsaw and their product in a flipchart on the Interactive WhiteBoard.


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Subject: Science (5 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Determining pH
Description: This lesson provides both hands-on and technology-based activities to reinforce measurement of pH. The characteristics of acids and bases are reviewed. Students evaluate pH through the use of indicators in the lab. An enhancement opportunity is provided by using an interactive website. 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 (8 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 8)
Title: Comparing Solvents
Description: Students will investigate the effects of solvents in cleaning by designing and carrying out an experiment utilizing the steps of the scientific method. A video is used as an introduction to the concept of solvents. Hazardous effects of solvents are also discussed.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Science
Title: Drying Dishes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how a quirk of dish drying shows off a fundamental idea behind the chemistry of water. Because of their different compositions, plastic takes a lot longer to dry than glass. 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: Pizza Cheese     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear why the cheese on pizza tastes different when it is reheated versus when it is originally baked. 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: Health
Title: Zapping Fish     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about why fish generally are not electrocuted when lightning strikes the water they are swimming in. 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: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Science
Title: Drying Dishes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how a quirk of dish drying shows off a fundamental idea behind the chemistry of water. Because of their different compositions, plastic takes a lot longer to dry than glass. 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: Pizza Cheese     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear why the cheese on pizza tastes different when it is reheated versus when it is originally baked. 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: Health
Title: Zapping Fish     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about why fish generally are not electrocuted when lightning strikes the water they are swimming in. 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: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Interactives/Games


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pH Scale
http://phet.colorado...
Test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral. Visualize the relative number of hydroxide ions and hydronium ions in solution. Switch between logarithmic and linear scales. Investigate whether changing the volume or diluting with water affects the pH. Or you can design your own liquid!

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