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Subject: Credit Recovery Science (8)
Title: Mystery Madness: The Element Behind the Mask 
Description: The students will get a chance to review selected elements and its characteristics by participating in an activity called “Mystery Madness: The Element Behind the Mask".  During the activity, the students wearing the mardi gras masks will be given approximately 4 minutes to find the properties of the element behind the mask he or she is wearing (match correct element with the element's properties (students wearing necklaces). This activity will serve as a follow-up activity. Therefore, students must have prior knowledge about the selected elements before completing this activity. This lesson was created under Tuskegee's University Math & Science Partnership Grant, NSF Funded. 


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.


Subject: Credit Recovery 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.


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.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Subject: Science - Geology - Science - Physical Sciences - Social Studies - Economics - Social Studies - Geography
Title: The Quest for Gold      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science
Title: Introducing Atoms      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science
Title: More About Static Electricity      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science
Title: Introducing Static Electricity      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Biblical Tunnel      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science
Title: Tumbleweeds      Add Bookmark
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



Subject: Science
Title: Carbon: Structure Matters      Add Bookmark
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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