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TEACHERS MANUAL

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Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 7 iii A Note From the Author This curriculum is designed for middle school level students and provides an introduction to the scientific

Materials at a Glance Experiment 1 Experiment 3 Experiment 4 iquid laundry starch, 120 ml 12 cup or 10 ml 2 tsp. borax 10 ml 2 tsp. cornstarch 320 ml 1 13 cup water Elmers white glue, 60 ml 14 cup

Experiment 12 2 D cell batteries and battery holder 2 3.7 volt light bulbs and sockets 1 switch 4 alligator clip connectors 2 5 ohm, 14 watt resistors 1 DC motor with propeller Experiment 13 Experim

vi Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 7 Materials Equipment Quantities Needed for All Experiments Equipment continued knife knife, sharp knife, utility or XActo light bul

Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 7 vii Materials Materials Quantities Needed for All Experiments Materials continued plastic wrap or plastic bags Popsicle sticks, sever

viii Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 7

Contents INTRODUCTION Experiment 1 Experiment 2 Experiment 3 Experiment 4 Experiment 5 BIOLOGY Experiment 6 Experiment 7 Experiment 8 Experiment 9 PHYSICS Experiment 10 Experiment 11 Experiment 12 Exp

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Experiment 1 Using Science Materials Needed internet or library notebook or blank paper imagination

2 Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 7 Objectives In this experiment students will do research to explore how everyday life involves science. The objectives of this lesson a

Introduction Experiment 1 Using Science EXPERIMENT 3 Have the students review their answers to Questions 35 in the Think About It section. They are to choose one item they would like to know more

4 Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 7 IV. Why Students are asked to write their own Why section. Help them think about how to do this. The following suggestions are made i

Experiment 6 Identifying Plants Materials Needed colored pencils handheld magnifying glass field notebook Have students begin a field notebook or use an existing one. If it is a new notebook, one

Biology Experiment 6 Identifying Plants Objectives In this experiment students begin learning how to identify different types of plants by observing their features. The objectives of this lesson are

30 Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Teachers Manual Book 7 EXPERIMENT In this experiment students will observe plants and their ecosystems and use a field notebook to record their observatio

Biology Experiment 6 Identifying Plants 31 III. Conclusions Have the students review the results they recorded for the experiment. Have them draw conclusions about plant identification based on the

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