Science and Engineering Practices Activities in Middle School Science

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I am a Changemaker!
Ashoka 
Updated: 
2020
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Maryland DOE
What does it mean to be a changemaker? Young people will reflect on the skills and attributes needed to be a changemaker and hear inspirational...
Photosynthesis Engineering Performance Task - Carbon Sequestration
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
NGSS
This is a rigorous and engaging engineering performance task for a unit on photosynthesis . The storyline for the unit: You are a group of soil...
Unit: Introducing Engineering Through Careers -MS- By: Jessica Erwin, Sam Schlobohm, and Corby Weyhmiller
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
NGSS
The purpose of this unit is to expose our middle school students to the process of engineering and connecting what they learn to viable career...
(Lesson) Use Maps to Locate Coastal Resources- MS-BY: Christine Cook
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Alaska DOE
Students learn about local culture and stories while identifying and locating costal resources.
Periodic Table Song
Ricky Madison 
Updated: 
2017
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Project-based learning of the Periodic Table through song.
LEGO Education MINDSTORMS - Roller Coaster Design Project
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
The Engineeing Design Challenge The students will work collaboratively to design and build a roller coaster prototype. The students will create a...
Rubber Band Rocketry and SpaceX's BFR
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Students read about SpaceX's new rocket, the BFR, that would be able to take humans to Mars. Students then test how elastic potential energy gets...
Discovering Plate Boundaries
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Students watch a video clip on how mountains are formed by convergent plate boundaries. They then brainstorm the different landforms that are created...
Double Dealing (Grades 3-7; Science:  physics; critical thinking)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS
This activity prompts students to explore the physics of light, mirrors, and perception. Students will experiment using mirrors and their own...
Kilauea Volcano: Be a Volcanologist
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
Standards aligned
Public attention was captured in early May of 2018, when the Hawaiian volcano Kīlauea erupted with rivers of lava that flowed through the Leilani...