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Proving an Ecosystem’s Health Through Succession

**Students engage in viewing day three of ecosystem changes in lab groups to determine if the ecosystem is healthy or unhealthy based on scientific data and factors. **

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Stages of Ecological Succession

Students will collaborate on a electronic slideshow presentation and observe, record, and describe the role of ecological succession including both primary and secondary succession.

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Glaciologist in Action (Lab)

Students participate in a hands-on lab in which glacier (ice) effects on the Earth’s surface is demonstrated.

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Communication in Space

Students will work in cooperative groups to create an accurate arrangement of mirrors that work together to relay a laser beam from a Mars space station to Earth’s Mission Control, which will model utilizing satellites in space for communication, an accommodation necessary for manned space exploration.

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How Newton's Laws Apply Every Day

Students collaboratively determine how the characteristics of a real-world job correlate with each of Newton’s Laws and why that is relevant to their own lives.

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Newton's Second Law

Students will work in partners to investigate Newton’s second law by testing a series of experiments with varying conditions.

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Mendelian Genetics Using Monohybrids

Students will work collaboratively through a fictitious, real-world scenario to determine the probability of each breeding pair of dogs producing offspring with the desired trait for a fictitious client.

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Properties: Extensive and Intensive

Given descriptions or illustrations of properties, students will determine whether the property is chemical or physical, and if it is physical, if it is intensive or extensive.

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Periodic Table Families

Given descriptions or specific element groups, students will use a Periodic Table to relate properties of chemical families to position on the table.

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Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Given descriptions, scenarios, or illustrations, students will distinguish between the compressibility, structure, shape, and volume of solids, liquids, and gases.

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Properties: Mixtures

Given descriptions, scenarios, or illustrations of properties, students will distinguish between pure substances and mixtures.

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Atomic Theory: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Given a diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum, students will relate the frequency to type of wave produced.

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Electromagnetic Spectrum

Given descriptions or illustrations, students will use the light and energy formula to solve for frequency, wavelength, or energy.

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Average Atomic Mass

Given descriptions, scenarios, or diagrams, students will calculate the average atomic mass by weighted average.

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Radiation Types

Given illustrations, diagrams, or descriptions, students will identify alpha, beta, or gamma radiation.

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Periodic Table Trends

Given descriptions, scenarios, or groups/series of elements, students will use the Periodic Table to relate the size of the atomic radii, electronegativity, and ionization energy of elements to their position on the chart. Students will need to be familiar with the trends of the Periodic Table.

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Nuclear Chemistry: Radioactive Decay

Given illustrations, symbols, or descriptions, students will balance nuclear equations.

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Fusion and Fission

Given diagrams, illustrations, symbols, or descriptions, student will distinguish between nuclear fusion and nuclear fission.

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Ionic and Covalent Bonding

Students will predict which elements will form covalent or ionic bonds. Includes the Kid2Kid video, Types of Bonding.

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Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson and Rutherford

Given scenarios or summaries of historical events leading to modern-day atomic theory, students will identify the author and experimental design of each and the conclusion drawn from these experiments.