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Ecosystem Exploration Lesson Plan: BeastBox

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This lesson plan–developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s K-12 Program–is adaptable for grades 3-8 and features BeastBox, a game that explores how animals use sound to interact with each other wi...

BeastBox Activity Guide

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Download this Activity Guide, developed by our partner The Cornell Lab K-12,  for engaging students with BeastBox while addressing key concepts such as animal communication, animal behavior, and ecosy...

Particle Accelerators Lesson Plan: When Particles Collide Movie

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore BrainPOP features and resources about particle accelerators, including what they are, what they do, and why scientists developed them.T...

Atomic Bonding Lesson Plan: Atom Touch

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Atom Touch, a simulation that invites learners to explore principles of thermodynamics and molecular dynamics. Specifically, they gain a ha...

Molecule Arrangement Lesson Plan: Crystal Cave

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Crystal Cave, a game that challenges them to arrange molecules of different shapes and properties into an ordered, stable configuration. Th...

Forming Ionic Compounds Lesson Plan: Collisions Ionic Bonding

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, features the game Collisions: Ionic Bonding. The game challenges students to build ionic compounds that satisfy target ratios. As they move up levels, the c...

Corn Plant Lesson Plan: Build-A-Plant Interactive

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students use the drag-and-drop game Build-A-Plant: Corn to explore the structures and substructures of a corn plant. Working in pairs or small groups, s...

Soybean Plant Lesson Plan: Build-a-Plant Interactive

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students use the interactive drag-and-drop game Build-a-Plant: Soybean to explore the structures and substructures of a soybean plant. Working in pairs ...

Tomato Plant Lesson Plan: Build-a-Plant Interactive

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students use the interactive simulation Build-a-Plant: Tomato to explore the structures and substructures of a tomato plant. Working in pairs or small g...

How Water Changes and Moves Lesson Plan: Water Cycle Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play the Water Cycle Game which challenges them to figure out how water molecules change form and move through the world in order to collect eno...