Grades 6-8

Water vs. Land

Hands-on Activity, Classroom Activity

Water vs. Land

Brainstorm with your students a list of things that are possible in water that are not possible on land, and vice versa.

Be an Ocean Biodiversity Detective!

Hands-on Activity, Classroom Activity

Be an Ocean Biodiversity Detective!

In this activity students will collect and closely observe specimens that have washed ashore to recognize different kinds of small ocean organisms.

Building a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector)

Curriculum Materials

Building a Cloud Chamber (Cosmic Ray Detector)

Wouldn't it be cool if you could create a rain cloud? Or call cosmic rays into view? Well, you can do both! All you need is an aquarium, a slide projector, dry ice, and a few other easy-to-get supplies.

What's the Big Idea About Genetics?

What's the Big Idea About Genetics?

Did you know that you have more than 30,000 genes? Or that DNA carries all the information a cell needs to make you uniquely you? Take a look at the science of where it ALL begins.

What Do You Know About Genetics?

What Do You Know About Genetics?

How much do you know about what makes you you? Test your genetics knowledge with this interactive quiz. Then, take a nurturing look at the answers when you're done.

Make Your Own Astronomy Stationery

Make Your Own Astronomy Stationery

Looking for an easy way to add some star power to your letters and notes? These ready-to-print letterheads are astronomical in every way but their cost! 

Make Your Own Genetics Stationery

Make Your Own Genetics Stationery

Your DNA carries your unique imprint. Shouldn't your stationery? Add your name and address—and anything else you want to say—to these colorful letterheads.

What Do You Know About Biodiversity?

What Do You Know About Biodiversity?

Invasive species, endangered species, the Endangered Species Act—when it comes to biodiversity, is your knowledge thriving or close to extinct? Find out with this interactive quiz. 

Make Your Own Biodiversity Stationery

Make Your Own Biodiversity Stationery

Honor extinct animals, send a desert snapshot, or let an emperor scorpion deliver your message. Just add your name and address to these colorful stationery files. 

Light Quest

Light Quest

Particles and waves, reflection and refraction—how enlightened are you about the subject of light? Find out with Light Quest!, a kid-friendly trivia game.

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