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Airsoft & Paintball: The fun, danger, and physics behind combat sports.  This PowerPoint presentation gives an overview of airsoft and paintball gun use, addressing some of the history and physics of both as well as safety issues and possible injuries. 
All About Engineering  This is a general presentation about engineering. It is a great way to introduce students to the field and help them to know how math and science can be used. This presentation could also be used to open up a discussion about career choices and future goals. 
All about the Weather  Attached are 5 hands-on activities designed to teach 6th grade middle school students about the weather. They will investigate the relationship between temperature and air pressure, the nature of cloud formation, the involvement of precipitation and crystals in snowflakes, and the effect of air pressure on the weather using their own home-made barometers. The activities also include lab safety components and can be easily adjusted for 7th grade if needed. 
All-Star Basketball Slam Dunk  This fun and very interactive lesson plan will show your students the difference between planetary revolutions and rotations. It does this by using a basketball slam dunk contest to gain interest and enthusiasm on this usually confused topic. 
Amazing Traits  Through this lesson and computer interactive games, students will be able to distinguish and understand concepts of genes, dominant and recessive traits, and the Punnett square. 

The PEER Program is composed of three grants entitled "GK-12 Fellows Integrate Science/Math in Rural Middle Schools", "Integrating Environmental Health Science in Rural Schools," and a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) entitled "Science Promotion in Rural Middle Schools".

Major funding for the PEER Program is provided by John Deere,
National Science Foundation, the
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
and the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).