|Title of Presentation or Activity
|A BALANCING ACT: Balancing Chemical Equations
||This is a hands-on activity for students to learn how to correctly balance chemical equations. Individual students or groups will manipulate unbalanced chemical equations using color-coded note cards to visualize the step-by-step process of balancing chemical equations.
|A Stellar Cellular Ceiling
||In this activity, students will be assigned a particular organelle to research. They will then use critical thinking and problem solving skills to come up with the best way to represent their organelle on a ceiling model of either a plant or animal cell and complete a report on their research. There is an accompanying worksheet that has the students compare organelles to important parts of a city emphasizing the function of each organelle in the cell.
||This activity is designed to demonstrate and provide the students with an understanding of the parts of an atom. The students will be engaged in the activity by creating a moving model of an atom by either watching or participating in making the models.
||A board game to review the basics of genetics, natural selection & reproduction.
||Plants and animals adapt to their environment in order to survive. They might adapt to avoid predators or to be a more efficient predator. Or they might adapt to survive their environment. Through the PowerPoint and the adaptation creation activity, students will learn how different and even similar animals and plants survive in different biomes.