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Crystal Candies  In this activity, students make their own rock candy as a demonstration of crystals and supersaturated solutions. 
Cycles, Rocks, and Your Backyard!  These series of PowerPoints and activities provides an in-depth collection of rock cycle information and provides students a chance to discover a real cycle in their own backyard! 
Darwin's Finches Activity  This is a hand's on activity comparing the usefulness of different types of beaks when gathering food. Students will have different tools and compete to pick up various food items. 
Dehydration  This PowerPoint explores the topic of dehydration, any how it relates to body weight. There are numerous math problems in the presentation dealing with percents and proportions. Students will find how much water they need each day based on their weight. 
Density Detective  In this lesson students will learn about density and will play detective to see how this physical property can be used to identify an unknown liquid. Students will be assigned an unknown liquid to investigate. By measuring the mass and volume of the liquid, they can calculate the density. They will then identify their unknown liquid by comparing their experimental density with a table of values of known densities of different liquids.  

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).