In this inquiry-based activity, students will design and build a model of a greenhouse using mirrors and/or lenses that can be used to grow food all year. They will use their knowledge of optics to make their greenhouse more efficient (i.e., optimal temperature for plant growth).
Note: This resource is part of the STAO Grade Six Space Unit User Guide. Click here to access the parent resource. Expectations/Big Ideas: Earth is part of a large interrelated system. ... read more
Categories: General Interest
This resource focuses on the differentiated assessment strategy where students create Show What you Know's (SWUN's). Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work, (a series of... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
This demonstration serves as a superb introduction to the refraction of light. Students place a penny underneath a plastic cup. While viewing the penny through the side of the cup, they slowly fill... read more