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Proving an Ecosystem’s Health Through Succession

**Students engage in viewing day three of ecosystem changes in lab groups to determine if the ecosystem is healthy or unhealthy based on scientific data and factors. **

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Earth’s Movements

Students will work in small collaborative groups to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth as it revolves around the Sun which creates a day and night cycle.

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Circuit Designers

**Students will work in small groups of two to three on a structured challenge around circuits which includes requirements such as including using a switch or a conductor. They will then use that knowledge to work on a collaborative challenge to solve a relevant problem related to elephant poaching. Students will create a containment system that will have an alarm system, a lighting system, and a way to pass through. Finally, they will review the other projects and discuss similarities and differences in the design.**

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Mendelian Genetics Using Monohybrids

Students will work collaboratively through a fictitious, real-world scenario to determine the probability of each breeding pair of dogs producing offspring with the desired trait for a fictitious client.

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Properties: Extensive and Intensive

Given descriptions or illustrations of properties, students will determine whether the property is chemical or physical, and if it is physical, if it is intensive or extensive.

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Periodic Table Families

Given descriptions or specific element groups, students will use a Periodic Table to relate properties of chemical families to position on the table.

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Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Given descriptions, scenarios, or illustrations, students will distinguish between the compressibility, structure, shape, and volume of solids, liquids, and gases.

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Properties: Mixtures

Given descriptions, scenarios, or illustrations of properties, students will distinguish between pure substances and mixtures.

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Atomic Theory: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Given a diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum, students will relate the frequency to type of wave produced.

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Electromagnetic Spectrum

Given descriptions or illustrations, students will use the light and energy formula to solve for frequency, wavelength, or energy.

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Average Atomic Mass

Given descriptions, scenarios, or diagrams, students will calculate the average atomic mass by weighted average.

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Radiation Types

Given illustrations, diagrams, or descriptions, students will identify alpha, beta, or gamma radiation.

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Periodic Table Trends

Given descriptions, scenarios, or groups/series of elements, students will use the Periodic Table to relate the size of the atomic radii, electronegativity, and ionization energy of elements to their position on the chart. Students will need to be familiar with the trends of the Periodic Table.

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Nuclear Chemistry: Radioactive Decay

Given illustrations, symbols, or descriptions, students will balance nuclear equations.

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Fusion and Fission

Given diagrams, illustrations, symbols, or descriptions, student will distinguish between nuclear fusion and nuclear fission.

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Ionic and Covalent Bonding

Students will predict which elements will form covalent or ionic bonds. Includes the Kid2Kid video, Types of Bonding.

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Atomic Theory: Dalton, Thomson and Rutherford

Given scenarios or summaries of historical events leading to modern-day atomic theory, students will identify the author and experimental design of each and the conclusion drawn from these experiments.

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Covalent Bonding: Electron Dot Diagrams

Given descriptions, diagrams, scenarios, or chemical symbols, students will model covalent bonds using electron dot formula (Lewis structures).

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Ideal Gas Behavior: Avogadro’s Law

Given descriptions, scenarios, or diagrams, students will use Avogadro’s constant to calculate the weight in grams of a single atom or molecule of a substance.

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Ideal Gas Behavior: Dalton's Law

Given descriptions, scenarios, or diagrams, students will use the Dalton’s Law of partial pressure to calculate the pressure of an individual gas or that of a mixture of gases.