Science
Grade 6-8

Project Title Type of Project Project Information Link
Includes NYS Standards
Description of Project
Moving Continents Internet Activity Project Information A hunt for 6th grade science students who are learning about Geology and the Earth's changing surface.
Land Biomes PowerPoint Project Information This project is designed as an introduction tool to the land biomes.  The project can be teacher directed, where it is presented during the topic of ecology.  The presentation can also be interactive, driven by the student.  The purpose of this project is to educate students about the climate, location, and the plants and animals that occupy each of the land biomes.
Waves: Light and Sound Internet Activity Project Information This project is an internet-based treasure hunt on the topic of waves.  The purpose of this activity is to provide students with the basic introduction and terminology as waves are related to sound and light.   Students will also have the chance to explore on their own.
Solar System Internet Activity Project Information

The treasure hunt will allow the student to get a very quick overview of the sixth grade curriculum.  By completing this activity the student will get a better feeling of what they will be doing in science.  This activity will be done the first day we start “Solar System.”  It will be done either in the library or at a computer lab.

Periodic Table Scavenger Hunt Internet Activity Project Information This Internet-based scavenger hunt is designed as an educational tool for the introduction of the Periodic Table of Elements. It is meant to be a fun way of teaching and reviewing a topic that many students struggle with. By taking a lively and interactive approach, my hope is that students will be more receptive to this important scientific information.
Scientific Method Web Hunt Internet Activity Project Information This project is an introduction to the scientific method. Students will go to a variety of web sites linked to the page to answer questions regarding scientific inquiry.  The web hunt will take 30 to 50 minutes for students to complete the introductory questions. The final portions of the project include a design of a controlled experiment and lab report.
The Water Cycle Internet Activity Project Information

The purpose of this treasure hunt is for students to learn about the various parts of the water cycle. They will study the general cycle and then investigate the concepts of evaporation, condensation and precipitation. The will need to have knowledge on how to use the internet, along with some background information on the water cycle. It should take one 40 minute period to complete.

Rotation, Revolution and Seasons Internet Activity Project Information In this Internet based treasure hunt, students will be asked to find answers to questions related to the rotation and revolution of Earth.  They will then need to apply this knowledge to explain the interaction between rotation and revolution and how they cause the differences in night and day as well as how they, along with the tilt of the Earth on its axis, cause the seasons of the year.
The Sun Internet Activity Project Information

This treasure hunt is a way of learning about how the sun works.  It also is designed to learn facts about the sun.  In 6th grade we are responsible for covering NYS standards that have to do with Earth Science and how systems work in the physical world.  Topics covered include: how the sun works (nuclear fusion), facts about the sun-how big it is compared to the earth, the layers of the sun, and sun temperature. Students need to be able to access the internet and have basic navigation skills.  They also need to be able to write.

Brunelleschi and Architecture Internet Activity Project Information Students will learn about the life and works of the Renaissance architect, Filippo Brunelleschi, and the construction of domes. A variety of activities listed on the task page provide teachers with the opportunity to select appropriate lessons for individual classrooms.
Matter: Physical and Chemical Changes PowerPoint Project Information This is a two-part PowerPoint presentation in which the teacher first leads the students through the lesson on the difference between physical and chemical changes.  The second part allows the students to work on their own to review and research using the internet.  It includes activities and a self- test that the students can take on their own or with the class.  
Solar Energy PowerPoint Project Information Solar Energy as an Alternative Energy Source. 
Influential Scientists and Mathematicians PowerPoint Project Information A guide to creating a research project about scientists and mathematicians. 
When the Tide Comes In Internet Activity Project Information This Treasure Hunt about tides examines the causes of ocean tides and the different types of tides that occur.  The hunt is meant to be a fun way for students to learn more about this topic than is normally covered in their science class
Environmental Disasters PowerPoint Project Information This project is a hands on group project for learning about Natural Disasters.  Students will collect information, identify cause and effect, plan and present an oral presentation.  Journal writing, a panel discussion and the writing of a children’s book are also included as part of this assignment.
Vertebrates and Invertebrates  PowerPoint Project Information In the living world there are many different classifications.  All life is divided into 5 Kingdoms.  The Animal Kingdom can be subdivided into two broad categories, vertebrates and invertebrates.  This presentation begins with a general overview of the five Kingdoms of living things, then investigates vertebrate and invertebrate animals.   After viewing the presentation students will complete a classification activity, research and write a report on one animal, and have the opportunity to play a puzzle-like game where they are able to complete skeletons.
Magnetism Internet Activity Project Information This Treasure Hunt focuses on magnets and motors and how they are related
Introduction to 7th Grade Science Internet Activity Project Information This treasure hunt will allow the student to get a very quick overview of the seventh grade curriculum.  By completing this activity the student will get a better feeling of what they will be doing in science.  This activity will be done during the first 2 weeks of school.
The Rainforest Internet Activity Project Information This hunt is to be used as a tool for gathering information on the Rainforest. The information gathered can then be used to produce a report. This will reduce the amount of time the students spend using the Internet for research. They will not have to search for sites because the treasure hunt provides them.
Survival PowerPoint Project Information This is an Internet activity about the exploration of Antarctica.  It includes amazing survival stories and an expedition re-enactment.  Links to understanding weather and climate are including.
Shape Our World PowerPoint Project Information  An interdisciplinary project analyzing shapes in everyday situations. Students create various projects in Art, Math, Science and Technology.
The Art of Ichthyology PowerPoint Project Information By researching the habitats and environments of fish, students will generate an understanding of fish to the point of creating their own "believable" species. An art project as well as essay activities are included. 
Changes PowerPoint Project Information Changes in our society are taking place everyday. Students will explore changes in transportation, clothing styles, and technology to gain a better understanding of our world as it is today. Various academic activities are included. 
Discovery Express PowerPoint Project Information Projects involving research and writing focus on the topic of  conservation and the environment. 
Roller Coaster PowerPoint Project Information Learn about various principles such as design and motion by using this unique project. 

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