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How Can We Identify Materials Based On Their Properties?
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How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties?

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Rocks and Minerals– Incorporating Literacy

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Explore Smithsonian: How Are Optical Instruments Tested Before Space Flight?

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Elementary Weather Lesson

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Land and Water– Literacy Integration (Sharing Predictions)

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Rocks and Minerals– Lesson 8: Shining a Light on the Minerals

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Sound– Lesson 9: Making Sounds with Strings

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Water Works

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Sound– Lesson 8: Making a Model Eardrum

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Sugar Simulation

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Floating and Sinking– What Do We Know About Floating and Sinking?

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Ecosystems– Lesson 2: Setting up the Terrarium

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Ecosystems– Lesson 7: Joining Terrarium and Aquarium

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Soils– Using Alpha Boxes

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Rocks and Minerals– Creating Take Home Field Guides

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Sound– Notebooking

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A WEIGHTY PROBLEM

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Sound– Lesson 10: Changing the Pitch by Changing the Tension

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Explore Smithsonian: How Do Astronomers See the Invisible Parts of the Universe?

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Rocks and Minerals– Lesson 2: Observing Rocks- How are They the Same and Different?

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Floating and Sinking– Making a Sinker Float

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Land and Water– Literacy Extension

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Floating and Sinking– Which Things Float? Which Things Sink?

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Floating and Sinking– Investigating Boat Designs

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How Can We Protect and Clean Earth's Water?

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How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate?

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Sound — Lessons 1-4: Materials

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