Science Kits: 6-8th Grade

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6th Grade

Developed by the Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this kit provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: Worms (building an earthworm habitat); Oh Deer! (a habitat resources game); Window Gardens, Estimating Populations: Mark-Recapture Sampling; and Population Changes (a predator/prey simulation).

Developed by the Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this textbook supplement provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: earthquakes and volcanoes; plate tectonics; properties of minerals; the rock cycle including igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks; and soil properties.

A complete 9-week unit addressing several physical science standards. Activities include properties of waves, vibration and hearing, heat transfer, interactions with electromagnetic waves and more. Serves 125 students.

North Carolina Essential Science Standards: Grade 6 Physical Science; 6.P.1.1, 6.P.1.2, 6.P.1.3, 6.P.3.1, 6.P.3.2, 6.P.3.3

Publisher: CIBL (Center for Inquiry-Based Learning)

Developed by the Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this kit provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: Moon Log, The Sun’s Path across the Sky, Day and Night, Phases of the Moon, Eclipses, Rockets, and Solar System Weather Reports.

7th Grade

Developed by Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this textbook supplement provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: layers of the atmosphere, particulate matter, convection currents and weather, wind chill, solar angles and the seasons, and weather maps.

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Developed by Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this textbook supplement provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: Mendelian genetics, alleles, dominant and recessive traits, incomplete dominance, independent assortment and recombination, genes and chromosomes, pedigrees, genetics and medical conditions.

A series of challenges to produce an amusement park ride. Students grapple with inertia, force, potential and kinetic energy, energy transformations, friction, weight, velocity, acceleration, Newton’s 1st and 2nd laws, centripetal force, G force, simple harmonic motion, net force, and free fall.

Kit developed by CIBL, teachers guide by Event-Based Science, Dale Seymour Publications

8th Grade

Developed by Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this textbook supplement provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: fossils, time capsules, time lines, and geological formations and their origins.

Developed by Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this textbook supplement provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: the periodic table, chemical bonds, chemical change, reaction rates, conservation of matter, acid-base titration, and qualitative analysis.

North Carolina Essential Science Standards: Grade 8 Physical Science; 8.P.1.1, 8.P.1.2, 8.P.1.3, 8.P.1.4

Publisher: CIBL (Center for Inquiry-Based Learning)

Developed by Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this textbook supplement provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: properties of water (cohesion, adhesion, and polarity), testing for pollution in quantities of parts per million, technologies for water testing, groundwater, movement in ocean currents due to convection, and a home water use study.

Developed by Center for Inquiry-Based Learning program staff, this textbook supplement provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: nutrition, biotechnology, evolution, classification, population dynamics, viruses and bacteria.

North Carolina Essential Science Standards: Grade 8 Life Science; 8.L.1.1, 8.L.1.2, 8.L.2.1, 8.L.3.1, 8.L.3.2, 8.L.4.1, 8.L.4.2, 8.L.5.1, 8.L.5.2

Publisher: CIBL (Center for Inquiry-Based Learning)

Developed by the Center for Inquiry-Based Learning staff, this kit provides inquiry-based activities designed to supplement textbooks adopted by school districts in North Carolina.

Topics include: pond water organisms, cells, cell membranes, diffusion and osmosis, viruses, bacteria, protists, tracking a viral disease, antimicrobial materials, and natural selection of antibiotic resistance.