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

North Carolina Essential Science Standards: 6.E.2.1, 6.E.2.2, 6.E.2.3, 6.E.2.4

Publisher: CIBL (Center for Inquiry-Based Learning)

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.

North Carolina Essential Science Standards: 6.E.1.1, 6.E.1.2, 6.E.1.3

Publisher: CIBL (Center for Inquiry-Based Learning)

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.

North Carolina Essential Science Standards: 7.E.1.1, 7.E.1.2, 7.E.1.3, 7.E.1.4, 7.E.1.5, 7.E.1.6

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: nutrition, digestion, bodily systems, bones and joints, homeostasis.

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, single-celled organisms, cellular structure, body systems.

North Carolina Essential Science Standards: 7.L.1.1, 7.L.1.2, 7.L.1.3, 7.L.1.4, 7.L.2.1, 7.L.2.2, 7.L.2.3

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: potential and kinetic energy; balanced and unbalanced forces; motion and graphing; simple machines; levers; electrical circuits.

North Carolina Essential Science Standards: 7.P.1.1, 7.P.1.2, 7.P.1.3, 7.P.1.4, 7.P.2.1, 7.P.2.2, 7.P.2.3, 7.P.2.4

Publisher: CIBL (Center for Inquiry-Based Learning)

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)