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Make Your Own #Sauropod Poop! | @SciFri | #dinosaurs #paleontolgy #K12 #activity

How did dinosurs digest the food they ate? This 3 part lesson uses modern animals as models and makes your own digetive system. Resouces include printed materials, a 12:15 audio clip on a scientific study investigating a sauropod diet, and a 7:00 video clip on coprolites from Choteau MT.

Use #ScientistsWhoSelfie to Challenge Science Stereotypes | @SciFri activity by Ryan Becker @physci8

Students can challenge and reflect upon common stereotypes of scientists by comparing their Draw A Scientist  observations to social media depictions of actual scientists through the use of a hashtag. The activity has three parts: Draw-A-Scientist, browse Twitter and Instagram by the hashtag, and compare/contrast the selfies and drawings. Links to research on stereotypes and further extensions are provided.

Water Filtration Challenge Activity | NASA/JPL Edu

Students are challenged to design and build a water filtration device using commonly available materials. To meet the challege, students use an iterative process as they build, test and measure the performance of the filtration device, analyze the dat collected, and use this information to work toward animproved filtration device.

We're #volcano scientists – here are six volcanoes we'll be watching out for in #2018 | @ConversationUS

After a brief primer on observed volcanic activity and a comparison of historic Tambora and Toba eruptions, three scientists share six volcanoes--from Kirishima, Japan to Kilauea, US--to watch during 2018

A New Card Game #Teaches You How #Fossils Form | @mtoran @scifri | #K12 #EarthScience

A short activity where you learn about different types of fossilization. The game's objective, Fossil Me! cards, and game rules are provided.

4 ways #teachers can supersize Hattie effects | @eschoolnews | #K12 #education #practices

The 2015 update to Hattie's orignal research uncovered some interventions that eclipse every other classroom activity with their effect on student acheivement:

  1. Conceptual Change Programs
  2. Self-Reported Grades
  3. Collective Teacher Efficacy
  4. Being Willing to Make Changes

eGFI | Disaster-Proof Housing

In this activity, groups of students in middle or high school explore the housing crisis caused by natural disasters by applying appropriate technology and fluid mechanics to design sustainable shelters that can withstand flooding and high winds.