UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1410380904
  • ISBN-13: 9781410380906
  • DDC: 507.823
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects
helps students gain and sharpen collaboration skills though approximately 70 engaging projects that can be performed by 2-4 students. 13 overview chapters are aligned to NGSS standards, and core competencies within each standard are covered by one or more project(s). Project have real-world applications, with built in project extension springboards to serve students at all levels. Each project includes step-by-step instructions, budget and timetable estimations, expected outputs, and measures for evaluating success. Most projects suggest using easily accessible materials, and allow students some creativity in designing their own projects. Ignition Science will reinforce the scientific method, how to allocate resources (time and materials), how to design their own project, and more. “Think About It” sidebars encourage big picture thinking. “Words to Know” sidebars reinforce important concepts, and expand student vocabulary. Information boxes offer safety tips, troubleshooting (including group dynamics), and sources for more information. The Instructional Guide provides teachers with concrete applications for classroom use. An appendix of templates and tools streamline classroom use. Indexes include: General Subject Index, Budget Index, Timetable Index, and Next Generation Science Standard Index.

What's New

  • Video content, carefully selected and/or created to support and enhance the text, is integrated into the text of the eBook.
  • Includes teacher and classroom resources such as an instructional guide, concrete curriculum connections, and activities.
  • Each project will also include sections covering project overview/purpose, suggested materials, approximate budget, project challenge with step-by-step instructions, evaluation, and extension.
  • Other key features include: 13 chapter overviews, approximately 1,500 words each; 200 photos and illustrations to highlight the text; Sidebars, like "Words to Know," define key terms, and "Think About It!" promote broader application of scientific concepts ; Approximately 125 information boxes, including "Troubleshooting," "Safety Tips," and "Want to Know More?"; Subject, Budget, Timetable, and Next Generation Science Standards indexes; Appendix of templates and tools; Instructional Guide will provide teachers with a concrete way to navigate and apply Ignition Science in their classroom.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410380874 | ISBN-13: 9781410380876

Table of Contents

Matter and Its Interactions.
Matter and Its Interactions: Overview.
Choreography of the Atom Dance.
Steamy Story Comic Strip.
Element Resume.
Adopt an Element.
Chemical Reactions in Your Daily Life.
Forces and Motion.
Forces and Motion: Overview.
Seat Belts to Sensors: Car Safety through History.
Build a Marble Roller Coaster.
Simple Machine and the Pyramids.
Simple Machines in a Bicycle or Other Complex Device.
Energy: Overview.
What Types of Energy Power Your Home?
Energy Bowlerama.
Build a Newton's Cradle.
Design an Energy-Efficient Doghouse.
Design a Self-Sufficient Mars Colony.
Waves: Overview.
Laser Shoot 'em Up.
Homemade Ear Defenders.
EM Spectrum Inc. Catalog.
How Does a Wireless Device Work?
Electromagnetic Wave Technologies.
Build a Solar Oven for Survival.
Medical Imaging Technologies.
Design and Engineering.
Design and Engineering: Overview.
Keep-Your-Cool Challenge.
Homemade Wind Turbine.
Rube Goldberg Device.
Solving an Ecologic Problem.
Earthquake-Proof Building.
Cells, Tissues, and Organs.
Cells, Tissues, and Organs: Overview.
Organelle Election.
Organ Cover Letter.
Journey through the Digestive Tract.
Fantastic Flowers and Their Pollinators.
Build an Alien Food Web.
Burning Food: A Calorimetry Project.
Five Senses Memory Stories.
Lactic Acid Olympics.
Mapping Sensory Receptors on the Body.
Ecosystems: Overview.
"Buddies?" Symbiosis Research Project.
What's My Carbon Footprint?
Stop an Invasive Species.
Biome Research Project.
Save the Bees.
Biome Diversity Diorama.
Carbon Voyage through a Food Web Cartoon.
Heredity: Overview.
Meiosis Flip-book.
Genetics: Put on a Happy Face.
Ethics Debate: Designer Babies.
Class Trait Survey.
Selective Breeding and Hybrids.
Evolution: Overview.
Human Evolution Family Tree.
Beanybird Beak Adaptation Activity.
Color in Nature Poster.
Future Evolution: Climate-Resistant Organisms.
Future Evolution: Humans.
Astronomy: Overview.
Experience the Phases of the Moon.
Create-a-Constellation Mythology Project.
Dance of the Eclipses.
Interplanetary Travel Brochure.
Earth and Earth Systems.
Earth and Earth Systems: Overview.
Geologic History Timeline.
Rock Cycle Comic Strip.
Volcano Disaster Plan.
Life Story of a Body of Water.
Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Plate Tectonics Stop-Motion Animation.
Weather and Climate.
Weather and Climate: Overview.
Green Screen Weather Reports.
Disappearing Islands Speech.
Ocean Rising Research Project.
Track Your Local Weather.
Earth and Human Impacts.
Earth and Human Impacts: Overview.
What's in Your Phone?
Where Does Your Energy Come From?
Mapping Natural Hazards in Your Region.
Satellite Imagery: Deforestation Study.