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6th Grade Science
Plant and Animal - Mini Ecosystem ecosystem; Teacher notes: http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/ecosystem_teacher.html "Purpose: In this lab you will observe the interaction of a snail and a water plant in a closed environment. The use of an indicator will allow you to observe the presence of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the environment."
Bog Garden For Carnivorous Plants "Nothing livens up a classroom windowsill like some predator / prey action. Carnivorous plants are the mightiest of houseplants, but many can only thrive in a soggy, acidic, bog environment. To keep your carnivorous plants happy year-round, make them a simulated bog environment!"
Balloon Rocket! "So what’s the big deal about this lab, it seems almost grade school level? First off, again, almost none of my students have ever built a balloon rocket. This never ceases to amaze me. Second, it’s deceptively challenging. Lastly, the kids actually get the principles because of this activity."
"The Science Behind the FUN: Powdered tempera and chalk both contain limestone which is actually a chemical called calcium carbonate. The vinegar and calcium carbonate react similar to how baking soda and vinegar do. Together, they form carbon dioxide gas which is what fills the bags and causes them to pop. Essentially, this experiment explores an acid and base reaction in a NEW fun way!"
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Happy Easter! Where do eggs come from! "...a female chick's ovary contains all of the ova it will ever have when it's hatched. The ovary begins to convert ova to egg yolks when she is mature. With the right lighting conditions exists, hormones stimulate ova to develop into yolks. Yolks are released from the ovary into the oviduct when they reach the right size and travel down the oviduct to acquire their whites, membranes, color (if any) and shell."