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3, 2, 1...BLASTOFF!

Topic: Science; Moon Cycles

  • CONTENT AREA: Science; Moon Cycles
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: NGSS 1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. NGSS 5-ESS1-2. Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night,

AGENT CARTER GRAFFER: LEGEND OF THE MISSING COMPASS ROSE

Topic: Elementary Map Skills

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Elementary Map Skills
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: SS4G1 Locate important physical and man-made features in the United States. SS3G2 Locate and describe the equator, prime meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude on a globe.

AIR POLLUTION - SAVE OUR PLANET (Pollution)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Pollution, Environment
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.14 Analyze and interpret data (e.g., tables, graphs, maps of global and regional temperatures; atmospheric levels of gases such as carbon dioxide and methane; rates of human activities) to describe how various human activities (e.g., use of f

ALIENS EXPLAIN ALTERNATE ENERGY

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

AN OUT OF THIS WORLD OPPORTUNITY

Topic: SPACE

  • Game Designer: Farideh Banks
  • Content Area: Science, Space
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

AQUARIUM CONFUSION

Topic: Animals, Ocean Survival

  • CONTENT AREA: Animals, Ocean Survival
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-6
  • STANDARDS: MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

BACK TO THE PAST TO PASS THE CLASS (Geologic Time)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Geologic Time
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.9 Use models to explain how the flow of Earth’s internal energy drives a cycling of matter between Earth’s surface and deep interior causing plate movements 6.4 Construct explanations from geologic evidence (e.g., change or extinction of par

BIO DOOM DIGITAL

Topic: Science; Ecosystems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science; Ecology/Biosphere
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 6-12
  • STANDARDS: MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physic

BORE TO THE CORE

Topic: EARTH'S STRUCTURE

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

BREAKING DOWN AND BUILDING UP

Topic: Weathering, Erosion

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Erosion
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. HS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to illustrate how Earth’s internal and surface processes operate at

CONTINENT CHAOS

Topic: Elementary Geography

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Social Studies/Science, Geography, Continents
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: CCSS 2.MD.8-Measurement & Data » Work with time and money.

COOL CAVES

  • Content Area: Science, Caves
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

COSMOLOGY: THE BASICS

Topic: Universe

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 30-45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

DIG INTO THE EARTH'S CRUST

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

DR. BORE (Human Impact)

  • Game Designer: James Sanders and Hayley Milliman
  • Content Area: Science (NGSS-MS-ESSS3)
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School

GLACIERS - OUR FROZEN TREASURE

Topic: GLACIERS

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Glaciers
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

GLORIOUS GLACIER PARK CAMP

Topic: Glacier National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies/Science, Geography; Glacier National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

GRAND CANYON QUARTER CLUES

Topic: Grand Canyon National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Topic: Great Smoky Mtn National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: Social Studies/US Regions- Use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information; Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places; Create regions to interpret Earth’s comp

GROWING LIKE A WEED

Topic: Plants (Science)

  • CONTENT AREA: Plants, Science
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms, 3-LS1-1

HAUNTED HIGH

  • Content Area: Seasonal Games, Team Building
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School, Adult

HELP GET THE HUBBLE BACK!

Topic: Space

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

HELPING THE PLANET (Alternative Energy)

  • Content Area: Science, Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.15 ‐ Analyze evidence (e.g., databases on human populations, rates of consumption of food and other natural resources) to explain how changes in human population, per capita consumption of natural resources, and other human activities (e.g.,

JOURNEY THROUGH THE STARS

Topic: Astronomy

  • Content Area: Science, Astronomy
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

NEW DESIGNS FOR NEW SAFETY

Topic: NATURAL DISASTERS

  • Content Area: Science, Natural Disasters
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary/Middle School

OIL SPILLS - CLEANUP HERO (Pollution)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Environment, Oil Spills
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary /Middle School
  • Standards: 6.16 ‐ Implement scientific principles to design processes for monitoring and minimizing human impact on the environment (e.g., water usage, including withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers or construction of dams and levees; land usage,

ONLY YOU (Wildfires)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Wildfires
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

PINNACLE PHONE PROBLEM

Topic: Pinnacles National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies; Pinnacles National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

PLANT-A-PALOOZA!

Topic: Plants & Flowers

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Plants & Flowers
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-3
  • STANDARDS: VA 1.4 The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place

SEASONAL SABOTAGE!

Topic: Science: Seasons & Weather

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Seasons
  • IDEAL GROUP SIZE: Small groups or whole class
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: VA 3.8 The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include patterns of natural events such as seasonal changes. VA 4.7 The student will investigate and understand the relationships am

SEASONAL SECRETS!

Topic: Science: Seasons & Weather

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Seasons
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: VA 3.8 The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include patterns of natural events such as seasonal changes.

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT

Topic: Microgravity

  • Content Area: Science, Microgravity
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: NGSS Middle School: MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. NGSS High School: HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organizatio

SOLID AS A ROCK

Topic: Rocks, Minerals

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.

STAY SAFE

Topic: Natural Hazards that Result from Earth's Systems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Earth Science
  • GRADE LEVEL: 4
  • STANDARD: NGSS.4.ESS3.B

STORM SPOTTERS (Tornadoes / Natural Disasters)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Weather, Tornadoes
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary and Middle School
  • Standards: 6.12 ‐ Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information (e.g., weather maps; diagrams; other visualizations, including radar and computer simulations) to support the claim that motions and complex interactions of air masses result in

The Candy Crisis

Topic: Math, Fractions

  • Content Area: Math, Fractions, Valentine's
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages:Upper Elementary, Middle Grades

THE EARTH'S BREAK UP

Topic: Pangea - Plate Tetonics

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Pangea
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Groups/ Suggested Time: 40 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School/High School

THE MELTING ARCTIC

Topic: Global Warming

  • Content Areas: Earth Science, Global Warming
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary and Middle School
  • Standards: 6.14 ‐ Analyze and interpret data to describe how various human activities and natural processes may cause changes in local and global temperatures over time. 6.15 ‐ Analyze evidence to explain how changes in human population, per capita consu

THE ROCK ROBBERY

Topic: The Rock Cycle

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Rock Cycle
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-7
  • STANDARDS: NGSS Standards MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. 4-ESS1, 5-ESS2 - Earth’s systems

THE SUPERB SCIENCE CHEF

Topic: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES

  • Content Area: Science, Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Groups / Suggested Time: 40 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

VOLCANO: CODE ORANGE

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

Topic: The Water Cycle

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Water Cycle
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: MS-ESS2 Earth's Systems

WEATHER OR NOT (Weather)

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

WHAT ON EARTH

Topic: Earth's Composition

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School

WHETHER ITS WEATHERING OR EROSION

Topic: EROSION

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Erosion
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

YOSEMITE BEAR WATCH

Topic: Yosemite National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Yosemite National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r

ZION LUGGAGE FIASCO

Topic: Zion National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Zion National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: Social Studies/US Regions Use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information; Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places.