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Rough Science Adventure Activities
National Science Education Standards, Grades 5-8



Science as Inquiry: Content Standard A

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
Testing the Acidity of Water
Test Water for Hardness
Make a Microscope
Build a Water Filter
Make a Water Clock
Find the Dew Point
Make a Barometer
Make a Compass
Build a Wind Vane
Make a Battery
Build an Electric Motor
Make a Flashlight
Create a Buzzer
Make a Star Clock
Make a Telescope
Make Insect Repellent
Make Toothpaste
Make a Solar Oven
Make an Herb Terrarium
Add Scent and Texture to Soap
Create a Facial Mask
Construct a Sundial
Make a Humidity Indicator
Make Paper

Understandings about scientific inquiry

Physical Science: Content Standard B

Properties and changes of properties in matter
Testing the Acidity of Water
Test Water for Hardness
Make a Microscope
Build a Water Filter
Make Candles
Make Glue
Add Scent and Texture to Soap
Make Lip Balm
Make a Humidity Indicator
Make Ice Cream
Make Lemon or Orange Soda

Motions and forces
Make a Water Clock
Make a Barometer
Make a Compass
Build a Wind Vane
Build an Electric Motor
Make a Star Clock
Make a Telescope
Construct a Sundial

Transfer of energy
Find the Dew Point
Make a Battery
Build an Electric Motor
Make a Flashlight
Create a Buzzer
Make a Solar Oven
Make a Solar Water Heater
Make Botanical Noisemakers

Life Science: Content Standard C

Structure and function in living systems
Make a Microscope
Make an Herb Terrarium
Create a Facial Mask
Make Paper
Make Ice Cream
Make Lemon or Orange Soda

Populations and ecosystems
Make an Herb Terrarium

Earth and Space Science: Content Standard D

Structure of the earth system
Find the Dew Point
Make a Barometer
Make a Compass
Build a Wind Vane
Make Insect Repellent
Make an Herb Terrarium
Make Paper

Earth in the solar system
Make a Star Clock
Make a Telescope
Make a Solar Oven
Make a Solar Water Heater
Construct a Sundial

Science and Technology: Content Standard E

Abilities of technological design
Make a Microscope
Build a Water Filter
Make a Water Clock
Build a Wind Vane
Make a Battery
Build an Electric Motor
Make a Flashlight
Create a Buzzer
Make a Telescope
Make a Solar Oven
Make a Solar Water Heater
Construct a Sundial

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Content Standard F

Personal health
Make Insect Repellent

Populations, resources, and environments
Make a Battery
Build an Electric Motor
Make a Flashlight
Create a Buzzer