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Rough Science Adventure Activities
National Science Education Standards, Grades 9-12



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

Physical Science: Content Standard B

Structure of atoms
Make a Battery

Structure and properties of 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 Ice Cream
Make Lemon or Orange Soda

Chemical reactions
Testing the Acidity of Water
Test Water for Hardness

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

Interactions of energy and matter
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

The cell
Create a Facial Mask

Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Make an Herb Terrarium
Make Paper

Behavior of organisms
Make a Microscope
Make Insect Repellent

Earth and Space Science: Content Standard D

Energy in the earth system
Find the Dew Point
Make a Barometer
Make a Compass
Build a Wind Vane
Make a Solar Oven
Make an Herb Terrarium
Make a Solar Water Heater
Construct a Sundial

Geochemical cycles
Make Paper

Origin and evolution of the universe
Make a Star Clock
Make a Telescope

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 and community health
Make Insect Repellent