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Activity: Modeling Evolution

Model natural selection in a population of bacteria.

Activity: Fish Printing for Form and Function

Use your observation and investigation skills to investigate fish form and function by experimenting with ways of making gyotaku fish prints.

Activity: Draw a Fish

Use your background knowledge to draw a picture of a “typical” fish, showing as many parts of a fish as possible.

Activity: Phases and Modes of Scientific Practice

This activity will help you understand what scientists do and how they work by categorizing your actions and thoughts into phases and modes of scientific practice.

Activity: Hoffman Apparatus

Observe a demonstration of a flame test to examine the gaseous products of electrolysis. Demonstration materials and procedure are written in this activity.

Activity: Kinesthetic Model of the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth

Model the movements of three objects in our solar system—the sun, the moon, and the earth—using your body.

Activity: Modeling Thermohaline Water Flow

Thermohaline water movement is caused by differences in both temperature and salinity. Thermo- comes from the Greek word for temperature, and -haline comes from the Greek word for salt. This activity models thermohaline water flow.

Activity: Dive Planning

Use your knowledge of ocean depths and diving technology to plan a safe scuba trip to a nearby dive site. Diving occurs worldwide in locations such as coral reefs, kelp forests, rock quarries, and caves.

Activity: The Coriolis Effect

Explore the effect of a rotating earth on air masses traveling north and south across the globe.


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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.