Activities and Modules

Listed below are activities and modules developed by the graduate fellows and middle school teachers in the HU GK12 program for 2007-2008. The activities are available as pdf files. If you use or are considering using an activity, please let us know.


Fellow Activity Title DCPS Standard
V. Boddie The Blob 8.4.2., 8.4.4.
  Gold Rush 8.4.2., 8.4.4.
  Is my heart beating? 8.1.3.
  I Believe I Can Fly 8.7.1, 8.1.12, 8.1.3., 8.1.9
  Boiling Over 8.5.8., 8.2.11.
  ICEY HOT 8.5.8., 8.2.8.
  Drop it like it’s hot (REMIX) 8.5.2. 8.5.3.
  Energy! 8.5.2.,8.5.3.,8.5.4.,8.5.8.
  Drop it like it’s Hot! 8.5.2., 8.5.3.
  Life is like a Box of Marbles 8.1.12, 8.7.7
  Sinking Submarine 8.4.4.,8.4.2.
  African-Americans in Science  
L. Denkins Magic? Not! 8.4.2., 8.4.4.
  Magic? Not! 2 8.4.2., 8.4.4.
  How old am I?  
  Finding the Energy in Us All 8.5.2, 8.5.3 , 8.5.4
  Forces and Football 8.7.2., 8.7.3.
  Friction, Friend or Foe?  
  Conservation of Momentum: Newton Cradle  
  Election 2008  
  Rainbows 8.5.7.
  Students All Over the World  
  Bias, Independent and Dependent Variables 8.3.1
H. Douglas Neo: Sci ABO and Rh Blood Typing 7.1.3, 7.5.1, 7.5.3
  Cloning, DNA, Stem Cells 7.4.3, 7.5.1, 7.5.3
  Extracting DNA 7.4.3, 7.4.4
  Postlab Questions 7.4.3, 7.4.4
  Cell Structure and DNA 7.4.10, 7.4.2, 7.5.1
  Laboratory Safety and Microscope 7.1., 7.4.
U. Dozier African American Scientist Series  
  African American Scientist Series  
  African American Scientist Series  
  Fluids 8.5.,8.5.2., 8.5.7.
  Newton’s Laws 8.5.2.
  Simple Machine: Lever  
  Wavelength vs. Frequency 8.5.7., 8.8.3.
T. Finch Balloons and Energy 8.5.1, 8.5.2, 8.5.3
  Balloons and Newton’s Laws 8.1.11, 8.7.2, 8.7.3
  Balloons and Static Electricity 8.1.2,8.5.4,8.7.3
  Forces during Circular Motion 8.7.2,8.7.6,
  A Stack of Coins and an Index Card 8.1.2,8.1.5,8.7.6
  Energy Conversion 8.1.5,8.3.1
  Suspending a Balloon with a Hairdryer 8.1.11,8.7.2
  Kinetic Energy of Rolling Balls 8.1.12,8.5.1,8.5.2
  Lewis Dot Diagrams 8.1.5,8.2.3,8.2.10
  Behavior of Light 8.8.5,8.8.7,8.8.8
  Marbles on an Inclined Plane 8.1.2,8.5.2,8.5.3
  Sound and Frequency 8.1.2,8.8.2,8.8.4
  Specific Heat 8.5.1,8.5.8,8.5.11
  Speed of Walking 8.1.7,8.1.12,8.7.7
T. Hardy It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here! Mechanisms of Energy Transfer E.7.2, E.7.1
  Converting Light Energy to Chemical Energy by Photosynthesis E.7.4
  Tracking Air Pollution E.8.1 and E.8.2
  Food Chains and Energy Transfer E.7.5
  Build Your Own Watershed



  Characterizing Biomes E.3.9
  Erosion and Plant Root Holding Power E.6.1, E.6.2
  Fishing for Aquatic Organisms E.3.12, E.3.5
  Measuring Water Quality With Organism Sampling E.8.2, E.8.5
  Pollution Classification E.8.1
  Environmental Stressors E.8.5
  Insect Adaptations E.3.11
  The Oxygen Cycle and Photosynthesis  
  Introduction to my Research  
  The Water Cycle  
  Live from Ceasar's Palace ... E.3.4, E.3.10
  Resources and their Influence on Carrying Capacity E.4.1, E.4.2
  Waste Not, Want Not: Managing Waste by Recycling E.5.1
A. McLauchlin Antigens and Antibodies 7.7.7
  Antibodies and Blood Typing 6.5.1
  Antibodies and Blood Typing 2 7.7.7
  Blood Typing Lab 7.7.7
  Cell Structure and DNA 7.4.3,7.4.4,7.4.2,7.4.1
  Extracting DNA 7.4.3,7.4.4
  Getting to Know You  
  What’s In the Nucleus? 7.5.1,7.5.3,7.4.3
  Careers in Earth and Environmental Science  
  Careers in Health and Medicine  
  Careers in Physical Science  
  Genetics of Cloning  
T. Muhammad Bar Magnets and Electromagnets 8.6.2
  Beats (Superposition of Sound Waves) 8.8.4,8.8.9,8.1.8,8.1.12
  How does air speed affect air pressure?  
  How can friction be reduced? 8.1.7,8.1.8,8.7.3
  Push-Pull 8.1.2,8.1.8,8.7.1
  Rotational Equilibrium 8.7.3,8.1.7,8.1.8
  Dr. Herman Branson  
  Interference in sound waves  
  Solar decathalon  
  You have a wavelength!  
  Follow Up for Rotational Equilibrium – Investigation of Center of Mass 8.7.2,8.1.8