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SIE14017: Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science - Density and Pressure
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What makes a block of wood rise to the surface of a bucket of water? Why do your ears pop when you swim deep underwater? In this session, participants examine density, an essential property of matter. They also look at how particles of matter are in constant motion, which leads to a deeper understanding of fluid pressure. Lastly, the concepts of pressure and density are investigated to explain the macroscopic phenomenon of rising and sinking.

SIE14018: Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science - Rising and Sinking
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Why does a hot air balloon rise into the sky? Why does ice rise in water, when a lump of solid wax will sink in a jar full of molten wax? In this session, participants generalize the model that has been developed about what rises and what sinks, using the idea of balance of forces.

SIE14019: Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science - Heat and Temperature
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What makes the liquid in a thermometer rise or fall in response to temperature? Which contains more heat-a boiling teakettle on the stove or a swimming pool of lukewarm water? In this session, participants focus on the difference between heat and temperature, and examine how both are defined in terms of particles. The particle model is then used to explain a number of everyday phenomena, from why things expand when they are heated to the role that temperature plays in changes of state.

SIE14020: Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science - Extending the Particle Model of Matter
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In this session, participants extend their understanding of the particle model to explain additional macroscopic phenomena, including the electrical properties of matter. Participants review the progression of ideas covered in the course and anticipate future developments in the understanding of matter.

SIE14021: Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science - What is Life?
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What distinguishes living things from dead and nonliving things? No single characteristic is enough to define what is meant by "life." In this session, five characteristics are introduced as unifying themes in the living world.

SIE14022: Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science - Classifying Living Things
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How can we make sense of the living world? During this session, a systematic approach to biological classification is introduced as a starting point for understanding the nature of the remarkable diversity of life on Earth.

SIE14023: Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science - Animal Life Cycles
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One characteristic of all life forms is a life cycle-from reproduction in one generation to reproduction in the next. This session introduces life cycles by focusing on continuity of life in the animal kingdom. In addition to considering what aspects of life cycles can be observed directly, the underlying role of DNA as the hereditary material is explored.

SIE14024: Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science - Plant Life Cycles
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What is a plant? One distinguishing feature of members of the plant kingdom is their life cycle. In this session, flowering plants serve as examples for studying the plant life cycle by considering the roles of seeds, flowers, and fruits. A comparison to animal life cycles reveals some surprising similarities and intriguing differences.

SIE14025: Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science - Variation, Adaptation, and Natural Selection
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What causes variation within a population of living things? How can variation in one generation influence the next generation? In this session, variation in a population will be examined as the "raw material" upon which natural selection acts.

SIE14026: Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science - Evolution and the Tree of Life
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Why are there so many different kinds of living things? Comparing species that exist today reveals a lot about their relationships to one another and provides evidence of common origins. This session explores the theory of evolution: change in species over time.

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