This page contains links to the currently available SRC (Science Reality Check) activities.
Please note that all SRC activities by Rebekah K Nix, PhD & Cynthia E Ledbetter, PhD are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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Resources (Radioactive Decay) Formative A Dating Game Represent data from a series of trials. Analyze data to identify patterns. Restate results in terms of half-life. 2011 - 09 (Sept 1) 
Force (Air Pressure) Formative Air Lift! Test, kinesthetically, the force of air pressure. Explain, mathematically, that air has weight. Deduce the effect of air pressure on various objects. 2012 - 005 (May 1) 
Force (Air Pressure) Formative Air Lift! Test, kinesthetically, the force of air pressure. Explain, mathematically, that air has weight. Deduce the effect of air pressure on various objects. 2012 - 05 (May 1) 
Systems (Homeostasis) Formative Balancing Acts Construct a model of a balanced system. Explore effects of changes to a system. Explain the center of mass of a set of objects. 2011 - 08 (Aug 1) 
Patterns (Relationships) Diagnostic Community Juggling Establish, recognize, and repeat a pattern. Observe individual reactions and group interactions. Relate objects and processes to the chosen topic. 2011 - 06 (June 1) 
Design (Upcycling) Summative Cycling Up Hill Design a useful product from recyclable materials. Construct a prototype of the upcycled product. Compare and contrast upcycling and recycling. 2012 - 04 (Apr 1) 
Energy (Sustainability) Summative Energy Watchers Identify and log personal energy use. Translate personal usage into per capita national consumption statistics. Formulate a practical exchange to lessen dependence on non-renewable energy sources. 2012 - 01 (Jan 1) 
Resources (Restoration) Formative Great Buffalo Shortage Show the cost-benefit determination of a mining operation. Analyze environmental impact of prolonged mining on profitability. Justify decision to continue old methods or to develop new options. 2012 - 02 (Feb 1) 
Adaptation (Pollution) Summative Moth Mothers Describe the changes in a population. Identify some of the factors leading to adaptations. Infer implications of a changing environment. 2011 - 10 (Oct 1) 
Population (Carrying Capacity) Summative No More Room Categorize what plants and animals need to survive. Estimate the chances of survival based on resource allocation. Judge the results of management strategies in terms of consumption versus resource availability. 2011 - 12 (Dec 1) 
Energy (Food Webs) Formative Oops, I Broke It! Dramatize a food chain. Extend a food chain into a food web. Analyze the effects of breaking a food chain on a food web. 2011 - 11 (Nov 1) 
Problem Solving (Visualization) Diagnostic Rope Trick Devise alternate solutions to a problem. Check viability of different methods. Deconstruct success to document solutions. 2011 - 07 (July 1) 
Resources (Water) Diagnostic Water, Water Everywhere! Hypothesize distribution of earth's water. Compare hypotheses to actual allocation of earth's water. Explore water resource management strategies to meet local demand with projected supply. 2012 - 03 (Mar 1) 
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