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1) What strategies are involved in solving a science problem?
2) How does thermal energy affect the state of a substance?
3) How can minerals be defined by their properties?
4) How are rocks classified?
5) What are the advantages of alternative energy sources?
6) How can locations in the United States be identified by their geographic features?
7) How are materials from the Earth broken down?
8) How do glaciers shape the land?
9) How do certain factors affect the erosion of soil by water?
10) Where do most earthquake epicenters and volcanoes occur?
11) How do seismograph stations help determine an earthquakes epicenter?
12) How does magma's composition affect a volcano's eruption?
13) How can fossil and rock data determine when an organism lived?
14) What geologic evidence supports the existence of Pangaea?
15) What is the structure of Earth's atmosphere?
16) How do meteorologists predict the weather?
17) How can locations be identified by their climate and topography?
18) How are tides affected by phases of the moon?
19) What are some characteristics of the ocean and the ocean floor?
20) How much landfill space can be saved in a year by recycling?
21) How can we conserve water?
22) How does an artificial satellite stay in orbit?
23) How do Earth and the moon interact to cause the moon's phases?
24) What are the dimensions of the solar system?
25) How does the chemical composition of stars determine their classification?
26) How are living things classified into groups?
27) How do animal and plant cells work?
28) Under what conditions do cells gain or lose water?
29) What is the role of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis?
30) How are traits passed from parents to offspring?
31) How can natural selection be modeled?
32) How are living things classified into groups?
33) How can natural selection be modeled?
34) What kills germs?
35) How can microscopic protists and fungi be characterized?
36) What is the life cycle of a simple plant?
37) What are the functions of the parts of a flower?
38) Which colors of the light spectrum are most important for plant growth?
39) How do sponges, cnidarians, flatworms, and roundworms obtain food?
40) How are mollusks, worms, arthropods, and echinoderms classified?
41) How are fish adapted to their environment?
42) How are birds adapted to their habitat?
43) How do mealworms behave in response to various stimuli?
44) What are the major bones in the human body?
45) How can you design a healthful diet?
46) What factors affect the likelihood of hypertension?
47) How do the parts of the respiratory system work together?
48) How does human hearing compare with that of other animals?
49) What are the stages of development before birth?
50) How does the body protect itself against foreign substances?
51) How is energy transferred through a community of organisms?
52) How do organisms react to changes in abiotic factors?
53) What are the different types of land environments?
54) When is water safe to drink?
55) How can you simulate the radioactive half-life of an element?
56) How does thermal energy affect the state of a substance?
57) How are Physical and Chemical Changes Distinguished?
58) How is an atom's structure related to its position on the periodic table?
59) What are the stages of development before birth?
60) How is a controlled experiment performed?
61) How are graphs used to represent data?
62) How can a molecular model be built?
63) How is the flower color variation of Hydrangea related to the pH of the soil?
64) How can you tell which elements form chemical bonds?
65) What properties do elements have?
66) What is the pH of common solutions?
67) How can models of carbon molecules be built?
68) How does horizontal motion affect vertical motion?
69) What is Newton's second law of motion?
70) Why do things float?
71) What are the relationships between kinetic energy and potential energy?
72) What is the relationship between work, force, and distance?
73) How do the insulation properties of various materials compare?
74) What are some characteristics of waves?
75) How is an oscilloscope used to tune a musical instrument?
76) What is the electromagnetic spectrum?
77) How are lenses used to correct vision?
78) How are voltage, current, and resistance related?
79) How does a transformer work?
80) How can a decision tree be used to generate binary numbers?
81) Modeling Ecosystems
82) Ecosystems, Organisms, and Trophic Levels
83) Communities and Biomes
84) Population Biology
85) Assessing Water Quality
86) Enzyme-Controlled Reactions
87) Cellular Pursuit (Game)
88) Cell Respiration
89) Cellular Reproduction
90) Punnett Squares
91) Sex-Linked Traits
92) Gene Regulation and Mutation
93) Tracking Grizzlies
94) Gene Splicing
95) Natural Selection
96) Classifying Using Biotechnology
97) Knocking Out Genes
98) Plant Transpiration
99) Earthworm Dissection
100) Owl Pellet Dissection
101) Virtual Pig Dissection
102) Cat Dissection