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Imagine life from a horse's perspective. That's what the class will be doing after they analyze images of the Crow installation piece, Horse Outfit. They analyze the cultural significance of the work, the tribe who created it, and then write a creative piece from the horse's perspective.
Analyze Pythagorean triples and apply them to real world situations in this creative instructional activity. Students will investigate the Pythagorean theorem and its history through a powerpoint presentation with audio and video clips. Their final project is to construct origami models of triangles. Links are included to the resources.
Over the course of three classes, tech-saturated youth review their cyber portraits, map their virtual lives, examine their relative anonymity, and establish a "virtual conscience" to guide choices that foster privacy protection and respect for others. Encouraging reflection to promote ethical behavior for its own sake, the activities can be private or shared with classmates. Provides ample resources for teachers to explore their own safety online as well. An excellent, relevant resource.
Kids challenge their understanding of the world around them and consider the impact man has on the environment and animal life. They examine a Tlingit piece, read two Tlingit stories about man and animals, then participate in a research project. They'll each research one animal, then write a brochure or infomercial on how that animal should be treated and what their future may hold.
Perform a virtual dissection of the human eye through this exploration by using a software tool and the Internet. Young scientists will complete a physical dissection of a cow or sheep eye. Students explore the geometric shapes of the eyes, and test for colorblindness. They will also use manipulatives to create a model of the human eye.