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Endangered Marine Life (Elementary)
Students read journal entries to discover the dangers to marine life and environments. Using the internet, they research an organism or habitat in depth. They write a report about why they are endangered and write a letter to their Congressman or their local newspaper.
Technology And Our Quality of Life
Eighth graders design a product or machine and determine the impact their invention has on a person's quality of life. They present their design and machine with a description of its possible impacts to an audience of peers and adults.
What is Direct Variation?
Students relate slope to constant of variation using constant of variations to solve problems. They write a linear equation in the slope y-intercept form and explore the relationship between slope of the line and the speed in the distance vs. time graph.
Force & Work
Sixth graders differentiate between force and work utilizing various objects found around a classroom. They recognize the relationship between work to force equals distance. Plotting bar graphs on excel is also incorporated within this lesson.
Students experience utilizing a robot to reinforce the importance of Algebra. They assess the importance of algebra in computer science and computer games. Students view a variety of variables involved when trying to control the actions of a robot.
Environmental Recovery Project
Students experience creating a transport device for a disaster site. A simulation scenario is set up and the students have to create a solution for the problem. They pose as mechanical engineers and design their creations to facilitate the disaster site.
What is Direct Variation?
Students experience relating slopes to a constant of variations and assess those constant of variations to the solving of equations. They have calculators and computers to assist them with their task. Each student writes a linear equation in the slope y-intercept form.
Using the Dewey Decimal System
Students find books by using the Dewey Decimal System. In this Dewey Decimal System lesson plan, students learn how to navigate a library that uses this system. There is also a singular and plural noun component to this lesson to add to the first component where students change singular nouns to irregular plural nouns.
Film: Space Camp
For this "Space Camp" worksheet, students watch the movie and respond to 3 essay questions pertaining to ways the characters in the movie applied science and technology skills.
Extracting DNA from Peas
Students extract and isolate DNA from peas. In this biology lesson, students discover the chemical reactions involved in the extraction process. They explain the importance of DNA in human lives.
Sixth graders observe bacterial growth in the lab. In this biology lesson, 6th graders compare two disinfectants based on how effective they are in killing bacteria. They discuss the importance of using them at home.
Heart Rate Probes
Students collect heart rate data using probes. In this biology lesson, students explain the factors affecting heart rate. They graph and analyze collected data.
Ventilation and Heart Rate
Students monitor the heart rate of the test subject using the Exercise Heart Rate Monitor and evaluate the effects of hyperventilation and hypoventilation on heart rate and graph their results.
What is Cooling Curve or Heating Curve of Water?
Students cool water until it freezes and then heat a test tube with ice. They collect data, which will show as a curve on the computer screen and then visualize a phase change diagram for these substances.
Estimation and Number Sense Using Java Applet
Students practice number sense strategies. They estimate the sum, product and percent of two, three, and four-digit numbers. Small groups of students use computers to play java-based games.
The Algebra of Lego Go Carts
High schoolers create Lego go carts and use scatter plots and equations to predict where the cart will land. they take their recorded data and create a scatter plot. Using weight as the independent variable and distance as the dependent variable, students should find a best-fit line for their scatter plot and write the equation of their line.
Introduction to Probability for Heredity
Students calculate the odds of passing a trait from one generation to the next using principles of probability. They use interactive whiteboards to determine possible outcomes and calculate probabilities.
Racing to Win
Students design a race for Lego robots using principles of linear relationships. The solve linear relationship problems then use the answers to brainstorm procedures for their robot race.
Students discover using motion detectors, LoggerPro, and traditional meter sticks, different methods of measuring and graphing position and velocity. They are able to open LoggerPro on the iBook computers. Students are able to collect and save data from the motion detector and create and identify different plots with the motion detector.
Using Temperature Probes to Investigate Properties of Phase Changes
Students use the Vernier Probe Technology through laboratory modules to investigate the physical properties of water and different alcohols. They produce phase change graphs and evaluate the boiling point of water and the evaporation of alcohols.