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Eighth graders with light sensors and a TI-83 Graphing Calculator measure the light intensity of a common flashlight at variable distances. They record the information and plot it on the calculator to determine the type of regression line that best fits the data collected.
Twelfth graders are given a pre-test that quizzed them about their perceptions of science as a career. They brainstromed to compile a list of scientists students were interested in investigating. Students worked in groups of five and selected a scientist from the list to research, write about, and present to the class.
Students read the Adventure Team journal about scuba diving and discuss the gear used in the sport. Working in groups, they examine how different pieces of equipment work. Students then reconvene as a class and glue pictures of their pieces of equipment on a posterboard to reassemble the gear correctly.
Students use the motion probe technique for measuring different types of length, including distance and Students height. Traditional measuring tools, meter stick and other sized rulers are used as a comparison. They worked in groups of 4. The traditional measuring took place first followed by motion probe measuring.
Young scholars 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.
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.