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Students analyze cloud cover over Aruba. They compose and submit written conclusions which include data, analysis, errors in data collection, and references.
Students analyze cloud cover and to compose written conclusions to a given related scenario. They submit a letter of response and a report detailing their calculations and conclusions.
Students interview a guest scuba diver or study electronic resources to discover facts about scuba diving. They investigate the physics of scuba diving, the gaseous components of air, equipment used, and safety precautions taken by divers. They then create a collage using mixed media to reflect their knowledge of scuba diving.
Students analyze cloud cover and compose written conclusions to a given related scenario. Students submit a letter of response and a report detailing their calculations and conclusions.
Explore the food chains that support Arctic ecosystems. A class discussion on interdependence and the different roles plants and animals play in ecosystems provides students with the knowledge to complete a worksheet asking them to create food chains involving a variety of Arctic life. To further engage students in the lesson, consider assigning each child an Arctic plant or animal and having the class arrange and rearrange themselves into food chains. This resource would fit perfectly into a unit investigating the different types of ecosystems found around the world.
From days of 24 hour sunlight, to endless nights that last for days, the Arctic is a very unique place to live. Examine the seasonal changes that occur in the northern-most reaches of the globe and the impact they have on the plants and animals living there. The included worksheet offers a number of different opportunities for learners to demonstrate their understanding of this unique region. This instructional activity would fit nicely in either a unit on ecosystems or weather and climate in an upper-elementary science class.
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Use the sentence frames in the Classroom Guide as a solid framework for considering the theme of freedom and what it means to different individuals as you review the instructional materials.
Learn about life in the Arctic while practicing how to graph and interpret data with this interdisciplinary lesson. Starting with a whole group data-gathering exercise, students are then given a worksheet on which they analyze and create bar and pie graphs involving information about Arctic animals. This lesson is perfect for tying together a math unit on representing data and a science exploration of Arctic ecosystems.
Investigate the properties of three-dimensional figures with this Arctic-themed math instructional activity. Beginning with a class discussion about different types of solid figures present in the classroom, young mathematicians are then given a two-sided worksheet asking them to draw 3-D shapes, identify their parts, and create cubes from a series of nets. Though the instructional activity does not provide any detailed information about the Arctic, it is does provide a fun change of pace to a geometry unit in the upper-elementary grades.
Investigate the various properties of the number six with this elementary math activity. From simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems to the creation of hexagonal tessellations, this activity covers all aspects of this simple number. As a activity, this would best fit in a geometry unit introducing hexagons, but the included worksheet could also stand alone as an option for early finishers.
Students make estimates on how many people they believe live on Earth. While watching a video, they take notes on the issues facing Kenya, Japan and India. In groups, they calculate how long it takes for a country to double in size. To end the lesson, they discuss the challenges countries face with increasing populations.
A reading of Carlos Sanchez’s Confessions of a Monolingual Americano, launches an investigation of how autobiographers use reflection and evaluation in a piece of writing. Groups are assigned different paragraphs from the narrative and work together to answer focus questions. After sharing, class members craft their own story incorporating reflection and evaluation. Part of an autobiographical writing unit, the referenced Verb Agreement and Tense Explanation worksheets are not included.
HTML? Anchors? Links? HREF? Demonstrate for your students the power and common aspects of HTML by having them transfer their class notes into a hypertext. Have them create a web page and then link their page to another. The richly detailed plan contains specific directions and resource links.
Using photographs and a coral reef identification key, junior marine biologists compare changes in coral cover for a No-Take Area and the surrounding unprotected area. The data that is collected is then analyzed for richness, Shannon-Wiener Index, and evenness. Additional resources, extension ideas, and all pictures and worksheets are provided to make this an abundant lesson plan.
Learners study the history of United State/Cuba relations. In this diplomacy lesson, students research selected websites to gather information regarding various topics of significance between the U.S. and Cuba since 1868. Learners collaborate to create a timeline that features pivotal events pertaining to relations between the 2 countries.
Students conduct a simulation to show the effect one invasive plant can have on an ecosystem. They consider how the food web is affected and plan ways to control management of pests on a fragile ecosystem.
Fifth graders explore and examine popular communications inventions, including the Internet, and assess their advantages and disadvantages of each. They identify the top innovations in the last twenty five years and examine how they relate to their own lives.
In this social studies worksheet, students organize 50 country cards into groups. Students analyze a chart and group countries according to lowest, middle, and highest Infant Mortality Rate.
Students research how the capture of a German submarine by the Allies affected the outcome of WWII. In this WWII instructional activity, students complete a KWL chart. Students research primary source documents online and answer discussion questions.
In this online interactive geography quiz learning exercise, students respond to 20 identification questions about the countries that the listed nations are part of. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.