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Scratch, Glue, Foil & Paint: Connecting Classics and the Art Curriculum
Young scholars construct a reliquary using foam board, researching basic Greek and Roman architecture and basic construction methods. They record their research and information in an architectural journal.
Dynamic Geometry: Bssic constructions
Tenth graders explore Cabri Jr. In this geometry instructional activity, 10th graders investigate the menus, tools, and capabilities of Cabri Jr. as a tool to enhance student understanding. The instructional activity includes the construction of a triangle and the perpendicular bisectors of a triangle and an investigation into the sum of the measures of the angles of a triangle.
Polygon Centers: A Balancing Act
Students find a way to locate that center on regular polygons other than a triangle. They create sketches, print them, glue them to poster board, and try to balance the polygon at the proposed center point. They submit a written summary of their plan.
FREE STANDING STRUCTURE
Students demonstrate basic construction skills by building a free standing structure. They compute the cost of the structure.
Free Standing Structure
Students demonstrate basic construction skills by building a free standing structure, using predetermined materials. They compute cost of structure by using multiplication skills or calculator.
Oceanographers participate in a memorable hands on experience about buoyancy. They build a model of a submersible using a plastic bottle and a balloon. Afterward, they answer assessment questions. An answer key and some terrific extension ideas are provided.
New! Identifying and Using Tools
How can you teach a person about technology and engineering if he has never been exposed to the tools and devices used to create and construct? Learners with visual impairments examine a number of common tools, such as hammers, wrenches, C-clamps, and screwdrivers. They feel each tool, discuss its purpose, and then use it. This is a great way to help learners conceptualize what tools are, which will help them build a complete understanding of the world around them.
Teaching Construction in the Field
Valuable skills and knowledge are acquired by building framed structures in the school parking lot.
Copying an Angle
High schoolers will investigate geometric construction in this geometry lesson. Your pupils can explore the basic construction of copying an angle, using the constructions tools of Cabri Jr.
Pop Can Hero Engine
Hang a soda can from a string and watch it spin by the force created by water streaming out of slanted holes. This plan provides background information, detailed materials and procedures, discussion questions, a lab worksheet, and extensions. Six pages give you everything you need to teach the concepts of Newton's third law of motion to your physics fanatics!
Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom
An online reading and interactive game bring the path of a carbon molecule to life for your earth science explorers! As an assessment, learners can map out or write about their experience in the carbon cycle. Thoroughly written background information and links to related lessons and other resources are provided to help you easily develop a mini unit on the atmosphere and climate change.
ROV Grid Search
Students perform activities to recreate the exploration of the sea bottom. They attach magnets to the bottom of the remote controlled car to see how many camouflaged objects it can pick up. As a class, students examine the results of driving the remote controlled vehicle. They describe their search pattern, it's effectiveness, and why it was important to camouflage the iron washers.
Preparation and Transition to Two-Column Proofs
Students investigate proofs used to solve geometric problems. In this geometry instructional activity, students read about the history behind early geometry and learn how to write proofs correctly using two columns. The define terminology valuable to proofs such as deductive and inductive reasoning.
Papier Mache Animals Sculptures
Fourth graders construct papier mache sculptures that emphasize texture, form and color. Each student chooses and constructs a unique papier mache sculpture of a farm animal..
Tenth graders apply their knowledge of similiar polygons to make conjectures about similarity among three-dimensional models. They test their conjectures by measuring three-dimensional objects and comparing corresponding lengths of edges and angle measures, surface areas, and volumes.
Points of Concurrency related to Archaeology-Grade Ten
Eleventh graders discover the properties of the points of concurrency of a triangle. In this geometry lesson plan, 11th graders use paper folding, interactive geometry software, and construction to investigate the points of concurrency. Use of a real world problem provides context for the lesson plan.
Submarines: The Classroom Fleet
Learners create a mural in their classroom featuring a fleet of their own model submarines and examples of marine life that might be encountered on a journey under the sea.
Rights in the Holocaust: Imagine and Remember
Eighth graders are introduced to the Holocaust as a violation of personal, political, and economic rights. It is a component of a larger unit on American constitutional government.
Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom
Students play a game. In this carbon cycle instructional activity, students read The Carbon Cycle, list places where carbon is found on Earth, brainstorm why carbon is important and play an online interactive game.
Transformations and Matrices
There are four activities in this extensive lesson covering the identity matrix and scaling, the linear representation of translations, the linear representation of rotations, and reflections. In small groups, they use the Cabri II computer program to move objects and make observations. In their groups, they discuss, solve and answer worksheet questions for each activity.