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An ingenious lesson plan on coins, counting money, and making change awaits your students. Third graders calculate the value of bills and coins, and solve money problems by figuring out the correct change. Then, they create a word problem for items they want to "buy" giving the total price and the change that should be returned to them. Additionally, 3rd graders design and describe a new coin that could be used in the future.
Looking for an auditory approach to phoneme manipulation? You'll find everything you need here for an independent practice activity to get youngsters changing initial, medial, and final phonemes to create new words. They begin with a chart and a set of cut-out images (included). Listening to a recording or live voice, kids following directives for manipulating each word. For example, they take the word sock and remove the s, replacing it with an r to get rock. When they've figured out the new word, kids glue the new image beside the first image. The transcript is included here for you.
Pair earth scientists up to use an amazing online arctic portal mapping tool and Google Earth to analyze permafrost changes. They compare changes to data on atmospheric concentrations of methane to see if there is a correlation. Then they experiment with temperature and gas concentrations. This top-notch lesson provides junior geologists with hands-on experience using real-life tools and data. Use it when guiding your class through an exploration of greenhouse gases or permafrost conditions.
As an anticipatory set, young environmental technicians watch a video about how ocean temperatures seem to be changing along with the global climate. They perform a laboratory demonstration with the purpose of observing what happens to water as it warms. Resource links, plenty of background information, and a student worksheet are provided in this thoughtful resource, appropriate for middle school earth science classes.
Third graders examine how to change sounds within words and read a "What Is It?" poem. They analyze words phonetically with the teacher and use colored squares of paper to cover up or add letter sounds to make new words. Students then read a "What is it?" poem and write a short paragraph describing what they think the poem is talking about.
Introduce your young meteorologists to black carbon produced by the burning of fossil fuels by showing the video, "Changing Planet: Black Carbon." Viewers discover that deposition of this carbon on polar ice impacts the absorption of sunlight and increases heat in the atmosphere. Learners then simulate this phenomenon in a lab activity comparing the heat produced on paper samples containing increasing amounts of black dots. This is a timely and telling investigation to include in your earth science curriculum.
Students analyze line graphs. In this graphing lesson, students analyze line graphs paying attention to how the data changes over time. This lesson includes two video clips, one demonstrating an increasing line graph and one demonstrating a decreasing line graph. Students work in groups to write a story that goes along with one of the line graphs.
Pupils explore the concept of linear relationships. They discuss real-world examples of independent and dependent relationships. In addition, they use tables, graphs, and equations to represent linear relationships. They also use ordered pairs to describe relationships between two variables.
For this chemical and physical change worksheet, students are given details about chemical and physical changes. They are given 2 examples using water and salt and they identify 15 statements as chemical or physical changes. Students choose 2 examples and explain why they identified them as physical or chemical changes.