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Students familiarize themselves with half cell reactions, potential circuits, etc. They participate in a lab that includes a worksheet that guides them through an inquiry pertaining to the content. They complete a series of questions related to and extending the lab experience and write up the lab in a formal report.
11th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons included in this richly detailed resource use such diverse tales as James Aggrey’s “The Parable of The Eagle,” James Thurber’s “The Moth and the Star,” and William Faulkner’s “The Bear” to model how to uncover the levels of meaning in symbolic stories.
9th - 12th Language Arts 40 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Characterization and Nonfiction: Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?"
What does a speech reveal about the speaker? Pupils explore this question and more as they conduct a close reading of Sojourner Truth's speech. Class members activate a series of skills related to the Common Core as they analyze the text, including citing textual evidence, writing analytical commentary, using research skills, and executing a questioning strategy.
7th - 9th Language Arts 154 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading an Informational Text: "It All Started with Sputnik"
Sputnik was one of the greatest scientific advancements of the 1950s, and this reading lesson does it justice. Pupils start off with pre-reading questions and a video. They then read an excerpt from an article, which is accompanied by vocabulary, short-answer questions, and other close reading tasks.
6th - 8th Language Arts 415 Views 356 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Home Runs, Statistics, and Probability
Baseball and statistics go hand-in-hand and knowing how to interpret, compare, and display this information is a key skill for any middle schooler. Using two sets of data, have young statisticians answer questions by constructing and comparing different representations of the data especially lineplots (dotplots), stemplots (including back-to-back stemplots) five number summaries, and boxplots.
6th - 8th Math 92 Views 76 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Journey to Jemez Pueblo
Connect fractions to the journey the Navajo took to Jemez Pueblo for the feast of San Diego. In a multi-step lesson plan, your geographers will measure the distance traveled on a map and use that information for a series of questions requiring different operations with fractions.
4th - 7th Math 37 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Roller Coaster! Measuring Potential Energy, Kinetic Energy, and Lost Energy
While building rollercoaster tracks for marbles is definitely age-appropriate for middle schoolers, the calculations on the lab sheets for this lesson are above most of them. Physics fledglings measure the potential energy at the beginning of a track, the kinetic energy at its end, and the amount lost to friction along the way.
6th - 12th Science 111 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Hardy Har Har: Investigating the Hardy-Weinberg Principle
Well, shiver me timbers! Biology pupils practice using the Hardy-Weinberg principle for computing change in gene frequency within a fictional population of pirates. The genetic trait being analyzed is the presence of sea legs, legs that prevent them from falling over when the ship is tossing.
9th - 12th Math 15 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Sublime: Exploring and Measuring the Triple Point of Dry Ice
Solid, liquid, or gas? Or all three? Young chemists make observations of dry ice and measure the pressure associated with its triple point. Pre-lab exercises include drawing Lewis structures and explaining bonding theories. An observation table and detailed procedures for measuring pressure are provided, along with analysis and conclusion questions.
7th - 12th Science 15 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
To What Extent Were Civil Rights a Priority for the Kennedy Administration?
Designed for an advanced placement class, this resource requires class members to assess President Kennedy's dedication to civil rights through reading, discussion, and writing. Provided with a set of eight primary and secondary sources, pupils must read and examine individually before working in small groups to prepare an argument and debate.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Focus: Writing a Brief Research Paper
If you are planning on working on a research paper in your class, take a look at this resource first. Starting off with information about plagiarism, the series of activities briefly described here should give your pupils a general idea of how to write a research paper.
9th - 10th Language Arts 123 Views 151 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Linking Devices to Meaning: "Riding is an Exercise of the Mind"
Model for your young writers how to add commentary to an expository essay, commentary that analyzes how authors use literary devices to create meaning or to develop a theme. Individuals are asked to revise paragraphs drawn from a student essay on N.
6th - 10th Language Arts 8 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Let your pupils judge whether or not the Electoral College should be eliminated. They can develop their opinions with the materials provided and activity described here. First, split your class into three groups: pro, con, and judge. After they complete research within these groups, they will move to groups of three with evenly distributed roles.
10th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Practice Questions for Chapter 5, Part 1
A four-page assignment contains 28 stereochemistry problems for your advanced placement chemists. Topics addressed include asymmetric carbons, enantiomers and diastereomers, meso compounds,and chiral and achiral molecules. The molecules are neatly formatted, and the worksheet provides well-rounded practice.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Are the Voices in the Genes - Schizophrenia
Meet Keefy the Clown, a man afflicted with the mental illness, schizophrenia. The short film reveals that scientists are narrowing down genetic markers for this heartbreaking disease. After viewing, biology learners take on a very challenging activity in which they read a pedigree chart and connect the information to puzzles representing the genetic makeup of persons in the family.
10 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 11 Views 8 Downloads
The Integumentary System Presentation
This document acts as a scrollable presentation, 57 slides long, on the integumentary system. It begins by differentiating the three types of tissue, then explains specialized cells and closely examines the layers of the epidermis and dermis.
9th - Higher Ed Science 6 Views 5 Downloads
Should Schools Have a Vocational Track?
To prepare for an informed discussion of whether or not public schools should include a vocational track, class members read an annotated academic text, examine a fact sheet, and develop a script for an interview. Pairs craft the script in such a way that each response challenges or builds on something in the previous statement.
7th - 10th Language Arts 6 Views 7 Downloads
The Present Subjunctive: When?
Some Spanish learners believe the subjunctive is frightening. Help eradicate that fear by going into depth on when to use the present subjunctive. There are many different situations in which the subjunctive is used described here. You can create a reference page from the At a Glance page, use the presentation, or flip your classroom and have pupils access the information from home; the choice is yours how to use the different options provided in this resource.
6th - 12th Languages 3 Views 2 Downloads