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Unit Conversion Example: Drug Dosage
An example of unit conversion using drug dosage is the focus of this video. Sal, the all-knowing pre-algebra guide, takes a problem from a nursing class to show the process of unit conversion within an algebraic expression. This helpful video contains examples and hints that are well-paced for all learners.
It is so important for learners with multiple disabilities to learn how to communicate for both social and functional reasons. Each child will choose a topic from the list and generate five questions related to that topic. They'll split up into small groups and carry on a structured topical conversation. The conversation variations include abstract concepts, telephone skills, and interview skills.
Written Conversation: The Need for School Constitutions
Do schools need written constitutions? Fourth graders dive into this constructive conversation by answering, sharing, and discussing five relevant prompts. The written conversations protocol, a highly effective discussion management strategy, is included in additional materials. This plan is the second in a larger comprehensive unit. The School Survey Data referenced is available in the previous lesson plan. A link to the unit overview is available in additional materials as well.
Technological Grand Conversations
Conduct a written literary discussion and diminish stress about public writing. Class members, already arranged into literature circles, compose and post responses to novels, signing with initials or class number. The process continues until each member of each literature circle has had a chance to contribute to the conversation several times. The anonymity of the conversation gives every learner the chance to participate and interact with literature in a low-stress environment!
Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
Use the given tasks and detailed teacher's commentary to introduce your 8th graders to the Pythagorean theorem and its converse. Embedded links to information about Egyptian geometry make your presentation interesting. Consider giving your class members a 12-inch piece of yarn with which to demonstrate a right triangle and the Pythagorean theorem triples the way that this ancient culture did.
Measuring Lesson Plans and Metric System Conversions
Students may review measurement, and metric system conversions by measuring one another and the world around them.
Technological Grand Conversations
Students participate in a literature circle with others who have read the same book. Individually, they write a journal entry about some aspect of the book and others respond to their writing or enter a new entry about another topic. They discover how to participate in a conversation without talking.
New! Metric Conversion: Stair-Step Method
Elevate young scientists' skills with unit conversion using the stair-step method. Detailed instructions and a neat stair-step diagram are on the first page. Four pages of practice problems follow, mostly with real-world applications. All science students need to be able to convert units in the metric system, and this is an outstanding tool for teaching or practice!
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Quick, how many miles in a light-year? Or, how many light-years in a mile? Or, what is the current exchange rate between the US dollar and the Japanese yen? If you need to do a quick conversion between units, then this app maybe just the one for you or your classroom.
For this writing a conversation worksheet, students use the conversation map to identify the greeting, starting comment or question, body, short explanation, and farewell and then use them to create a written conversation. Students write 21 answers.
Science Talk: How do Bullfrogs Survive
Following the reading of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the ninth lesson in this unit involves emerging experts in a science talk about how bullfrogs survive. Looking back through the text, young scholars prepare for the discussion by gathering specific evidence about the many adaptations of this interesting amphibian. Learners are also encouraged to think of any questions they still have about bullfrogs and to share them with their peers. Included is a checklist for teachers to use as they monitor the participation of individuals in the discussion. A great lesson that uses conversation to reinforce student learning, it can be easily modified for use with a variety of other topics.
In this unit conversions worksheet, students calculate and convert measurements from one unit to another. They complete 109 short answer and problem solving questions involving unit conversions.
Efficiency of Energy Conversion
Learners examine the efficiency of energy conversion as a consequence of the laws of thermodynamics by measuring the power radiated by a light bulb. Students compare the electric power input and the power radiated in order to calculate the efficiency with which the bulb converts electric energy to light.
Power Conversion Circuits
In this electrical worksheet, students draw a schematic design and build a circuit board to grasp the understanding of power conversion circuits before answering a series of 30 open-ended questions including analyzing schematics. This worksheet is printable and there are on-line answers to the questions.
Students participate in a conversation about money. In this money conversion lesson students discuss money in a variety of related topics. They respond to a conversation between a bank manager and a poor parent as well as decide what should be done with amounts of money.
This lesson gives some preliminary activities to ease students into Shakespeare's language while creating some original conversations. Students will not have any trouble performing these conversations because they will have created them.
Introducing Close Reading: Finding the Main Message and Taking Notes About Rain School
This second lesson in a larger unit is perfect for the beginning of the year because it explicitly teaches 3rd graders how to use close reading skills by identifying unfamiliar words, figuring out the gist, and defining important vocabulary words. Learners work to use key details from the story Rain School to identify the main message, describe the characters and their actions in a story, and participate in an academic conversation with their peers through the use of repeated reading and sticky notes on pages to highlight information key terms. The detailed and specific teacher guide, materials list, vocabulary list, and supporting materials make this plan ready to use and an exemplary resource for 3rd grade classrooms.
Passport to Comprehension Card 9: Temperature Conversions
A colorful "Math Card" provides a reading passage on the Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales. Instructions are given for converting from one to another. There are before, during, and after reading questions to answer either in writing or in a class discussion. Instructions for two different approaches for teaching this lesson are given to you as a teacher. One focuses on asking questions, while the other uses mental images. With each, there are further suggestions for differentiation. Use this as an introduction to temperature conversion.
Skill 9: Converse One-on-One
In one period, your class can gain a better understanding of the importance of quality conversation. To begin, they brainstorm a list of what makes for a good conversation, and then work in pairs to present a skit of a hypothetical scenario that the rest of the class analyzes. It includes two extension activities and all of the necessary handouts.
Fifth graders practice using measuring tools by creating conversion flash cards. In this measuring instructional activity, 5th graders identify the different measurements often used when cooking and create cards which describe the conversion ratio into another measurement unit. Students are quizzed on their ratio knowledge afterwards.