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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!
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!
Learners 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.
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.
In 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.
For 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.
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 plan 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.
Is bigger really better? By the end of this lesson plan, learners will be able to apply formulas for computing the diameter of tires and wheel assemblies. Begin by showing a slide presentation that will review definitions for radius and diameter, unit conversions, and decimal/percent conversions. A real-world sample problem is worked out step-by-step using the formula for diameter. Two worksheets and their answer keys are provided.
Middle schoolers investigate unit conversion. In this unit conversion lesson, students will build models of square and cubic centimeters using grid paper and generate formula tables for converting units of area and volume. The tables will be used to solve real-life problems.
Young scholars explore the concept of measurement as it relates to equivalencies. They complete simple conversions using visual models of measurement units, and record their answers in a two-column table.
Conduct a classroom conversation about communication using this resource as a jumping-off point. For this The Learning Network activity, learners read an excerpt from The New York Times opinion piece, "The Flight From Conversation," and respond to a series of questions about conversation in modern times. Their response can be published on paper or directly onto the web page.
In this conversion factors worksheet, students read word problems, convert them to equations, and compute the answer. They determine the distance between two points and find the cost to travel a predetermined distance. Students determine the unit price of items, and compute volume problems. This five-page worksheet contains 15 problems. Examples and detailed notes are provided.
In this SI units and conversion worksheet, students are given five problems to solve. They convert from one SI unit to another.
In this conversions worksheet, students use metric unit conversions to solve fifteen word problems that involve converting from one unit to another.
In this unit conversion and radiation worksheet, students are given a chart with basic unit conversions for calculating radiation dosages. Students use the conversion factors to solve 7 problems.
Fifth graders determine how to convert fractions, decimals, and percents. In this conversion instructional activity, 5th graders use an on-line applet to practice making these conversions. They review how to make the conversions in a whole class instructional activity before accessing the "Fraction Four" applet. They work with a partner to play the web site game.
Do you have some shy kids in your classroom? This worksheets provides them with five tips on starting a conversation. After reading each tip, they are asked to write about a personal experience with someone. This conversation activity will be useful for kids both in and outside of school. If you are doing a unit on interviews, this is a great resource to use as a supplement.
In this unit conversion learning exercise, students are given 3 stories about situations where errors in the conversion of units caused dramatic problems in science. For each situation, students practice converting units to solve the errors.
What is a standard measurement? That's what learners explore here as they use an ordinary item to measure other items. They then determine a conversion factor between their chosen measuring device and a standard unit of measure, and complete division or multiplication to make the conversions. Practice sheet and homework are included.