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Measuring Up Discovering Gallon Man
Middle schoolers investigate customary units of liquid measure and practice making conversions of length and weight. They will make a Gallon Man to use as a reference for liquid measurement equivalents. Very engaging and hands-on activity!
Students explore communication in the work environment. In this communication and careers lesson, the class discusses ways in which coworkers communication, then work in pairs to role play a conversation coworkers in a certain field may have. Lesson includes extension and differentiation ideas.
The Color Spectrum: How Does it Work?
Create models of the infrared, visible, and ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Working in small groups, your class can investigate metric conversions calculations. They will find the length of the waves in nanometers, and then determine the size for the model of the spectrum if the scale is 1 nanometer equals 1 millimeter. They check their model by shining white light through a prism in order to see the visible spectrum.
Understanding the Effects of Currency Exchange Rates
For this algebra worksheet, students match the currency with the country of origin. They convert between that currency and the US using a foreign exchange conversion table. There are 35 questions.
Cultivate Active Discussion of Assigned Texts
A flexible and adaptable method for opening learners up and engaging every individual in on-topic conversation.
Students investigate the process of desertification in the Sahel region of Africa. They discuss photos from a National Geographic magazine, analyze the physical/political map of the Sahara, identify the causes and effects of desertification on a handout, and write a conversation between two people.
Students convert between different units of measure. In this lesson, students will fill in a table with listed numbers of gigabytes (GB) and megabytes (MB). Students use advertisements from local electronics stores to find the best deals per unit of memory in order to make clear real world connections. This lesson includes a clear procedure and necessary worksheets.
Students relate decimals to conversions. In this geometry lesson, students convert metric units to US measurements. They rewrite decimals as fractions and mixed numbers.
Is it News and What's Your Opinion?
Learners read 2 short news stories for 5-10 minutes and underline vocabulary that is new to them. In this EFL conversation lesson, students discuss the vocabulary words, what they think each story is about and which they like best. Learners work with partners and role play one of the stories and the class discusses each.
Scriptwriting Skill Module: Dialogue
What is dialogue? What must it contain? Use this plan to discuss dialogue with your emerging writers. They write a dialogue in script form to dramatize a conversation. Dialogue examples are included.
Metric Conversions Cheat Sheet
How do you convert inches to centimeters? Or pints to liters? This handy reference guide has both US to metric, and metric to US conversions in a quick, easy-to-read format. Mass, area, volume, capacity, and length conversions are all included.
Conversations and Arguments With Lines
Students discover how to use visual language to have a conversation with others. In pairs, they complete three timed exercises with each other and discuss afterwards how difficult or easy it was. As a class, they identify which scenerio was the most productive.
Active Reading: Finding a Conversation Voice
Students practice reading for comprehension and understanding. In groups, students read, out loud, using a conversation voice. They predict and discuss the story as it unfolds.
Conversions at Sea
Learners demonstrate problem solving skills. Students complete word problems requiring unit conversions. They convert both metric and standard units. Learners must determine necessary information to solve problems.
Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
Tenth graders investigate the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem. In this geometry lesson, 10th graders explore how they can use the side lengths of a triangle to classify the triangle as right, acute, or obtuse.
Metric Conversions Worksheet
In this metric worksheet, students examine conversion factors for length, mass, volume and area. Definitions of prefixes and metric abbreviations are identified.
Conversation with ....
Students choose a famous person from history to research and write about. They use the Internet to complete their research and take notes. They write a conversation between the famous person and the student.
Lesson Plan 9: Writing Really Good Dialogue
Good dialogue in a narrative moves the story forward, creates tension, and reveals something about the characters and their relationships with one another. The series of exercises included in this resource give writers a chance to practice crafting conversations between their characters. Although part of a series of lessons, the exercises could be applied to any study of dialogue. Referenced worksheets are not included.
Students practice conversing with people. In this communication series activity, students discuss different conversation openers. They explain how nonverbal clues are important in continuing a conversation.
Students explore the metric rules. In this metric rules lesson, students collect data on various linear objects. Students convert English units to metric units and vice versa. Students determine conversion factors between inches and feet, and centimeters and meters.