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What Are Erosion and Sediments?
Middle schoolers create experiments in class based on the erosion of Earth. In this erosion lesson, students perform a lab in class replicating the effects of erosion. Middle schoolers finally draw their own conclusions based on the research performed.
6th - 8th Science
Ninth graders explore linear functions. In this algebra I lesson, 9th graders collect, organize, and analyze data to create a fair or handicapped race. Eight students run a 50 meter dash and students develop a handicap system in which some runners get a head start in order to have all runners cross the finish line simultaneously.
Hello Working World
Middle schoolers participate in a simulation lesson plan about what their profession and life situation will be like while completing a "Hello Working World Worksheet." They talk about the pay scales for occupations. Next, they determine the monthly wage/salary for ten jobs, and determine what the taxes would be, before determining how different incomes affect living styles.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills
Learning to Interview
Second graders watch simulated interview between the teacher and a student before they interview a classmate using the form provided. Next, they complete two interviews of family members at home. They focus on the concepts of ancestors and immigration, compile the interview data upon returning to class.
2nd English Language Arts
New Review Predicting Whether the Weather is Good for the Garden
Can your class predict the weather? Show them how they can come close with a lesson about creating weather instruments, including weather vanes, barometers, wind socks, anemometers, and thermometers. Kids research weather patterns and collect weather data for two weeks before deciding when to plant their class garden.
Mean and Standard Deviation
Get two activities with one lesson. The first lesson, is appropriate for grades 6-12 and takes about 20 minutes. It introduces the concept of measures of central tendency, primarily the mean, and discusses its uses as well as its limitations.
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Feed the Birds
Even the littlest scientists need to know how to make predictions, observations, and then collect data for analysis. Tiny ornithologists make bird feeders to bring more birds into the school play yard. They discuss what birds in the area eat, make several different types of feeders, then predict which one will attract more birds.
Pre-K - 1st Science CCSS: Adaptable
Get Connected with Ohm's Law
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this lesson gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners may even plot data on graphs to see the E-I curves.
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Preservation at Mount Rushmore
Mt. Rushmore wasn't built in a day, but how long will it stick around? How quickly is it eroding and what causes the fastest weathering? Explore these questions and more in a fun, interactive lesson about the earth's natural processes of weathering and erosion.
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Market Basket SMART/ActivInspire Lesson Plan
This isn't your average lesson plan on inflation! Your learners will tackle these terms armed with detailed worksheets and exciting activities, from role play and an interactive PowerPoint presentation to designing their very own podcast on consumers, goods and services, and inflation rate.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Habits of Mind
Here is a comprehensive unit on the 16 Habits of Mind that includes a wide variety of activities, worksheets, differentiation strategies, and instructor notes. The unit consists of 18 lessons and offers an organized progression of topics, culminating in a portfolio project whereby learners keep track of how they are using the Habits and reflect on their practice.
5th - 12th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Adaptable
A (Ear) Budding Problem?
Here's a hot topic: increased incidents of injury while wearing ear buds! Middle school mathematicians display and summarize statistical data throughout this all-inclusive, Common-Core-related assignment. You will find a well-written lesson plan, handouts that include an article and data page, follow-up questions, and extension activities that combine to make the lesson complete.
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Arthropod Data Collection
Students describe the life cycle of various bugs as well as their predators and feeding habits. The class participates in a discussion of the various methods scientists use to gather data including research and experiment. After gathering data of their own, students complete a worksheet describing the arthropod of their choice.
3rd - 5th Science