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Introduction to Flight: A Math, Science and Technology Integrated Project
Seventh graders review graphing procedures and practice locating points using x,y coordinates. Students calculate the areas of the top and bottom surfaces of the airfoil. They construct a test model of the airfoil.
And Today's Guest Star Is...
Students explore correct social behaviors. In this social skills lesson plan, students take turns modeling correct social behaviors in various settings. Students write text for a social story and share them with the class.
Creating Logos for Businesses
Students evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of business logos, and design a logo for a business of their choice. They transfer their logo onto t-shirts and present their logos to the class.
Human Migration: The Story of a Community's Culture
Students explain key concepts of human migration through the examination of maps and migration patterns. They research and document the impact of migration on a region's cultural landscape.
If You Build It, They Will Come
Young scholars, in groups, develop a new sports team, design a multi-use stadium for the team, and promote a special event at the stadium.
How Much Is an Ecosystem Worth?
Students examine the value of ecosystems. They read and analyze an article, evaluate ecosystem services, research the benefits of biomonitors, and design a public service announcement.
Biotechnology: Drug Delivery and Diffusion
Students discover advances in biomedical technology such as transdermal delivery and other non-invasive procedures. In lab activities, they examine how medication is given and how molecules travel, observe electrophoresis, and conduct several experiments in groups. In another activity, students inspect how drugs are delivered through a stent and how catheters and angioplasty balloons are inserted.
Coming Full Circle
Students develop and design their own clothing line in this Visual Arts lesson about the intricacies of the fashion world. Emphasis is placed upon current and vintage designs, famous designers, and the development of individual design styles.
There's No Place Like Home
Students utilize children's literature and maps to explore reasons for past and present settlement. They give various reasons people in the past or present have chosen to settle and live in different regions of the United States. Complete a map that races a migration route of a pioneer family by using information from historical records.
Introduction To Latin
In this language arts worksheet, students examine the 101 reasons for taking a class in Latin. The syllabus has classical art for background on the cover page.
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
Use the RAFT writing method to practice writing for an audience and use Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in the lesson. Middle schoolers read and listen to the novel and complete RAFT analysis activities for the novel. They complete a cumulative vocabulary test, crossword puzzles, and various RAFT writing assignments.
An Immigration Study
Students explore immigration to America throughout history. In this United States history lesson plan, students complete a variety of activities involving immigration. In one example students create interviews with book characters which they tape and show in a presentation.
Semiconductor and Real Life Applications
Students investigate transistors and their real life applications. In this Technology lesson, students examine the different areas in which transistors are used, including computers and devises they encounter on a daily basis. They graph equations based on their transistor circuits and it's properties.
Launch Biotechnology into Your Classroom: Drug Delivery and Diffusion
Students distinguish between diffusion and osmosis and describe ways that drugs can be administered. In this diffusion lesson students research career paths and create a presentation to give to the class.
Medicine from the Ocean
If you are looking for Internet research ideas for your life science class, here's one that focuses on a fascinating topic: the ocean as a resource for medicine. Researchers use the web to explore marine organisms that provide medicine components, marine-related careers, and coral reefs. A series of worksheets guides them to predetermined websites and keeps them on-task with comprehension questions.
Determining the Author's Purpose: Analyzing a Recruitment Video
An ROTC recruitment video launches a discussion of author’s purpose, image choice, and bias. Class members also explore careers in the armed forces and in the field of video productions. Ask your pupils to consider how to make a video with the opposite purpose of the one they viewed. Having learners create their own video would provide an assessment of understanding of the concepts taught.
Rural America in Transition
Students examine the changes in rural America in an economic sense. In groups, they research the problems rural areas face in the 21st century. They examine the economic policies in effect and how they help or hurt rural America.
Local Four Minute Men Committee
Students research the "Third Liberty Loan" pamphlet. In this discussion instructional activity, students read the pamphlet and discuss their opinions. Students answer questions and discuss main points of the document.
The World We Work In
Students are exposed to the essential skills employers want. They analyze the essential skills needed and explain why they are important. Students have to rank the skills from a list from most to least important and explain why the skills were ranked they way they were based on reasearch they found to be beneficial or non beneficial.
Learners examine the choices African Americans faced with their new-found freedom after the Civil War. In this African-American history lesson, students discuss and define slavery and the types of work Ellen Cook had as a slave. Learners discuss the Civil War and the United States as a whole. Students role play as former slaves and use a worksheet to help them find a destination to make their lives as freed slaves. Learners present their role play in groups.