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Twelfth graders research steam engine technology in order to write a report and develop a timeline. In this steam engine technology lesson, 12th graders access assigned web sites and reference materials to find information on steam engines. They word process a report and develop a timeline which are peer edited before being turned in.
Really a unit, this resource exposes middle schoolers to genetics at their level. They read interviews and biographies, trace a family tree, play games that simulate inheritance concepts, and more! Teacher's procedures, student worksheets, extensions, and modifications are all provided. You will not want to miss out on this terrific life science resource!
This unit of lessons is designed for 7th through 9th graders. They are introduced to the world of agriculture and the genetic research and various technologies that are associated with agriculture. Pupils work together to come up with a genetically altered product. This incredible, 96-page plan is chock full of great teaching ideas, activities, assignments, worksheets, rubrics, video links, and website links that make implementation feasible.
Power generation and energy usage are the focus of a activity on technology tradeoffs. Class members consider the positive and negative effects of such energy sources as diesel fuel and gasoline, and after considering the tradeoffs, take a stance on which they would choose and why. Attachments, rubrics, extensions and a bibliography are included.
Fifth graders gather information about the roles, responsibilities, skills, and training and education requirements of workers. Then they input this information into a graphic organizer chart and identify the similarities and differences in the careers. Students alos analyze the information for each group member as compared to their own findings.
What are all those symbols on the weather reporter's map? What is in store for the weather during a low pressure system? Through a comprehensive multi-day activity, kids do several activities to help them understand more about the weather and how it is forecast. From online games, to researching the weather in a certain part of the world, to reporting out to the class about it, young meteorologists will begin to understand larger patterns in weather and why different areas of the world have such diverse weather.
What does your DNA actually look like? Use simple materials with this experiment to find out! Geneticists of all ages can follow these instructions to extract their own DNA. For learners who are hoping to extend the activity, there are directions to extract fruit DNA, as well some higher-level thinking questions. There is some preparation that needs to be done the day before, so keep that in mind when utilizing this activity.
Learners compare research results from major search engines. In this research skills lesson, students discuss the pros and cons of selected search engines as they research selected topics. Learners work in groups and chart their findings on the provided Search Engine Table.
Second graders complete the first and second sections of the Activity Sheet "New Things To Learn and Explore." They identify the Career Path that link them to careers using the link between those activities and interests. Students think about Christopher Columbus, the famous explorer. They are asked: What kinds of interests or activities do they think he had or liked to do?