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Great Men of Science
The great men of science is the theme of this collection of science lessons designed for 5th graders. Galileo, Linnaeus, Just, and Julian are the scientists who are studied. Learners examine each man individually and complete activities to explore the discoveries, inventions, and contributions of each of these amazing scientists.
5th Science 20 Views 63 Downloads
History of the Atom
This is a tremendous overview of the tiny atom. Journey through the history of human understanding of this basic building block of matter. Examine each of the sub-atomic particles in detail: neutrons, protons, electrons, quarks. Peruse the periodic table of elements and discover electromagnetic forces.
8th - 12th Science 103 Views 316 Downloads
Regions of the United States
Your learners practice writing ideas on paper and logically presenting them in an organized manner. They brainstorm ways to write down ideas while creating a travelogue about a particular U.S. geographic region. When they present completed work to the rest of the class, help them compare and contrast spoken and written forms.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 17 Views 168 Downloads
Create A Living Museum
Which famous people do you admire? Researchers explore the lives of famous people in state history by practice research skills, following step-by-step directions, writing a personal narrative, and participating in a role-play. They can research any famous people from their home state and create a living museum.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 14 Downloads
A Visit to China
Sixth graders study the history of China. They explore the Chinese people, the Great Wall of China, religions, government and Dynasties. In groups, 6th graders collect information on China. They write a report on their findings and create a political and physical map of the country.
6th Social Studies & History 6 Views 54 Downloads
A Mirror into History
Are we really all that different from people in the past? First, learners of all ages write an autobiographical poem. Then, they research the lives of historical figures. They use the same format that they used to write their own poem to create one for a famous person in history.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 65 Downloads
Abnormal Psychology Project
Working in groups of three, teams select a psychological disorder from the provided list, research the disorder, and then craft a brochure (the kind one would find in a doctor's office), a PowerPoint presentation, and create a fractured fairy tale that illustrates the disorder.
11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 10 Views 12 Downloads
New Review Classifying Vertebrates
What features do scientists use to classify animals into groups? Class groups examine a series of paired images of vertebrates (a bass and a trout, a toad and a newt, a crocodile and a tortoise, an owl and a robin, a tiger and a bear) and list what the pairs have in common.
5th - 7th Science 11 Views 9 Downloads
Earth, the Universe, and Culture
Students view segment of documentary, Swift: Eyes Through Time, explore famous scientists, their theories, places of origin, and culture, document scientific viewpoints of famous scientists throughout history, and discuss geographical region, culture, gender, and other factors that influence and affect scientific theories and discoveries.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 18 Downloads
Learners create a project about a famous Biologist in order to appreciate the humanity of the people involved in doing science. They create scientist biography "cards" roughly modeled after baseball cards or create a scrapbook of a famous scientist.
4th - 12th Science 8 Views 30 Downloads
What is Genomics?
How do geneticists create a genetic map with only fragments of DNA? Through a series of activities, high schoolers piece together the mystery of genome mapping. By working together to compile a DNA sequence that is as complete as possible, learners understand some of the limitations facing scientists, as well as begin to relate to why collaboration is a must in science.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Who is Alexander von Humboldt?
Never heard of Alexander von Humboldt? Don't miss the opportunity to tell your class about "the most important forgotten man of science." The narrator describes an array of Humboldt's scientific accomplishments in his five-year journey through South Africa, such as his detailed drawings of Inca ruins, discovery of new species, recordings of air pressure at the highest altitude by that time, etc.
4 mins 9th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable