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Exploring the Accomplishments of African American Scientists
Ninth graders research inventions and discoveries that were made by African Americans using the attached worksheet. They investigate the contributions of these scientists using print media and interviews. They design slideshow presentation highlighting these contributions.
9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads
Meet the Weather Scientist
Fourth graders collect, record and analyze data using simple weather instruments or use weather resources to comprehend weather. They comprehend that scientists are very important people in today's world. Pupils look at cloud types to predict the weather conditions.
4th Science 3 Views 16 Downloads
Words In the News Anne Bancroft Dies
Young scholars complete vocabulary building and word work exercises prior to reading an online article. They complete worksheets and an online quiz. They examine the use of homophones. They compare articles about famous people and write obituaries.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Poetry Through the Eyes of An Actor
Students examine the ways poetry has been used by actors. After reading a poem, they discuss the characters and the differences in how the male and female students view them. In groups, they read a few of Shakespeare's sonnets and write an outline about who they believe Shakespeare is speaking to.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Hey You! Want to Become a Scientist?
students prepare and give oral presentations about assigned scientists and the accomplishments of the scientists after completing research and written reports on their subjects. They come to school dressed as their scientist!
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
A "Real" Picuture of a Scientist
Students share their own stereotypes when they talk about scientists. In groups, they draw a picture of a scientist where they are working and the tools they most commonly used. Using the internet, they discover how archeolgists use the scientific method and take a quiz to end the lesson.
6th - 8th Language Arts 9 Views 45 Downloads
Biocomplexity Research: Wanted: Biocomplexity Scientist
Middle schoolers use the internet to research and create a Biography of a Biocomplexity Scientist. They name one scientist that they have investigated in the past few years and explain what they did. Students are given a list of 30 scientists that have been involved in groundbreaking research.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
What Kind of "Person" Would Become a Scientist?
"Scientist Stereotypes" could be another name for this lesson! Begin by drawing from middle schoolers' preconceived notions and media portrayal of scientists, and then explain that anyone can be a scientist. Even though there is an extensive appendix of information about different scientists, the lesson plan focuses a disproportionate amount of time on the stereotypes, even suggesting an experiment to discover whether or not scientists are "crazier" than "regular" people.
7th - 8th Science 18 Views 61 Downloads
The Scientist Project
Twelfth graders are given a pre-test that quizzed them about their perceptions of science as a career. They brainstromed to compile a list of scientists students were interested in investigating. Students worked in groups of five and selected a scientist from the list to research, write about, and present to the class.
12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Men and Women Scientists
Fourth graders study the history of scientific discovery and the men and women who were integral in the process. In this science history lesson plan, 4th graders study various scientists and their contributions to the field of science. Students watch a video about the life of scientists, read a biography of a scientist, and create a presentation about a scientist using a variety of media.
4th Language Arts 6 Views 34 Downloads
Scientist Yellow Pages
Sixth graders research a scientist. In this research lesson, 6th graders pick a scientist from a list who they would like to research. After conducting research, students create a "yellow page" like page of information on the scientific discoveries made by their scientist.
6th 21st Century Skills 4 Views 17 Downloads
What it means to be a scientist and What is the Scientific Process?
Middle schoolers read an article and describe the scientific method. In this scientific process activity, students compare basic science and applied science. Middle schoolers discuss ideas such as team work, application of an idea, how scientists answer problems and where their findings lead them.
6th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 138 Downloads
Researching a Scientist/Inventor
Students research scientists and inventors. They research their figure and write notes on a Fact Card template, biographical information regarding their figure, their occupation and achievements. After citing their information and locating a picture of their figure, they assemble the card and complete an online scavenger hunt.
4th - 6th Science 4 Views 34 Downloads
Fifth graders investigate the contributions of famous scientists. In this contributions lesson, 5th graders create a matching game using information about scientists. Students discuss how their inventions and discoveries have made our lives different .
5th Science 4 Views 41 Downloads