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Jay Chou: Famous People (ELL Assignment)
This 13-page assignment was designed for English language learners and includes a one-page reading on the Taiwanese entertainer, Jay Chou, and 10 activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and more.
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Famous People During the Civil War
Fifth graders identify causes, key events, and effects of Civil War, develop skills for historical, geographical, and cultural analysis in making generalizations about events and life in United States after 1860, and create presentations using note cards, visual organizers, and multimedia software.
5th Social Studies & History
Chemistry Matters: The Life of a Chemist
Are scientists really the stereotypical, crazy-haired, self-isolated characters depicted in movies? Far from it! They are a group of different types of personalities with a variety of interests who collaborate on projects and together come up with solutions.
7 mins 9th - 12th Science
Why Study Nurse Shark Mating?
Discover basic information about nurse sharks and read articles describing recent studies in the Florida Keys. To show their textual understanding, learners write grant proposals as if they are scientists wanting to research nurse shark mating behaviors.
5th - 8th Science
The Way We Were: Embryological Development and Disease
Students use microscopes to study live fish embryos and animated diagrams of cell division on the Internet. They see that scientists rely on technology to enhance the gathering and manipulation of data. They create web pages on cloning.
9th - 12th Science
Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing s Student Science Journal
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. Guidelines are described to help you smoothly lead them through the process. The end result, is the publishing of a classroom scientific journal!
7th - 12th Science
Tycho Brahe, the Scandalous Astronomer
Who says scientists are boring geeks? Certainly not the narrator of a short video who dishes up the scandals associated with Tycho Brahe, a Danish scientist and alchemist (now that's two labels you don't often see together) who used precise calculations to predict the movements of the planets.
4 mins 8th - 11th Science
This resource provides thorough instruction in scientific classification for your elementary scientists. They classify a set of alien organism cards, rock samples, a mixture of beans, and a pile of pasta. This provides plenty of practice with using observation skills and introduces learners to dichotomous keys.
3rd - 6th Science
Descending to the Challenge: Developing Documentaries About the Deep Ocean
The video clip that comprises the warm up is not available, but the related article from The New York Times and the movie trailer for Aliens of the Deep are, leaving enough material to make this a fascinating instructional activity on deep-sea exploration.
7th - 12th Science
Star Light, Star Bright
Four modules are a part of this stellar lesson plan. Space scientists view the electromagnetic spectrum, they generate waves on a computer screen in order to measure frequency and wavelength, discover how light is related to temperature, and finally relate their learning to the temperature of stars.
6th - 9th Science
Staying Grounded with Gravity: A Science Exploration Trail
What a great idea for scientific inquiry. This lab was intended for use as children explored a college campus, but it could be used anywhere. They go to three different places on campus and conduct a simple experiment that shows an aspect of gravity.
5th - 6th Science
The Fundamentals of Space-Time: Part 2
The mind-bending concept of space-time is further discussed by two cartoon scientists in this second of three animated films. Assign each part and the accompanying Think questions as homework or as an enrichment when working on motion with your physics wizards.
5 mins 9th - 12th Science