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Historical Locations of The Civil Rights Movement
A geographic perspective helps historians learn about significant eras such as the civil rights movement. Through research and source analysis, learners create a report depicting a significant location of this time. They synthesize their findings into a visual display.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 7 Views 38 Downloads
Rapa River Watch
Assess the risk of introducing a non-native species of snail to four different estuaries. Lab groups conduct research as habitat evaluation and present their conclusions to the class. The resource has a comprehensive booklet containing background information, worksheets, and an answer key.
7th - 9th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Photocells II: The Photoelectric Effect in Photocells
It's not easy to find fabulous physics lesson plans, but School Power Naturally has put together a series of them. In this particular lesson, high schoolers learn about the structure and functioning of photovoltaic cells. They construct a giant PV cell model as a class and throw wads of paper across it to demonstrate photons becoming electrons.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Changing Planet: Withering Plants - Stressing Over Lost Water
Expectant earth scientists examine the bottom side of a leaf and learn the role of the stomata. They consider the gas exchange that occurs through these structures and relate how the climate is changing to its impact on food crops. This instructional activity could be incorporated into a study on climate change or in a biology class that is studying transpiration in plants.
7th - 10th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
The History of Life on Earth
Using meters as years, your class works together to map out the geologic time scale on a football field. Plenty of background information is included in this lesson plan as well as several resource links and a student worksheet. Your earth science class will score a touchdown in understanding geologic history!
6th - 8th Science 11 Views 65 Downloads
Students analyze causes and effects of historic examples in which two groups of people in the same country were fighting for leadership of that country. They obtain and discuss basic background information on the current conflict on Dagestan.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
How Does Your (Coral) Garden Grow?
Analyze and graph oxygen isotope ratios in coral samples in relation to the distance from the outer skeleton edge. Compare the data to the mean monthly water temperatures. Uncover whether or not there is any correlation. In addition to instructions and handout for the activity, there are several resource links to background information and details on the associated Trondheimsfjorden expedition, during which this data was collected.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
The Case of the Contaminated Maize
Environmental health students read about an outbreak of aflatoxin poisoning with the intent to examine the stages of an epidemiologic investigation. As they read the case study, they identify where the outbreak occurred, form a hypothesis, design an inquiry, collect data, and then make a recommendation for control and prevention.
9th - 12th Health 5 Views 16 Downloads
Lewis and Clark
Fifth graders evaluate information from selected clips of Ken Burns Lewis and Clark, the Corps of Discovery documentary. They gain background information concerning the setting, purpose or the mission, and the important role players regarding the expedition.
5th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Places in My World
Second graders explore where they are located on the globe. In this maps and globes lesson plan, 2nd graders use a map to show where they live and show the cardinal directions. Students identify characteristics of mountains, flat land, water, jobs, climates and attractions to an area they want to visit.
2nd Language Arts 12 Views 64 Downloads
Students discover the relationship between tectonic plate boundaries and the communities of life that thrive at such boundaries. In this biology lesson, students find that methane from oxidized carbon in sediments provides nutrients for deep ocean communities.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 23 Downloads
This activity has it all, primary source documents, an interactive trade game, clear teacher background information, and sailing to the West Indies chance cards. You will play, trade, and live out the experiences of early colonists in order to foster an understanding of triangular trade and English trade regulation occurring during the American Revolution.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History 54 Views 744 Downloads
Mapping the Aegean Seafloor
Earth science learners create a two-dimensional topographic map of the floor of the Aegean Sea. They use it to then create a three-dimensional model of the ocean floor features. This comprehensive resource delivers strong background information, clear activity procedures, and plenty of links to related resources.
6th - 8th Science 23 Views 72 Downloads
Students report\ on the definition of Taliban, a description of what it is like to live under Taliban rule, background information on the Taliban leader, Osama Bin Laden, and an explanation as to why America (and other nations) are at war with the Taliban
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Who Lives in the Water? Stream Side Science
Andree Walker thought of everything when he wrote this resource. It includes a detailed list of materials and background information links for the teacher. In addition, it has procedures, a macroinvertebrate identification key, and tally sheet for pupils.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
A Social Studies Lesson
Providing background information on a topic is key to building a deep understanding. This resource is less of a presentation and more of a complete lesson which will use images, bio information, and activities to build your students understanding of the Civil War.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 14 Views 77 Downloads
Alkaline Earth Elements-Lab Experiment
Students are challenged to perform a lab exercise which focuses on alkaline Earth elements. They must compare the abilities of the alkaline Earth elements to form precipitates resulting from a chemical reaction. Background information, list of materials, and step-by-step procedures are provided on this learning exercise.
7th - 10th Science 11 Views 82 Downloads
Kodiak Living, Long Ago
Learners read about Kodiak living long ago where they compare 3 different soils from the Kodiak Archipelago site and determine where people wanted their location of home based on the soil. In this soil lesson plan, the worksheet is provided.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads