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Hollywood Squares: Westward Expansion
After discussing social and political issues related to the Westward Expansion, play a game to review. Kids answer questions related to statehood, post-Civil War life, and the pioneers. There are nine questions total.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Crimes on the Great Lakes
Students solve simulated crimes using real-time online information. They research data on items such as ship tracking through GPS, lake conditions, and weather systems. They also collect information about invasive plant and animal species and how it is harmful to the native plant and animal species in the Great Lakes area.
7th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 2 Downloads
Seeing Red: Daphnia And Hemoglobin
Learners observe physical features of Daphnia and explain how characteristics allow them to survive, investigate Daphnia's ecological interactions, and observe how Daphnia turn red under low oxygen conditions through increased production of hemoglobin.
6th - 8th Science 5 Views 20 Downloads
Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion
Students identify and describe rocks that contain records of the earth's history and explain how they were formed. They formulate questions about and identify needs and problems related to objects and events in the environment, and explore possible answers and solutions.
3rd - 5th Science 15 Views 152 Downloads
Finding Out About The Forest
Students investigate a local forest ecosystem and discover the biotic and abiotic parts of the forest. Students observe the groundcover, understory, and canopy layers as well as collect leaves and bark in order to identify trees in the forest as part of the "Finding Out About Forests" project.
6th - 8th Science 10 Views 126 Downloads
Something Fishy - Bioaccumulation of Mercury
Students explore the dangers of eating high levels of mercury and how small amounts of mercury in water accumulate in greater quantities in organisms higher in the food chain. They list the health of effects of high levels of mercury on humans.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 64 Downloads
The Greatest Educational Change America Has Ever Seen
Young scholars connect the symbols from the design of the United States Mint Fifty State Quarters Program to our country's history in this five-lesson unit. The culture, unique heritage, and geography of the individual states are probed.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 45 Downloads
Ducks in the Flow: Resources about Surface Ocean Currants for the Upper Elementary Classroom
Students investigate surface ocean currents. In this oceanography lesson, students work in small groups to create models that demonstrate surface currents, the Coriolis Effect, and how surface currents move debris. This lesson includes a storybook and three classroom activities that are very hands-on.
3rd - 5th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
From Sea to Shining Sea
Students discover United States geography by completing a graph. In this agriculture lesson plan, students read assigned text regarding the food production of individual states in the country and their economic impact. Students complete a graph which displays the top five commodities in the U.
4th - 9th Science 21 Views 103 Downloads
Statistics and Matrices
In this statistics and matrix learning exercise, students test their understanding of basic matrix operations and statistical analysis. They organize given data and identify the quartiles. Students determine the best graph to present data. This two-page learning exercise contains sixteen multiple-choice problems.
7th - 10th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Explosive Ideas: Oregon quarter reverse
Explore Earth and her amazing layers with this lesson on planetary change. Students will research the ways in which Earth's layers cause change. They will complete a "Tectonic Puzzle" and use a worksheet to answer questions about Earth's crust, mantel, and core.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Westward Expansion- How U.S. took possession of its land areas and effects on natives when settled
Students use textbooks and other resources to understand the westward expansion of the US and the influences and effects that it had on American culture.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 50 Views 43 Downloads
Young scholars examine two maps that illustrate the tendency for people in the United States to settle near the coasts. They research environmental impacts on coastal ecosystems and write reports on steps that are being taken to mitigate these impacts.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
In Your Own Words... Paraphrasing
How can you put a passage in your own words without changing the meaning of the original text? That is the question facing many young researchers. The advice modeled in this presentation is that writers read the passage carefully, identify the main idea, highlight important words or phrases, and then restate the main ideas in their own words.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads