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Students identify and describe safe use of basic hand tools, compare properties of common materials used in construction and fabrication activities, profile a trade or occupation within construction industry, and describe parts of a technological system.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Lesson 11 - Reading
Give your class some experience with want ads in this reading exercise. After reading eight different want ads for various jobs, young editors choose which information is necessary and unnecessary. This lesson would be a great addition to a journalism project or a unit on summarizing important information.
7th - 10th English Language Arts
New Review Inside India
What can a Ganesh statue, hand ornament, and print block tell you about India? Introduce your learners to the geography, history, and culture of India by analyzing primary sources and using the well-designed worksheets provided in this resource.
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wild in the Schoolyard
Stake a few plots around the playground and conduct a scientific investigation! Budding scientists discuss what is alive, what is not, and what they think they'll find on the school playground. After a quick discussion, they head out side and collect items of interest found within the designated areas.
K Science CCSS: Adaptable
Marvelous Measurement in the Outdoor Classroom
Here is a lesson that isn't just about making scientific observations, it's also about determining which tool is needed to collect accurate data. After reviewing what it means to be safe when working outdoors, the class hikes around the school yard as they hunt for natural specimens.
2nd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Worms are such fun little creatures, and they do so many exciting things! Little learners explore what worms do as they read a class story and participate in a mock worm experiment. They read the story; Squirmy Wormy Composters by Bobbie Kalman and Janine Schaub as they discuss how a worm moves, is physically structured, and can stretch.
1st Science CCSS: Adaptable
Students explore energy by conducing a science experiment in class. In this electricity lesson, students identify the parts of an electrical generator and explain how energy is created. Students utilize magnetic materials and copper wires to create an electric generator.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Refrigeration, Lesson Plan
Pass around an ice cube and before long, there's nothing left! Youngsters work in groups to design an insulating food container that will keep cold things cold. Though the publisher designated this as a middle school activity, it is quite appropriate for elementary-aged physical scientists.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
Looking for Clues
Upper graders become "shipwreck detectives" by studying the debris field from a shipwreck in the Aegean Sea which took place in the 700s. A website is accessed that gives specific information about the debris field, and pairs of students fill out a worksheet embedded in the plan that categorizes the majority of debris found in quadrants that are delineated in the worksheet.
5th - 6th Science
The Legendary Raptors
How are raptors and airplanes alike? Combine science and language arts in this fun and interactive project. Young scientists research the animal in order to design their own aircraft, and compete in a contest for farthest, fastest, and most maneuverable plane.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Farming In New York State - Module 3
Pupils build upon their knowledge of regional agricultural trends to explore the impact that changes in technology had on everyday life, ranging from the use of simple hand tools to the introduction and use of gasoline-powered agricultural tools.
4th - 11th Science
Production Work Sample
Eleventh graders practice reading a basic blueprint for a closet. Using the blueprint, they identify the parts, measure and cut the wood and square a wall. They review safety procedures and use hand tools to attach a track to a cement floor to complete the closet installation.
11th Visual & Performing Arts
Tenth graders continue with practical work and an introduction of work on fomers. They use hand tools and fret saws. Students continue work after a demonstration on the use of the vacum former. They discuss the precision required in the manufacture of fomers.
10th Technology & Engineering