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Take a look with your class at how nature supplies inspiration to engineers. In cooperative groups, youngsters research biomimicry and then develop a system that would help support people living on the moon. Each team also considers patent rights and presents their design to their peers. Elementary school engineers will be meeting Next Generation Science Standards as they work on this project.
Here is an excellent set of five short lessons and activities intended to help learners not only gain an understand of current issues in Africa, but build critical thinking, synthesis, analysis, expository writing, research, and evaluation skills. Each lesson focuses on one of the following topics: women in Zimbabwe, agriculture, economy, education, racial issues, and land redistribution.
Sixth graders research, study and identify a list of African countries and capitals and illustrate them on a blank map of Africa. They memorize a certain number of countries and their capitals along with whistles, pennies and other manipulative's to play a game called African Tag.
Are your middle and high schoolers having trouble with tests? Do they need skills to improve reading comprehension? Take the time to teach some useful strategies for both. Working together as a class or in small groups, discuss study strategies, review the RRAP reading method, practice making a study plan, and then put it all to use! Although this resource is missing links to necessary handouts, it is still an excellent source providing teachers with a great lesson idea.
Students investigate current event issues in Zimbabwe. In this global issues lesson, students visit selected Web sites to determine why thousands of citizens were evacuated from their homes. Students examine the bureaucratic upheaval and discuss how diplomacy may help remedy the situation.
Students identify the common food items in their community, plant a small garden and discuss how agriculture has helped growing nations.
Students study the particles of which atoms are made. They define the electron, proton, and neutron and their attributes.
Students study what a body system is, how they function and how the systems work in unison.
Students identify the parts of plant and animal cells, how samples can be obtained and what the differences are.
Young scholars identify the various components of air as they demonstrate that air is present in the environment.
Pupils consider how tools and machines can make work easier. They examine specific tools for making work easier.
Students, while using the strategy of identifying the main idea and supporting details, explore the three nonfiction selections of the lost worlds of Machu Picchu high in the Andes Mountains, Great Zimbabwe, and Anasazi. In addition, they determine how the author used evidence to reach conclusions.
Here is a challenging word search which requires pupils to find 33 capital cities of countries thoughout the world, then write down the name of the country next to its capital city. These two tasks would keep anyone busy for quite a while!
In this using an encyclopedia worksheet, learners review guidelines for an encyclopedia use and find the 3 entries listed on the sheet and respond to 5 questions about each of them.
Students examine the diversity of Sub-Saharan Africa. In this geography lesson plan, students identify day-to-day responsibilities/roles of African youth, compare rural and urban lifestyles in Africa, and compare daily life for adolescents in Africa with daily life in the U.S.
Students explore African diversity. In this African studies lesson plan, students are introduced to the diversity of Africa through images that they dissect and identify. Students describe Africa in a PowerPoint presentation using eight categories and a map of Africa.
In this world capitals activity, students practice research skills as they identify the capital cities of the 20 countries listed.
Sixth graders explore the geography of the African continent by playing a game to memorize African countries and their capitals. In this African tag instructional activity, 6th graders are spread out in a playing area and the designated "it" students will chase the other students. Tagged students can join the game only if a free player gives the name of an African country and its capital. This is a great instructional activity for Kinesthetic learners.
Seventh graders study how observation and accurate descriptions are an important in science. They use basic science words in their descriptions.
Young scholars study the characteristics of magnets including polarity, and the concepts of attraction and repulsion. They examine how magnets are used industry.