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Prepare three different simple meals with your special needs class to prepare them for an independent life. They watch a video of a person preparing three different meals, they pause the video, complete the steps, then push play when they are ready to continue. This is a great way to build independence and self-sufficiency in your higher-functioning participants.
Young scholars examine the female and male reproductive system while describing names, purposes, and locations of reproductive organs. In this reproductive system lesson plan, students explain the functions of the parts of the female and male reproductive systems. Young scholars complete a worksheet as a large group.
Using the microwave, boiling water for pasta, and using a knife to make a sandwich are all independent living skills. Prepare your special needs high schoolers for life by having them prepare three easy-to-cook items. Each skill is laid out as numbered steps, which is great for the learner and for you. Tip: For readers, print and enlarge the steps for each cooking activity and post at eye level in the cooking area.
A health lesson presents all aspects of conception and pregnancy. Fourth through sixth-graders define terms associated with pregnancy, label a chart of a woman, and discuss how pregnancy occurs. Some excellent activities and a wonderful worksheet are included in this impressive plan. Answers for the worksheet are available as well.
If a 150 lb. person can comfortably eat and digest a 1 lb. burger, then how large would the person be who can comfortably eat and digest a 350 lb. burger? For a burger that size, it would take either a large person or a class of really hungry 6th graders. Your 6th grade class may not be able to finish that burger, but they will be able to finish their work with ratios, percentages, and proportions in this large activity. Additional materials include a short video clip of some burgers offered at the same restaurant that cooked the record setting burger. There is also a shorter activity with the same information adapted for use by 5th graders who work with decimals and not percents or proportions.