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Expose your class to a career option that is fast growing in today's job market. They'll watch a video and take notes on IT careers. Then they discuss what an IT career takes, who is getting employed, and how to plan for a career in IT. Additional plans, information, video, interest survey, and worksheets are all included.
High schoolers describe the components of an HVAC system and determine which factors influence how efficient the system can be. They work together to develop hypotheses about the systems and their cost effectiveness and efficiency.
Students complete an activity that illustrates the concepts of giving accurate instructions and computer programming. They also identify the relationship of the instructions/code to computer programming. Students then create a peanut butter sandwich by writing an HTML web page and use programmable robots.
In this World Heart Day instructional activity, students complete activities including reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, correct word choosing, multiple choice, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for World Heart Day.
When you work with school children, teaching about immunity and illness prevention is a priority! This approach includes a discussion, kid-friendly online articles, a creative writing assignment, and a quiz on the role of leukocytes and the immune system. Though the teacher's guide was published in 2006, the home website has been updated since that time. A video, quiz, and other activities have been added, but the titles on this document may not exactly match the titles on the website. You might want to bookmark the links prior to sending learners to the computer lab in order to maximize time.
How does the president of the United States get the authority to exercise his/her duties? What responsibilities and tasks go into a hard day's work for the president? Here is a lesson plan that includes several instructional materials that will help your class to answer these questions. The resource is best suited for younger learners who are new to learning about the American government.
According to the United States Constitution, which branch of government is responsible for printing money? Declaring war? Punishing pirates?! Also, what is the process for amending the Constitution? These are just some of the questions that your learners will investigate through the many activities and worksheets of this resource, which provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution and its tenets.
Elementary schoolers play a respiratory relay toss in order to take in the respiratory system! They also create their own question cards based on several kid-friendly online articles about breathing and the health of the lungs. They use their cards to play a board game, Take a Breath! The templates for the relay and board game cards are included in this document, as well as the game board itself. Be aware that the title for the article, "Looking at Your Lungs" has not been updated on the document even though it has been on the host website. The video has also been updated and is no longer titled, Respiratory System (Movie). Consider bookmarking the URLs to minimize confusion, but don't let it detract you from making use of these terrific resources!
How are states in the United States related to each other? Does the government bind them together? Do states have different governments? After reading about federal power as a whole group, your class members will participate in a processing activity in which they will be given cut-outs of expressed, implied, and reserved powers to attach to a projected Venn diagram.  
What type of government did American colonists gain and seek after gaining their independence after the Revolutionary War? Here is instructional activity that will guide your young learners through the new nation's progression from the Articles of Confederation to the creation of the United States Constitution. The resource includes an active participation guide that incorporates several opportunities for the instructor to check for understanding throughout the instructional activity.
“America herself is an improbable journey.” So is Deval Patrick’s journey from the South Side of Chicago to the governorship of Massachusetts. The complete text of Patrick’s inaugural speech, delivered outdoors facing Boston Common, offers learners an opportunity to examine, not only how the speech is crafted, but the vision Patrick shares with his audience as well.
If you have a Hoffman apparatus or some other hydrolysis equipment, you can carry out this plan with your high schoolers. Through it, chemistry stars discover how redox reactions can serve as a possible source of electrical energy. They diagram the fuel cell, write the equation for the reaction, and calculate its efficiency. As an extension, have learners research the current use of hydrogen fuel cells and share their discoveries with the class.
Would you wear flip-flops while mountain climbing? Why not? Middle or high schoolers examine the difference between structure and function by examining different types of shoes. Once they are comfortable with those differences, they apply their knowledge to the structure and function of hearts and flowers. Using either a model of a heart or a video of a beating heart, and a flower dissection, your budding scientists should have a good grasp of the concepts by the end of the lesson.
All that this will link you to is a rap about cell theory and organelles. Use it as an example for a creative assignment in your biology class. Divide the class into groups and assign them a topic for which they write and perform a skit, song, poem, or rap. This would be an entertaining way to review for a semester exam. Assign each group a different chapter from your textbook to present to the class.
Young botanists discover what plants need to grow by listening to a story about a sunflower. The story is embedded in the plan, along with an excellent blackline master that is used to guide seven small groups of learners through their activities as the story is being read to them. While there are many standards listed for language arts, the main focus of this lesson is on science.
Students explore the relationship and impact of information technology in the business arena. They describe one or two aspects of IT jobs that interest them and identify one or two ways to further explore the world of IT careers.
Students share their opinions about local job opportunities for people their age. After reading an article about hiring trends, they discuss Google's answer to filling jobs. They research and report on an employer that offers internships for teenagers. They write their own cover letter and resume and practice interviewing for different positions.
Students discover the types of batteries and their uses. They experience static electricity by rubbing glass jars and using it to raise their hair. After discussing the importance of recycling batteries and using ones that are rechargeable, they build homemade wet cells based on the Voltaic cell.
Second graders learn about how the food is broken down in our bodies and the job of each body part involved in our digestive system. The utilize the CD ROM game, "Body Works." This wonderful game takes pupils through the human body's digestive system where they "meet" all sorts of creatures. The class divides into groups, and each group helps a certain type of food get through the digestive system.
Students explore the interrelationship of structure and function in the circulatory system. They name the parts of the circulatory system and telling what each part does. They draw a picture of the heart and describe the pathway of blood through it.

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