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The Story Behind Your Glasses
Get a new view of vision enhancement with this innovative little film. The history of man's use of lenses and the advancement of optic technology is perused with captivating graphic animation and easy-to-follow narration. Incorporate this as an engaging introduction to your optics unit!
4 mins 8th - 12th Science 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Tinkering with Tops
Get kids' heads spinning by challenging them to design a top that will rotate for a minimum of 10 seconds without leaving a 30-cm circle. Groups of learners collaborate through a planning stage, testing stage, and evaluation stage. Some reading is provided on the history, anatomy, and types of tops, and on angular momentum for older pupils.
3rd - 12th Science 62 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Designed
GPS and Navigation
If you are navigating to find a terrific lesson on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM lesson in which high schoolers learn the history of GPS, read maps using Google Earth, convert latitude and longitude into minutes and seconds, practice triangulation and trilateration, and more!
9th - 12th Math 83 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Wings of Imagination
A ten-lesson plan study of the history of flight awaits you and your charges. Learners get to do all sorts of great activities: they construct hot air baloons and scale models of the Wright Brother's Flyer, develop an understanding of the physics behind flight, and analyze data from a series of experiments using other things that fly.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 67 Downloads
Wright Again: 100 Years of Flight
Aspiring aeronautical engineers demonstrate different forces as they construct and test paper airplanes. This lesson plan links you to a website that models the most effective paper airplane design, an animation describing the forces affecting flight, and an interactive that allows learners to design and test the lift of a wing.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads
What is Conceptual Art?
Research, art history, and web page creation! Sounds too good to be true. With tons of links and resources, the lesson provides you with everything needed to engage the class in an amazing art and research activity. They create an art history timeline, research a conceptual artist, then create a website to display the research they've gathered.
6th - 9th Language Arts 18 Views 34 Downloads
Lesson: I Am the Wall
The Maya created amazing stone carvings and sculptures, but what were they for? Kids analyze the significance and purpose of a Maya stela and then write a creative piece. They imagine they are the stela, and write a story about what life as a limestone, and then as a carved stela was like.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 21 Downloads
Failure: Seeds of Innovation
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!" Through this assignment, emerging engineers examine how failed experiments are simply part of the process of an outstanding design. They begin with some reading about the microwave oven, Post-It® notes, Silly Putty™, and other commonly used items that resulted only after previous mishaps.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The History of the Barometer (and How It Works)
What started out as a simple experiment about vacuums, turned into one of the most useful tools for predicting weather. Learn about the circumstances surrounding the invention of the barometer and the scientific principals that it is based on with this short instructional video.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 5 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Amazing Life and Strange Death of Captain Cook
View this presentation to take a look into the life and death of Captain James Cook. The video also includes an overview of imperialism, colonization of Australia and New Zealand, and the ritual structure of early Hawaiian culture.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learners identify inventions as coming from China. In this Chinese inventions instructional activity, students are given a list of common items such as cast iron, a wheelbarrow, and the decimal system, then conduct research to identify where they were invented - all in China.
4th - 7th Social Studies & History 14 Views 57 Downloads
History of the Telephone, Radio, and Light Bulb
Students research and discuss the history of the telephone, radio, and light bulb. In this invention history lesson, students access Internet sites to explore the inventors and the invention of the telephone, the radio, and the light bulb. They answer teacher assigned questions.
4th - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Mr. Goldman's Good Idea
Shopping carts are a modern convenience that many people take for granted. Make sure your pupils do not fall into that category by completing the activities in this plan. There are ideas included for language arts, social studies, math, and physical movement.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 46 Views 107 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Changes in the New Nation
Students explore how technology has slowly changed the world, starting in the 18th Century. In this United States History lesson, students work in teams to complete numerous activities that compare and contrast life before and after technological changes started to occur, such as the invention of the plow, the cotton gin or electricity.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 25 Views 84 Downloads
The Nature of Technology
Learners develop an understanding of the effects of inventions past and present on society. In this inventions lesson, students research inventions. Learners develop inventions of their own and answer questions about their designs and how the invention will influence people.
3rd - 12th Science 6 Views 38 Downloads
Importance of Ohio Inventors
Fifth graders examine Ohio inventors and inventions. In this inventors lesson students use a graphic organizer to collect information on Industrial Era inventions and inventors in Ohio. They play a warm-up guessing game with a slide show.
5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 30 Downloads