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George Washington Carver Test
This is a standard multiple-choice assessment on the life and ideas of George Washington Carver. It includes 20 questions on topics covering information about his birth and education, major career moves, teaching principles, ethics, etc.
2nd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Taking Stock Before Iowa
As scholars take in the constant ambush of current events, help them develop media literacy skills by extracting important details from hard news articles. This story from December 2011 presents information on the Republican primaries and offers six comprehension questions to get readers thinking about the who, what where, when, why and how of the story.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students investigate diversity. In this diversity lesson plan, students look at a variety of apples in order to compare and contrast their physical characteristics. They apply the concept to people by listing how people are the same and different.
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Create a Wildflower Identification Guide
Young biologists practice identifying many species of wildflowers found in Iowa. The activity requires some internet research, word processing, and printing out of pictures of wildflowers from the web. Line drawings of the wildflowers are also available to be colored.
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
Hot Summer. . . Cold Winter
A table of each state's record temperature reports data that middle schoolers can place on a number line for analysis. A written explanation of how to use this tool and the concept of absolute value are also included. Nine questions are mixed in for learners to answer by comparing absolute values of several temperature ranges.
6th - 8th Math 29 Views 71 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students get involved in a unique collaboration that enhances their knowledge of architecture and design. Develop organizer resources with others. They are engulfed into a world of architects and museum specialists to facilitate the appreciation of the demands and potential of technology.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 4 Downloads
Badges of Pride
Fifth graders investigate jobs and how people identify with their job. In this labor lesson, 5th graders create a book from illustrations of various jobs. Students read an article about labor and answer questions about the article. Students act out a skit about the labor force.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Variation and Heredity
Junior geneticists tally eye color and height in their lab groups. They examine certain traits in soybean and corn seedlings. For each activity, they gather data and learn about continuous and discontinuous genetic variation. In another activity, pupils analyze pedigree charts.
7th - 12th Science 27 Views 128 Downloads
Radioactivity, Time, and Age
Four activities demonstrate the chain reaction of nuclear fission to your physical science fans: falling dominoes, snapping mouse traps, throwing paper wads, and igniting a series of matches. They perform additional laboratory activities to help them understand the concept of half-life in radioactive materials.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 33 Downloads
Le Tour de France
Students explore French geography, history and culture. They imagine that they are a tour company that is trying to promote the trip to prospective customers. In addition, they make travel arrangements in French, practice computer skills, and present information orally and in writing.
9th - 12th Languages 6 Views 28 Downloads
Gas Pressure, Volume, and Temperature
Physical science learners conduct a simple experiment using the heat of their hands to affect the fluid pressure. They place a balloon atop a freezing cold bottle and observe what occurs as it warms up. Both activities demonstrate how increasing temperature creates higher pressures.
7th - 12th Science 10 Views 47 Downloads
Structural Factors in Evolution
Laboratory activities encourage evolutionary biology scholars to consider homologous structures as evidence of common ancestry. They learn how to formulate phylogenic trees and that environment influences to genetic variation. Activities are pertinent to high school biology courses and in this resource they are explained in detail for your convenience.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 61 Downloads
My State of the Union
Fourth graders, in groups, research states and using various print and nonprint reference materials. The groups make a presentation to inform the class about all the information from the state. This lesson plan provides imbedded support for the groups.
4th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 27 Downloads
Density of Rocks
Given a variety of rocks, junior geologists calculate densities and correlate them to Earth's layers. As a simulation of continental crust, they experiment with how materials of differing density float in water. Finally, they compare the heating and cooling of solids and liquids and deduct from the results that oceans and lakes buffer nearby land temperatures.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 34 Downloads
Fossils and Lithologic Units
Practicing paleontologists map the geologic time scale, simulate the formation of sedimentary rock, and analyze fossil data. Instructions for four activities and five assessment choices are provided for the teacher. This comprehensive lesson plan thoroughly exposes learners to the stages of evolution as evidenced by the fossil record.
6th - 9th Science 27 Views 130 Downloads
Measures of Circular Motion
Physicists become Olympians in a competition using centripetal force. They ride a bicycle to comprehend relationships between linear and rotational motion. If you have an old-fashioned record player, it can be used to help pupils describe rotation and revolution.
9th - Higher Ed Science 9 Views 33 Downloads
Cell Size and Shape; Diffusion and Osmosis Processes
Use salmon eggs as a cell model for demonstrating the movement of water over concentration gradients. Junior scientists examine the same process microscopically with an onion cell. They use a thistle tube and a semipermeable membrane to discover osmosis.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 65 Downloads
The Periodic Table, Electrons, and Chemical Bonds
Four activities immerse beginning chemists into the world of elements. They examine the periodic table, use cobalt hydroxide to learn about chemical formulae and valence electrons. Also, they name binary compounds and examine the physical properties of two compounds as determined by their types of chemical bonds.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 114 Downloads
An Underground River
Seventh graders describe how water flows through the ground, what an aquifer is and what soil properties are used to predict groundwater flow. They consider the affects of pollution on groundwater supplies and write a letter drawing attention to a source of pollution.
7th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads