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This set of seven activities attracts physical science stars to concepts concerning magnetism. Pupils play with a lodestone, magnets, needles, and iron filings to understand magnetic forces, fields, and applications. If you are new to teaching about magnets, this resource will perfectly prepare you for the task.
Peruse the properties of polymers with your materials engineers, chemistry aces, or emerging ecologists. The inquiries in this resource include puncturing polyethylene plastic bags, dissolving polystyrene cups, creating a polymer ball out of glue and borax, and discovering that different oils solidify at different temperatures. You could use this resource when teaching properties of matter to chemistry or engineering classes, or when examining the problems associated with petroleum products with your environmental science classes.
The "Bottled Bacteria" activity instructions are a bit unclear, but the remaining activities investigating limiting factors in ecosystems are well-written. Learners model the exosystem of a bear and a herd of deer. They set up a population of bean seedlings and vary growth factors. When working with populations in your environmental studies or ecology class, this resource will provide plenty of material.
A fossil is worth a thousand words! Individuals craft their own amber fossil of an insect in addition to molds and casts of seashells. A third activity takes the lesson a notch higher: Learners measure stride lengths between tracks and traveling speed to calculate dimensionless speed. Then, paper dinosaur tracks are laid out for them to perform the same calculations with. In a final activity, take the class outdoors to make casts of actual animal tracks. Use this lesson to enrich your earth history curriculum.
Life science learners measure and record traits of seeds, leaves, and their own hands and then graph the data to find a continous distribution curve. They compare and color diagrams of seven different animals' forelimbs (not included), note the adaptations, and relate them to the animals' habitats. Finally, they compare earlobes and construct a pedigree chart. These engaging and educational activities are thoroughly explained in a way that makes them easy to carry out with your biology class.
What is a KWL chart? Here is a well thought-out lesson that has learners use KWL charts to gain historical perspective. Your class examines primary sources about historical events and identifies what they know, want to know, and, finally, what they learned about the chosen topic. Consider having them write a summary paragraph after completing their chart.
There are actually two topics dealt with in this resource. First is the processes by which living organisms maintain homeostasis. Beginning biologists experiment with evaporation to simulate animal perspiration and transpiration in plant leaves. The other topic is the water cycle. Meteorology masters cause miniature clouds to form by condensation and create rain in a water cycle model. Whereas these are educational activities in a well-written lesson plan, you most likely would use them in two completely different courses.
High schoolers 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.
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. Students discuss child labor.
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.
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.
Students, operating under simulated budget constraints, build pop-rockets and launch them. Working in pairs, they complete budget worksheets and use their "Blast Off Bucks" to pay for the construction. They then redesign their rockets and launch them again with engineering improvements.