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Take your ecology aces out in the field to practice population counts and model the benefits of camouflage. Though not particularly exciting, these activites and the assessments that are also included are practical and applicable to your general ecology or environmental science course.
Learners participate in a simulation and compare and contrast the arguments for and against womens' right to vote. In this civil rights lesson, students simulate disenfranchisement of women by allowing only half of the class to vote on a topic. Learners read background information on women's suffrage and view a biographical film on Catt and take notes. Students prepare cases and debate women's right to vote.
Students explore the graffiti paintings of Paco Rosic and recognize that his artworks were designed to please himself. Your class are led to identify the techniques in Paco Rosic's paintings and create graffiti art. There is material and opportunity for debate here about graffiti and its social impact. Resources provided will help inspire debate about inspiration and peceptions of certain non-traditional art forms
Sixth graders complete a WebQuest to study the names and locations of the planets in the solar system. They investigate the causes of the seasons and the distance between the planets using astronomical units. They use technology to research and communicate information and ideas.
Students write original earthquake articles typically found on the front page of a newspaper. Each student has the freedom to write in a variety of writing styles (lead story, human interest story, editorials, etc.). They research information on earthquakes and then create their story lines.
Fourth graders explore biology by viewing animal videos in class. In this amphibian and reptile lesson, 4th graders identify the key differences between reptiles, amphibians and other animal classifications. Students view video clips in class and examine live specimens with their classmates.
Twelfth graders study the relationships of the 3 variables in Newton's Second Law. They design an experiment to test the relationships among the variables. Students work cooperatively with members of a team. They also analyze data to construct graphs and determine relationships.
Students use field research and traditional research to identify migrating species of birds as well as their migratory patterns. Students generate a list of questions regarding migration and a plan to research the questions. A field log is created and students identify the migratory pattern of birds observed in their local area.
Young scholars explore change represented in graphs comparing distance and time. They exchange and share their graphs. Students interpret and create distance versus time line-graphs, and write stories based on these graphs. They interpret a story of a boar trip along the Mississippi River and represent it on a graph.