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Geography - Edible Resource Maps
3rd - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 54 Downloads
Science-It's all Fun!
Students explore the characteristics of the three states of matter. In this 3 states of matter instructional activity, students participate in several activities in which they create a substance and determine if it is solid, liquid, or gas by observing its properties.
1st - 3rd Science 10 Views 137 Downloads
How Women Got the Vote: The Story of Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Students 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.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 94 Downloads
Learning to Play the Panpipes
Students experience what a pan pipe is and how sound is produced on it. Research a brief history of the pan pipe. Employ producing a characteristic tone and be able to produce various pitches. Play a simple melody and ensemble on the pan pipe.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Paintings on the Ceiling
Learners 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.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
WebQuest Solar System Colonization Project 2000
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.
6th Science 3 Views 21 Downloads
WebQuest Solar System Colonization Project 2000
Sixth graders investigate the livability of different planets in the universe by researching and organizing information from a number of sources in this unit project. They decide on a location for a space station which they support in an multimedia presentation.
6th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students explore how a water turbine operates and observe the principles of the water turbine. They account for the speed of the water turbine by various experiments and records of test results. In groups the students create a working model of a water turbine.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Front Page News
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.
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 18 Downloads
Which Way Is North?
Learners investigate the concept of finding locations with the use of a compass and a map. They practice the skill of bearing and set up courses of travel to different destinations around the school grounds. Students also practice taking measurements of distance.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Your choice of hands-on topographic mapping tasks is provided in this resource. From actual map-making to viewing and interpreting stereographic photos, the activities are sure to succeed. To make the most of this lesson, you will need to access the National Science Teachers Association website to locate the student materials that go along with it.
6th - 12th Science 14 Views 74 Downloads
An Introduction to Acids and Bases
Investigating pH is intriguing, especially with these activities designed for an introductory chemistry or physical science class. Pupils use litmus paper to distinguish acids and bases and then make indicators from food products. They craft indicator strips that can be taken home and used to test household materials.
7th - 10th Science 12 Views 45 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Science 4 Views 26 Downloads
Oils and Plastic
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.
5th - 10th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Everyday Heroes Then and Now
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this philanthropic heroes lesson, students read Kate Shelley: Bound for Legend and discuss the Industrial Revolution. Students consider Kate Shelley's contributions to society as they write about other philanthropists.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
A System of Rules
Students write letters, create models, create a photo display, and make charts about the rules that a state has. In this rules lesson plan, students learn about and make different displays of how states come up with rules, change them, and enforce them.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 26 Downloads
Reptiles and Amphibians
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.
4th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 22 Downloads