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Learners examine the United States electoral college system as it applies to the 2004 presidential election. They investigate the impact of the twelve battleground states in the 2004 election and develop informative pamphlets on the electoral college.
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.
Teacher pages for four different activities and three assessments are provided in this resource. Topics deal with how the sun's position and Earth's atmosphere affect the amount of solar energy reaching Earth's surface. The concepts and measurements that are covered are advanced and therefore most appropriate for high school earth science classes.
Students explore how to read fossil range charts. They develop an knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of the fossil record. Students become familiar with the concepts index fossil and fossil range. Students use bar graphs to plot fossil ranges. They develop an knowledge of 'relative time' using fossil range charts.
In this grammar worksheet, students complete a variety of activities including combining sentences with a when clause, selecting a grammatically correct phrase out of two and supplying a verb to complete ten sentences.
Students read and discuss primary documents about the Black Hawk War. They choose one of the conflicts during the war and investigate primary documents to explain both sides of the conflicts, and to discover inconsistencies in the accounts.
Students are introduced to their First Amendment rights and the limits to their freedom of speech and press in school. They examine the Tinker vs. Des Moines School Supreme Court Case.
Students identify life stages of four different Iowa insects, and care for and observe the life cycle of one species.
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.
Students examine the characteristics and types of tornadoes. They discuss how they are formed, conduct an experiment with two liter bottles, analyze data and determine mean and median, and design a house to withstand tornado-force winds
Students participate in an after school program that promotes decision making, cooperation, choosing healthy foods, recognizing and naming a variety of foods, state healthy benefits from eating healthy foods and involving oneself in physical activity. They encounter what it means to live a healthy lifestyle.
After reading and discussing a news article from the New York Times regarding gay and lesbian issues of the last thirty years, students engage in several activities to explore current events. They create a timeline, either electronically or on paper, that documents the events of the last few decades. Students split into groups to research topics such as religion, politics and law, schools and youth, popular culture, and science and health. 
For this Midwestern states worksheet, students examine the 12 states listed in the word bank and employ problem solving skills to locate them in the word search puzzle.
Students explore the laws and regulations of pesticides. In this pesticides lesson, students research how laws are made and identify the agencies responsible for enforcing the laws. Students research the Internet for laws and bills concerning pesticides.
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. 
Fourth graders inspect earth science by conducting a class discussion. In this water properties lesson, 4th graders examine a model of a watershed which demonstrates how water becomes polluted. Students collaborate in small groups in order to examine the water sources and pollution within their city.
Students study conservation and how different communication styles used by different conservationists. In this conservation lesson students obtain information on a cartoon or a few quotes from a conservationist and are ask to describe the feelings that are associated with those words.
Learners examine energy efficiency and how they use energy at home.  In this energy conservation lesson students complete several science activities that give learners a better understanding of energy.
Students study the terms paleontology and archaeology and examine how they can help us learn about prehistoric Native Iowans.  In this archaeology lesson students discuss these terms and view a video on Native Americans. 
Eleventh graders explore the impact the automobile had on Iowans and their ways of life.  In this technology lesson, 11th graders research how Iowans promoted "Good roads" and the reasons for paving roads. 

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