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Students use a menu and recipes to work on adding, subtracting, and percentages. They are given they weekly circulators, advertisements, or actual products and students practice figuring out sales tax. Students figure slaes tax and tip based on their selected food items. They find the 9 percent sales tax using their own method.
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.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars use bar graphs to plot fossil ranges. They develop an knowledge of 'relative time' using fossil range charts.
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.
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 identify the common trees of Iowa and make observations while creating a key. In this tree hunt lesson, students write a letter to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to receive a pamphlet of Common Trees of Iowa. Students then take a hike on school grounds and attempt to identify trees. Students select a tree and collect a bark, seeds, pine cones, leaves, and relevant information to share with classmates.
Students research detective science and generate a fingerprint card. In this fingerprinting instructional activity, students learn the purpose of fingerprints and use graphite pads to construct their own fingerprint cards. Students also investigate the patterns of fingerprints.