Jules Verne Teacher Resources
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An excerpt from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea provides learners with an opportunity to practice their ability to identify the main idea and supporting details in a passage. The beautifully illustrated worksheet also has an answer sheet.
Students read and respond to science fiction literature, such as that written by Jules Verne. They research characteristics of deep-sea environments and use this information to design an underwater exploration apparatus. in addition, they consider basic scientific laws, engineering principles, properties of materials, and construction techniques in designing and problem-solving during their construction
Guide your class on an adventure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with this Hampton-Brown outline. It provides educators with a guide to increase reading comprehension, critical thinking, literary analysis, and reading strategies. This guideline includes a story map example, questions, and more! What a fantastic resource!
Students identify the elements of science fiction literature. They write and illustrate a science fiction story using real and exaggerated science. In addition, they read their stories aloud in small groups.
Young scholars read excerpts from Jon Scieszka's novel, 2095, prior to presenting their vision of the future in a creative project accompanied by written explanation. They design a museum exhibit which shows a scene from a science fiction book they read.
Learners identify the elements of science fiction and write their own example. In this Journey to the Center of the Earth lesson plan students complete several activities about science fiction, authors and novels.
Not only does the class need to find out where Mrs. Waffenschmidt is, they need to name the famous author from that country. They read the informational passage, use the clues given, and determine the author's name and the teacher's location.
Marine biologists gather abundance data for different marine species from an Excel spreadsheet. They calculate species richness, total number of individuals, and relative abundance for each species in the table. Using the Shannon-Wiener index of diversity, they also determine the Pielou's species evenness. This is a rich lesson plan to use with high school marine biology or ecology classes when studying populations.
Students investigate the determination of the boundaries of various countries. They work in small groups to research a country's political history and past boundary issues and territorial disputes.
A ten-lesson study of the history of flight awaits you and your charges. Learners get to do all sorts of great activities: they construct hot air baloons and scale models of the Wright Brother's Flyer, develop an understanding of the physics behind flight, and analyze data from a series of experiments using other things that fly. Outstanding!
Show a video clip that descripes how taking a journey can change a person's outlook on life. Learners write a paragraph about a place that uses imagery and tone to create a specfic effect. They evaluate their journal entries as well.
This natural resources worksheet includes discussion activities about natural resources, 2 word searches, and a list of related books and videos.
Use this famous story to hook your class on science fiction. Learners read The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells, and engage in comprehension activities. They answer questions about prefixes and suffixes, analyze persuasive techniques, and make comparisons.
Explore the elements of science fiction. Middle schoolers investigate the literary elements present in science fiction and write their own science fiction stories.
Young scholars study the nomenclature, operation and purpose of America's Space Transportation system. They demonstrate how water can be broken down into its component gases of hydrogen and oxygen by electrolysis. They construct and use the apparatus to test for the presence of the gas carbon dioxide (C02).
Students reflect on life. In this reading comprehension lesson students participate in a variety of activities related to creating a positive outlook about life. Students read, write, and make inferences.
Students evaluate a video about Nellie Bly, a famous reporter from the 19th century. They consider what makes a high-interest news article, write an essay in pairs and present it a literary tea.
Why was the Eiffel Tower built? When? What is its significance to the French people? Intermediate and early advanced French readers explore a page-long passage and complete the reading comprehension questions that follow. Consider posing an additional question to get your class writing.
Students work in groups to design, build, and test a submersible prototype. In this engineering lesson, students learn about the importance and design of submersible vessels and apply their knowledge by building one of their own. They spend a month on the project and demonstrate their finished product in a large aquarium or pool.
Students read an old fairy tale and list geographical features and characters. They think about how the story might be updated to reflect their own modern setting and culture. They conclude by performing an updated version of the story.