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Students evaluate water properties by completing worksheets in class. In this Alaskan culture lesson, students discuss the purpose of the kayak and how Alaskan residents created the device to travel safely through waves. Students complete a worksheet about the kayak and create miniature model kayaks from arts and crafts.
Students examine the sport of white-water kayaking, the equipment needed to participate in the sport, and conduct research on international rivers popular to kayakers. They create a kayak and white-water course using a variety of craft and art materials.
Students explore canoes and kayaks. In this canoe and kayak lesson, students research the history, parts, and sport of the canoe and kayak.  Students then practice how to use a paddle for each boat, and go on a field trip in order to use both.
Learners complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Kayaking At Blue Lake. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book The Zigzag Kayak Trip. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
Students explore the origin and design of a traditional kayak. In this Alaskan culture lesson, students examine distinct people groups and their usage of the kayak. Students complete one short answer question and design a paper model of a kayak.
Students research different types of boats in various time periods and cultures. Then they locate photographs and information about construction details of one type of boat. Students also use their research as the basis for designing and modeling a 3-dimensional boat. Finally, they pretend they are the captain of their boat or a fisher on a small craft and write an imaginary journal about their career.
Eighth graders design and construct a safe and efficient human powered watercraft that can be used on a trip on the Great Lakes. Students utilize math and measurement skills to design and cut the pieces for their boat. Working in groups, their boat is assembled and water tested.
Beginning French speakers need oral practice! Create partner pairs and distribute a copy of this packet to each group. As partner A reads a question, partner B uses the picture clues to craft an answer. Then, partner B reads a question, and partner A responds. Great practice!
In this Moko the friendly dolphin learning exercise, 4th graders read a passage about a dolphin named Moko, then answer 6 true or false, 6 short answers and sort 12 vocabulary words according to parts of speech; answers included.
For this word search worksheet, students complete the word search for the K words. Students locate the following words: keep, knife, knight, king, kit, knit, kneed, kitten, key, knot, kid, kite, kind, know, kettle, and kayak.
Students analyze mystery photographs to determine key characteristics about the Alaskan environment and Eskimo culture. For this Eskimo lesson, students read an Eskimo folktale and write their own in response. Lastly students complete a word search puzzle that contains the various vocabulary terms.
Students research and investigate the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands. They analyze maps, research the ethnic identity, industry, and conservation of St. George Island, and present the information to the class in the form of a report and class debate.e
Students design clay boats and test their floating ability. They sketch and record each test different boat designs. They compare their designs to those of native Inuit vessels by looking at images and attempting to determine the function of each type.
Students research and investigate invasive species, with specific focus on the exotic plant Phargmites australis and its impact on Piermont Marsh near the community of Piermont, New York.
A neat handout immerses learners in the history of canoe making. After reading, small groups of mini engineers work to craft a canoe that will not be immersed! This is an ideal exercise in engineering design for your STEM curriculum or as an addition to a physical science lesson on buoyancy.
Dive your class into a reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins with this in-depth study guide. Breaking the novel into three parts, the resource begins each section with a focus activity that identifies a specific theme or question to be addressed in the reading. Learners are then provided with background information, key vocabulary, and a graphic organizer to use while taking notes, before answering a series of five comprehension questions. Each of the three sections concludes with extension ideas for writing and discussing key concepts from the book. Also included are reading guides for five additional pieces of writing that encourage young scholars to expand their learning and make connections between multiple texts. A thorough resource that supports students in reading and understanding this award-winning novel.
What does the symbol on Tim’s shirt mean? The second lesson in an eight-part study of the Iroquois continues the reading of Cynthia O’Brien’s article, “The (Really) Great Law of Peace” that opens day one of the unit. Class members answer questions about the article using specific details recorded on their graphic organizers. In addition, the class begins an anchor chart with advice for Tim, a character in “The Iroquois Confederacy,” the six-minute video shown on day one. The resource includes suggestions for meeting students’ needs, a graphic of the Iroquois Flag, a vocabulary list, and assessment suggestions.
As a way to quickly expose your science class to six different freshwater projects around the world, this lesson assigns each small group to research and share one. All of the information is gleaned from the website for CH2M HILL, a natural resource consulting firm. A compact lesson that would be enriching for your water or natural resources unit or an environmental science class.
Learners watch videos about various modes of transportation, they examine the energy transformations that occur in each, and they be introduced to the laws of thermodynamics.

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