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Students demonstrate their own uniqueness in a poster, brochure, banner, or other visual manner. In this uniqueness lesson plan, students determine characteristics that make the kiwi, heroes, and the country of New Zealand unique. Students complete a Web Quest and discuss their findings before brainstorming ways that the Bible says they are unique.
Discover the concept of fractions by using fruit as a model. Scholars discover fractions are part of a whole, similar to the pieces of fruit which are placed in front of them. They then cut up several different types of fruit and discuss what fraction is left before they eat them. A fun activity and a healthy treat!
What does your DNA actually look like? Use simple materials with this experiment to find out! Geneticists of all ages can follow these instructions to extract their own DNA. For learners who are hoping to extend the activity, there are directions to extract fruit DNA, as well some higher-level thinking questions. There is some preparation that needs to be done the day before, so keep that in mind when utilizing this activity.
Young scholars compare and contrast the movie and the novel. In this Whale Rider lesson, students work in groups to find similarities and differences in the book and the movie. Young scholars discuss the Maori culture and the importance of the oral tradition, then create a new book cover for the novel.
Learners examine the structure of government in New Zealand. For this government lesson, students listen their instructor present information about the government in New Zealand then create diagrams that compare its structure to the structure of government in the United States.
High schoolers investigate the properties of elements and periodicity. In this periodicity lesson plan, students observe a bag of 'elements' which are different fruits and classify them in groups and periods, show the periodic relationships and show their similar physical and chemical properties. They use spectrum tubes and diffraction gratings to differentiate between elements, identify their atomic masses and show how the arrangement in the periodic table was determined.
Students discuss examples of foreshadowing and find information about the Maori culture in Whale Rider. In this Whale Rider instructional activity, students define foreshadowing and find examples. Students evaluate whether or not they feel the story is real or unreal as they continue reading the story.
Students examine nutrition. In this healthy eating lesson plan, students discover how various fruits grow, what they look like, what they taste like, and how they help various parts of our body. They work as a class to listen and play a game to help them remember the fore mentioned concepts. This lesson plan includes printouts for the game and pictures to go with the plan.