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Sal derives the Law of Cosines using a method similar to the wayward ship captain word problem he solves in another video. This video provides a good review of using the SOH-CAH-TOA model, the Pythagorean Theorem, some of the basic trig identities, and algebra.
In this video, Sal proves the Law of Sines by using the SOH-CAH-TOA model and setting up equivalent ratios.
Challenge your students to come up with their own explanation of why this interesting mathematical law works! Sal, accompanied by Vi Hart, demonstrates BenfordÕs Law. They challenge the listeners to see if they can give an intuitive reason for why this law fairly accurately models certain number patterns. There is a follow-up video with an explanation.
Fourth graders gain experience comparing multiple versions of a story as they continue reading the book Eagle Song. After first revisiting the article "The (Really) Great Law of Peace" from the previous unit, the class independently reads chapter 3, using sticky notes to identify specific details showing similarities and differences between the two pieces of writing. Learners then work in small groups to take notes on sentence strips as they create large Venn diagrams comparing the two texts. A cross-curricular lesson that supports students in connecting their prior learning about Iroquois culture with the reading of this novel.
How does the Law of Sines differ from the Law of Cosines? Learners, working cooperatively in small groups, try to gain insight into this question. The activities center around using both laws in different scenarios including real-world examples.
The Fugitive Slave Law is the focus of an activity that asks participants to examine primary source documents before assuming the role of historic figures, members of a mediation panel, or newspaper reporters. Clearly defined expectations for the actors, links to the readings, and writing assignments are included in the packet. A great way to bring the consequences of this controversial law to life.
The third instructional activity in a unit study of the Iroquois focuses on developing reading skills. Pupils brainstorm the actions of close readers and record these behaviors on an anchor chart entitled, “Close Readers Do These Things.” Guided by the list, the class begins a close reading of Section 1 of the Great Law of Peace (The Iroquois Constitution). As a unifying activity, learners also add to their anchor chart, “Things to Tell Tim,” started in instructional activity two. Although part of a complete unit, the close reading approach could be used with any informational text.
Read and reread. That is the message when approaching a difficult text. As part of their examination of The Great Law of Peace, class members reread the introduction and section one of the document, answer questions, citing specifics from the text, and move on to another section. A worksheet that asks readers to record specific details from the text and the excerpts from the Great Law of Peace are included in the detailed plan. Although a part of an entire unit plan, the reading approach can be used with any text.
Learners read and discuss Socrates's "Crito" and examine the arguments he made supporting his own death penalty. They consider the still-relevant debate between the rights of the individual and the rule of law.
Explaining "one of the most intuitive laws in mathematics and in probability theory," Sal begins a discussion on the law of large numbers. He clarifies that it is often misused due to its broad application. Students will appreciate his clear-cut instruction about this law, and how he applies it to the concepts he has already covered.
Students can use rocketry to understand Newton's Three Laws of Motion.
The Law of Thermodynamics states, "Energy can never be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed from one form to another." Sal does a fabulous job of illustrating this crucial law to students through the use of excellent drawings and examples. By the end of the video, he has proven that energy must be transferred into another form.
Sal introduces students to Hess's Law. The law states that the energy change of a process is independent of how we get from one state to another. He sets up a series of reactions, and solves them to illustrate the principles behind Hess's Law. This video is very heavy on the math and a calculator would be a useful tool.
Sal utilizes a problem from a chemistry textbook in order to illustrate what the enthalpy change is for the formation of methane from a solid carbon, and hydrogen gas. In order to solve the problem, Hess's Law must be utilized. Sal explains what Hess's Law is, then uses it to solve the problem in a clear fashion.
Although it was published in the year 2000, this chemistry assignment is ideal for practicing the application of Charles' law. There are seven real-world problems to solve, and plenty of space provided for doing so. Add this to your library of homework pages for when your chemistry class is studying the relationship between volume and temperature.
Middle schoolers examine the 1834 Poor Laws. In this law lesson, students discover how the poor were cared for in the 1800's. Middle schoolers gain knowledge about workhouses and the conditions there. Students view posters and discuss what they portray.
Students simulate the legislative process. In this British Parliament lesson, students discover the steps of the legislative process as they propose mock bills and attempt to make them laws.
Third graders define the term law, explain benefits gained from laws and appreciate these benefits in daily life.
Students identify and discuss First Amendment rights, examine how to make sound legal judgements regarding photographs of private individuals, examine difference between public and private figures as far as libel law is concerned, distinguish between legal and illegal photojournalism scenarios, and discuss relationship and differences between law and ethics.
Students identify problems associated with applying the U.S. laws and history to an international situation. They draw on legal concepts from law and events in American History to design a legal system for a hypothetical moon colony.