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Navigate and move a boat across the river. This activity will take a lot of cooperation and communication. Each group will have a mat and eight same-sized sports balls. The balls are placed on the floor and the mat on top of the balls. Then one student sits on the mat. Now, how to get the boat across the river? It may take several tries before the groups can get across the river.
Eighth graders play "human foosball" to discover how to use positive statements instead of negative ones inn game situations. By using "booster statements," they foster teamwork while building self confidence. After completing the game on a soccer field, 8th graders add positive statements to add to the booster board posted in the gym.
Learn more about the Civil War. Young scholars will choose a novel based on the Civil War to learn more about the viewpoints of that time period. They will then discuss the roles of the members of a Literature Circle and then participate in various discussion and writing activities following the novel they choose. Book title suggestions and handouts are included in this activity.
Young scholars examine how nature provides inspiration to engineers. For this biomimicry in engineering lesson, students develop a system to assist persons who are living on the moon. Young scholars work on teams to design plans, consider patent rights, and present to their peers.
Students build a system to remove oil from a water source. In this environmental engineering lesson, students plan and build a system to contain and remove oil from a water source using various materials provided by the teacher. Students evaluate the effectiveness of their creation.
Students inspect physical education by participating in a relay race. For this jump rope lesson, students identify the techniques to skipping rope and discuss the heart benefits which occur from a repeated exercise. Students collaborate in small groups and practice running a relay race while continuing to jump their rope while they race.
Recycled materials are used to make a bowling ball game and improve math concepts, cooperative play, and coordination. Very young learners use recyclable materials to making bowling pins and a ball. They participate in a bowling game and learn sportsmanship as well as practice math patterns.
Students design a web that shows the interactions between the living and non-living parts of the environment. They determine what an environment is and how engineers work together to solve problems. They complete a tally chart that they use to create an environmental interactions graph.