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Clear and Present Danger
Students assume identities of lawmakers, judges, writers, and protestors during times in American history when freedoms of speech and press were limited because country was on the brink of war or fighting one. Students use primary source documents to evaluate issues of freedom of speech and the press versus national security and public safety, and draft new constitutional amendment that clearly defines government's powers in times of national crisis.
Unit 2 Quantities Review
In this quantities in chemistry worksheet, students solve 13 review problems about percent composition, significant digits, the mole, simple and molecular formulas, balancing equations, stoichiometry, limiting reagents and percent yields.
The Five Senses: How They Relate to our World
Learners explore the five senses and the significance of each sense. In this five senses and diversity lesson, students listen to You Can't Smell a Flower With Your Ear by Joanna Cole and take a walk observing opportunities to use all five senses. Learners participate in a variety of hands-on activities, including those in which the use of their senses is limited. Students discuss the impact these limitations place on one's life.
Exam 1 Review Calculus with Applications
In this functions worksheet, students identify the domain and range of a function. They find the slope of a line. Students determine the limits of an equation and note the discontinuous and continuous functions. This three-page worksheet contains 14 multiple-choice problems.
OF SUNSETS, SOULS AND SENSES: Science, Scientific Methods, Natural and Supernatural
Students explore the realm and limits of science. Engages students to give examples of topics that can be studied by science, and those that cannot. This also takes a examine descriptive terms, which reflect the true nature of modern science.
Students read several historical folktales and identify the type of folktales represented by the stories. They define hospitality, describe its characteristics and determine if it has limits.
Students study the individual rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. They determine where these rights come from, and why we value them as we do. They consider that our individual rights are not absolute, and may be limited by other compelling public interests.
What Is a Species?
Students are able to recognize that scientists use different definitions of species. They are able to assess the strengths and limitations of species definitions depending on their context. Students are able to use definitions of species to enhance their understanding of speciation. They are able to understand the concept of taxonomy and biodiversity inventories.
Labels: What Do They Mean?
Ninth graders brainstorm words they typically use to label each other, discuss effects of labeling, including reinforcement of stereotypes, and experience potentially harming and limiting effects that labels have by participating in interactive classroom activity.
The Great Depression: Eating on a Shoestring
Students explore the realities of feeding a family on a very limited budget by comparing the cost of living in the 1930s to the cost of living today. Using primary documents and technology to make the comparison, they identify the impact of the economy on citizens' health and welfare. Students also engage their natural interest in eating and to identify with real-world practice in budgeting and applied mathematics.
World Population Milestones
Students identify and define the logistic model for the world population data. For this data analysis lesson, students use the model illustrated to determine the population in a given year and compare it to the population shown in the table. Students also find the limiting behavior and explain what that means.
Rubber Band Science
In this physical limits instructional activity, students test the limits of a rubber band. Students will use various masses to test how far a 1/4 in. rubber band will stretch. They will record and graph their data, then evaluate how the outcome would change with rubber bands of varying sizes.
Capturing Renewable Energy
Learners work toward understanding the limitations of renewable energy resources if there is no system available for storing the energy.
In this population worksheet, students will compare two population growth graphs and complete four short answer questions. Then students will investigate the factors that influence population growth in 8 fill in the blank statements and 4 multiple choice questions. Finally, students will complete 5 short answer questions on how organism interactions limit population size.
Cell Replication and Cancerous Cells
Learners determine why cell growth is limited and requires cell division. They explore the different phases of mitosis, the oncogenes that cause cancer, and possible treatments.
Keynes vs. Hayek: Rise of the Chicago School of Economics
High schoolers determine differences between Keynes' and Hayek's economic philosophies. They describe economic freedom according to Hayek, as current economists describe it, then explain how Keynes' economic policies could limit economic freedom .
Introducing Jane Eyre: An Unlikely Victorian Heroine
Students investigate the expectations and limitations placed on Victorian women and evaluate Charlotte Bronte's position and desire for literary achievement in using the male pseudonym, Currer Bell.
Skyscrapers: Engineering Up!
Students build their own newspaper skyscrapers with limited materials and time. They identify several different structural engineering principles relating to skyscrapers. They explain how their towers resisted the wind load.
The Federal Court System
Students research and prepare a persuasive paper on how federal courts should be constructed in a new country. In this Federal Court System lesson, students decide whether they should model a new country's federal courts after the US court system or create a new type of federal court system. Students also demonstrate how power of the courts in this new country will be limited.
What's the Limit?
Students complete an activity designed to demonstrate how scientists estimate total population numbers of organisms in the wild. They discuss overpopulation and the biotic and abiotic factors that affect population growth.