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After taking a pretest on the causes of birth defects, emerging epidemiologists are introduced to a scenario in which babies in Cameron County, Texas have been born with brain and spine defects. Participants each take on a role: physician, epidemiologist, parent, or lab technician. They research the case, prepare a report, and take part in a community discussion. A plethora of information and handouts are included to make this lesson a success in your high school health or biology course.
Students create nature journals. In this introduction to the nature journal lesson, students discover the uses of nature journals and begin their own. Students are challenged to use vivid, concise terms in their descriptive language. Activities include describing different birds and following the behavior of a species from a webcam.
In this February facts Internet hunt worksheet, students use search engines and linked websites to answer 30 questions about topics from all subject areas.  This page has numerous links to helpful web resources.
Students explore astronomy. In this astronomy lesson plan, students discuss the history of the movement of celestial bodies and then communicate with other students regarding the movements that they observe in the sky nightly. Students respond to discussion questions about the lesson plan.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Frank McCourt's Angela's AshesStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Brian Greene's The Elegant UniverseStudents may submit their answers to be scored.
Combine sentences in unique ways to create interest for your readers. This two-page packet briefly explains how to combine two simple sentences and create a compound sentence. After viewing the example, lead your class through the 30 practice questions that follow. Then, have each writer revisit a past writing assignment to look for places to add coordinating conjunctions, creating compound sentences and eliminating simple sentences. 
Learners explore the relationship between the earth, sun, and moon in our solar system. They create a moonrise/moonset chart, perform a dance that models the moon phases, and create a Styrofoam model of the moon's surface.
Learners explore the causes of the phases of an eclipse and become familiar with the hazards of this event. The event once caused fear. the health hazards are researched and discussed.
In this eclipse worksheet, students complete a hands on activity where they simulate an eclipse and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 19 questions.
Students describe stellar objects using terms such as stars, planets, satellites, orbits and light. In this sun and stars unit, students research stellar objects through seven individual lessons discovering star characteristics, how light and heat are important to living things, the differences among stellar objects, and the solar system.
Students use the internet to gather information about eclipses. They compare and contrast the differnet types of eclipses and describe what happens during them. They discover how to view them safely as well.
Students design and build an ideal lunar settlement. In this astronomy lesson plan, students identify the key features of the moon. They compare its environmental condition with the Earth's.
Students manipulate and observe a 3-D model which simulates the activity of the Sun, Earth and Moon during a solar eclipse.
Students explore the major constellations. After reviewing the Earth's basic motions and their significance, students discuss the moon's orbit and revolutions. Using a Digitarium Alpha portable planetarium projector, they observe at least four major constellations and their location in the sky at various times and dates. Students predict the phases of the moon and examine a lunar or solar eclipse.
Young scholars review the process of scientific inquiry. Using this information, they identify the patterns and cycles of the moon as it revolves around the Earth. In groups, they model the phases of the moon from the Earth and Sun's perspective.
The purpose of this unit is for pupils to make the rich set of connections between astronomy and the rest of science and technology, language arts, cultural studies (social studies), math, art, and music.
In this solar system activity, students read about the planets, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and the moon. Then students complete 25 multiple choice, 4 true or false, and 3 short answer questions.
Learners demonstrate the revolution of the moon around the earth and the effect of its direct alignment in between the earth and the sun.
Learners explore the internet world of Second Life and explore how a solar eclipse is formed. In this solar eclipse lesson plan, students answer short answer questions and present their findings.

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