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New! Vending Machine Bans Increase in Schools Nationwide
Does a ban on vending machines infringe on student rights, or do school officials have an obligation to monitor foods sold on school grounds? Your class members will explore the educational, health, and financial issues related to vending machines on school campuses. Informational texts include facts on nutrition and obesity, how vending contracts and fundraising work, and the rising tide of vending machine bans in schools nationwide. Learners will conclude by writing persuasive essays stating their opinions on the issue.
Fourth graders study the role of technology in agriculture. In this agricultural technology instructional activity, 4th graders spend ten to twelve days studying how technology affects agriculture. Students also are made aware of different careers in the agriculture and biotechnology field.
Modern Technology and Farming
Students explore agriculture by conducting a technology conversation in class. In this food system lesson, students identify the path of food from farm to plate and view a virtual farm on the Internet. Students complete a farming technology worksheet with classmates.
WEAVING TECHNOLOGY INTO THEMATIC UNITS T.O.O.L.S. 2000
Third graders utilize computers and other technology to explain the solar system. Ten different stations involve students through laserdisc, research, art, GeoSafari, space toys, and the computer.
Applied Science - Technology (1B) Pre Lab
First graders explore simple machines. In this technology lesson, 1st graders review pulleys, levers, wedges, and ramps. They experiment with lifting items with and without these simple machines.
Las Maquinas y Nosotros: Machines and Us
Second graders explain the relationship between energy and work. In this technology lesson, 2nd graders describe the different uses of machines in their everyday lives. They record observations and data in their science journal.
Let's Move It!
Students create a simple machine that includes a cart and lever system that could have been used to build the ancient pyramids. In this simple machine lesson, students learn about the wheel and the axle as simple machines that help transport materials. They ultimately create a machine that would have helped build the ancient pyramids.
Learners engage in a lesson that explores the concept of simple machines. They view a powerpoint media presentation and then are introduced to adult volunteers for the lesson. Each volunteer is at a station with a simple machine and demonstrates its use.
Exploring Today's Technology
Second graders explore technology. In this science instructional activity, 2nd graders discuss various forms of technology. Students research technology that they use everyday and write a sentence about each one of the technologies.
Konnecting Simple Machines and K'Nex
Students study and identify different types of simple machines and how they work. They design a simple machine.
Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies
Students apply the mechanical advantages and problem-solving capabilities of six types of simple machines (wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley) as they discuss modern structures in the spirit of the engineers and builders of the great pyramids. While studying the steps of the engineering design process, students practice teamwork, creativity and problem solving.
Students investigate different types of simple machines. They identify simple machines as part of daily life. They build a simple machine.
Simple Machines, Engines and the Environment
Fourth graders calculate the mechanical advantage of an inclined plane. In this physics lesson, 4th graders identify the different types of simple machines and their uses. They give examples of compound machines.
Solving Problems Using Simple Machines
Fifth graders listen to The 3 Pigs and the Scientific Wolf and build simple machines. In this simple machines lesson, 5th graders review what the six simple machines are. Students create simple machines that would have helped the wolf catch the pigs.
With a digital camera in hand, pupils go on a hunt for an assigned simple machine. Each group of 3 will take a photo of a simple machine found on the school grounds. They will use their photos to create Trading Cards. When all the cards are printed, learners will engage in a Line Dance as a way to share the images they collected.
Space Age Technology Comes to Earth
Students explore eight career and technical areas and make connections with business, family and consumers, and technology. They examine and describe how agriculture and natural resources impact our quality of life. They explore and identify emerging technologies and careers in agriculture.
Forms of Equations
Ninth graders discuss the different forms of equations. In this algebra lesson, 9th graders talk about the pros and cons of algebraic equations. They discuss reflection across the x and y axis and write out the equation of the given reflection.
Technology Tradeoffs: Why Should I Care?
Power generation and energy usage are the focus of a lesson on technology tradeoffs. Class members consider the positive and negative effects of such energy sources as diesel fuel and gasoline, and after considering the tradeoffs, take a stance on which they would choose and why. Attachments, rubrics, extensions and a bibliography are included.
Lesson 5: Technology: Conveniences and Consequences
Young scholars identify positive and negative impacts of technology. In this technological advancements lesson, students consider how toxic pollution affects the Earth and its inhabitants. Young scholars participate in 3 activities that allow them to investigate the perils of technology.
American Indian Technologies - Grade Four Interdisciplinary Lesson
Fourth graders investigate how technology effected the American Indian tribes of Ohio. In this Native peoples research lesson, 4th graders work in groups to determine how technology helped extend the tribes abilities and spread their cultural beliefs. They complete a pre-test, participate in research, and take a post-assessment.