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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.
7th - 11th Language Arts 73 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fourth graders study the role of technology in agriculture. For this agricultural technology lesson, 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.
4th Science 6 Views 25 Downloads
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.
3rd - 5th Science 8 Views 22 Downloads
Students 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.
3rd - 8th Science 11 Views 96 Downloads
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.
2nd Science 6 Views 32 Downloads
Cracking the Code
Some interesting reading on the history of barcodes opens this technology lesson. Readers find out how engineers contribute, and then they gather into groups to discuss possible improvements to our current UPC barcode system. Know that though the publisher lists national education standards met as early as third grade, this lesson would be above the heads of most third graders.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 38 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies
Learners 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.
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering 16 Views 34 Downloads
Solving Problems Using Simple Machines
Fifth graders listen to The 3 Pigs and the Scientific Wolf and build simple machines. In this simple machines instructional activity, 5th graders review what the six simple machines are. Students create simple machines that would have helped the wolf catch the pigs.
5th Language Arts 7 Views 30 Downloads
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.
5th Science 3 Views 34 Downloads
Simple Machines - Wheel and Axle
Upper graders are shown an example of a wheel and axle through which they will each make a pinwheel. They are given instructions on how to complete their pinwheel step-by-step, one pinwheel per group. They try out their pinwheels to see if they are assembled correctly.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 67 Downloads
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.
9th - 11th Science 9 Views 141 Downloads
Lesson 5: Technology: Conveniences and Consequences
Students identify positive and negative impacts of technology. In this technological advancements lesson, students consider how toxic pollution affects the Earth and its inhabitants. Students participate in 3 activities that allow them to investigate the perils of technology.
8th - 12th Science 14 Views 97 Downloads
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.
4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 53 Downloads
Simple and Complex Machines Used In Agriculture
Students explore agriculture and the current technologies and research that continue to make Earth a viable planet. This four lessons unit introduce students to simple machines and the concepts of force and friction through a variety of hands-on activities.
2nd - 5th Science 11 Views 57 Downloads