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Leapin' Landmarks: Locating 10 man-made landmarks around the world
Third graders engage in a lesson which addresses their curiosity about some of the outstanding people-made landmarks of the world. They explore the geographical themes of location and place through literature.
3rd Social Studies & History 6 Views 15 Downloads
Brick by Brick
Kindergarteners create an illustrated class book detailing their experiences creating adobe bricks and building a house that the Big Bad Wolf cannot blow down. Richly detailed, the lesson plan not only includes a recipe for Adobe bricks but also includes a discussion of man-made and natural materials, differentiated instruction support, extensions and connections.
K Language Arts 4 Views 77 Downloads
From DNA to Silly Putty, The Diverse World of Polymers
Polymers make up nearly everything in the world around us; some are naturally occurring, while others are synthetic. Learn about how polymers form, what they are used for, and some of the potential environmental and health dangers of certain man-made polymers.
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science 13 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review The Kingdom of Benin
Discover the society of Benin through analysis of several artifacts and rich primary source materials. Here you'll find worksheets on topics as the work of Benin craftsmen, the influence of the all-powerful Oba, explanations for the great wealth and power of the kingdom, and the structure of the city itself.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 11 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Wind Tunnel Testing
One of the factors that automotive engineers must consider is wind drag. The less wind drag, the more efficient the car will be. They perform many tests in wind tunnels, then refine their designs and test again. Using simple materials, transform your middle and high schoolers into designers and engineers as they work together to create their own low-drag cars, then test them in a class wind tunnel.
5th - 12th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Watershed Works: Unit 2
The second of a three-unit lesson plan, this focuses on how human-made structures affect watersheds. Using watershed models that were built during the first unit, junior geologists now place buildings, dams, or levees into the models and make observations about the movement of water.
5th - 8th Science 16 Views 40 Downloads
Natural vs. Man-Made Objects
Students practice sorting objects into the appropriate category. In this materials lesson, students learn the difference between man made and natural objects. Students use the application Kidspiration to sort objects into the correct categories of man made or natural.
K - 2nd Science 13 Views 44 Downloads
A Century of Plastics
After reading about polymer materials, engineer trainees examine how plastics have been integrated into everyday products. In groups, they compile a list of products made entirely without plastics and then, as a closing activity, try to plan a redesign of a plastic product using fifty percent less of the material.
3rd - 12th Science 28 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Materials - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Play a game to review characteristics of different materials. Players will compare natural to man-made materials and how much light passes through them. They consider water and heat resistance as well. If you are preparing your class for a quiz on materials, this resource is one that you will want to keep on hand!
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Understanding Symmetry Through Visual Art
Have your class explore symmetry, radial balance and fractional parts in natural and man-made objects in their environment. Learners list examples and identify symmetrical and asymmetrical designs. Pupils are given a box of crayons and they divide the crayons and identify warm and cool colors.
4th Math 11 Views 76 Downloads
Soda Straw Rockets
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces before designing and testing their own paper rockets.
K - 6th Science 139 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Natural State
Learners identify man-made materials that are derived from natural resources. They reflect on how their world would be different if our natural resources were not available. They examine the reverse of the Arkansas quarter and complete a worksheet.
2nd - 3rd Science 16 Views 45 Downloads
Wild in the Schoolyard
Stake a few plots around the playground and conduct a scientific investigation! Budding scientists discuss what is alive, what is not, and what they think they'll find on the school playground. After a quick discussion, they head out side and collect items of interest found within the designated areas.
K Science 3 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Puzzled About Conservation
Raise children's awareness about conservation with this series of vocabulary activities. Offering riddles about endangered species and a crossword puzzle involving key terms relating to conservation, these fun worksheets will engage young scientists in learning about the impact of humans on animals from around the globe.
3rd - 6th Science 19 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Kind of Geologist Am I?
Transform your class into young geologists as they learn about six different branches of geology. Using the included geology career descriptions and picture cards, learners work in small groups deciding which tools and locations fit their assigned geology specialist.
2nd - 5th Science 49 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Build a Big Wheel
What does it take to prepare for a construction project? In an engineering lesson, youngsters examine how a Ferris wheel can turn and carry a load without falling apart. After reading up on big wheel designs, they create a model using pasta noodles, teabags, and other simple materials.
3rd - 12th Science 43 Views 69 Downloads