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Students explore buoyancy and displacement. In this Archimedes Principle science lesson, students predict which household items will float and which will sink, then test them in water. Students watch a video about Archimedes Principle, then define and explain buoyancy and displacement. Students design a boat out of aluminum foil using the principles they have learned, competing to create a boat that will hold the most cargo.
Practice the native concept of weaving with traditional classroom items. Using assorted colors of construction paper, your class will simulate how to weave. This is a great activity to connect to a Native American, Mexican, or other cultural unit.
Young scholars construct models of simple and complicated machines with Legos. Then they design an experiment using the scientific method. ESE modifications included.
Young scholars complete a unit on fossils. They read and discuss informational handouts, define key vocabulary terms, answer discussion questions, create a geologic timeline and a timeline of their own life, analyze bones, and create a fossil cast.
In this online interactive history learning exercise, students respond to 10 short answer questions about Pablo Picasso. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive learning exercise.
Students read historic or contemporary fiction that is set in and around castles. Then they build castles and characters to use in retelling stories, demonstrating their understanding of fiction texts and period architecture. Students also write their own narrative fiction, including detailed descriptions of the characters and castle setting
Learners develop fantasy creatures and characters, describing personalities in terms of gestures, actions, and expressions displayed. Then they make fantasy masks, focusing on shape, form, proportion, line, and emphasis to demonstrate personality. Students also present plays and tell stories using masks that they created.
Students who live in the inner city are introduced to the four corners region of the United States. In groups, they examine how the region differs compared to where they live and their culture. They develop maps of the area and locate landmarks of the area. To end the lesson, they research the contributions of the Native American groups of the four corners region and examine artifacts.
Students research symbols that represent winter holidays. In this pencil topper activity lesson, students discuss family holiday traditions and research family life now and in the past and create a detailed holiday symbol to place on a colored pencil.
Students read myths and legends about celestial bodies, compare cultural perceptions of celestial personalities, represent "character" of sun, moon, clouds, or stars, and invent their own stories about their chosen celestial characters.
Students, with a small group of other classmates, research information about their country's government including voting process, budget setting or the process needed to pass new laws. They design and make a game board that incorporates the information they gathered.
Students determine how to determine the density of an object or material that has a simple geometric shape. They apply the method for determining density to a more complex geometric shape. They complete an experiment with items that sink or float in water, develop a scatter plot, and determine densities using the graph.
Research the life of Alexander Graham Bell in groups, identifying the challenges Alexander Graham Bell faced before he invented the telephone. To end the lesson, use construction paper to make models of an old fashioned telephone.
Students identify the unique characteristics of the octopus. Then they fashion a model of this unique sea creature. Students also imaginatively decorate their model octopus. Finally, they research the different functions of the octopus's unique features such as its sharp beak and prickly tongue, changing head and funnel, and tentacles and suckers.
Learners read many pages about The Opera by Charles Garnier. In this opera lesson plan, students read 8 pages on the background, artwork, music, dancing, and technicalities of this opera.
Sixth graders explore Ancient Greece using resources in literature, math, social studies, and science.
Learners think more seriously about what they want to do for a living after high school. They investigate other options for success excluding the college tract. They explore the ramifications of every occupation and pursuit placing different demands on the human body.
Students examine the world of forensic science, focusing on fingerprint analysis. In the instructional activity, they implement a method by which fingerprints of class members are categorized and identified. Elementary students study classification systems while high school students develop systems of identification.
Fifth graders explore the historical, procedural, and comparative studies of colossal sculptures and structures in this six lessons unit. The cooperative efforts of many people to complete the works is emphasized.
Students complete play analysis activities for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. In this play analysis lesson plan, students read Act 5 and a summary of the play. Students complete close reading analysis activities including characterizations, theme analysis, journal activities, and watch a video.