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Fifth graders use tangrams to identify and compare triangles and quadrilaterals. They follow along as the teacher guides their moves on the overhead projector. They examine how to make a square piece of paper from a rectangular one using simple paper folding techniques. Finally, they use the tangram pieces to complete a student practice sheet.
Young biologists take a look at the myriad of ways that animals increase their chances of surviving in the wild. The adaptations help animals hide, hunt, and attract a mate. This lesson specifically explores how insect mouth parts are adapted to help the insect obtain food from certain food sources. Excellent worksheets and activities are embedded in this fine plan.
Students uncover the mathematical proportions as well as the history of the Parthenon. For this math and science lesson, students use research to find the contributions of ancient Greeks made to our current society. They explore the relationships between the mathematics and the aesthetics of the Parthenon. In the concluding activity, students solve problems related to the Nashville Parthenon.
Fifth graders investigate bullying and nonviolent ways to deal with bullies. In this conflict management activity, 5th graders discover the definition for the word ahimsa and examine ways to incorporate that philosophy into their social life. Students read the book My Secret Bully, and write a persuasive essay about conflict resolutions.