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Young scholars participate in a warm-up activity by attending a football match writing an account of who won the game. They discuss how their account could differ from someone else's account of the game. They discuss how different people's interpretations compares to historiography. They read three different accounts about Boyle and answer questions about their similarities and differences. They follow up with studying Newton and comparing him to Boyle.
Encourage an active lifestyle and teach the new Common Core standards at the same time! In one of a series of innovative lessons, young learners take 20-minute walks as they listen to podcasts recorded on various subjects. This particular lesson deals with the life, inventions, and theories of Galileo. After returning from their walk, your class will take a short comprehension quiz, as well as engage in discussion about both the recording they listened to and the exercise they completed. These resources include the necessary podcasts and comprehension quizzes and numerous discussion prompts. Note: Because pupils need to listen to this podcast while walking, you will need an MP3 player for each individual.
There were a few ideas and great thinkers that spawned the Scientific Revolution. Discover the contributions of modern scientific thinkers such as Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, Bacon, Descartes, and Newton. Slides describe how each contributed to a new mode of universal understanding.
Students identify and evaluate Korea's role in inventions in Asia. In this Korean Invention lesson, students complete a chart of innovations and discuss where they are from. Students read about Korean inventions and complete a chart. Students discuss their findings and create a timeline of Korean inventions.
The extent to which "Fittest" can describe social success versus reproductive success is explored. Evolution may not always lead to a more desirable trait, just the one which best suits the current environment. The idea of intelligent design can be reconciled with evolution by acknowledging system design as a whole and the brilliance of adaptation. This video clearly avoids negating one argument for the sake of the other and highlights ways to incorporate both at a critical level of thinking.
A wonderful lesson incorporating math and physics skills along with specific details about the planetary bodies. The cross-curricular approach makes for a valid activity to challenge multiple ages and abilities. Your class could work in groups to plan, estimate, research, and calculate the concepts of scale and magnitude in order to construct a scale model of bodies in the Solar System. Depending on ability and available time, pupils could work with specific pairs of objects.
True!—Do not be nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous about showing this student-produced PowerPoint. The eyes of your pupils will be wide, wide open as events from the life of Edgar Allan Poe are detailed, and vocabulary and key facts drawn from “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado” are featured. “In pace requiescat!”
Blow their minds with a lesson plan on the search for life outside of our planet! A brief video proposes the question of how to define life. A couple of articles investigate the possibility of alien existence. Finally, the class is divided into groups, each with a specific task. They research and prepare pitches to convince investors to contribute financially to further exploration, explain how radio telescopes work, and more!
Students navigate the Internet to learn to identify Earthworms. In this taxonomy instructional activity, students explore species of earthworms finding their characteristics and using photographs to identify the species. Students research information to enable them to catch and classify earthworms.
Young scholars complete a worksheet about some of the natural philosophers in history. They use graph paper and create a timeline with the dates of birth and names of a list of natural philosophers. They list four questions concerning life and the universe that they would like to answer and explain.
Young scholars examine the way various inventions have changed their lives. As a class, they create a timeline of the most important inventions during their lifetime and another timeline of how old they were when it was invented. Individually, they use the internet to research one inventor and write their own biography of him or her. To end the lesson, they discuss the positives and negatives of new inventions.