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OF SUNSETS, SOULS AND SENSES: Science, Scientific Methods, Natural and Supernatural
Students explore the realm and limits of science. Engages students to give examples of topics that can be studied by science, and those that cannot. This also takes a examine descriptive terms, which reflect the true nature of modern science.
6th - 9th Science 5 Views 15 Downloads
The Historiography on Robert Boyle: Was Boyle the Progenitor of Modern Science?
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Scientific Revolution: 1500-1700
Discover the key players involved in reshaping scientific thought during the scientific revolution. Basic information regarding major contributions of Brahe, Copernicus, Galileo, Bacon, Kepler, Descartes, and Newton are covered in this resource.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 30 Views 113 Downloads
How Mendel's Pea Plants Helped Us Understand Genetics
A brief animation introduces heredity to your beginning biologists. They will meet Gregor Mendel's green and yellow peas, dominant and recessive traits, homozygous and heterozygous alleles, and Punnett squares. In this cartoon animation, the peas all have arms, legs, and facial features.
3 mins 7th - 9th Science 52 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review What Types of Punishment are Constitutional?
How does society punish criminal behaviors, and what constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment"? This is a valuable conversation to have with your class members, and here you'll find a variety of resources to help support you in this process, including text from a magazine article titled Are Prisons Driving Prisoners Mad?
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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Explore the history, scope, and ramifications of human conflict. Six thorough sections of articles originally published in Science Journal take learners through the stages of human conflict, and hypothesize about the future of mankind in the face of ever-expanding conflict in the world.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
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.
5th - 7th Language Arts 28 Views 37 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students create mock fossil records based on current scientific theories about prehistory. By learning about what fossil records teach us about different prehistoric time periods, students gain a greater understanding of theories of prehistory in general.
6th - 12th Science 8 Views 136 Downloads
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.
9 mins 10th - 12th Science 12 Views 41 Downloads
Eyeing the Next Einstein
Students complete a KWL chart on Albert Einstein. After they read an article, they discover more about his iconic status and how future scientists view him. In groups, they create trading cards about Einstein and another scientist of interest to them and write a job description looking for the next Einstein.
6th - 12th Language Arts 13 Views 69 Downloads
Earth Moon Scaling
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.
6th - 12th Science 50 Views 418 Downloads
The Tell-Tale Hearts of Writers
Knock, knock, knock...Creep out your class with a critical thinking lesson focused on word relationships in Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." They investigate the relationship between word choice, mood, and interpretation of a piece of writing.
6th - 12th Language Arts 43 Views 576 Downloads
Science and Natural Philosophy Before the Seventeenth Century
Students 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.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
Who Gets to Invent and How Do Inventors Change Our Lives?
Learners 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.
2nd - 6th Science 21 Views 155 Downloads
Modernism: American Literature 1914-1945
What characterizes modern literature? The first few slides of this 31-slide PowerPoint discuss what sparked the change to Modernism and discuss some of the key figures of the time (like Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud). The 20s and 30s are both briefly touched on, and some characteristics of the work produced during this period are noted.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 13 Views 10 Downloads