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Middle Schoolers explore factors that influence climate. Canada's climate zones are focused on in an interesting science lesson. The plan is incredibly thorough; it has activities, worksheets, rubrics, and assessments all built into it. A fine plan if you're looking to teach your charges about Canada's variety of climates.
Students focus on how storks and other cultural icons, in both Bulgarian and American customs, are believed to encourage and bring good health. They list three natural phenomena in their region prominently associated with the coming of spring and give reasons they are important in the culture.
High schoolers write original plays based on supernatural explanations of existence. In this cultural creation myths lesson, students listen to five different stories about supernatural creation. High schoolers record similarities and differences in these stories. Students write a 300 word essay about the basic elements in these stories and then work in groups to write a play and perform it.
What does it mean to be living? Help your young scientists identify living and non-living things as a result of their learning through discovery. Observation of and interaction with a set of natural phenomena in their community will make this learning experience fun and relevant.
High schoolers 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.
Students discover the factors that influence climate. Using a map, they locate and describe Canada's many climate zones and discuss what cause differences in temperature. They examine how air masses influence the seasons and explain the difference between cold and warm fronts.