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After High School— What’s Next?
Exploring and discovering what to do after high school graduation is a very real topic for 12th graders. They examine their own character traits, the traits commonly needed in specific careers, and what type of career best suits them personally. Four short activities, a worksheet, and a complete list of career clusters are included.
Career Education: After High School, What's Next?
First the class discusses how character or personality traits relate to career choices. They identify their own traits, research career clusters, and look for ads hiring in those target areas. They research job ads to determine what education or experience they need to land the job of their dreams.
The Importance of Recycling Batteries
Students discover the types of batteries and their uses. They experience static electricity by rubbing glass jars and using it to raise their hair. After discussing the importance of recycling batteries and using ones that are rechargeable, they build homemade wet cells based on the Voltaic cell.
Welcome to Mars
Students discover the location of the various land rovers on Mars. After watching a video, they discuss the reasons why scientists are interested in possibility of life on Mars. Using the internet, they research the possible careers they are interested in and discuss them with the class.
US Wheat Farmers Immigration Bill
Hand out an interesting document that describes laws and legislation revolving around US wheat farmers and immigration. Learners can read through the bill and discuss its implications nationally and globally.
Ship the Chip
Students design a container to send a single potato chip through the mail undamaged. In this engineering lesson, students plan to ship a chip and design their own container. Students research manufacturing engineering and packaging of products in this hands-on lesson.
Aquaculture: Down on the Salmon Farm
High schoolers examine the problems of the continued development of aquaculture. They also brainstorm ideas that people in this field would need to be successful.
The Insights of American Blacks During the 19th and 20th Centuries in New Haven, Connecticut
Students examine the contributions of African Americans in New Haven, Connecticut in the 19th and 20th centuries. After being introduced to new vocabulary, they review the elements of autobiographies and read excerpts of African American authors. To end the lesson they wrwite their own autobiography and interview a parent to gather more about their family history.
The Mysterious Plant Caper
Students investigate the basic parts of plant and that plants are living things which require water, air, light and nutrients for survival. They do this through a series of scientific experiements and multi-curricular hands-on activities.
Motion: Speed, Velocity, Acceleration and Networking
Students interpret a variety of motion graphs. In this physics lesson, students calculate the speed and acceleration of objects using numerical data from graphs. They apply what they have learned to solve real world problems.
How Can We Make Businesses Safe And Effective?
Fourth graders complete several lessons in order to gain an overview of various facets of business. They read books about business, identify business careers that are of interest to them, write letters to local business leaders, listen to classroom presentations and create maps that document the history of a particular business.
When Is it Better to Use an Estimation vs an Exact Answer?
In this measurement worksheet, learners investigate using estimations vs actual measurements. Students work in groups to calculate the sum of the areas of the walls and floors and make a presentation of their findings.
Innovation in a Bag
Learners create a business plan to start up their own business. In this algebra lesson, students think of a product they can produce and sell. They create on paper what they should do and then put into practice creating a mock business.
Idioms Quiz: nature
In this English idioms worksheet, students complete sentences by interpreting idioms about nature.
Geography: Where on Earth Are the Postage Stamp Countries?
Seventh graders research the six European "postage stamp" (small) countries and research interesting facts about them. In groups, they are assigned to one of the six countries of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, or Vatican City. On poster board, 7th graders create a postage stamp for their country.
Reopen: A Study of Five Closed Mines
Students analyze data to determine which of the fived closed mines would be beneficial to have reopen. They acquire knowledge of rocks and minerals in the area to give reasons why that mine should open again. Students gain knowledge in how minerals are extracted from the earth. They play a bingo actiivty to learn about the vocabulary used, pick a job role, and a name for their small group mining company.
Young scholars discover how rockets can reach a higher altitude by using staging. They use balloons to demonstrate this concept and then practice with rockets. They discuss the results to end the lesson.
Cassini gets Ready to run Rings Around Saturn
Fourth graders study an article about Saturn. In this investigative lesson students discuss the article and complete an activity that asks them what question they would pose about Saturn.