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Have your class doing everything from reading literature, analyzing literary devices, identifying independent and dependent clauses, discussing, and writing creatively with the rich resource found here. After a mini lesson on independent and dependent clauses, your class will read, annotate, and answers questions on two different short stories by O.
6th - 8th Language Arts 149 Views 194 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Twisting and turning through the sky, roller coasters are popular attractions at amusement parks around the world, but how exactly do they work? Explore the physics behind these thrilling rides with an engineering design activity. Starting with a discussion of potential and kinetic energy and the law of conservation of energy, young engineers apply these concepts as they work in groups creating roller coasters using flexible plastic tubing and marbles.
3rd - 7th Science 29 Views 29 Downloads
Movie Revenues: Percent of Change
Post the names of movies that have sequels around the room and ask questions, which the students will answer by going to stand by the name of the movie that fits best. Then work with your class to analyze revenue from each film and percent increase or decrease with sequels.
6th - 8th Math 21 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Power of Nonviolence: What Is Nonviolence? What Does It Cost?
Your young learners will delve into the language of primary source documents in order to identify the characteristics, benefits, and costs of nonviolence. The lesson includes a mix of activities, including an anticipatory activity, creation of a KWL chart, group jigsaw reading, and final discussion prompt.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Nature Treasure Hunt
Get your students out of the classroom and into the great outdoors with this fun nature scavenger hunt. From uncovering evidence of an animal's presence, to making a tool out of materials found in nature, this activity is a great way to engage children in exploring the natural world around us.
Pre-K - 5th Science 10 Views 7 Downloads
Reading Comprehension 6: Level 9
Did you know that an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon dioxide as a car emits in 11,000 miles of driving? Such fun facts abound in a short reading comprehension passage detailing the benefits of parks and rooftop gardens. After reading the passage, students are tested on their ability to recall facts, to draw inferences, to compare and contrast information, and to describe the organizational structure of the passage.
8th - 10th All 29 Views 116 Downloads
Glacier Bay Pacific Halibut
The National Park Service has produced a high-quality presentation on the halibut population of Glacier Bay, Alaska. It takes the viewpoint of the marine biologists or rather, ichthyologists, who have been studying the adaptations, behavior, and life cycle of these mighty fish.
9th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD lesson plan. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as well as separate fact from opinion.
2nd English Language Development 14 Views 86 Downloads
Exploring Photosynthesis with NASA Remote Sensing Data
Young scholars explore photosynthesis using NASA satellite data. In this inquiry based biology lesson plan, students will look at data from a chosen national park to determine when the maximum amount of photosynthesis is occurring. This will allow the young scholars to determine the best months for park visitors.
7th - 12th Science 8 Views 28 Downloads
Do your learners like dinosaurs and theme parks? An ambitious lesson invites learners to put together a plan for supplying dinosaurs for a new theme park. Pupils work together in groups to come up with their plan, which must include a spreadsheet that has information on cost, size, and weight of the dinosaurs.
4th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 34 Downloads
Using a Map to Locate Places
Here is a good way to explore the concept of map skills. In this geography lesson, young geographers discover how to read a map and the elements printed on the map. They hunt for states, captials, and National Parks on a map.
1st - 2nd Language Arts 18 Views 269 Downloads
Data Collection and Presentation
Middle and high schoolers collect and analyze data from four different activities. The activities include information about classmates, tallying colors of cars in a parking lot, stem and leaf plots, and making a histogram from winning lottery numbers.
6th - 10th Math 36 Views 431 Downloads
Transform Me! -Types of Energy
Use interactive online tools to help physicists understand the Law of Conservation of Energy. They watch a homemade video featuring a science teacher singing a song about energy conservation (consider having them make one as extra credit), and predict what the law states.
9th - Higher Ed Science 20 Views 66 Downloads
Polar Bears: Keeping Warm at the Arctic
Learners study the Arctic polar bear, and its body coverings, to see how it survives in the harsh Arctic climate. This lesson was developed in North Carolina, and specifically suggests a trip to the North Carolina Zoological Park. However, the basis of the lesson could be completed without the field trip component.
3rd - 4th Science 6 Views 14 Downloads
Redwood National and State Parks: California
Use this presentation about redwood trees and parks in your ESL unit about travel and/or the outdoors. Bright photographs adorn each slide, with short descriptions of each topic. The slide show is short enough to show in one class period and helps to reinforce common nature vocabulary.
5th - 9th English Language Development 3 Views 2 Downloads
Teaching American History: Civil Rights in Film: Part 2
Did you know that Rosa Parks was the secretary for the NAACP? Her famous refusal to give up her bus seat was actually a premeditated act designed by the NAACP to draw light the growing civil rights movement. In part two, professor Melani McAlister continues her lecture on civil rights in film and focuses on a song about Rosa Parks.
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Do you recognize these famous people? Examine the lives of famous Americans like Helen Keller and Thomas Jefferson. To accomplish this, your class will study the contributions made by the famous people listed here. They will identify the pictures of these Americans and explain the importance of the republican form of government.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 92 Downloads
Active Viewing: Eyes on the Prize "Awakenings"
Dive deeper into the Montgomery Bus Boycott with this multi-stage lesson, centered on the essential question: Why did the boycott last so long? Historians investigate the Jim Crow south through a video clip (not included), then analyze primary sources in groups.
11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads