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Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not
Who fixes the swings at the park? The class creates a community bulletin board to explore the goods and services provided for their community in both the private and government sectors. They discuss taxes, consumers' wants and needs, and community cost benefits.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History
Entering Local Groundhog Data in an Excel Spreadsheet
Here is a cross-curricular ecology and technology lesson; your learners create spreadsheets depicting the location and number of groundhog dens in a local park. They research groundhogs and analyze data about where the groundhog population is most prevalent.
4th - 6th Science
State Parks: A Spanish Vocabulary Lesson
Ninth graders create a PowerPoint about state parks using Spanish vocabulary. In this Spanish lesson, 9th graders work in groups to research about area recreational facilities. Students use information collected on-line to create and present a slide presentation in Spanish about the state park.
"Sunday in the Park" Reader's Response
After reading Bel Kaufman's "Sunday in the Park," give your class the opportunity to react to the short story through writing. First they write a brief summary paragraph, and then they react to any events or characters' actions in a second paragraph.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Evolution in a Big City
Intriguing! With color-coded maps and eye-catching animation, Professor Jason Munshi-South expounds on how, by taking a DNA sample from a New York City mouse, biologists can determine which park it lives in. This is because urban development has isolated mouse populations into smaller areas, and each population has undergone evolutionary changes that make it unique.
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Riding on a Pendulum
A comprehensive resource gets fourth grade physical scientists making observations about the period of a pendulum and then applying knowledge to a playground swing. Through seven different stations, they will record observations and measurements about how the pendulum works.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
Kids Can Make a Difference
What is a philanthropist? We can all be philanthropists! After assessing the needs of the school and listening to literature about how they can help others, primary learners develop a class project and maintain a journal of their progress and project results.
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
An award-winning architect speaks about the need to rehabilitate underused parking lots, past-their-prime shopping malls, and other structures. She gets us to take a look at successful retrofits and proposes plans to give others a makeover so that these underperforming suburban properties can become useful, sustainable parts of their communities.
19 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Amaaazing Amusement Park
Find the shortest distance at the amusement park and enjoy all your stops before you have to meet for dinner. When given a map of the park, your learners will have to plan their route to include all the stops and calculate the total distance using the Pythagorean Theorem.
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
The Parking Lot
Use the real-world cost of parking a car to demonstrate the properties of a function. The resource describes to learners how much it is to park in a certain lot. It is up to your number crunchers to complete a table of minutes and dollars, sketch a graph of dollars versus minutes, decide if the graph is a function, and state whether the inverse is a function.
8th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
The Road Taken
Cooperative groups work to determine which of three routes would be the best to take from Snowden River Park and Ride to the M & T Bank Stadium. They use actual Google Maps to find distances and estimated time involved. Then they multiply by multi-digit decimal rates to figure the average speed, gasoline used, number of songs heard en route, and cost of fuel.
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Team Assignment - A Parking Dilemma
Class groups are challenged to solve the school’s parking problem. Each team must establish ground rules for their discussion, determine criteria that must be met, and brainstorm possible solutions. Next, they agree on one solution and develop implementation and evaluation plans.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Going-to-the-Sun Road: A Model of Landscape Engineering (95)
Young thinkers identify the problems encountered in designing and building Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier National Park. They describe, introduce, and evaluate arguments for building roads to provide access to the park and other backcountry and wilderness regions.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Roller Coasters: They're Fun, But Are They Safe?
Students survey people to find out what roller coasters they like, conduct Internet research to find information on dangers in amusement parks, contact experts on subject, and write feature that shows pros and cons of coasters.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Students design an amusement park attraction based on a fantastic journey from literature, film, or their own imaginations. Each design team must submit a formal proposal. The proposal should include: a two- or three-dimensional visual of the ride.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Wild Horses of the Outer Banks
Students explore animal habitats. In this cross curriculum animal survival and writing lesson, students view a website about wild horses on Shackelford Island and discuss ways in which the horses have changed to this environment. Students write an expository piece about this process, and then compare it to a 6th grade middle school environment in a second piece of writing.
6th - 7th Science
Infrared Yellowstone Lesson 1: The Invisible Yellowstone National Park
Using NASA infrared imaging and a temperature map, learners hone their scientific observation skills. They look at multiple images of Old Faithful before, during, and after a geyser emission. They compare the infrared images to regular aerial photos.
5th - 7th Science
An A-maze-ing Skateboard Park
Seventh graders design a skateboard park. They make a model of their design, working to make the model visually appealing. Students test their ramps and skateboard paths with marbles. The tricky part of the assignment is that the building must "fit" with the communities style.
7th Visual & Performing Arts