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Am I Big and Blue or Small and Yellow?
Students explore the concept of physical properties using a Venn diagram. In this classifying lesson, students compare provided objects by shape, size, and color. They then explore collecting and organizing objects of their own. Students are assessed by classifying soil samples at the conclusion of the lesson.
2nd - 4th Science 5 Views 32 Downloads
Becoming a Professional Social Studies Leader
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the development of skills needed for the teaching of Social Studies. They conduct research using a variety of resources. The information is used to solidify the importance of professionalism needed in the realm of teaching.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Changing Forms of Energy
Eighth graders discuss how energy transforms from one form to another. In this physics lesson, 8th graders explore different lab station set up and explain how each materials convert energy. They list common objects that use energy to operate.
8th Science 48 Views 265 Downloads
The Great Race
Students identify earth science by conducting a temperature experiment in class. In this water properties lesson, students define matter related terms and identify how temperature can change the form of water. Students utilize a popsicle and ziplock bags to conduct a matter activity and then complete an assessment worksheet.
6th - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads
Growth of a River
Students evaluate geography by drawing an image in class. For this river lesson, students identify a list of vocabulary terms associated with bodies of water. Students identify how a river is formed and draw a picture of one including the entire anatomy of a river system.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 22 Downloads
Mountains and Valleys
Students research earth science by writing a letter in class. In this topography lesson, students identify the types of land forms which occur in nature and discuss how mountains and valleys are formed. Students identify real life mountains and valleys, define vocabulary related to nature and write a descriptive letter about their favorite mountains and valleys.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 7 Views 24 Downloads
Modeling the Solar System
Eighth graders create a scale model of the solar system. In this earth science lesson, 8th graders calculate the number of grains of rice needed to get to Earth from other planets if they are arranged end to end. They complete their science journals after the activity.
8th Science 6 Views 33 Downloads
Disappearing Acts: Which Substances Dissolve In Water?
Students observe what objects dissolve in water and how their shape is changed. In this dissolving lesson plan, students record data for what they see. Students test syrup, blocks, tissue paper, cocoa mix, and more.
2nd - 5th Science 11 Views 10 Downloads
Students research biology by participating in a movement experiment. In this force instructional activity, students utilize a group of toys in class, some of which can be pushed and others can be pulled. Students create a worm or centipede type object using the different toys attached together.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Endothermic and Exothermic Chemical Reactions
Ninth graders describe the energy transfer in endothermic and exothermic reactions. For this physical science lesson, 9th graders observe reactions in the lab and classify them according to the two types mentioned. Given a set of chemical equations, they classify them as either endothermic and exothermic.
9th Science 10 Views 54 Downloads
Students investigate physics by conducting a science experiment. In this magnetism lesson plan, students define a list of vocabulary terms associated with force and complete a worksheet based on magnet attraction and repel. Students utilize magnets of different sizes and conduct an attraction experiment which they reflect on.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 20 Downloads
Students research world geography by participating in a science activity. In this magnets lesson, students examine a group of inanimate objects and predict which ones will be attracted by a magnetic force. Students check their predictions with the results and complete a worksheet based on the information.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
Buildings in Our Community: What Do You See?
Students investigate the architecture in their hometown by visiting buildings. For this geometry lesson, students examine buildings through photographs and explain the different geometric shapes found in the architecture. Students take a field trip with their class and investigate the shapes of a church while studying the different geometric vocabulary.
K Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 11 Downloads