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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
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 61 Views 275 Downloads
New Review Transportation Systems
Learners analyze the evolution of cultural attitudes through the lens of transportation, examining several artifacts, documents, and photographs. Topics covered include how American attitudes have influenced society's evolution into a car-dependent society, how transportation affects the availability of goods, and transportation for the future.
8th - 12th Science 23 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Socratic Seminar
If you're interested in implementing Socratic seminars into your classroom, then you definitely don't want to miss this fantastic resource. Here you'll find an outline of the basic seminar procedure, differentiation strategies, student handouts, and a list of the major steps that learners should take before, during, and after the seminar.
6th - 12th Language Arts 97 Views 84 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
STRONG--an acronym for goal-setting success! Using a graphic organizer and useful acronym, your learners develop a goal plan for the class as a whole, while considering the requirements of, and obstacles to, achieving their goal. Briefly review the goal with your class at the beginning of each day and then at the conclusion of the goal's time frame, have your class reflect on their collaborative process.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 293 Views 357 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission & the First Amendment
Should Congress be allowed to limit the amount of money a corporation spends to support a political candidate? Here you'll find a fantastic lesson plan and activities to help your young citizens approach this question.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Oliver Twist Goes to Hollywood
How does Oliver Twist, the novel written by Charles Dickens, compare with its screenplay adaptation? Although the activity doesn't require learners to have read the novel, the similarities and differences of the highlighted passages would be best understood by those who have.
5th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 43 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What do George Harrison, Vanilla Ice, and Steven Ambrose all have in common? The Warner Brothers’ films Batman Forever and The Devil’s Advocate? All are guilty of plagiarism. And if you are considering a research project and want to impress on your writers the importance of citing sources, then this resource is a must.
8th - 12th 21st Century Skills 56 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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. In this river lesson plan, 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 8 Views 23 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 11 Views 29 Downloads
Modeling the Solar System
Eighth graders create a scale model of the solar system. In this earth science instructional activity, 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 9 Views 34 Downloads