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You and your class will like this lesson. After watching a video depicting how visual models relate to volume and surface area of solid shapes, learners construct three-dimensional forms using nets. They calculate the surface area and volume for each and then draw them. Additional materials and videos are not included as hyperlinks, but web addresses are that can get you to them.
Students describe the differences between an estimate and a guess. They create reasonable estimates based on comparison and activities. Students explain how estimation is helpful in showing the relative size on a scale. They also present other examples where scale drawings are used.
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.
A two-part lesson immerses young statisticians in the concept of probability. On the first day, will conduct experiments with a two-colored coin and learn how to write probabilities as fractions, ratios, and percentages. In the second day, they participate in similar experiments using six-sided dice and real coins. Richly-detailed teacher's notes and class handouts leave you well-prepared to teach probability, especially if you are working with Common Core standards!
Students participate in a variety of lessons/activities designed to teach them about Mexico. They discuss the language and the flag of Mexico. Students learn about the celebrations, family values, music and food of Mexico. The final project, a Pinata, ties together different aspects of the unit into a final celebration.
Students explore the history of flight, specifically the Wright brothers. Pupils create paper airplanes. They discuss considerations in building an aircraft such as drag, thrust, and weight. Classmates compare the Wright Brother's first airplane and a modern, single engine plane. Pupils observe a video on aviation.
Students examine the process of how a bill becomes law. Pupils discuss reasons for debates and explore the use of filibusters. The class observes a video to discover procedures in the House and Senate. Students visit a filibuster website and write a summary of specific filibuster.
Students explore buoyancy and displacement. In this Archimedes Principle science activity, students predict which household items will float and which will sink, then test them in water. Students watch a video about Archimedes Principle, then define and explain buoyancy and displacement. Students design a boat out of aluminum foil using the principles they have learned, competing to create a boat that will hold the most cargo.
Eighth graders create a scale model of the solar system. In this earth science lesson plan, 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.
Students discover ways that they all are alkie as well as different from each other. They write down three ways that students who cannot walk might be able to move around. Students complete a graphic organizer to analyze the immediate environment to help discover how it might be friendly or unfriendly to a student with limited movement issues.
Help learners translate word problems into algebraic equations. They will rewrite words using symbols and evaluate algebraic expressions using real life scenarios, animation sequences, video presentations, and activities to help students engage in learning. Activity pages are included.
Students use the classroom atlases, the Internet or textbooks to draw a freehand map. They work in groups using the maps in the book The Broken Spears (Portilla) and The Conquest of New Spain (Diaz) to draw a freehand map identifying the cities and lakes. Students use butcher paper to draw the map.
Students research earth science by writing a letter in class. In this topography activity, 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.
Learners research biology by participating in a movement experiment. For this force lesson, students utilize a group of toys in class, some of which can be pushed and others can be pulled. Learners create a worm or centipede type object using the different toys attached together.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars utilize a popsicle and ziplock bags to conduct a matter activity and then complete an assessment worksheet.