Programming and Systems Development Teacher Resources
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Cast Your Vote
In a simple but unique lesson plan, youngsters learn about the history of voting systems. They then collaborate in groups to develop a new honest and consistent voting method. A class-wide poll is taken, evaluating the designs of other groups.
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering 44 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How the Rubber Meets the Road
Students design their own tire tread pattern that meets a certain requirement. For this technology lesson, students explore how engineers develop tire treads. They evaluate their own work and share their product with the class.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills 12 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review What is the Federal System Created by the Constitution?
Explore the unique structure of the federal system of government in the United States. Class members will learn about how most nations were organized before the establishment of the Constitution, how power is currently divided between federal and state governments, and what conflicts could potentially arise as a result of this system.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learners identify simple pictographs and ideographs from Chinese writing. They create their own images, and combine characters to communicate ideas to one another, introducing basic foundations of how elements of the Chinese writing system developed.
6th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 4
“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”—William James. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson four of 20 introduces several other styles of martial arts and a little bit of history about each one of them.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 6 Views 12 Downloads
Believe it or not, this is a 76-page series of lesson plans published by the California Commission on Agriculture which is designed to teach upper-elementary learners about agricultural practices and products in the state. There are two sections, one for grades 3-4, and one for grades 5-6.
3rd - 6th Science 55 Views 264 Downloads
Jigsaw Ancient Technology And Writing Systems
Students participate in jigsaw learning activity in order to cover a large amount of information about the technological advances and writing systems of ancient civilizations. Working in small groups, they research an assigned topic to become experts and they share they information with their classmates.
5th - 10th Language Arts 14 Views 58 Downloads
Planet Earth: Almost 6 Billion Served
Students investigate the global population explosion, by comparing India's and China's population control efforts and results. They interpret the UN's Human Development Report, and conduct research on another highly-populated country.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 20 Views 72 Downloads
Multicultural Issues and the Law: Gender and Race Based Schooling
Middle schoolers examine the problems associated with gender based and race based education. In groups, they research the history of education and the laws that have changed education and impacted lives. They brainstorm a list of the positives and negatives of each concept and develop a plan in which separate but equal could be implemented as a role play activity.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 7 Views 20 Downloads
The Effects of "Recreational" Drugs on the Development of Chick Embryos as a Model for Human Embryogenesis
Students conduct experiments on fertilized chicken embryos to determine the possible developmental effects that various recreational drugs (caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and aspirin) might have on them.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Students look into the development of religious beliefs. In this ancient civilization instructional activity, students research the founders of several world religions including Akhenaton. Students use their findings to create world religion charts and respond to discussion questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
This is America
Students explore world geography by viewing a documentary film in class. In this national parks lesson, students view the Ken Burns documentary about the subject and identify the contributions of individuals in support of the parks system. Students complete park graphic organizers and create a presentation about changes they wish to make in society.
3rd - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
I, Robot, Can Do That!
Assign groups of middle school oceanographers to research one of the following underwater robots; ABE, Herculues, ROPOS, RCV-150, Tiburon, or general purpose ROVs. An included handout guides them through information to be gathered. Each group then presents their assigned robot to the rest of the class.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
The Battle for Ultimate Power
Students gain an understanding of how the powers of 10 and scientific notation can be used to represent the scale of things in the universe. They relate the number of stars in the universe to the number of grains of sand on Earth's beaches.
6th - 8th Math 10 Views 72 Downloads