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Students discuss the jobs of neurons and nerve cells. In this biology lesson, students study the nervous and endocrine system and what it is used for. They discuss nerve, resting and action potential about neurons.
Seventh graders discuss what are the characteristics of a personal with good health. They read an article about influences on health and discuss and perform a self assessment to gauge their personal health. They then go to the gym and perform and discuss physical activities related to social health, fitness, and stress reduction.
Students describe how the heart needs to work and rest. In this instructional activity on the heart, students feel their heart working, play a game of "Wise Owl Says" about physical activity and complete worksheets about physical activities.
Students continue to read Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. In groups, they analyze the different metaphysical aspects of the ring and discuss the characters use of power in the story. As a class, they examine Frodo's reasoning for wanting the ring and how the murder of Deagol might continue to have an effect on the rest of the story.
It's time to assign persuasive writing! With this outline, young writers create persuasive paragraphs. To start, the class listens to Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber and discusses whether or not Ira should bring his teddy bear to a sleepover. Individuals write a persuasive paragraph based on their opinion. A rubric is included.
Students listen to a story and then use the words from the book to generate dance movements.
Students participate in a simulation of the Underground Railroad, travelling through the school and stopping at safe houses to rest and eat. They follow the teacher, or "Harriet Tubman," through various rooms in the school, simulating a journey on the underground railroad, and write a letter back to the plantation describing their experience.
Pupils read and analyze a Gluskap (Algonquin legend) story. Together, they discuss the morals and values these stories demonstrate and in groups, create and perform an imaginative skit based on one of them. They perform their skits for the rest of the class.
Students use action verbs to provide clarification and description in their writing. They play a version of charades and act out various action verbs and the rest of the class attempts to guess the action verb.
students collect and interpret data about their own sleep patterns, as well as family members. Students graph their results and compare with others in the class. Students identify and interpret healthy sleep patterns and behaviors.
English learners complete a variety of activities designed to improve their skills in English. They complete activities in reading, writing, grammar and literature to improve these skill areas. Additionally, they complete a diagram, identify main idea, compose written summaries and examine emotions through reading.
Students discuss the heart, its functions, and pulse rate. In groups, they take their resting pulse, then exercise for two minutes, and retake their pulse. They record the pulse rates onto worksheet which is placed onto a database to compare the data.
Students investigate oxidation-reduction reactions involving iron by conducting an experiment in which they expose iron filings to different atmospheric and ocean conditions. They relate the results to the oxidation banding patterns seen in sedimentary rocks and the formation of an oxygen-rich atmosphere on Earth.
Students learn about the importance of sleep. In this sleep lesson, students discuss why we need sleep and reasons children need sleep. Students describe how they feel when they wake up tired and then complete a worksheet about the benefits of sleep.
Pupils examine and discuss the importance of getting a good night's sleep everyday. They discuss why we need sleep and develop a class chart of reasons why children need sleep. They complete a sleep worksheet and discuss the answers to the worksheet.
In this ESL dictionary use worksheet, students look up a list of word that are related to sleep such as drowsy, nap, siesta, and sleepwalking. They place the 8 words in the appropriate places in a cloze paragraph
In this healthy habits worksheet, students fill in the blank, using provided choices, to complete a paragraph on deep sleep. Students then complete ten questions.
In this review worksheet, students complete sentences by filling in the blank. The students use comparatives, etc. The worksheet is intended to test the student's English Language skills.
In this sleep habits instructional activity, students fill out a log for one week that details sleep habits and patterns including hours slept, naps, and the energy level felt each day.
Students participate in a reader's theater using farm animals in the novella Animal Farm. In this Animal Farm lesson plan, students evaluate interpretations using the text, personal experience, and historical events.