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The Nervous and Endocrine Systems
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.
Annotation and Analysis of Author's Purpose
Model for readers how to identify an author’s purpose in a nonfiction text. Using a document camera, conduct a close reading and annotate a passage from N. Scott Momaday’s, “Riding is an Exercise of the Mind.” Groups then read and annotate the rest of the passage. Finally, they share their responses with the class, identifying patterns they see in the imagery and diction of the passage that signal the author’s purpose. The excerpt, worksheets, and a link to additional assessments are all included in the detailed packet.
Rust Never Sleeps
High schoolers 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.
Assessing Health Habits
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.
What is Physical Activity?
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.
One Ring to Rule Them All
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.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
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.
"Creating Movement through Literature" Dance Lesson Plan
Students listen to a story and then use the words from the book to generate dance movements.
Underground Railroad, Route To Freedom
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.
Gluskap Story Skits
Young scholars 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.
Pupils 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.
New! Heart Rate and Exercise
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own heart rate, and then working individually or in partners, will analyze the effect of such activities as breathing deeply, doing jumping jacks, and listening to fast music. Finally, your young scientists will learn about the relationship between the body's need for more oxygen during physical activity and the heart's effort to deliver that oxygen. This is the third resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
We All Need Sleep
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.
We All Need Sleep
Students 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.
Sleepy, Sleepy- Dictionary Work with Words Related to Sleep
In this ESL dictionary use activity, 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.
Want to Sleep Better?
In this review activity, students complete sentences by filling in the blank. The students use comparatives, etc. The activity is intended to test the student's English Language skills.
Human Body Series: Sleep
In this sleep habits worksheet, 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.
Animal Farm - The Rest of the Story
Pupils 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.
Shhhhh, She is Sleeping
The sheep on the ship was shocked by the Fish on the Shore! Can you guess which digraph we're studying? Take a look at the /sh/ sound with your young readers. Have them write words with the target sound in letter boxes, and then small reading groups will read Tish the Fish to the teacher.