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Send your class on an expedition through the rainforest! Along the way, they will write informational postcards to demonstrate what they've learned. Each team will be responsible for one of five rainforest regions. When they return from their research, groups share what they've learned with one another. Use Venn diagrams to compare the different regions as a class. The lesson uses ImageBlender, photo editing software designed for classroom use; however, the activities could be completed without the software.
Fifth graders gather information about the roles, responsibilities, skills, and training and education requirements of workers. Then they input this information into a graphic organizer chart and identify the similarities and differences in the careers. Students alos analyze the information for each group member as compared to their own findings.
In this aircraft avionics worksheet, science fans read about the first unmanned air vehicle that collects data about the Earth and is subject to damage by cosmic ray showers. Pupils analyze two graphs of data showing the neutron flux vs. the altitude and the number of upsets vs. the flight hours. Students answer 9 questions using the graphs about the altitude of the aircraft, the number of upsets by cosmic rays encountered.
Young scholars examine the lives of the Nisqually people and the resource consumption philosophy. In this Native American philosophy lesson, students use primary sources to understand the resource consumption philosophy and then evaluate their own needs and consumption practices.
Fifth graders examine the differences between fact and opinion and how to infer meaning from text. In pairs they take turns reading paragraphs to each other from three separate passages. Next, they identify sentences from the passages as fact or opinion, and answer comprehension questions by inferring meaning from the text.
Students write plays on human interactions. In this literature lesson, students complete extension activities following the reading of The Diary of Anne Frank. Students go on-line to research more about Anne and work in groups to complete character webs. They will use these webs to write a short play about group dynamics for those living close proximity. They will perform these plays and complete a reflection activity as a class.
Incorporate analytical skills and technology with this plan. Each learner evaluates whether a particular section of a transit system is functioning in an efficient manner and if it is meeting design requirements on an online interactive train traffic website. They use real-world data, prepare and interpret graphs, analyze scenarios, and develop design improvements.
Young scholars examine the parts and uses of digital cameras. In this technology lesson plan, students are introduced to the tools on a digital camera and then photograph various school activities. The young scholars share the photographs with the class and create a spreadsheet documenting the information about each photo.
Young scholars differentiate between fact and opinion in this lesson. In pairs, the students read the short stories provided. The young scholars question each other on the facts, opinions, and inferred meanings they discovered while reading. They conclude the lesson by answered multiple choice questions about the stories.