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Only the Shadow Knows
Middle schoolers become familiar with the causes for formation of shadows. They create shadows, compare the size and shape of the shadow with the actual object, engage in shadow play theatre, and discover what happens to shadows when there is little light.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Brain Drain Signals Trouble at Technology Companies
Students explore the concept of turnover. In this turnover lesson, students read an article about executives leaving their business. Students discuss the benefits of turnover. Students create their own business and list the ideal conditions of their business for the employees, competitors, market, and luck.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
Students design and conduct an open-ended investigation using a variety of earth materials to answer a questions posed by the teacher: How does the erosion of sand compare with the erosion of gravel? After producing evidence that addresses this question, they generate their own question that could be answered with further scientific inquiry.
5th - 8th Science 5 Views 9 Downloads
Better Writing with Microsoft Word
Students analyze pieces of writing using the Microsoft Word thesaurus and readability tools. After reading a short non-descriptive paragraph, students rewrite the paragraph using the thesaurus, which will change the readability of the paragraph.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 20 Downloads
The Road to Careers (Part 1)
Fifth graders explore career options and potential jobs. In this career lesson, 5th graders study various careers and the training or education needed for those careers. Students study posters and name career paths as well as occupations in the paths.
5th 21st Century Skills 19 Views 21 Downloads
Students construct a barometer to use in an experiment that they design to measure the air pressure on a daily basis. These observations of air pressure allow students to determine how weather is affected when a storm is approaching and to predict weather.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 6 Downloads
Starch and Sugar Testing 1
Eighth graders determine the presence of starch and sugar in unknown solutions. This task assesses students' abilities to observe, record and interpret data, classify, generalize/infer, construct data tables, and identify sugar and starch solutions.
8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Students follow directions for a simple chemical experiment. They use the appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. Students identify a substance that has characteristic properties, such as density, a boiling point, and solubility, all of which are independent of the amount of the sample.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Eighth graders investigate what would happen to the length of a rubber band as more and more rings were hung on it. They base their explanation on what they observed, and as they develop cognitive skills, they should be able to differentiate explanation from description.
8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Young scholars measure the rate of sinking of a test tube into a beaker of "glop", representing a model of the interaction between the Earth's crust and upper mantle. This task assesses students' abilities to make simple observations, collect, record, and represent data, use a graph to represent data, relate the model t their knowledge of geologic processes, infer from the model why this geologic process occurs, and describe other factors not addressed by the model.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Puddles and Soil
Young scholars determine which of several soil samples (sand, soil, and slit) produces puddles, providing insight into the permeability of these different soils. This task assesses students' abilities to make simple observations, collect, organize, and represent data, make conclusions from that data, and generalize about scientific concepts.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download