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Students investigate the properties of oxides and observe their periodic trends. In this behavior of oxides lesson plan, students experiment with metallic oxides and non-metallic oxides to determine if they are acid, basic or amphoteric oxides. Students identify the general trend of the oxides in the periodic table.
Student take two sheets (8-1/2- x 1-inches in size) of orange construction paper and hold then together as they cut out the shape of the body (not the stem) of a pumpkin. They should end up with two identical pumpkin shapes. They then keep the "bodies" together and make two cuts.
A comprehensive lesson on acceleration awaits your physicists and engineers! Two YouTube videos pique their interest, then sample F=ma problems are worked and graphed. The highlight of the lesson is the building of a Lou-Vee air car! Emerging engineers find its mass and compute its acceleration in order to figure out the force provided by the "engine." Math and science collide in this forceful feat!
Learners complete a critical thinking activity using snacks and practice writing descriptively. In this characteristic analysis lesson, students analyze their snack items and draw pictures of their characteristics. Learners then exchange their notes of their items and let a partner find their item based on their descriptive notes.
Learn how to demonstrate the workings of a capacitor by viewing this valuable video. A technician walks you through the use foil and plastic, from a bin bag (a plastic garbage bag), to represent the plates and dielectrics. With capacitors being an important component in today's computers and cell phones, this lesson will be of particular interest to aspiring engineers and physics classes.
Function machines are a great way to introduce the topic of functions to your class. Here, you will explore the input and output to functions both using numerical and non-numerical data. Learners are encouraged to play with different relationships to discover different rules.
If Halloween is just around the corner and you're looking for a series of simple projects, look no further. Here you'll find three different Halloween-themed art projects based on three different fine art pieces. The class will discuss the elements of each fine art example and then use those elements as they create their spooky watercolor booklets.
Get ready for the holiday season with this adorable angel-themed art project. Little ones trace one of their feet for the body, two hands for the wings, then glue a head and a halo to finish off their little angels. These would be perfect to send home prior to winter break or to use as class decorations.
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Students brainstorm and discuss positive behavior choices to counteract bullying. In this character development and citizenship lesson, students brainstorm ways in which to deal with bullies and practice anger management techniques such as deep breathing. Students participate in a puppet show, then debrief to determine good behavior choices made by the characters.
Fifth graders explore performing arts by composing a music piece. In this melody notation lesson, 5th graders identify the first five notes in the diatonic scale which they utilize to create a melody over 8 measures. Students perform their compositions in 4/4 time with an assigned instrument.