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Build a Model Submarine
Learners form lab groups and work together to construct a submarine out of a soda bottle. Next, they observe its action in a tub of water as the inner pressure is changed. It is an engaging experiment. However, links to outside resources can be used to make this more educational.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
World War I Causes Project
After completing this detailed and well-designed project, your young historians will be well-versed in their explanations of the reasons that various countries joined World War I! Learners design a picture book covering seven primary causes for joining the war effort, from nationalism and alliances to unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman telegram.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What Do You SUBpose?
Submarines are the fous of this math and science instructional activity. In it, learners explore the world of submarines: how they work, and what they are used for. They engage in hands-on activities, watch video clips, and work in cooperative groups in order to investigate the math and science behind submarines.
3rd - 5th Math 5 Views 29 Downloads
Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power
As physics masters view this presentation, they learn how nuclear power is used in submarines. They use Google Maps to plot a course through the ocean and calculate the time required for surfacing and traveling. They learn about fission, gamma rays, critical mass, and exponential decay.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The American Turtle, 1776
Fifth graders evaluate David Bushnell's 1776 American Turtle. In this history lesson students analyze and make predictions about the first submarine invented by David Bushnell after view pictures. They compare the drawing with an account of how the submarine operated.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 28 Downloads
Ocean explorers or mathematicians research the wreck of the CSS H.L. Hunley. They investigate the actual dimensions of the Hunley using math and measuring skills. Afterward, they sketch a large scale drawing of the submarine outdoors on the black top.
5th - 8th Math 19 Views 39 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Oceanographers participate in a memorable hands on experience about buoyancy. They build a model of a submersible using a plastic bottle and a balloon. Afterward, they answer assessment questions. An answer key and some terrific extension ideas are provided.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
2005 Submarine Ring of Fire Expedition: Unexplored
Students compare and contrast submarine volcanoes at convergent and divergent plate boundaries, infer kinds of living organisms that may be found around hydrothermal vents, and describe ways in which scientists may prepare to explore unknown areas.
5th - 6th Science 3 Views 11 Downloads
WWII German Submarine Warfare: U505
Students research how the capture of a German submarine by the Allies affected the outcome of WWII. In this WWII lesson, students complete a KWL chart. Students research primary source documents online and answer discussion questions.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 18 Downloads
Mysterious Slovak Words in Yellow Submarine
Learners read an article about the song "Yellow Submarine." In this lesson, students complete several activities that relate to the article, including a vocabulary assignment, sentence starters, class discussion and a quiz.
4th - 6th Language Arts 9 Views 3 Downloads
Events and Effects of World War I
Ninth graders explore the main events, key people, outcomes and lasting effects of World War I. They research the lasting effects of World War I on the 20th Century and discuss the Treaty of Versailles and its effects on Germany.
9th Social Studies & History 18 Views 35 Downloads
It's Going to Blow Up!
Get your ocean explorers online, reading articles about submarine volcanoes. They answer a series of questions and take a geometery challenge in which they calculate how much of a volcano has been blown away. Make sure to explore several of the different resource links mentioned, as not all of them work.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 17 Downloads
Roots of the Mariana Arc
Plumb the depths of the Submarine Ring of Fire and explore seismic waves with this activity. Junior geologists simulate s-waves and p-waves, calculate their speeds, and then apply the data to discover the material that makes up inner Earth.
9th - 12th Science 8 Views 35 Downloads
Living with the Heat
Young oceanographers study the Submarine Ring of Fire, which is a series of deep-water volcanic vents that come up from the ocean floor. Learners take a close look at the unique ecosystems that are associated with these areas, how these volcanoes are formed, and the effects they have on the ocean life around them.
5th - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 25 Downloads