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Here is a real-world application for systems of equations. When is it better to pay an enrollment fee and lower daily rate, and when is it better to pay the regular price? The local swim center is having a special offer, reductions in the price of the daily pass with an enrollment fee. It is up to your future consumers to determine when an initial fee makes a better deal by graphing two different equations. They will be able to see graphically when an enrollment fee is the better deal. The resource comes with commentary that suggests its use as an introduction to systems of equations or as an assessment. Either way, it is applicable to real life. The class will need graph paper and rulers to complete the assignment.
Why does a seastar sink, but a jellyfish float? Through a fun investigation, learners examine the concept of buoyancy using simple household items. The challenge: create neutral buoyancy for an action figure in water. With ample teacher background and an easy-to-follow lesson plan, you won't have to worry about whether you'll sink or swim teaching the activity found here.
Students research art analysis by creating a mural in their class. In this artistic expression lesson, students research the work of Keith Haring and discuss his personal style and how it reflected body movement. Students utilize paints and scaffolding to create their own murals based on swimming.
Have you been wondering what to do with that aquarium full of brine shrimp? This activity has teens sea monkeying around with measurement, observations, and hypothesizing about the mating behaviors of these little critters. If you do not have a brine shrimp population lying around, it takes about four weeks to get them up and swimming, so plan accordingly!
Students explore the swimming pool environment while gaining confidence and skills. In this the start of something extraordinary lesson, students develop foundation skills to move in the water of a swimming pool. Students also explore safety skills that include first aid, CPR, and rescue equipment /techniques.
High schoolers participate in a cardiac workout in the swimming pool. Individually, they record their own intensity by using heart rate monitors and noting their rate of perceived exertion. They discover which swimming stroke keeps their heart rate up and complete a worksheet.
Playing with balloons, water, oil, and bottles help put this lesson over the top! Participants use air-filled balloons in water tanks to experience gas compression. They also use oil-filled bottles to experiment with buoyancy. Included are detailed materials and procedures, helpful diagrams, a photo of the lab setup, and a plethora of critical-thinking questions. Make sure to fit this lesson into your biology class when studying adaptations or a physical science class when studying properties of fluids.
Introduce your class to three ways of creating compound sentences. The exercises here have learners create more interesting, compound sentences by using a comma and coordinating conjunction, a semicolon, or a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb. An answer sheet is included.