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Here is a fantastic lesson on the Oregon Trail! Learners use the wiki to create a fictitious character that travels on the Oregon Trail. After some mini-lessons on the lives of travelers on the Oregon Trail, they put themselves in their shoes by responding to scenarios posed by the teacher. Some excellent websites are embedded, along with a kid-created wiki page. A very rich lesson!
Second graders learn about the human body. For this biology lesson plan, 2nd graders will begin with the basics of understanding charts and graphs and progress into units that cover the body systems, and mental and emotional health. Students will learn how their daily choices effect their bodies.
Students create a presentation and package of materials based on their research to be presented at a fictional science conference. Given a specific scenario, students research various body systems and how they work in conjunction. Their findings are presented to the class at their science conference.
Students explore the History of China by analyzing images. In this Boxer rebellion instructional activity, students define the impact of the Industrial Revolution on China and define the group known as "Boxers." Students view an image in a PowerPoint presentation and use their investigative skills to determine who is in the photograph and what actions are taking place.
Bring U.S. history to your language arts class with this instructional activity. Middle schoolers complete an interview for an oral history project, and discuss the importance of oral histories - and how they embellish written accounts. They write questions, interview, and write a report analyzing their findings, connecting with the era of the person interviewed.
Students explore characteristics of mass. In this scientific inquiry about mass lesson, students drop rocks of different weights from various heights and record the depth of the "crater" created. Students record their findings on a data table and transfer them to a graph. Students identify relationships between the mass of the rock, the height from which it was dropped, and the size of the resulting crater. Students create a PowerPoint presentation about this experiment.
Linking to good Internet resource can be fun and educational. Students use a series of Internet sites to explore the wonders of the solar system. They rotate through 4 different stations to explore, the lesson concludes with the creation of a Solar System Booklet. Several web sites, project samples, and planet descriptions are included.
Students research animal life cycles. In this animal life cycle lesson, students choose an animal for research. Working individually, students use Internet resources to locate digital photos of animals throughout their life cycle and create a digital story using Photostory 3 software.
Imagine each one of your learners on task and interested in scientific material. Learners investigate science related art by creating a small museum! Using digital cameras, pupils photograph different scientific actions that look artistic when captured on film. They create numerous exhibits based on light painting, fungi, crystal sculptures, and other scientific observations. This project allows them independence and choice, but you'll have to prepare a project assignment sheet and rubric.
Discuss natural gas, volume, costs, and create a persuasive advertisement about using natural gas. While learning about nonrenewable resources, research natural gas and determine the volume of various containers. Use that knowledge to determine the cost of natural gas and to create an advertisement suggesting a course of action in using natural gas.