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Kindergarteners observe and demonstrate how to measure the length of a variety of objects using a ruler. They compare and contrast a yardstick and a meter stick, build a paper airplane and measure the length of the airplane and wing length, and measure the length in feet of the distance each paper airplane is flown.
Ninth graders explore how scientific knowledge and explanations change over time. In this scientific reasoning lesson plan, 9th graders investigate how inductive and deductive reasoning contribute to changes. Students engage in 3 different group activities, make observations, and create class presentations that show how their understanding of a scientific concept has changed.
In this black hole instructional activity, students use the equation for time dilation to solve 8 problems including determining the time it takes to receive a GPS signal from space, the time delay for the GPS-Earth system, the distance a radio signal will travel and the ratio of dilation in space to dilation at earth's surface.
Elementary schoolers examine the uses of rulers, scales, and measuring cups. They determine the criteria for the use of each tool and visit different areas of school to find items that can be measured with these tools. Everyone takes pictures of the items with a digital camera, and responds to an evaluation PowerPoint that highlights the pictures.
Timers utilize the concept of elapsed time to solve equations for starting times and ending times in a real life schedule. They present their equations of elapsed time both orally and in written form. In addition, they construct and solve a variety of word problems involving elapsed time.
Sprouting scientists explore the concept of density by making mass and volume measurements for five different liquids. From these measurements, they calculate densities. They apply their learning to explain Galileo's thermometer works and to the problems caused for wildlife when an oil spill occurrs. This lesson can be used to teach density in any science course, to explore human impact on the environment in an ecology class, or to simply demonstrate physical properties in a chemistry class.
After reading a passage about geological time and fossil evidence, Earth historians write answers to six questions about what they learned. They are also directed to design a board game that would teach players about the geological time scale. The worksheet is colorful and attractive, informative and creative. Pair your pupils up to create a game together! Teachers notes are included for your convenience.
Many teenagers struggle with time management, and this simple lesson plan can help them learn strategies for staying organized and completing obligations on time. It begins with a warm-up activity during which class members share their ideas about the best uses for daily, weekly, and monthly calendars. Next, they discuss other tools for managing their time, including alarm clocks, phone reminders, and more. Working in pairs, the class reads a case study and identifies ways the person described could better manage her time. Lastly, individuals complete a personal time management development plan. This is a somewhat basic activity, so be sure it is a good match with your audience.
Begin with an attention-grabbing activity: have individuals link as many paper clips together as they can in a two-minute time span. Collect the results into a data table, which they will then display in a graph or plot. They calculate different measures of center and discuss which best represent the data. This is an inviting and instructional activity to help teach CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.5.c and CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.5.d in your sixth grade math class.
Show your school spirit while proving theorems about triangles! Your student geometers are charged with coming up with a new design for the school pennant, following specific guidelines. Along the way, they need to prove the theorem that base angles of an isosceles triangle are congruent. Not only is this a learning activity, if you allow time to decorate the pennants, you'll end up with great room or hall decorations.
Most high schoolers are very familiar with the area of the triangle being equal to 1/2 base times the height. Here, they will develop and test their formula for the area of a triangle when given two adjacent sides and the included angle. After they develop their formula, they will use a dynamic geometry software system, such as Geometer's Sketchpad or GeoGebra to test their conjecture.