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Math and science come alive in this career-related instructional activity on sanitation. Along the way, learners explore bacterial growth rates using exponential notation and graphs. A link to a very brief, but vivid video shows just how quickly these critters multiply! After walking the class through the skills and formulas required, you can turn them loose with your choice of several worksheets.
After viewing a nutritious presentation on salads as any part of a meal, viewers participate in a paper-folding activity to prepare them to calculate ratios of salad dressing ingredients. As an assessment, they actually make a vinaigrette! This is a practical lesson for working with ratios that can be used in your math class, or a cooking elective.
Get those kids brainstorming about the types of jobs or careers they'd love to have. Then have them dive into a career-focused research project. Pupils take an interest survey, discuss career clusters, then work through the provided worksheets to start researching a potential career. Additionally, they write a paper describing that career, why they want to pursue it, and what they need to do to reach their goals.
The lesson plan provides a richly detailed narrative and sample problems for teaching or reinforcing how to work with percentages. In particular, your audience will compute the costs per serving of food and simulate setting menu prices for the hospitality industry. This is a simple, yet tasty, resource to use in your middle school math classes or with a culinary elective.
Explore the ethics, responsibilities, and impacts of the career cluster that relates to law. Learners examine various cases where legal action was taken and resulted in a consequence. They'll act out various scenarios, research jobs in the law career cluster, and create a visual representation of the job in that cluster they'd most like to do.
Sixth graders explore the effect of eco-tourism on the outer banks of North Carolina. In this environmental science lesson, 6th graders investigate how to solve the eco-tourism/erosion problems occurring in the Outer Banks by researching various careers related to eco-tourism.
Eighth graders create career portfolios, speak with the school counselor, and develop and educational plan. Individually, 8th graders discuss career options and how an educational plan can assist them in future goals. They explore various job markets and describe vocabulary words.
Students read "One Tiny Turtle" by Nicola Davies. Using the internet, they research the characteristics of turtles off of the Costa Rica coast. In groups, they complete a worksheet and define vocabulary words they are unfamiliar with. To end the lesson, they create a travel brochure for the area.
Learners explore the different types of transportation used for agricultural distribution and write and essay. In this transportation lesson, students follow the path of food to the grocery store. Learners write an expository essay answering questions about the transportation of food from its source to the grocery store.