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Learners explore ways to promote safe driving on prom night. For this driver education lesson, students interview people about driving on prom night. Learners design a poster with their researched quotes and discuss the topic in the hallways as a promotion event for safe driving on prom night.
Young scholars explore the rules and regulations drivers must adhere to. As a class, they list safe driving procedures and identify the consequences of driving while impaired. Students write questions about safe driving practices. This lesson is intended for young scholars acquiring English.
Students identify the locations on a map of the airplane crashes discussed in this lesson. After watching a video, they discuss the importance of an investigation after a plane crash. They use the same information as the investigators and discover how they determined the cause of the crash. To end the lesson, they compare their findings with other groups.
High schoolers research the police ticketing of teens in their city or county. They determine if the police are targeting teens and why. Students explore other ways the community tries to ensure safer teen drivers. They survey teens in school. High schoolers write a news feature about the ways the community tries to ensure safer teen drivers.
Students research the current driving laws, particularly as they apply to teens. Students interview state legislators perhaps to see if they think this is a good idea. Students write an in-depth article about teen driving and the effect of passengers on safety. Students write an editorial to go along with your in-depth article.
Student locate San Jose, Costa Rica on the map and discuss ways to get there. In this transportation lesson, students work in groups to research travel times and modes of transportation. Students complete a worksheet with inserted picture. Students understand the problems of traveling by different modes of transportation.
What needs to be considered when designing an effective and safe chair lift? In an engaging and challenging inquiry experiment, young engineers work with teams to design and build a chair lift capable of carrying a tennis ball, a Ping-Pong ball, or a golf ball safely up a tiny mountain. Once complete, teams share their designs with each other and reflect upon their own designs, thinking about what worked well and what could be improved.
Students explore the concept of social trade-offs in the context of graduated driver licensing. They discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the graduate licensing program.They create a list of factors that contribute to traffic accidents and check the factors that are more likely to affect the driving performance of novice drivers.
Physics learners experiment with three laboratory activities to learn about air resistance and friction. First, they use a hair dryer to move different sized spheres to determine the relationship between cross-sectional area and air resistance. They drop parachutes of different masses and measure velocity. Finally, they examine the friction of a box sliding across a surface. This resource comes complete with a materials list and assessment ideas.
The punctuation police are here! Dress up as a police officer, and teach your young learners the importance of using correct punctuation. Two poorly written paragraphs are presented to the learners, and they have to correct the errors in small groups. This interactive plan gets all learners up and moving! It's silly, and it will surely be remembered for years to come.