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Students analyze computer music. In this music history instructional activity, students access the Tennessee Electronic Library website and search computer music. Students write a short essay summarizing the information you found. Include what you learned about limiting your search results.
Familiarize your young learners with the parts of a computer and some basic key terms relating to technology. As the teacher demonstrates using an LCD projector, class members practice moving a mouse, opening the Internet, typing in a web address, and using an online interactive game.
This nicely-done computer based letter writing worksheet has learners fill in each blank with a noun from the word bank. There are 20 sentences. They complete instructions for writing a letter using the computer, and use words such as operating system, document, spell checker, envelope, and monitor.
Career explorers take online typing tests individually and then get competitive by forming small groups and combining their typing speeds. A self-evaluation is provided for learners so that they can set goals for increasing their speed.
Students examine the ways in which computer folders and files help people organize and retrieve information. In this computer folder instructional activity, students are introduced to the computer as an important resource. Students discuss what a file and folder are and take turns making a file to put inside their folder. Students then review ways of how to retrieve information on the computer.
In this writing on the computer worksheet, students study the steps to follow when writing a letter on the computer. Students read 20 sentences and fill in the proper verb from the word bank.
Learners explore different types of government. In this government lesson, students discuss the role of government in modern society, identify different types of modern governments, and play a game based on the information gleaned from the lesson.
In this online computer test learning exercise, students answer a total of twenty multiple choice questions about computer and their components. Page has multiple links to Facebook, resources and test answers.
In this math information instructional activity, students read one page factual accounts of the early math inventions of the abacus, the calculator and early computers. There are 40 questions to answer about the reading.
Student uses MY NASA DATA to obtain precipitation and cloud type data. They create graphs of data within MY NASA DATA. They compare different cloud types as well as precipitation types. They describe graphs of the precipitation and cloud type data.
Emerging engineers read about how Arduino software and how it can be used. Then they follow a nine-step tutorial to connect an Arduino board to a computer and put it to work! The objective is to code a program that will cause an LED to consistently turn on for five seconds, then turn off for two. Understanding of circuits and computer coding is required for students, while purchasing the appropriate materials is required for the teacher. The publisher lists Next Generation Science Standards for grades 3 - 8, but this lesson plan is really only appropriate for high schoolers.
Students explore computer skills in the current job market by completing worksheet activities. For this modern technology lesson, students identify the importance of being technology savvy when it comes to running a business or embarking upon a career. Students complete worksheets in which they classify types of computers and place different technologies in order by date they were invented.
Young scholars create a variety of graphs using the computer after researching the Internet for data. They collect data, organize it, and construct the appropriate graphs. Finally, they interpret the data.
Students learn and practice using a computer. They complete a checklist as they complete each item on the list. During the first session, students demonstrate competency with a mouse, identify icons and menus on the desk top as well as launch programs. Students create and print a greeting card.
After reviewing the three branches of the United States government, pupils take a look at the similarities and differences between a variety of foreign countries' governments. Small groups use a Venn Diagram that has been loaded onto a computer program in order to organize the similarities and difference they find about the governments they were assigned.
Student use MY NASA DATA to obtain precipitation and cloud type data. They create graphs of data within MY NASA DATA. Students compare different cloud types, compare precipitation, and cloud type data They qualitatively describe graphs of the precipitation and cloud type data.
Students read about Bill Gates. In this reading comprehension instructional activity students read the book Bill Gates: Helping People Use Computers by Charnan Simon. Students read silently to themselves and discuss what they read with their classmates.
Use interactive online tools to help physicists understand the Law of Conservation of Energy. They watch a homemade video featuring a science teacher singing a song about energy conservation (consider having them make one as extra credit), and predict what the law states. What do learners think the two main types of energy are? Discuss the formula to determine work, potential energy, and kinetic energy. Go through some sample problems together and give them the worksheet to practice on their own. On the next day, scholars review these concepts and discuss total energy and energy transformation. There is another linked set for them to complete in class or as homework. On the third day, scholars apply these skills to an online interactive skate park simulation, changing variables to examine the effect on the total energy.
Middle schoolers examine different parts of the computer and utilize the keyboard, mouse, printer drives, disks and CD's. They explore an Operating System which allows them to locate, open and close files and they are introduced to word processing and spreadsheets. They research the Internet and write a letter via E-mail.
Students write paragraph about a bug using the computer, an Internet encyclopedia, and word processing program.