Age of Enlightenment (1700-1850) Teacher Resources

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The New Chemistry: Crash Course History of Science #18

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry was a bit of a late bloomer in terms of scientific progress! Discover the Age of Enlightenment and its effects on how researchers viewed matter with an engaging video. The narrator highlights the work of Antoine Lavoisier and...
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The Age of Reason and Enlightenment

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A presentation that truly covers the age of reason and enlightenment. Nearly every facet, event, and key player in 18th Century Age of Enlightenment is covered. The information is clear, easy to follow, and lends itself well to note...
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The Enlightenment: Matching #5

For Students 7th - 8th
The enlightenment was a time of growth for parts of the world, and its spirit inspired future generations. Learners match ten descriptions to the proper person or item definitive of the enlightenment. 
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The Enlightenment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The third in a series of 16 resources that examine the philosophers and philosophic ideas that are the underpinnings of the US system of government, focuses on the Enlightenment and the ideas of natural rights, the social contract, the...
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Science Activity 4: Light & Sound

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Photocopy a pin-hole camera onto cardstock, then have your opticians construct it and make observations of how things appear inside. The full-color image will be upside down because the light waves cross each other as they pass through...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials...
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Science Review Using Movie Maker

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students reinforce science concepts learned throughout the year using Movie Maker. Eighth grade students work with fourth grade students in which they create a movie project about a science topic after completing a graphic organizer.
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Homeschool Learning Network: The Age of Enlightenment

For Students 6th - 9th
In this Age of Enlightenment instructional activity, students read a 1-page selection about the era and then respond to up to 8 short answer and essay questions based on the article and the suggested Web links.
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Pollution

For Teachers 7th - 12th
An environmental science video covers natural and synthetic compounds and the impact they have on the environment. It includes carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, cyanide, mercury, sulfur, nitrogen dioxide, and endocrine disruptions. 
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Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
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Lesson 8: How Did Science Lead to Political Theory?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders consider the impact of the Scientific Revolution. In this European history lesson, 9th graders examine the influence of the revolution on the Enlightenment as they research scientists of the era and share their findings...
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Four Enlightenment Thinkers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners examine lives, philosophies, and political beliefs of four Enlightenment Thinkers: Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke. Students then work with partner to write short speech from...
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Social Animal

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Similar to the rebirth of knowledge of the Enlightenment and Renaissance periods, David Brooks claims that today, we are developing a revolution in consciousness, exploring the depths of our nature and coming away with a new humanism....
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Liberty Enlightening the World by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

For Teachers 8th
Here is a lesson that uses the painting Liberty Enlightening the World to start a discussion on the importance of national monuments. The class discusses several monuments around the world, and then invites a veteran to share his/her...
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Neural Network Signals

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using a simple circuit with the battery representing the brain, future physiologists test to see which solutions conduct electrical "nerve impulses." Enlighten learners with plentiful information on electric signals in the nervous system...
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Patterns Using Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids

For Teachers 9th - 12th
General chemistry classmates make qualitative and quantitative observations of unknown materials to discover the properties of metals and nonmetals. They also examine chemical properties of several elements. Research and assessment...
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Nature's Living Fireworks!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Seventy-five percent of ocean species create their own light. Bioluminescence stars in an enlightening biology video that takes a look at some cool species. From fireflies to deep sea creatures, the video explores the process,...
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Easy as Pi

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Seamounts are large, extinct volcanoes that rise up from the bottom of the ocean floor. They are a relatively new landform in the scientific community, and this lesson invites students to learn about the amazing diversity of life found...
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Atomic Musical Chairs

For Teachers 5th - 8th
An engaging activity enlightens young chemists in this lesson on atomic structure. They play musical chairs through a series of concentric circles that represent electon orbitals. A laundry basket in the middle holds the protons and...
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How Hydroelectricity Is Made?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
It's amazing that the state of Washington has been using readily available snowmelt and gravity to produce electricity! Lively narration and current footage comprise this educational video. Computer animations enlighten the viewer about...
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Dr. Quantum - Double Slit Experiment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Cartoon character Dr. Quantum proceeds through the classic double slit experiment, showing that both matter and energy can exhibit the behavior of both particles and waves. This would be a memorable way to enlighten your high school...
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Enlightenment Philosophers

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders analyze the philosophies of Locke, Rosseau, and Voltaire comparing your philosophy to theirs on the nature of man, government, and knowledge. They read the attached excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.
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Lesson 7: How Did Science Lead to Political Theory?

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the Scientific Revolution. For this European history lesson, 9th graders discuss the role of the Catholic Church during the revolution and use the Internet to help them complete handouts about scientists and...
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Seasons: Shadow Lengths

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Before iPhones and calendars, how did humans determine the seasons of the year? Middle school scientists discover how to use shadows to determine the time of year in an enlightening interactive. Pupils manipulate the sun and examine the...