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The Computer and Turing: Crash Course History of Science #36Lesson Planet
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Computers have changed the world but how have computers themselves changed? A Crash Course History of Science episode focuses on the the history of the computer. It opens with defining what a computer is and continues by introducing the...
Alan Turing: Crash Course Computer Science #15Lesson Planet
13 mins 9th - Higher Ed
Meet the man many consider to be the father of computer science. Future computer scientists watch a video to learn about Alan Turing. From Turing machines to artificial intelligence, the video briefly covers his achievements.
Conversations with Computers—The Turing TestLesson Planet
4th - 12th
Will the real computer please stand up? The premise of this activity is for the class to ask questions to a human and to a computer and to determine which is which. The class asks a given set of questions, and the person playing the role...
Can Math Explain How Animals Get Their Patterns?Lesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Most people think of a mathematical pattern as a series of numbers. A video discusses how math might explain the patterns of spots, stripes, and other shapes found on animals. It begins with the observation of various patterns, then...
Japanese Internment--How Point of View Influences AttitudeLesson Planet
How does background and experience influence one's point of view? Dwight Okita's famous poem about the Japanese internment is the text used to explore this essential question. Class members study primary documents to gain the necessary...
Exploring Moisture on the Outside of a Cold CupLesson Planet
3rd - 8th
As a stand-alone or as part of the intended unit, this is a valid investigation of what causes condensation to occur. By limiting the amount of air around a cold cup of water and comparing it to one out in the open, they find that the...
Temperature Changes in DissolvingLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Alia-Seltzer tablets cause a very obvious chemical change, but do they also cause a temperature change? Each class member explores hot/cold packs, discussing how these temperature changes occur. Groups then design and carry out their own...
Stories of Painkiller Addiction: Learning About OpioidsLesson Planet
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Feeling high is not the only side effect of abusing prescription opioids. Middle and high schoolers learn more about specific painkillers, including Fentanyl, Oxycodone, and Clonazepam, as well as their common brand names and extensive...
How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes: a Legend of the IroquoisLesson Planet
5th CCSS: Adaptable
Have you ever wondered about a chipmunk's stripes? Read a short passage featuring the Iroquois legend about the chipmunk and his stripes, and answer five comprehension questions about the plot, the theme, and the unfamiliar vocabulary.
Protecting Ground WaterLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Perfect for a senior project or upper-level environmental science course, high schoolers read a seven-step plan to develop a ground water protection plan within the community. Whether using the reading as a demonstration of the amount of...
How Can Work Be Done with Water Power? Activity CLesson Planet
6th - 8th
Third in a set of lessons regarding reservoirs, dams, and hydropower, this involves a two-day hydropower plant simulation. Collaborative groups build, maintain, and finance the plant. The transparency of the reservoir setup can be...