Eccentricity Teacher Resources
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Ellipses: The EllipseLesson Planet
11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
Learners explore ellipses by changing the lengths and orientation of the major and minor axis. Using the interactive, they determine the equation of the ellipse and its eccentricity. Given an equation the scholars identify the center,...
Lab: Kelper's Laws of Planetary MotionLesson Planet
9th - 12th
High school astrophysicists perform the classic activity of using a loop of string and two push pins to draw ellipses and calculate eccentricity. They also answer questions and solve problems using Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The...
How to Start a MovementLesson Planet
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
This is a quick and fantastic resource that conveys one simple message: have the courage to follow. Derek Silvers presents an event whereby a single, eccentric, dancing man was ultimately joined by a large crowd as a result of what...
Case Study The Milankovitch Cycles and Their Affect on Climate ChangeLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Are Milankovitch cycles responsible for climate change? The last installment of a four-part module on weather and climate focuses on the cycles for eccentricity, obliquity, and precession of the equinoxes. Scholars investigate how these...
What Orbital Dynamic Variables are Responsible for Earth's Weather?Lesson Planet
6th - 10th
Students explore the changing of the seasons. In this astronomy and seasons lesson, students construct a model of the revolution of the sun and the moon. Students compare the recorded solstice/equinox orbital positions and explain the...
The Physics of the Planets: How 16th and 17th Century Physicist Helped Us Understand Our Solar SystemLesson Planet
Eighth graders draw the paths of the planets in the solar system. In this astronomy lesson, 8th graders calculate speed of objects using distance and time information. They research about the work of scientists in the 16th and 17th century.
Terrestrial Ecosystem Response to Climate ChangeLesson Planet
9th - Higher Ed
An extensive investigation of the Earth's climate changes awaits your environmental science classes. This top-notch presentation begins by looking at the history of Earth's climate and then predicts the impact on each major terrestrial...
Reading Comprehension: Guinness Book of World RecordsLesson Planet
6th - 10th
If your learners are curious about human achievement, superlatives, or esoteric trivia, the Guinness Book of Records is a way to tap into instrinsic motivation and relevance. Here's an informational reading that will grab their attention...
Ellipse Elements and EquationsLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Challenge your class to provide an ellipse when given two points and two lines. The lesson presents both graphical and analytical methods to writing the equation of an ellipse. The class investigates its components, how they relate to...
The Best Test of General Relativity (by 2 Misplaced Satellites)Lesson Planet
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
An analysis of launched objects helps scholars understand general relativity in greater detail. These aren't just any launched objects, though! A video presentation describes the gravitation potential energy of satellites in orbit and...
Our Family and Other Families: Using Totoro to Teach Family StructureLesson Planet
4th - 6th CCSS: Designed
What do families around the world have in common? Explore this theme through the popular animated film My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki. Over the course of two days, pupils view the film, pausing to discuss their own families and the...
Sentence Completion 9 Low-Advanced SAT LevelLesson Planet
8th - 10th
The explanations sheet is the key to a instructional activity that asks learners to choose the best words to complete sentences. The answer and explanations pages not only identify the correct response but offer an extensive explanation...
What Orbital Dynamic Variables Are Responsible For Earth's Weather?Lesson Planet
6th - 8th
Students construct an Earth/Sun model of planet revolution that incorporates the orbital geometry concepts. They record Earth/Sun relative distance and Sun nadir observations acquired from model simulation of Earth's relative...
"Troika" From Lt. Kije Suite by Sergei ProkofievLesson Planet
5th - 6th
In this classical music appreciation learning exercise, students listen to a recording of "Troika" from Lt. Kije Suiteby Sergei Prokofiev. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and...
Adolf Hitler: Was Hitler a Passionate Lunatic?Lesson Planet
3rd - 7th
Students investigate WWII by researching Adolf Hitler. In this dictator biographical lesson plan, students identify the role Adolf Hitler played in the self destruction of Germany by reading secret transcripts from German leaders....
Breaking News English: Wallace and GrommitLesson Planet
5th - 10th
In this Wallace and Grommit worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions,...
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Study Questions & Essay TopicsLesson Planet
5th - 12th
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Students may check some of their answers online.
How Have Nonconformists Contributed to Society?Lesson Planet
6th - 12th
"Whoso would be a man, must be a noncomformist." Or so said Ralph Waldo Emerson in his "Self-Reliance" essay. Class members are encouraged to explore the goodness of a nonconformist and decide for themselves if this person deserves...
Bellwork for Week 19-Electromagnetic Spectrum and PlanetsLesson Planet
8th - 10th
In this bellwork on the electromagnetic spectrum and planets worksheet, students answer questions about the information determined using a spectroscope, the geocentric and heliocentric models of planet rotation and the planets.
Coup to Revolution: U.S. foreign Policy in IranLesson Planet
11th - 12th
Students read and discuss the Iran country Profile from the CIA World Factbook. They describe the current relationship between the United States and Iran. Students complete additional readings, and answer questions about them. They...
Old and Odd: Archaea, Bacteria, and ProtistsLesson Planet
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Bacteria outnumber all other living organisms found on Earth. Explore the evolutionary precursor to multicellular organisms, unicellular organisms with a video that delves into the world of bacteria, protists, and archaea and compares...
Harry's Hurried Childhood: Advanced Lesson PlanLesson Planet
7th - 12th
When we write a story with a message or specific purpose, we are writing something like a fable. Kids examine a wonderful tale about a boy whose wishes come true. They use their critical analysis skills to understand how the author...
Eighth Grade Language Arts Assessment 2009-2010Lesson Planet
What makes this assessment unique, is the subject matter of the passages. Young readers learn that the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock is Ulura, that a French film about Cinderella saved the movies, and that the Chinese were producing...
Can You Solve the Locker Riddle?Lesson Planet
4 mins 7th - 12th
Your rich uncle just died and left all of his money to you. However, your evil relatives want some of the prize. Luckily, your uncle taught you everything you need to know about riddles, and has hidden his money. Can you solve the riddle...
Art Masterpiece—Leonardo da Vinci InventionsLesson Planet
After getting to know the inventor, Leonardo da Vinci and his many inventions, scholars think up their own invention. Following a written description and a hand-drawn picture, learners use a method of mirror writing and antiquing to give...
Science as a Source of Social ControversyLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Students research the two opposing views and biographical information about Ptolemy and Copernicus in order to be familiar with the societal viewpoints that influenced the thinking of these two scientists. Students role-play supporters...
Characterization in The Ponder Heart:A Collaborative Speaking UnitLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Students assess fellow student's oral narrative tales. They discuss the attributes that marked the "best" narratives. They compose their own narrative tales and interview family members. They make a final speaking presentation to the...