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Measure the Age of Ancient Cosmic Explosions

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Supernova explosions mark the end of a star's life. Guide the class through an investigation that uses data to calculate the age of a supernova remnant. Using provided data and online software, they analyze data to determine the radius...
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Launching Modern Voices: Concrete Poetry

For Teachers 6th Standards
Challenges are different for today's kids. Learners begin to think about their own challenges by examining the adversities faced by children in medieval villages. They complete a graphic organizer as they watch the video Hackschooling...
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Our Group Readers Theater: Revision, Conclusion, and First Rehearsal

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewRevision is the key to great writing. Individuals revise their readers theater scripts and write a group conclusion. Scholars then perform their scripts for another group and receive feedback.
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End of Unit Assessment: Individual Sections of Readers Theater Script

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLet's play! Pupils create titles for their readers theater scripts and act them out in a fun game of charades. Next, as part of their end of unit assessment, they write final copies of their individual scripts.
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Drafting Individual Readers Theater Scripts for a Specific Scene: Rephrasing, Narrator Introduction, and Identifying Characters

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewRead, revise, refine! Scholars refine their readers theater scripts by rephrasing some of the lines. Next, they write drafts of their narrator introductions and share their work with peers to give and receive feedback. 
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Drafting Individual Readers Theater Scripts for a Specific Scene: Narrowing Text for our Readers Theater Scripts

For Teachers 5th Standards
New ReviewLet's focus. Working in small groups, writers narrow text selections to produce a narrative script based on the novel Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Next, pupils begin planning their readers theater scripts based on the text.
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Space Jell-O

For Students 6th - 12th
New ReviewA tasty treat lends its curious substance to space exploration. Mimicking the discoveries of Albert Einstein, young astronomers beginning by making a batch of Jello-O, then four hours later, scholars place edible objects that act like...
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Astronomer sees a 'Brake' in Cosmic expansion

For Students 7th
Seventh graders examine and read an article.  In this investigative lesson students discuss questions about the article and complete an activity. 
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Looking at the World in a Different Light Quiz

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students participate in a quiz about light, colors and wavelength.  In this investigative lesson plan students use the Internet to take a quiz on light. 
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Observing Motion

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore movement and motion. In this motion lesson, 1st graders how objects can move as well as how the Earth is in constant motion and the force of gravity. Students complete a coloring sheet.
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Human Rights Around the World and at Home

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students research a set of statements from their worksheet. They generate a list of affirmations and abuses that are specific to their own country and ocmmunity.
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Human Rights Education Handbook: Perpetrator, Victim, Bystander, Healer

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Young scholars describe a time when they played different roles regarding human rights. They are divided into small groups and assigned roles of "Perpetrator," "Victim," "Bystander," and "Healer." Individual students give an example of a...
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Our Place in Space

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify the different planets that make up the solar system. In this space science lesson, 3rd graders construct a scale model of the major planets. They explore their different unique features and dress up as planets.
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Glacial Striation Investigation

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners operate a GPS unit to investigate the direction of glacier movement. They describe the motion of glacier movement by interpreting a graph. Students explain how scientists use glacier striations to determine glacier movement.
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Ideal Gas Law

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
For this gas law worksheet, students review the Idea Gas Law equation and practice applying the equation to chemical reactions. Students write the balanced reaction, determine the limiting reagent, moles produced, and volume of gas...
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Scientific Notation II

For Students 8th - 10th
For this scientific notation worksheet, students are given 10 sets of numbers expressed in scientific notation. They either add or subtract the given numbers.