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LABScI

Circulation and Respiration: Vital Signs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What do your vital signs tell your doctor? An engaging hands-on lesson has your learners monitor their own lung capacity, blood pressure, and heart rate. They then connect the vital measures to the workings of the circulatory and...
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Curated OER

Vital Signs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Explore the nursing profession! Written for a career exploration unit, this lesson plan gives participants a chance to observe and learn about the skills that a nurse would need. They measure vital signs with appropriate medical...
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Curated OER

Vital Signs

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students research health-related topics such as good nutrition, exercise, and the human body. They analyze their data and distribute it through the use of the Internet.
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MOST

What Are Cells?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What's in a cell, anyway? Kids read informational text on what makes up both animal and plant cells, including a page of vocabulary terms they will need to be familiar with (cytoplasm, ribosomes, vacuoles, etc.). Full-color images make...
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Curated OER

Learning Another Language is to Know Another Culture

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Lure more students into your foreign language class with this informative PowerPoint. It outlines key factors in becoming successful with a second language, as well as why it can be beneficial for students' futures. Tip: Show this during...
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Students Against Depression

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What are the warning signs of depression? What contributes to and maintains this disorder? Learners answer several short-answer questions regarding depression using a well-designed student packet. The lesson concludes by considering the...
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Illustrative Mathematics

An Integer Identity

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Challenge algebra learners to use the difference of cubes to solve this problem. Once your charges have taken out the factor (a - b), combined the like terms and set them equal to zero, the problem becomes a factorable quadratic...
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Curated OER

Biodiversity

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders visit the playground to look for signs of life. They search for insects, birds, animal tracks, feathers, nests, trees, soil, etc. They then compose a class list that shows all findings in the schoolyard and post it in the...
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Curated OER

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Use this 5-day lesson to clarify the platforms of the two major parties, comparing and contrasting against students' beliefs. Begin by looking at unlabeled summaries of both party platforms, having learners identify most with one. Groups...
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Curated OER

Pulse and Blood Pressure

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders monitor and record vital signs of fellow classmates.  In this vital sign lesson students use medical instruments to measure pulse and blood pressure.
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Curated OER

Life Science: Human Body Skit

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create skits based on the human body systems. Working in groups, they role-play as organs in the various systems. They make costumes or wear signs identifying themselves as the organs in their skits.
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Curated OER

Responsibilities of Parenting

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students sign the job sheet, scenario sheet and Lucky day and Bad day sheets and select one of the jobs from the provided list. Then, they meet and decide who will go to which stores. Students also role play a particular scenario as...
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Curated OER

Health Styles

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars define and compare health terms. They estimate a person's health status on each dimension of health. They describe the major determinants of health.
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Curated OER

Biodiversity: El Imposible National Park, El Salvador

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore the concept of how the more diverse an ecosystem is, the more interdependence of species exists within that system. The complex relationships among diverse species are difficult to identify. As species disappear or...
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Curated OER

Passport to Courage

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students discuss the character trait of "courage of convictions" and apply this to their daily life. Using the internet, they research the life and work of Thomas McKean and discuss the courage needed to sign the Declaration of...
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NASA

Climate Change Online Lab

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What are the key indicators that show scientists that our planet is in the fastest warming trend ever? Learners go on a WebQuest to examine the evidence for themselves. Following several links to NASA sites, kids see how the global...
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US Surgeon General

Get the Facts on E-Cigarettes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine these flavors: chocolate, candy, menthol. What age group do you imagine is the target audience of an advertising campaign that features a product with these flavors? Find out the facts about vaping with a resource that provides...
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Curated OER

Don't Burn, Baby, Burn!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students consider products that provide protection from sunburn and other negative effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays. They develop or improve upon sun-screening products that are meant to provide protection for populations at risk...
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Curated OER

Smoke Signals

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students estimate the amount of money a non-smoking teen spends in a week, a month, and a year, and compare it with the expenses of a teen who smokes one, two, and three packs a day. They research other reasons that teens should not smoke.
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Curated OER

Medical Consultation Role Play

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars, with an emphasis on problem solving, students given a patient with some background information and symptoms. It is up to a pair of young scholars to diagnose their patient and then inform the relatives of the patient...
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Curated OER

Jefferson vs. Franklin: Revolutionary Philosophers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students cite connections among Franklin's Albany Plan of 1754, his Plan of Confederation of 1775 and the U.S. Constitution and/or the Declaration of Independence. In an essay, they give examples of the philosophical and political...
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Heritage Foundation

The Senate

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do your learners struggle to understand the differences between the Senate and the House of Representatives?  Help them develop an understanding of how the US Constitution's clauses affect the Senate's operations. A high-quality social...
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Kenan Fellows

The Newton Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Make Newton proud. Scholars apply their understanding of forces and energy to an engineering design challenge. They learn about simple machines, create a presentation on Newton's laws, and develop a balloon-powered car.
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Curated OER

Jefferson vs. Franklin: Revolutionary Philosophers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the contributions of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to American Independence. In small groups, they conduct Internet research, read and discuss primary source documents, and complete a chart.