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146 resources with the concept databases

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Changes Over Time — Microfossils in Blake’s Nose

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Scientists study sediment cores to understand climate and life throughout the history of the Earth. An interactive lesson has scholars access research data in order to better understand to which time periods specific micro-fossils...
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Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My!—Insect Collection Tour

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Field Museum houses 12 million insects. Brain Scoop presents the insect collection at the Field Museum as part of its Insect playlist. From brilliant purple beetles to tiny mites, all the way to giant cockroaches, the organization of...
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Food Chain

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use a database on animal diversity to complete the lesson. Using the information, they discover how organisms are linked to one another by their dependence on each other for food. In groups, they develop their own food...
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European Elevation Sort

For Teachers 6th
Given a prepared database of European countries, sixth graders sort the countries in ascending order by elevation and identify the five countries with the highest elevations. This cross-curricular lesson combines elements of computer...
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Library Media Skills: Research and Plagiarism

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Orienting learners to the resources at your school library enables access to information and encourages discernment about the validity of sources. Includes link to a PowerPoint slide show that explores plagiarism and clarifies when, how,...
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Research Paper

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders continue to work on their research papers including to credit and cite all resources used, incorporate a style manual, electronic databases, online resources as well as a Works Cited page. In addition, they orally present...
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Using a Statistical Procedure To Search A Database For Out of the Ordinary Values

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students develop a spreadsheet containing formulas and find summaries for them.  In this investigative lesson students choose a topic, investigate it and use MS Excel to sort data. 
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Cloudy, With a Change of...What?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students read Cloudy with a change of Meatballsand weather as well as healthy and unhealthy food choices. In this weather and food lesson, students read the book and answer discussion questions. Students study the water cycle at a given...
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"Coalorado:" The Ludlow Massacre

For Teachers 4th - 12th
students participate in a instructional activity about the history of the Ludlow Massacre. They use an online encyclopedia in order to obtain information. The use of primary resources allows students to enter the time of history from a...
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Idioms...not the be taken literally!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Young scholars define common English idioms which they find in books and book excerpts. They use an idiom dictionary and constuct a database of five idioms along with meanings and sentences. They beam this information to classmates.
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Organizing our Favorite Books

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners identify the title and author of stories. They create a database that supplies both graphic and written information to identify a book.
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Land or Sea?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders access a database to search for desired information, using "and" or "or" connectors where necessary. They choose a connector and search a prepared database of European countries to locate which countries border certain...
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What Does George W. Bush Have in Common With Past U.S. Presidents?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover what it takes to become President of the United States. Using a database, they complete a scavenger hunt to determine what George W. Bush has in common with past Presidents. They also create a spreadsheet which...
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What Do They Have In Common?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use a database to gather information on the United States last five Presidents. Using the information, they identify their similarities and differences and what characteristics made them a good leader. In further detail,...
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European Explorers Database

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders watch a demonstration on how to create a new database. In pairs, they enter information about European explorers in an easy to read fashion. They save and print their databases to be used in a review game before their test.
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European Database - Finding Information

For Teachers 6th
While a simple lesson, this activity taps into an important skill for pupils to master. They have to take lists of information about European countries, and sort and classify them according to certain categories. This is great way to...
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Storing Android Accelerometer Data: App Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There's an app for that! Pupils learn to build an app that will store data on an Android. The lesson introduces class members to the tiny database, TinyDB, for Android devices. A video tutorial provides an example that uses the TinyDB in...
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Computing: Databases Unplugged

For Teachers 4th - 11th
How do databases store and retrieve information? The activities in the resource provide fundamental concepts of databases by introducing an approach that teaches the basics without using computers. The pupils act as the actual data that...
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Digging Up Dinosaurs

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students research dinosaurs using text, software, and Internet resources while role playing as paleontologists. They place the information from their research in databases and publish an illustrated page about their findings.
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Metrically Me!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students define the parts of a database, search strategies to locate information electronically, create/modify databases, etc. and enter data into a prepared spreadsheet to perform calculations.
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Escape Velocity

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders create/use spreadsheets to solve real-world problems, explore patterns, make predictions, select/explain most appropriate types of graph to display data, use information to create product, and have basic understanding of...
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European Database - Filtering

For Teachers 6th
An interesting instructional activity on finding information in a large database awaits your 6th graders. They complete worksheets embedded in the plan that require finding specific information regarding European countries. In order to...
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How Much Do You Burn?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover their weight relative to the other children in their class. They determine how many calories they burn through exercise and compare it with their classmates. Using the internet, they calculate their body mass index...
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Questions and Answers

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Young scholars use computer technology and software program to gather information and organize it into graphs and charts. They explore the best ways to ask questions when taking a survey and practice writing questions with simple...