Lesson Plan
University of Minnesota

#### Memory Items

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Ready to have an "unforgettable" time in science class? Try a fun and insightful activity, suitable for a wide age group of learners. Explore how human memory works when pupils try to remember objects they've seen before comparing the...
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Curated OER

#### Graphing Stories Ice Breaker

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Kick off the school year with some math fun! New classmates share information about themselves by using graphs and interpreting data. The goal is to use a general graph shape, such as linear or exponential, and create labels for the axes...
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Scholastic

#### Study Jams! Circle Graph

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Over a pizza dinner, RJ and Mia discuss how to use a circle or pie graph to represent data. After viewing, data analysts can use a Test Yourself feature to assess their own understanding. This is ideal for use in a flipped classroom lesson.
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Scholastic

#### Study Jams! Bar Graphs

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Mia teaches Sam how to create a bar graph, including forming a title, creating and labeling the axes, choosing a scale, and entering data. After viewing, data analysts can test themselves with seven follow-up questions and review...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Walking the Plank

For Students 6th - 8th
This is a cool math activity. Kids collect and interpret data based on a physical act. A board is balanced between a scale and a step, learners record a peer's weight as it decreases while s/he walks further away from the scale. They...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Go Fish!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
So much science in one tiny fish! Introduce young biologists to the zebrafish, a common aquarium inhabitant. The small, unassuming organism presents an opportunity for learners to study habituation using an easy-to-care-for species. Lab...
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Curated OER

#### Fishy Behavior

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here's a lab that may make you rethink that morning cup of coffee. Biology scholars test the effects of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine on the behavior of zebrafish through an intriguing experiment. Learners observe fish behavior before...
Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

#### Solubility

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Enhance your class' ability to understand solubility. Science scholars examine how temperature and concentration affect solubility using an interesting lab experiment. The introduction and procedure also discuss the relationship between...
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Beyond Benign

#### The Heat Is On

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Explore an exothermic reaction with a quick lab investigation. The activity builds on the previous lessons by examining an ingredient in many shampoos. Scholars record temperature data as sodium hydroxide and water interact.
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Beyond Benign

#### Decision Graphic Introduction

For Teachers 6th - 8th
E is for economics, environment, and social equity. The fifth installment of a 15-part series has scholars first considering ecological impacts, such as determining how much water it takes to produce a can of soda. They then use decision...
Lesson Plan
PBS

#### Curious George: Graphing

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
After watching an engaging video where Curious George gets to play librarian for the day, sorting books, scholars sort information and graph their data. Learners move from concrete to picture to abstract graphing and analyze class...
Assessment
Concord Consortium

#### People and Places

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Graph growth in the US. Given population and area data for the United States for a period of 200 years, class members create graphs to interpret the growth over time. Graphs include population, area, population density, and population...
Activity
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

#### Milk—How Sweet Is It?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered why some people are lactose intolerant? Participants test simulated patients in a hands-on lab activity to find out! They learn about lactose intolerance by performing an experiment, analyzing data, and drawing...
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National Research Center for Career and Technical Education

#### Depreciation (Double Declining)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have you ever been told that your new car begins to lose its value as soon as you drive it off the lot? Aspiring accountants take on the concepts of depreciation and book value through an easy-to-deliver career and technology lesson...
Activity
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

#### Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do seeds get around? It's not like plants can control seed dispersal—or can they? Dig deeper into the amazing mechanisms of seed dispersal observed in tropical plants through interactives, a video, and plenty of hands-on data...
Interactive
Chemistry Collective

#### Virtual Lab: Unknown Acid and Base Problem

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Looking for an easy way to give your class experience with acid-base chemistry outside the lab? Try a detailed interactive that puts them in total control! Young chemists determine the dissociation constant and concentration of an...
Lesson Plan
Science 4 Inquiry

#### The Ups and Downs of Populations

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Life has its ups and downs ... especially if you're an animal! Biology scholars engage in a population study through an inquiry-based lesson. Pupils work together to explore the factors that affect deer populations, then examine the...
Lesson Plan
Beyond Benign

#### The Big Melt: Arctic Ice Caps

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are the Arctic ice caps really melting out of existence? Junior climatologists examine the statistics of ice decline through four math-based lessons. Each activity incorporates data, climate information, and environmental impact into an...
Unit Plan
Beyond Benign

#### Municipal Waste Generation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Statistically, waste may become a problem in the future if people do not take action. Using their knowledge of statistics and data representation, pupils take a look at the idea of waste generation. The four-part unit has class members...
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CK-12 Foundation

#### Mean: Arithmetic Mean

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
How is a mean affected by changes in data? A well-designed animation allows individuals to manipulate data and watch the effect on the mean. Challenge questions help guide users to conclusions about outliers and skew within data.
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NOAA

#### What's a CTD?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Why are the properties of the water important when exploring the ocean? Young scientists discover the tools and technology used in deep sea exploration in the fourth installment in a five-part series. Groups work together to examine...
Activity

#### Nannofossils Reveal Seafloor Spreading Truth

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Spread the word about seafloor spreading! Junior geologists prove Albert Wegener right in an activity that combines data analysis and deep ocean exploration. Learners analyze and graph fossil sample data taken from sites along the...
Lesson Plan
NOAA

#### A Matter of Density

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Larvae transportation on the New England seamounts is based on the density of the water. Scholars calculate density and graph salinity versus temperature to better understand the distribution of organisms in a water column. Discussions...
Lesson Plan
American Physiological Society

#### Feeling the Heat

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do the changing seasons affect the homes where we live? This question is at the forefront of engineering and design projects. Challenge your physical science class to step into the role of an architect to build a model home capable...