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Sustainability: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Sustainability is the focus of a collection designed to peak the interests of sixth through eighth-graders. Here you will find an assortment of lessons, activities, and videos covering topics such as sustainable transportation, forestry,...
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Pneumatic Tubes: Transportation of the Past... And Future?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is the future of transportation taken from an idea in the past? Explore the invention and development of pneumatic tubes with a video that details why pneumatic tubes were popular and why they fell out of mainstream use. The video also...
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All Aboard

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils must graph the location of a train using the time given a timetable. They analyze the different legs of the trip, graph the return trip, and compare the two graphs. The lesson ends with a discussion of similarities and differences...
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Toy Trains

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
Scholars identify and continue the numerical pattern for the number of wheels on a train. Using the established pattern and its inverse, they determine whether a number of wheels is possible. Pupils finish by developing an algebraic...
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Transport Song

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Planes, trains, cars, feet, boats, buses, and bikes. Sing along with a music video and watch hand-drawn animation that highlights modes of transportation. 
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Reading a Timeline

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Sometimes the most important details of an informational text aren't within the text at all. Teach your class how to read timeline with a set of activities that prompts them to find specific dates and events on the timelines, as well as...
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Hula Hoopla!

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Hop, skip, jump, and roll! Hula hoops have a way of putting fun in motion. Young children interact in a variety of games involving small and large hula hoops. They will develop their motor skills and eye-hand coordination while playing...
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The Art of Locomotion

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine the artistic legacy of trains by comparing the representations of trains in the painting of Turner and the photographs of Terry Evans. They write an essay, story or poem using their own observations of trains,...
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Transcontinental Railroad

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Who built the Transcontinental Railroad and why was it important? Your class can learn about the laying down of these tracks by reading a short passage. Pupils then respond to five questions related to the text.
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Mass Transit Living Lab: Improve the System

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Everyone hates public transportation, but how can we fix it? The last of five installments in the Mass Transit Living Lab has scholars brainstorm different ways to fix the mass transit system. Hopefully, they'll come up with some great...
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Mass Transit Living Lab: Analyze the Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's wrong with public transportation? Young engineers analyze data from a mass transit system. They do so to identify flaws in the system. 
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Mass Transit Living Lab: Graphing the West Corridor Data

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Hop aboard for a lesson on analyzing data. Using an interactive, pupils graph data on the mass transit system of Denver's west corridor. They use the graphs to evaluate the effectiveness of the system.
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Mass Transit Living Lab: Establish the Design Criteria

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You can only claim success if you know what success looks like. Future engineers explore the mass transit system in the west corridor of a city as they work through the second installment of five in the Mass Transit Living Lab unit. They...
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Mass Transit Living Lab: Improving West Corridor Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In a battle of Denver's east and west corridors, the east wins—at least in terms of mass transit. The first of five installments in the Mass Transit Living Lab series introduces the main purpose of the unit. It has pupils brainstorm...
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Levitating Train

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Levitation isn't just for magicians. Pupils design and build a small portion of track for a maglev train using magnets and Lego bricks. The goal is to get the trains to levitate—without using magic!
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All Aboard!

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students, in groups, create a display showing a "train trip" to a destination of their choice from a teacher-made list. They also answer a series of questions related to their trip. Groups present their displays.
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Shape Train

For Students Pre-K - K
In this shape sequence learning exercise, students continue the sequence of shapes in the train by illustrating the pattern triangle, circle, and square.
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Anti-Railroad Propaganda Poster -- The Growth of Regionalism, 1800 - 1860

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the anti-railroad movement of the mid-19th century. They review propaganda from the period and consider various points of view. They develop role-plays and write essays using their research.
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Collision Course

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners measure the speed of moving marbles and use the results to calculate velocity and momentum. They analyze the events preceding a Japanese train crash.
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Basic Visual Patterns: Train Cars

For Students K - 2nd
An interactive comprised of five questions challenges young scholars to complete a simple pattern. After examining a train with colored carts, learners arrange a green, blue, and yellow block into their corresponding space. Questions are...
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Air Train

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Train your pupils to be master engineers. Young learners design a train that travels along a fishing line. The train needs to safely carry pennies as passengers without falling out.
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The Little Engine That Could Teaching Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
You can, you can, you can read The Little Engine That Could with your class! Included here are ideas that you can use before, during, and after reading the book with your pupils.
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Transportation Word Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Beep beep! Zoom! Honk honk! Explore the world of transportation with a set of transportation picture word cards. Fifteen cards show trucks, planes, trains, boats, and many more types of transportation, complete with pictures and names. 
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Make a Train

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Youngsters should have fun learning about and making a train. The children will learn that some trains carry people and some carry goods, identify different railroad cars, and understand that trains need tracks that are in good condition...