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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Interactive
CK-12 Foundation

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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Activity
DiscoverE

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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Activity
DiscoverE

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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Assessment
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Balanced Assessment

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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Assessment
Noyce Foundation

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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Organizer
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Common Core Sheets

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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Printables
PreKinders

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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...
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Lesson Plan
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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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Worksheet
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K12 Reader

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Trains, Telegraphs, and Steamships: War’s New Weapons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the technological weapons of the Civil War. In this Civil War instructional activity, students research the use of trains, telegraphs, and steamships in the war. Students write newspaper articles pertaining to the new...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Transportation Museum

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students develop and organize their own transportation museum in the classroom. They brainstorm a list of vehicles and bring in models to display or draw a picture to display.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Applied Science- Built environment Lab (Trains)

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students examine transportation. In this train design lesson, students study how trains work and how to efficiently design a track by working with an electric train set. As a class they compare various types of trains and work...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Types of Trains

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore different types of trains. In this science lesson plan, 3rd graders study the "Orphan Train" and write a paragraph about what it would feel like to be riding a train during this time period.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Shape Train

For Students Pre-K - K
In this shape sequence worksheet, students continue the sequence of shapes in the train by illustrating the pattern triangle, circle, and square.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Tracer Pages: Train Locomotive

For Students Pre-K - K
In this hand eye coordination worksheet, students trace the dotted lines to create a picture of a train locomotive. Students color the picture.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Railroad Crossing Ahead

For Students K - 1st
In this railroad crossing worksheet, learners study and color a large black line drawing of the railroad crossing road sign. There are no directions or words on the page.
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Lesson Plan
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Trains

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students compare the lengths of the train through calculation. This calculation can be done by knowing the values of the rods. Students use problem solving to get the answer to the problem before them.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Anti-Railroad Propaganda Poster -- The Growth of Regionalism, 1800 - 1860

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

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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Worksheet
Curated OER

Dot to Dot Train- Counting to 25

For Students Pre-K - K
For this counting to 25 worksheet, students follow the dots to make a train picture. Students color the picture any way they like. This worksheet is homemade.
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Lesson Plan
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Conducting Research

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write informational research reports. They are given a worksheet on conducting research. Students are told that they are going to write a research report about trains. They review the list of trains and discuss how each...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Train Of States

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders create a class book with information about each of the United States. After students draw a state name out of a hat, they use various resources to fill in a facts chart about their state. Students draw the state flag and...