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Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take cover because a wild presentation on hurricanes is about to make landfall in your classroom! An outstanding PowerPoint presentation is the centerpiece of this lesson. Not only does it provide information and photographs, but several...
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Sonar & Echolocation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A well-designed, comprehensive, and attractive slide show supports direct instruction on how sonar and echolocation work. Contained within the slides are links to interactive websites and instructions for using apps on a mobile device to...
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Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
As physics masters view this presentation, they learn how nuclear power is used in submarines. They use Google Maps to plot a course through the ocean and calculate the time required for surfacing and traveling. They learn about fission,...
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GPS and Navigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you are navigating to find a terrific lesson on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM lesson in which high schoolers learn the history of...
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Engineering Inspirations from Nature

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
With James Cameron's DEEPSEA CHALLENGER expedition as an example, engaged engineering students learn about biomimicry and how engineers can imitate processes in nature to design new technology. They experiment with temperature on...
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The Shape of Data

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Explore the difference between statistical and non-statistical questions. Fun follows as learners gather statistical data for the question, "How many times can the typical sixth grader catch a spool in a cup in one minute?" Data is...
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Planning a Picnic

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Your class works together to compute with fractions for the number of servings assigned foods and drinks will provide for an end-of-the-year picnic. Technology helps introduce the lesson: a Wordle graphic display and a PowerPoint...
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School Store

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
A list of school supplies is accompanied by the price per unit and the price per package of six. Student shoppers work in pairs to use the chart for calculating out how much each of three McKinnzie children need to spend in order to...
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Designing a Kitchen Backsplash

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Pupils protect a kitchen wall that stands behind the stove by designing a backsplash. Samuel's parents want a backsplash with specific color ratios for the tiny square tiles that will be included. Learners do the math and glue colored...
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Grocery Store Gas Points

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Three different solutions are offered for this task. Math wizards work together to figure out how much money Monica must spend at the supermarket in order to earn enough gas rewards to fill up her tank for less than the $35.00 she has...
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Neighborhood Snow Removal

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Everyone loves a little competition, and in this scenario, two neighbors go neck-and-neck to see who shovels snow faster. Your sixth grade mathematicians can place their bets and then use ratio and rate reasoning to determine the winner!
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How is Flowing Water an Energy Source? Activity A

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a fun little exploration of the potential energy potential of falling water. Learners drop water from various heights using a straw, and they analyze the diameter of the splash. Pair this with two more activities of the same...
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Who Rules?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
From a mind-mapping anticipation set to an interactive check for understanding activity, this resource is an excellent lesson on identifying major forms of government around the world and analyzing examples of real-world governments....
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City Council Simulation: Dogwood City’s Proposed Curfew Ordinance

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Your learners will be excited to take part in this simulation where, acting as members and stake holders at a City Council meeting, they will determine whether or not a curfew for youth ages 17 and under should be instated. They will...
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Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that you can find added sugars in three-quarters of the foods you find in grocery stores? Invite your learners to consider how much sugar exists in the food products we eat on a day-to-day basis, as well as to learn about...
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Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources,...