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Skill One: Motivate Yourself

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As your class members begin to apply for colleges, scholarships, or jobs, it would be valuable for them to be given an introduction as to what they might encounter in an interview. While the title might lead you to believe this lesson...
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Should the National Guard Have Been Called in to Kent State?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
May 4, 1970. The Kent State shootings, also known as the May 4 Massacre, rocked the nation. Ohio National Guardsmen, called to the Kent State campus by Governor James Rhodes, fired on unarmed college students, killing four and wounding...
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Angry Birds and Parabolas

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The activity in this resource is based on the popular electronic game called Angry Birds. Most of your students are probably familiar with the game and will enjoy using what they have learned about parabolas and quadratic equations to...
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Darwin's Finches

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Try a twist on the old finch beak and chopsticks activity by using M&Ms on a Twister mat. Spoons, knives, forks, and chopsticks represent beaks and are randomly assigned to your little birds, who must collect as much food as possible...
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N2O: It’s No Laughing Matter!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
While the layout of the lesson is not very detailed and the link to the PowerPoint is no longer valid, there are some great exercises to examine the role of nitrous oxide in the environment. For middle level learners, the resource listed...
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Modelling the Human Ventilation System

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Why is breathing so difficult for asthma sufferers? To find out, learners build their own lung models in the investigation (from a British website, hence the term ventilation system instead of respiratory system). Using different-sized...
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Chromosome Models- Karyotyping

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Create your own karyotypes with clay in a kinesthetic genome activity. This tactile experience was created for visually impaired pupils, but can be used for all hands-on learners who are beginning to study chromosomes. The preparation...
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Greenhouse in a Bottle

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Young atmospheric scientists create models of an atmosphere with and without clouds to determine the effect of cloud cover on Earth's temperatures, as well as figuring out whether dark or light surfaces absorb more energy. You may wish...
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Don't Laugh at Me

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Have you ever been picked on? Open the lesson by playing a clip of the song "Don't Laugh at Me." Then, encourage your class members to discuss how people treat each other. They discuss a list of terms (like empathy, philanthropy, and...
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Rights and Responsibilities

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers engage in a lesson about rights and responsibilities, and the differences between them. After a class discussion, pupils break off into pairs and come up with mimes that respect or abuse a specific right such...
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A Research Project: A Discussion of the Recreating and Populating of a Colonial Village

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Primary source research, secondary source readings, and discussion provide the understanding necessary for students to create a colonial persona, and simulate a situation appropriate for this person, time, and place. While the...
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Who Are They?

For Teachers 2nd - 9th
Designed by a pre-professional high schooler who interned in an elementary school, here is an activity that could nicely support developing observation skills, reading and writing biography, thinking critically about assumptions, and...
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Maus I and II: Pictionary

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why is visual literacy so important in understanding Maus? Introduce your class to basic elements of graphic novels with a game of pictionary. A list of 13 words are included, but you could potentially add some World War II-related terms...
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Atomic Candy

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Mmmmm! Radioactive "candium!" Nuclear physics or chemistry classes use M&M'S® to demonstrate the process of radioactive decay. Individuals pour out a bag of candies and record the number that fall M-side-up to represent the number of...
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Ordinary People: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 7th - 12th
After reading chapter six of Ordinary People with your class, conduct this activity with your class. Turn the lights down, put on your softest voice, and have them try to imagine that they lost a close friend. Then, encourage them to...
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Maus: Problematic Situation Strategy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do people really need “a newer, bigger Holocaust” in order to change? Or is it possible that by making text-to-self connections to the stories of others people that they can change? In order to connect to Art Spiegelman’s Maus, class...