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Rocket Quads

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHow high will it fly? Pairs build straw rockets and launch them at different angles and determine the height and horizontal distance of the flight path. Teams make conjectures about how the angle affects the measured distances and use...
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Projectile Motion and Quadratic Functions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewModel the flight of a ball. Small groups collect time data for how long it takes to toss a ball between two people. The teacher leads a discussion about projectile motion to get the class thinking about how to calculate the equation of...
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Set Up a Remote Learning Schedule for Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This collection provides a 2-week sample plan and a blank template for remote learning. In addition, we provide ideas to get you started in your planning for remote instruction. 
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Elk Street

For Teachers 6th Standards
Fund raise with algebraic expressions. The sixth grade unit introduces individuals to using variables to represent numbers in algebraic expressions and equations. Pupils use eight lessons to build their knowledge of using variables...
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Sports Physiology and Statistics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If I want to build up my heart, where should I start? Science scholars use statistics in a sports physiology setting during an insightful experiment. Groups measure resting and active heart rates and develop a scatter plot that shows the...
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Stagecraft

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The house lights dim, the curtain parts, lights slowly come up, revealing the stage. Before the actors appear, before a word is spoken, the audience is drawn in by the lighting, by the colors, by lines of the set, by the props, and...
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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 13

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The six instructional shifts in this workshop definitely move math and science teachers' understanding of instruction. The workshop, 13th out of a series of 15, asks participants to examine sample tests and to look at how the six...
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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 11

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You'll C-E-R a difference in classroom achievement after using a helpful lesson. Designed for economics, civics, government, and US history classes, participants practice using the CER model to craft arguments about primary and secondary...
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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 4

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to use precise language? Participants explore this question in the fourth lesson in a series of 15 on effective instruction. Perfect for all content areas, the lesson promotes appropriate language choice through close...
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Population Dynamics

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Will human population growth always be exponential, or will we find a limiting factor we can't avoid? Young scientists learn about both exponential and logistic growth models in various animal populations. They use case studies to...
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Airplanes and Airstrips Part 1

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Line up to the airstrip. Using interactive graphing software, pupils determine the line that will allow a plane to safely land on a runway. Class members create their own landing strips and share with classmates to find the equation of...
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Airplanes and Airstrips Part 2

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Table the decision to land. Pupils form flight crews by matching up different representations of linear equations. Given a set of coordinates for an airstrip, the crews determine the equation of the line that will position their planes...
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Discovering Gallon Man—Measuring Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Isn't being pint-sized just one-eighth of a gallon? The class investigates the relationships between the different customary units of liquid measurement in lesson five of a seven-part unit to develop various skills. Using the...
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The Science of Six Degrees of Separation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The concept of everyone on earth being separated by only six degrees of social connections originated more than 100 years ago. Connect the dots using an installment from an engaging video series that takes a look at various social...
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How Much Proof Do We Need?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are two angles enough? Given two triangles, the class determines through the definition of similarity and transformations whether the two triangles are similar. Provided with pairs of triangles and measurements, small groups find out...
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How Long Did You Study?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What will a histogram reveal about study times? Class members develop an understanding of histograms including their advantages and disadvantages. Using data from multiple teachers of how long individuals studied for an upcoming EOC,...
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How Hot Is It?

For Teachers 9th Standards
Do you hear that? Let's model it! Using a CD of chirping crickets at various temperatures, learners count the number of chirps per minute. Teams plot calculated averages on a scatter plot and determine the line of best fit for their...
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Hot Coffee Coming Through

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Not too hot, not too cold! Provide the right temperature of coffee every time. Teams develop and conduct an experiment to determine whether coffee cups meet the requirements set forth by a fictional coffee company. The groups collect and...
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Heart Rate and Exercise: Is There a Correlation?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does exercise cause heart rates to be different? Given data regarding the number of hours of exercise per week and heart rates, pupils determine the correlation between the two. The data includes two types of heart rates to associate...
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Discovering Dilations

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Scale up the dilation factor. Using a dynamic geometry software program, classmates discover the relationship between a pre-image and its image after performing a dilation. Individuals create their own dilations and fellow class members...
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GeoGebra Graphing Calculator

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
So, exactly, what does it look like? The easily usable graphing calculator allows pupils to visualize the graph of equations and inequalities. The interactive supports any algebraic graph needed for high school mathematics and then some.
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A Rational Representation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let's be rational about the solutions. A lesson plan presents rational equations to solve and leads to the understanding of extraneous solutions. Pupils begin the lesson by reviewing simplifying rational expression. Presented with a...
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A Transformation's Adventure with Patty Paper: Exploring Translations, Reflections and Rotations

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Patty paper isn't just for separating meat. The instructional activity uses an inexpensive way to experiment with rigid transformations. Pupils use patty paper to create images after a translation, reflection, and rotation. Given a...
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Calculating Pi with Darts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can pi be calculated through a game of darts? The video shows why this works mathematically and the issues surrounding the methodology. Once participants overcome errors, success through physics and mathematics leads to celebration.