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#### Green House?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A solid foundation is important for all things—especially houses. Learners research different materials for foundations based on environmental impact and cost. They decide whether concrete, insulated concrete, or wood would be best for...
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#### The Final Floor

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Finally, the final floor plan. The 12th installment of a 16-part series looks at floor plans for houses. Scholars try their hand at creating a scale drawing for the floor plan of their dream houses.
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#### Drafting Bubbles

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Let's start designing a house. Future architects create floor plans for a house given certain constraints. They calculate the area of each room in the house. This is the 11th lesson plan in a 16-part unit.
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#### Got Gas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much gas does it take to drive around town? The class uses a variety of mathematical procedures to take a look at the use of gas for transportation. Class members use a different unit to determine the cost of driving a car as opposed...
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#### Water Bottle Unit

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How much plastic do manufacturers use to create water bottles each year? The class explores the number of water bottles used throughout the years to determine how many consumers will use in the future. Class members compare different...
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#### Truckin’ to Your Table

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Food takes a trip to the table. Class members choose a meal from a menu and calculate the total cost of the meal including tax and tip. Using a food origin card, pupils determine how far each of the ingredients of a meal traveled to end...
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#### Is Our Community Influenced by the Opioid Epidemic?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Opioid abuse is becoming a national crisis, but combating the influence of opioids requires examining the ways it affects individual communities. A thorough teacher guide provides step-by-step instructions about implementing an...
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#### Coping With Stress Research Project

For Teachers 7th Standards
To learn more about the current medical and psychological studies on stress, seventh graders conduct individual or group research and discuss what they found in a series of evaluation questions. They then decide whether they would use...
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#### Public Speaking Lesson: The Impact of Bullying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's one thing to prevent yourself from becoming a bully, but how do you convince others to follow suit? Take the first step in creating a better world with a public speaking lesson that prompts learners to write and present persuasive...
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#### The Represented World: Communication—Packaging

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge your classes to design and market a new product. Collaborative groups use geometry skills to create packaging for their products. Finally, they plan a marketing strategy to present to a marketing specialist.
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#### CollegeReview.com

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build your learners' future careers as statisticians. A project-based lesson asks class membersto develop a formula to rank colleges from a given set of data. They must explain their methods and create a brochure for the ranking company.
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#### Makerspace Playbook

For Teachers K - 12th
Make the most of project-based learning with Makerspace. A playbook shows instructors and other interested parties how to set up a Makerspace and Maker community to foster STEM projects. It gives ideas for startup activities and for...
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#### Introduction to Building Sciences: A Curriculum Supplement

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Mars or bust. An engaging STEM unit has scholars design a base that allows scientists to live on Mars. Along the way, they learn about building science and space science.
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#### Investigate the Plastic Problem

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Plastics are forever. The second lesson in a 10-part unit has pupils research the effects of plastics on the environment. They present their findings by creating an infographic.
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#### Amusement Park Physics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Go for a ride with physics! Groups pick an amusement ride to investigate. Using their gathered information, teams develop their own ride and present it to the class. The team mates create a persuasive letter to an amusement park on why...
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#### The Antarctica Project: A Middle School Mathematics Unit

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Antarctica is a big place, large enough to provide ample opportunities to learn about math. A two-week unit teaches middle school mathematics concepts using project-based learning. The resource covers functions, geometry (area,...