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Lesson: New Museum Design Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After viewing images of vernacular and alternative architecture, budding designers collect materials to construct their own spacial design. They use gathered materials to construct a 3D model of the class space in a new way, yet...
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Exploring Equivalent Fractions

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
An extensive activity explores equivalent fractions and is intended for three 60-minute periods. Young mathematicians compare and order fractions with like and unlike denominators. Included are worksheets, assessments, and answer sheets;...
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Invent an Animal

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Young scholars recognize how animal adaptations help animals survive in their environment.  In this characteristics lesson, students create an original animal that can adapt to a specific habitat. Young scholars create a model of their...
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Rounding Decimals

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders engage in a lesson that is about the concept of rounding decimals. They review place value and focus it upon the practice of rounding. Students use 10 base decimal grids or models to help make connections with the skill.
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Mapping World Explorers

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research early explorers from selected nations, routes, or time periods. After finding maps of exploration routes over water and land, they create a time line. Presentations are created in the form of three-dimensional models...
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Modeling Patterns and Cycles in Our Lives

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore how building a model can help them better understand the natural world. They identify common cycles or patterns in nature as well as examples of models in the classroom. After discussion, they choose a pattern or cycle...
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Change Since 1609

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners recognize how the climate of the Hudson Valley has changed since the last glaciation. They explain these changes using a reconstruction of the land use changes in the Hudson Valley composed of confetti, Ziploc bags and other...
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Sources of Potential Groundwater Contamination

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners construct models that demonstrate potential sources of contamination. Students select one type of contamination model (septic system, sinkhole, landfill, disposal lagoon, leaky barrels, oil spill, agricultural contamination) to...
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Equivalence and Comparing Fractions

For Students 3rd - 5th
Each of these five models represents one of the fractions listed; challenge your scholars to match them up. The models consist of shapes divided into squares with the total number of squares as the denominator and a colored portion as...
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Volume of Compound Figures

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders use patterns, models and relationships to solve equations.  In this equations lesson, 5th graders define vocabulary for equations and complete worksheets explaining variables and solving problems.
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Prototypes and Model Designs

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine prototypes and model designs. In this engineering lesson, 5th graders build a prototype out of a deck of cards and test their design. Upon completion, students write a letter to an architect which includes the...
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Seeing Stars

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discover constellations. In this astronomy lesson, students discuss stars in the sky and that a group of stars is called a constellation. Students then create their own constellations by dropping stars onto a black paper, and...
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Acid or Base? Toxie's on the Case

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students recognize the difference between acids and bases.  In this ToxMystery lesson, students play a computer game and experiment to find the difference between acids and bases. Students use litmus paper to determine if household...
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Fossils Footprints Across Time

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students examine fossils to understand how they are formed and how they give information about geological history. In this fossil lesson plan, students research and write about fossils and make models of different fossil types.The PDF...
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Matching Objects and Patterns

For Teachers 1st
First graders participate in hands-on activities and use objects to create patterns. They observe a PowerPoint lesson describing matching objects and patterns. In groups, 1st graders complete geometry computer activities such as planting...
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Scaling Our School

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders practice estimating the length and height of buildings at their school. They then compare their estimations with the actual heights or lengths. Each student then builds a scale model using ratio to translate the "real"...
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Using and Creating a Dichotomous Key

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students assess what a dichotomous key is and how it identifies objects in a group through a process of answering yes/no-type questions about certain objects. They examine an interactive graphic key on sea turtles and then create their...
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Slimy Cells

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students create three-dimensional cell models. They may choose to make either a plant or animal cell but must use a Ziploc bag as the cell membrane, slime for the cytoplasm, and strawberry baskets for the cell wall if making a plant...
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DNA Models

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners create DNA models. Using puzzle pieces to represent the parts of a DNA strand, they put together a segment of DNA. Once everyone has completed their individual strand, they being linking with other students using tape. Class...
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Solar Racing

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers harness the power of the sun to design, construct and evaluate a solar-powered model car of their creation. They race their cars in a "Solar Sprint" race modeled after the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Junior...
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Secrets of Lost Empires II -- Medieval Siege

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students design a working working model of a trebuchet and demonstrate the power of a Class 1 lever. They test their models by throwing grapes the greatest distance and raising and lowering bricks.
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Skinny Models

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students read a newspaper article about a fashion show in Madrid which banned the use of models under a certain weight. They define vocabulary, complete comprehension worksheets, practice the use of the words 'enough' and 'too many' and...
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Dream Room Interior Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the different periods of interior decor from the 20th Century to the present. They create a three dimensional model of an architectural blueprint.
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Greenhouse in a Bottle

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students create models of the greenhouse effect using recycled 2-liter bottles. They discuss how their models compares to the real greenhouse effect the earth experiences.