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Global Intelligence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the war in Afghanistan and the conditions surrounding the hunt for Osama bin Laden after reading the article "Bin Laden and Omar: Far Harder to Find" from The New York Times. After the class discussion, students...
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For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the differences between a scavenger and a predator.  For this predator lesson students research an animal and study its physical traits. 
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Freshwater Sharks Bite Children at 35th Beach. A Play

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students delve into a study of sharks. In this science lesson plan, students examine the many different scientific occupations, as well as some possible specializations therein, and perhaps a little bit of other life considerations,...
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Something Fishy?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students try to draw and identify a jellyfish from a physical description. After reading an article, they discover new information about cnidarians. In groups, they research and develop dioramas about a specific cnidarian species. They...
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Paint's Family Tree

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students sort and classify the genetic traits of horses. In this heredity and genetics lesson plan, students read dialogue in a skit in which specific physical traits of several horses are described and a horse family tree is created....
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How Do You Choose Snacks and Other Foods?

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students discuss peer pressure pertaining to healthy eating decisions.  In this personal health lesson, students identify reasons why they make poor eating decisions and how to ignore food temptations.  Students complete the "Rate That...
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For Teachers 1st Standards
First graders explore the nutrition recommendations using selected Internet sources to examine the food pyramid for children. They discuss the attributes of the food groups as well as physical activity. The culminating activities for the...
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Hydrologic Cycle Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the water cycle using educational resources. In this water cycle lesson, students use a global climate DVD to complete a scavenger hunt on the hydrologic (water) cycle.
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Medieval Marshmallows

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students create catapults to explore force and motion. In this mechanical physics lesson, students design, construct, and operate a catapult that sends marshmallows through the air. 
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Sort It Out - Push or Pull?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate the difference between a push and a pull. In this science/physics lesson, 2nd graders observe and discuss pictures from a book. Additionally, students are placed into groups to make observations of pictures and...
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Shrinky Dinks® Palettes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a fun and clever lesson for teaching physics classes how to calculate wavelength if given the energy and frequency data. On a worksheet, they compute wavelengths using a table of information that you provide. On a paper palette,...
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Design a Shoe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If the shoe  doesn't fit, design a new one. Discovery Education challenges pupils to put the engineering process in action by designing a shoe. Groups design and build a shoe prototype based upon the client constraints outlined in the...
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Best of 3

For Students 6th - 12th
Enhance your volleyball lessons with a brief video that demonstrates the practice drill, in which two pairs go head-to-head to score the most points within three sets. 
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Midsummer Classic’s Homerun Derby

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHit a home run with your lessons. A two-part activity has learners explore quadratic equations that model the path of a baseball. They see how changing the initial speed of the ball affects its maximum height, maximum horizontal...
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Wheelin' Fun

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What does NASCAR have to do with science? Allow your middle schoolers to discover the answer and learn about Newton's laws of motion through a fun and engaging STEM investigation. Not only do your young scientists get to play with toy...
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Cone Passing

For Students 6th - 12th
Accompany your volleyball lesson with a presentation of the cone passing drill using this brief video demonstration provided by a 14-and-under beach volleyball team. The Canadian team models active foot work and passing skills on one...

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