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Hopewell Geometry

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Right triangles from 2,000 years ago? Learners investigate different right triangles found in the earthworks of the Hopewell people, a Native American culture that populated the United States from 200BC to AD 500. Learners apply concepts...
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Poverty Point Earthworks: Louisiana's Ancient Inhabitants

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students research the prehistoric earthworks site at Poverty Point, Louisiana. They compare the Louisiana artifacts and structure to the remains and knowledge of other ancient cultures. They present their research to the class.
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Who Built the Ohio Earthworks?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students identify relationships between geography or climate and locations of prehistoric sites. They describe the resourcefulness of prehistoric cultures who had to depend upon raw materials in their environment to survive.
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20th Century American Art

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
See the changes, controversy, and innovations that define postwar American art. The onset of the modern art era in American history is well-defined in this slide-show. You'll see how Abstract Expressionism shifted into conceptual, pop,...
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Hopewell Geometry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Hopewell people of the central Ohio Valley used right triangles in the construction of earthworks. Pupils use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine missing dimensions of right triangles used by the Hopewell people. The assessment task...
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Environmental Art

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students create their own environmental art after the teacher shows them a variety of example and has a discussion about it. They then write an initial personal definition of environmental art.
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Earthworks

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders explore watersheds and take samples and analyze the data from a watershed in the area.
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Science Inquiry Lesson: Mapping Project

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Young scholars explore the methods of creating maps. They create a map of Animas River Park using a compass and measuring tape, develop a single map from the team map sections, and devise another map of the Animas River Park using a GPS...
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Urban Impact on Chollas Creek (California): A Field Study

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students, in groups, take samples from a creek and keep a field journal on their samples. They also perform tests on their samples.
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Testing Soils for Garden Planting

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders collect soil samples and record the location of the samples by using GPS.
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Lichens as Air Quality Indicators: A beginning lichen identification study (2003

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use GPS and trees to explore lichens and air quality.
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Ecosystem Soil Study

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders take soil samples and analyze the samples and ecosystems found within them.
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Rocks in our Backyard

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars examine igneous and sedimentary rocks. They observe and identify geological formations in their community, analyze igneous and sedimentary geological layers using a geological map, and use GPS to locate geological formations.
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It's All In The Surface: The Effects Of Color & Texture On The Ability Of A Surface To Absorb Solar Energy

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine how dark surfaces absorb more light than light surfaces. They perform an experiment that compares various surfaces abilities to absorb heat, then record and analyze the results.
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Field Research Project: Comparing the Parent Rock Material of the San Francisco Terranes With Local Soil Types

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students investigate rocks and minerals and take a field trip to sample soils. They analyze rocks and soil, research the geological terrenes of the topology of San Francisco, and produce a lab research report.
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Compound Word List

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Never run out of compound words to teach your pupils by keeping this list nearby! All 16 pages are made up of lists of words organized alphabetically.
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Investigating comparative biodiversity of wetland and schoolyard sites

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders participate in an activity dealing with the environment.
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Comparative Stream Quality

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine water quality on a nearby stream. They collect water samples and test for various factors, including any contamination from the treatment plant, and present their information in a Powerpoint presentation.
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Poverty Point: A Louisiana Treasure

For Teachers 5th
A well-done and informative presentation, this resource could be used to pique interest in Lousiana's history. This presentation about Poverty Point, a mound created by Native Americans, is a fascinating exploration of this topic. What...
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Soil

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Learners experiment with soil.  In this soil lesson, students look through soil with magnifying glasses to see what it is made of. They then watch what happens when water goes through soil and how that helps a plant grow.
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Civil War Soldier: Experiencing the Battle of Franklin

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Fighting a war over home soil makes a living nightmare even more real. Class members describe the experience of a Civil War soldier during the Battle of Franklin, poised right at a major turning point of the war, after researching the...
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Soil Science Study

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners complete an activity by looking and gathering data on plants and soils.
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MAPPING A RESEARCH SITE AND COLLECTING AND PRESENTING POPULATION DATA

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are to answer research questions based on data they collect.
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What's in the Water?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine water data for up to a month and perform tests on the samples.