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Organize Your Favorites (Food)

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this healthy foods worksheet, students organize the names nutrient-rich foods into categories. Students also read passages about nutrition and respond to three short-answer questions.
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Quiz: Weather Prediction

For Teachers 3rd
In this science worksheet, 3rd graders will focus on the weather. Students will respond to ten fill in the blank questions regarding weather prediction.
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Zoo Welcomes Baby Animals

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students engage in activities to gain a better understanding of endangered animals. In these animal lessons, students use vocabulary and comprehension skills to gain a better understanding of endangered animals. They also watch video...
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How Does Your Garden Grow?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students identify what plants need to grow. In this plant biology lesson, students analyze the differences between an artificial plant and a live plant. Students plant seeds and discuss what plants need to grow. Students observe the...
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Ride the Wild Leaf Cycle

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders complete a worksheet. In this life cycle lesson, 4th graders learn about the leaf cycle and complete a worksheet where they put the leaf cycle steps in the correct order.
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Your Land is My Land: A Look at Bootleg Coal Mining During the Depression

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the extreme conditions of unemployment during the Great Depression.  In this multiple perspectives lesson, students analyze photographs of coal mining, research and adopt the perspective of a person affected by...
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What is the Rock Cycle?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students investigate the rock cycle. In this geology activity, students read about the rock cycle on a website and discuss the steps of the rock cycle. Students visit a rock cycle website to complete a quiz. This is the first...
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Parts of a Plant

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students identify the parts of a plant and their functions. In this plant biology lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation on plants and their parts and discuss the functions of each part. Students observe a real plant and...
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Making a Soil Separator

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students investigate botany by creating a soil separating device.  In this plant life lesson plan, students identify the needs of plants and how important the right soil is in the growing process.  Students define different soil types...
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Coal Mining: Lesson 4

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders participate in a jigsaw activity where they summarize sections of a coal mining passage. In this coal mining lesson plan, 6th graders learn and discuss new vocabulary words about coal mining while explaining their section...
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Coal Mining--Lesson 15

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine the effects of coal mining on the lives of people. In this mining lesson, 6th graders read the book Wrestle the Mountain and write a persuasive essay about the effects of coal mining.
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Microscope Investigation

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore physical science by participating in a science examination. In this microscope tutorial lesson, students read the book The Naked Eye and discuss the purpose for using a microscope in the field of science. Students...
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Importance of Whole Grain Foods and Calcium-Rich Foods

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate whole grains. In this healthy eating habits lesson, students explore whole grain seeds and discuss their nutritional value. Students discover how many servings of whole grains and dairy products are necessary for...
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Breakfast, Off to a Good Start

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students discover the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. In this adult health instructional activity, students compare the characteristics of breakfast eaters and nonbreakfast eaters. They examine cereals for their fiber and sugar...
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Breakfast Boosts Brainpower

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students examine the importance of eating a balanced breakfast.  In this healthy eating lesson students identify examples of a healthy breakfast and compare the characteristics of people who do or do not eat breakfast.
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Importance of Fresh Vegetables and Fruits in Our Diets

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students explore the importance of fruits and vegetables in our diets. In this science lesson, students discuss various types of fruits and vegetables. Students play the good health=good diet game. Students discuss types of fruits and...
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Soil Shake-Up

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars investigate earth science by participating in a soil experiment. In this geology analysis lesson, students examine a soil sample and discuss what they see and create an illustration of the sample. Young scholars identify...
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Swept Away: My Gain, Your Loss

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders determine how water velocity causes erosion. In this earth science instructional activity, 10th graders create stream valley models and observe their similarities and differences. They write a reflection about the activity...
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Rockin' On The Inside

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students observe and classify geode rocks and what their insides are made of. In this rocks lesson plan, students also complete a Venn diagram comparing the inside of the rocks. 
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Quantitative Determination of the Composition of Water-based Paints and the Correlation of Paint Properties to Pain Composition

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students perform a series of tests on water-based paints. In this chemistry lesson, students identify their different functions. They calculate paint density and fractional concentrations.
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Molecular Origami

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct an origami models of different molecules. For this chemistry lesson, students explain what expansive soils are made up of. They discuss what happens when this expansive soil expands or shrinks.
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Organic Matter in Soils

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students recognize the presence of organic matter in soils from their immediate area and recognize which soil sample contains the highest concentration of organic matter.
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Determining the Amount of Transpiration from a Schoolyard Tree

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students calculate the amount of water transpired by a single leaf and estimate that transpired by an entire rainforest.
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Parts of a Plant

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Children explore the parts of a plant (flower, seeds, stem, leaves, and roots) using a dandelion as an example.

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