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Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Chapter 2 - Substances Have Characteristic Properties

For Teachers 5th Standards
The five lessons in Chapter 2 ask fifth graders to use their observation skills to identify substances. They dissolve known and unknown substances to determine the identity of the mystery substances. Next, learners investigate the...
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Inquiry in Action: Fifth Grade Chapter 1 - Matter is Made of Tiny Particles

For Teachers 5th Standards
Four lesson plans investigate all phases of matter and provide pupils with hands-on experiences that demonstrate that all matter is made of tiny particles. First, scholars explore solutes and solvents. Using candies and water, they...
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Adventures in Chemistry: Experiments

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Twenty-one Inquiry-based lessons provide young scientists with an opportunity to experiment with a variety of chemical reactions. Classroom investigators make observations, develop basic lab skills, and follow step-by-step instructions...
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Inquiry in Action: Kindergarten Chapter 1 - Investigating the Weather

For Teachers K Standards
To understand what makes it rain, young meteorologists use tiny drops of water on a laminated drawing of a cloud. To investigate why puddles dry up, they make a one-drop puddle on their hand and observe the water evaporate. Scholars also...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The six-unit modules in the Inquiry in Action curriculum set is designed for second graders. With hands-on instructional activities and experiments, young scholars investigate the properties of materials, liquids, and dissolving is a...
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Rockin' English Lessons: ABC's and Numbers

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Get ready to sing loud and proud! Three versions of the alphabet song and two counting songs make up a collection created to assist young scholars learn their ABCs and 1,2,3's.
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 6 - Atoms

For Teachers 2nd
Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 6 – Atoms begins with young experimenters using Snap Cubes to model a larger object created from smaller parts. Then, investigators view an interactive video describing the chemical structure of...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 5 - Heating and Cooling

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The first of two lessons in the Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 5 - Heating and Cooling unit is a hands-on instructional activity that allows learners to experiment with melting and freezing butter to observe changes as substance...
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Matilda Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
A collection all about Roald Dahl's novel, Matilda, contains eleven lessons. Each lesson contains a theme and covers a different subject: literacy, social-emotional learning, science, and geography. Scholars work collaboratively and...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 4 - Float and Sink

For Teachers 2nd
Chapter four in the Inquiry in Action module has learners explore what objects sink and float in water. In the inquiry-based lesson plan, young scientists conduct experiments to find similarities between float materials and those that sink.
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 3 - Dissolving is a Property

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 3 - Dissolving is a Property presents a hands-on instructional activity that has learners explore the dissolving properties of candies in water. They complete an activity guide to record...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 2 - Liquids Have Properties

For Teachers 2nd Standards
A lesson in Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 2 looks at the properties of liquids. Learners conduct different property tests on water, mineral oil, and corn syrup using a student activity guide. They record their results and use...
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Inquiry in Action: Second Grade Chapter 1 - Properties of Materials

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Four lessons comprise the first chapter in the Inquiry in Action Unit module. Sorting objects by properties is an instructional activity in justification. Second graders examine the properties of specific items and use them to classify...
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Vaccine Makers Project: High School Lessons

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Four units make up the Vaccine Makers Project. The Human Immune System unit module, the first in the curriculum set, teaches young scientists how viruses attack and reproduce and how the immune system works to protect the body. The...
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How Diseases Spread

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers arm themselves with information about infectious diseases and how they spread to boost disease prevention. Scholars research the causes, prevention techniques and identify high-risk groups especially vulnerable to...
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Biomedical Research And Animals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The two lessons in Biomedical Research and Animals ask scholars to use various resources to research questions about animal research. Teams investigate one disease to find out how a vaccine was developed, how animals played a role in the...
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Disease and Vaccination

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Five lessons in Unit 2, Disease and Vaccination, examine the different ways the immune system protects the body from pathogens. In the first lesson, scholars develop an understanding of how the immune system and pathogens react to each...
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The Human Immune System

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
It's virus-fighting time! The three lessons in the Human Immune system unit module teach young scientists how viruses attack and reproduce and how the immune system protects the body. Pupils first identify unfamiliar terms and tissues...
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LineUp with Math: Math-Based Decisions in Air Traffic Control Grades 5-9

For Teachers 5th - 9th Standards
Teach young traffic controllers what it takes to control planes safely. The first lesson in a series of six introduces the class to the air traffic control situation. The pupils examine units used in air travel, then learn how to read...
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Vaccine Makers Project: Elementary Lessons

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Two lessons introduce youngsters to vaccines and vaccine makers. The first lesson in the module asks learners to research and complete a graphic organizer that showcases the differences between a virus and bacteria. Groups then research...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Sa Hi Pa Ca (Once Upon A Time)

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
As part of a study of the history of the Chumash on California's Channel Island chain, class members view the documentary Once Upon a Time, respond to discussion questions, and create a timeline for the different waves of migration....
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Dark Water

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
As part of their study of the history of the Channel Islands, class members watch Dark Water, a documentary about a traditional Chumash ceremony. The documentary launches a series of lessons about this tribal nation that inhabited the...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Rotation

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
How do scientists provide evidence to support the theories they put forth? What clues do they put together to create these theories? After watching West of the West's documentary Island Rotation, class members engage in a series of...
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Tales from California’s Channel Islands: Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
The Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island documents the story of Juana Maria, who spent 18 years alone on the most remote island of the Channel Islands chain. After watching West of the West's documentary and reading two print resources,...