Common Core Aligned Resources for RST.11-12.6
Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, identifying important issues that remain unresolved.
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Two Versions of Gravity: Newton and Einstein
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
We have all heard the debate about teaching both theories, but an innovative lesson takes the discussion to a new level. Scholars research and debate Newton's Law of Gravitation versus Einstein's General Theory of Relativity with...
An Analytical Chemist, a Biochemist, an Animal Scientist, and an Oncologist Walk into a Lab...No Joke
11th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Oncology presents multiple opportunities for research and the collaboration of many different types of scientists. Scholars divide into groups and research the history of mass spectrometry, polarity/non-polarity,...
Discovering Life Below the Sea Floor: An Introduction to How Science Works and the Science Flowchart
6th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
What is science and does it always look like the scientific method? The lesson follows a scientist as she conducts research to determine if she is doing science. It highlights the importance of creativity, invention, and collaboration...
End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 11 ELA/Literacy)
11th CCSS: Designed
Set up a solid foundation for learners going into Common Core testing by taking some time to complete this practice test. Class members answer questions about both literary and informational texts, with an emphasis on textual evidence....
Albert Sabin and Bioethics: Testing at the Chillicothe Federal Reformatory
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Do the ends justify the means? Getting a drug approved in the US is a long and involved process. But at some point out, it involves testing on humans. The ethics of such testing is the focus of a resource that uses Dr. Albert Sabin's...
From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Take a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
Centers of the Storm: The Lyceum and the Circle at the University of Mississippi
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Greek Revival architecture and the Civil Rights Movement? Sure! Examine how the Lyceum and Circle, two historic buildings located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, relate to integration and the 1962 riot on the university...