9/11: Rebuilding & Reflecting
Young scholars discuss the tragedy of 9/11 and what happened to the World Trade Center. They examine prospective memorials and then design an appropriate memorial for the World Trade Center site.
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Protecting Athletes with Genetic Conditions: Sickle Cell Trait
Should school and professional teams test athletes for sickle cell trait? Will it protect them by providing knowledge or lead to discrimination by not allowing them to participate in sports? After learning about this genetic disorder,...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Circle of Pong
A STEM lesson presents a simulation of placing a scientific instrument in a lava flow. Teams design and build a device that can place a ping pong ball in a cup from a distance of at least three feet. They test and refine the device...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Designed
Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners...
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts
Shadows & Light, Science & Puppetry
Lights, shadows, action, and inquiry await your artistic scientists. They explore the way light travels, absorbs, reflects, and transmits through shadow play. They create folktale-inspired shadow puppets, explore the science of light,...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Many hands make light work when it comes to mass production. Explore the purpose and necessary coordination for assembly lines as your class becomes a factory that is producing the hottest new toy, the Color Brick. During the first...
4th - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Jazz in America Lesson Plan 5
Students survey Bebop and identify the basic terms associated with jazz.They experience the music of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday and participate in a class discussion regarding jazz's contribution to and reflection of American...
10th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts