May The Fastest Toy Win
Middle schoolers determine which wind-up toy is the fastest. However, they can NOT race the toys. They must find another way. On the first day of the activity, students work in pairs or small groups to develop and write a plan.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 5 Downloads
Bone Structure: Hollow vs. Solid
What is meant by the phrase "form follows function?" Allow your budding biologists to discover first-hand through two activities. In the first, groups work together to discover whether a solid cylinder or an empty cylinder can support...
3rd - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Capstone Performance Task
One skill is sure to make young entrepreneurs successful: maximizing profit. Assess learning of relationships between quantities and reasoning using equations. A businessman sells two sizes of boomerangs for different prices, and...
8th - 10th Math CCSS: Designed
Find the Most Spectacular Volcanoes in the World!
Heat things up in your earth science class with this collaborative instructional activity on volcanoes. After first being introduced to the different types of volcanoes and how they are formed, young geologists work in small groups to...
5th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
First Law of Thermodynamics/Internal Engery
The Law of Thermodynamics states, "Energy can never be created or destroyed, it can only be transformed from one form to another." Sal does a fabulous job of illustrating this crucial law to students through the use of excellent drawings...
18 mins 7th - 10th Science