Use the theme of medical mystery to engage students in analyzing the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health. They will explore problem solving and mystery diseases as they practice and improve public speaking skills.
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The Deadly Picnic: A Lab on Deductive Reasoning
Whodunnit? Find out who killed Mr. Brooks through a logical examination of evidence. Class members fill out a couple of data tables to help them pin down the suspect. After they've figured out just who the culprit is, pupils compose...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Diving into Iceland's Genetic Pool
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Flame Test: Red, Green, Blue, Violet?
Let the true colors shine through. Pupils conduct a flame test to identify an unknown element. Class members calculate and prepare specific molarity solutions of three chemicals. Using their observations of the colors emitted, they...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce, and the Unreliable Narrator
Students explain some biographical facts about Poe and explain examples from texts that exemplify his use of craft. They decide whether materials other than Poe's texts should influence the understanding of his texts.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Mystery Writing Lesson Plans
Introduce your class to the genre of mystery. Included is a vocabulary list, a rubric, and a sample mystery story called "Lethal Lesson." There are very limited directions on what to do with these resources, so you will need to plan some...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Mysteries of Vernacular: Quarantine
The word quarantine has origins in history that date back to the Black Death. The narrator explains how the current definition of the word quarantine came to be, with animation illustrating the concepts along the way. Useful for a...
2 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts