Students learn about one scientist's quest to make her field of canopy ecology accessible to a wider audience and to synthesize their knowledge by developing toy figures that could potentially educate children about different scientific fields.
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 3: Igbo Culture
What cultural concepts must readers understand in order to connect to Things Fall Apart? As part of their study of Chinua Achebe’s novel, class members research Nigeria and the Igbo culture to create a collaborative, web-based, annotated...
10th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Style and Syntax
Words make all the difference. Use the samples in a language arts packet to model how the words writers choose (diction), and they way they arrange these words in their sentences (syntax) make all the difference in the tone of a piece...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences
Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Opinion Argument Writing Packet
You won't need much persuading to use an argumentative writing packet in your language arts class! With helpful reference pages, guided practice through the writing process, examples of opinion and argument writing, and a thorough...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
An Inflated Impression of Mars
Help your class understand the magnitude of the distance between Earth and Mars with an activity that asks small groups to use balloons to create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Class members figure out the distances between...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Great discussions don't just happen. The seeds have to be planted and nurtured to grow and blossom into respectful, meaningful exchanges. Here's a resource that models a strategy for class members, and instructors, that produces such...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building a Model Aquifer
A noble undertaking, guide your class to build a model of an aquifer. They use food coloring in the water to experiment with how it can be contaminated and examine how the soil can act as a filter. Using their data, they plot time versus...
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering
Particles and Waves: The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics
Help young physicists make a quantum leap in their understanding of matter with this short instructional video. Tracing the early work of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others, this resource explains the science behind the amazing fact...
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Student Opinion: Who Inspires You?
Inspire your class to write about role models and personal heroes with this resource from The Learning Network. Class members read a New York Times article excerpt about basketball star Jeremy Lin and how he inspired the author. After...
7th - 12th English Language Arts