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My Community- How Has it Changed?
Young scholars examine aerial photographs of their community at least ten years apart. They compare and contrast the area and how it has changed.
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Is Climate Change Good for Us?
Is it really that big of a deal if the global climate undergoes a little change? Young environmentalists consider this very question as they discuss in small groups the impact of different climate change scenarios on their lives, their...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Targeting Problems in my Community
Inspire scholars to make a positive difference in their community with a lesson plan that sheds light on local issues. Here, class members identify community problems and take part in a grand conversation to determine solutions needed to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Torrents, Droughts, and Twisters - Oh My!
What is causing the extreme weather happening around the planet? Middle and high schoolers read about climate change as a possible link to such phenomena. Then they form groups to discuss and research one of the types of weather events....
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Carbon Dioxide Can Make a Solution Acidic
Can your breath change the acidity in a liquid? A lesson begins with a demonstration that proves it can. Then scholars perform an experiment to determine if other gases can change the pH of liquids. Finally, they research how this...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
How to Unboil an Egg
If you believe hard boiling an egg to be an irreversible process, then think again! Take a few minutes to watch this fun video as it explores the process for unboiling an egg and learn about the applications this process may have in the...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How to Create Cleaner Coal
It's easy to take for granted the the importance of electricity in modern society, and even easier to overlook the environmental cost that is paid for all that energy. Watch as this video explores the detrimental impact burning coal has...
6 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Yankee Doodle: How Has It Changed over Time?
Grab your feathers and your hat! And perhaps some macaroni! It's time to investigate the evolution of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Groups do a close reading of sheet music covers, lyrics, and even YouTube videos to see how this political song...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History