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Students identify a topic for an open-ended question and evaluate the question. After developing ideas that lead to inquire, they investigate and research this topic on the Internet, and then create an iMovie.
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Running the Stairs: Measuring Work, Energy, and Power
When the class runs for the hills in this activity, they return with a deeper understanding of the math behind the physics concept of work. Beginning with a physical experiment and ending with a thoughtful analysis of results, learners...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
From Mach-20 Glider to Humming Bird Drone
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" This question guides Regina Dugan's exploration of amazing achievements in science and engineering that push the boundary of impossibility. From robotic hummingbirds and...
25 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why it's so Hard to Cure HIV/AIDS
Believe it or not, a man was cured of HIV in 2008; unfortunately doctors are still scratching their heads trying to figure out how it happened. Follow along with this short video to learn about this deadly virus and the unique...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Causes Bad Breath?
Onions, garlic, and coffee can all have unfortunate effects on your breath, but what is the real cause of halitosis? Follow along with this video as it investigates how the bacteria that live in our mouths are responsible for these...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
36 Public Policy Questions to Energize Your Government/History Classroom Debates
Need topics that are sure to engage your debaters? This list of public policy questions includes such topics as school mascots, regulation of major league baseball, physician-assisted suicide, and violence in video games. A great...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History