Middle schoolers 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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Arlington Springs Man: Lesson Plan 1
Learning to craft quality questions is a skill that can be taught. Class members use the Question Formulation Technique to learn how to create and refine both closed-ended and open-ended questions. They then view West of the West's...
4th - 6th Science CCSS: Designed
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
Oldest known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110
How do people overcome adversity? Alice Herz-Sommer survived the Holocaust and the spirit that sustained her is the focus of this resource. After reading her story, class members respond to both text-based and open-ended discussion...
7th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fact-Based, Open-Ended, and Follow-Up Questions Worksheet
In this classroom applications of fieldwork basics worksheet, middle schoolers label 5 questions according to the type each one is and create 5 of their own fact-based and open-ended questions that may be used for interviewing purposes.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
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
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
Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis
In this learning exercise, students use Algebra to plot different solutions to equations and analyze schematics in order to answer a series of 25 open-ended questions about electrical circuits. This learning exercise is printable and the...
8th - 12th Math