Pieces of Mind: Remembering What Matters
Students watch the program "Pieces of Mind" from PBS and participate in a class discussion about PET scans and their advantages. Students then brainstorm activities a PET scan could be used for.
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What Happens Next?
While your learners may not be psychics, that doesn't mean they can't predict what will happen next in a story. To hone this important reading comprehension skill, young learners read a series of three short passages before writing a...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Theory of Everything: What is Matter?
Ever wonder why matter, well, matters so much? In the follow-up to the Theory of Everything video, pupils discover how the Pauli Exclusion Principle, which governs electron behavior, ultimately dictates how matter throughout the universe...
2 mins 9th - 12th Science
Why Cosmic Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History #201
Does reality exist, or are we just a part of a larger virtual reality game someone is playing? A mind-bending video explains why we study cosmic history. It presents details about the start of the universe and more accurate predictions...
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Understanding Figurative Language: "Give Someone a Piece of Your Mind"
Idiomatic expressions are tricky because they don't mean exactly what they say. Focus on using context clues to help students translate the phrase without depending too much on the literal meaning. Class members look at the clues and...
4 mins 7th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What Lies Beneath: A Strategy for Introducing Literary Symbolism
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” You’re never too old for Dr. Seuss and using The Sneetches and The Lorax is a great way to introduce readers to allegories, parables, and literary symbolism. The lessons...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What is Heat? -Heat vs. Temperature
What is the difference between heat and temperature? By examining the properties of wood, metal, and plastic, high school chemists explore the concept of heat vs. temperature. Ensure that your high schoolers are following the procedure...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed