Students research different types of popcorn popping machines. They compare older popping machines to those currently in use and identify the inventor and function of several popcorn popper designs.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Entrepreneurship: Computer Made Easy
Students explore computer skills in the current job market by completing worksheet activities. In this modern technology lesson, students identify the importance of being technology savvy when it comes to running a business or embarking...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
A Holiday Tradition: Which Christmas Tree Will You Choose?
Different varieties of Christmas trees provide an interesting way to combine social studies, science, math, and technology. Class members not only research the history of the Christmas tree holiday tradition, they compare and contrast...
3rd - 4th Math
Kids Build Pumpkin-Tossing Catapult
Students read a news article about the creation of a catapult that will throw pumpkins. In this current events lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion of catapults and a vocabulary activity, then students read the...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History
Bank Loans Money to Start Businesses
After locating Latin American countries on a world map, children read about how microbanks are loaning money to help start small businesses. Involving both current events and economics, the teacher introduces the article with a map...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Simple Machines and Modern Day Engineering Analogies
Students apply the mechanical advantages and problem-solving capabilities of six types of simple machines (wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw, pulley) as they discuss modern structures in the spirit of the engineers and...
3rd - 5th Technology & Engineering
Thomas Edison's Inventions in the 1900s and Today: From "New" to You!
Students research types of technology available to Americans at the beginning of the 20th century and compare the style of living to modern times. They identify Thomas Edison's contributions to technology and their own current lifestyles.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History