Scientists at Work: What'll they think of next?
Learners explore scientific discovery while watching a video. They, in groups, are to research a scientific invention and present their findings to the class.
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New Review Santa Cruz Island - Visible Thinking Routines
Visible Thinking Routines are designed to help learners deepen their understanding of what they are learning and enable them to communicate their understanding of concepts to others. Individuals adopt one of these routines to use to...
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
The Solar System: An Introduction to the Sun
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6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
"The Digestive Process Begins" and "Final Digestion and Absorption"
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6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
How a Few Scientists Transformed the Way We Think About Disease
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