The Physics of My Life
Twelfth graders review the basic principles of physics. In groups, they use these principles to discover how they are present in their everyday lives. They create a webpage that demonstrates on of the principles and share it with the class.
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Here is a lesson that includes many great ideas for investigating and discovering how our communities have physically changed over the years, and how land use changes over time may affect a community's water supply. The lesson's...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Conserving Canada's Marine Biodiversity
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4 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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5 mins 10th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable