The Simple Steps of Rube Goldberg
Pupils use the Internet to research the life and inventions of Rube Goldberg. They prepare PowerPoint presentations of their research and take care to include the proper citation of any Internet sources that were used.
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Civil Rights in America
Civil Rights in America is the theme of this 2014 packet of materials prepared for Florida's Black History Month studies. Class members examine news reports and images of key civil rights leaders and events during the struggle for equal...
K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Whose History Is It Anyway? Patterns in History
Read and examine primary source material in order to analyze, synthesize, and debate information about the Great Depression. Critical analysts research various source materials related to the Great Depression. They work in teams to...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Intermediate 3: Narrowing a Search to Get the Best Results
Examine advanced filters and operators in depth. Class members try out even more filtering tools than they did in the beginning lesson plan and practice with operators, special symbols or words that affect search results, recognized by...
5th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
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
Machines, Tools, and Inventions
Students work with vocabulary words associated with tools and their actions. In this tool vocabulary lesson, students examine a worksheet that shows tasks that need to be completed. They tell what tool or implement could be used to...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
The Art of Simple Machines
Students investigate the inventions of simple machines in our past and how they affect us today. In this engineering lesson, students discover who Rube Goldberg was and his ideas about complicated machines performing very simple tasks....
3rd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts