What's Up With the Weather?
Young scholars pull from their research, conversations, and everyday lives to determine whether or not an area is safe enough from severe weather to make a home. They are challenged to form an opinion, and justify their ideas to others.
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New Review Early Modern: Global Interactions
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched North American shores, the world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Play Ball! – Or Not…Making a Decision Using Weather Data
Should the game go on or not? An engaging lesson asks small groups to make a decision using weather data. After analyzing a map, an updated forecast, and radar information, groups have to decide whether to cancel a baseball game. They...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Letter from Christopher Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Announcing His Discovery (1493)
When Christopher Columbus landed, he found many things to comment on. Have your class read this letter that he wrote to Luis de Sant Angel in 1493. The text is split up into sections. Each section is paired with two to three...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Weather Fronts—Movement of Cold and Warm Air
On a hot summer day, in a two-story home with no air conditioning, the coolest place is in the basement and the warmest place is on the second floor. See how warm air rises and cool air sinks through a hands-on activity. Class...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Teaching Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration in Tandem
Rather than teaching photosynthesis and cellular respiration as individual topics, present them as a combined concept. Young scholars use websites to research and answer questions before organizing a concept map. The second day is much...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Do Tornadoes Form?
Take your students on a storm chasing adventure from the safety of the classroom with this short video on tornadoes. From powerful thunderstorms to swirling twisters, this resource explains the necessary conditions and process involved...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable