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An Arm and a Leg
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As an introduction to bioengineering, student teams are given the engineering challenge to design and build prototype artificial limbs using a simple syringe system and limited resources. As part of a NASA lunar mission scenario, they determine which substance, water (liquid) or air (gas), makes the appendages more efficient.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Changing State - Freezing: Lesson Plan
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Students will mix ice and salt in a metal can to make it very cold. They will see the liquid water and ice form on the outside of the can. Students will watch an animation of water molecules arranged as ice.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
American Chemical Society
Author:
Patti Galvan and Jim Kessler
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Changing State - Melting: Dry Ice
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This resource is a video that shows the difference in melting rates between a regular ice cube and a piece of dry ice. The video accompanies the lesson plan, "Changing State: Melting."

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
American Chemical Society
Author:
Patti Galvan and Jim Kessler
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Changing State - Melting: Ice Melting on Different Surfaces
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This resource is a video that compares the rate of melting when ice cubes are placed on aluminum and foam surfaces. The video accompanies the lesson plan, "Changing State: Melting."

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
American Chemical Society
Author:
Patti Galvan and Jim Kessler
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Changing State - Melting: Lesson Plan
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Students will see a small piece of ice melt on an aluminum surface. Students will explain the energy transfer and molecular motion which cause the change in state from a solid to a liquid.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
American Chemical Society
Author:
Patti Galvan and Jim Kessler
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Common Misconceptions About States and Changes of Matter and the Water Cycle
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This article lists common misconceptions about states and changes of matter and the water cycle. It provides formative assessment probes and information about teaching for conceptual change.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Comparing 2-D and 3-D Shapes
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In this assessment students are asked to compare 2-D and 3-D shapes. Students will be given a rectangle and a cube. Students are asked whether the shapes are 2-D or 3-D and whether they are flat or solid. Students will use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the attributes of the shapes. An assessment sheet and rubric are provided.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Hawaii State Department of Education
Author:
Hawaii State Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Growing Floaters and Shrinking Sinkers
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This expository article, written for students in grades 4-5, explains why ice floats and how this is essential to life on earth. Modified versions are available for younger students.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Stephen Whitt
Date Added:
07/30/2019
I Spy Shapes
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In this assessment students will identify and describe shapes. Teachers will hand out the assessment task and point to figures from left to right. Students will identify the shapes they see in the picture. They will determine whether the shapes are 2-D flat or 3-D solid. Teachers will assess one on one. An I Spy Shape assessment task sheet recording sheet and rubric are provided.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Hawaii State Department of Education
Author:
Hawaii State Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Matter Matters
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This is lesson one of the unit Weather Trackers (http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/unitplan/11468.htm). Students learn by observation and hands-on activities the act of water changing state from a solid to a liquid to a gas.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Beacon Learning Center
Author:
Jennifer Slichter, Santa Rosa District Schools
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Molecules Matter Lesson Plan
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Students will describe their observations of water on the molecular level using the idea that water is composed of tiny molecules that are attached to one another. Students will investigate a drop of water hanging from a dropper and drops of water beading up on wax paper.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
American Chemical Society
Author:
Patty Galvan and Jim Kessler
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Name That Shape
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In this assessment task students will identify and name a shape. The teacher will set up a Triangle Circle Cube Square Cone Rectangle Sphere and Hexagon going from left to right. Students are asked to name the shape and to tell whether it is a 2-D/flat or 3-D/solid shape.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Hawaii State Department of Education
Author:
Hawaii State Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
T4T 3D Shapes
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This resource is from Tools4NCTeachers.  In this lesson, students explore 3D shapes, such as rectangular prisms and cubes. The students will identify the attributes for each 3D shape and build shapes using sticks, marshmallows, and other materials.  Pictures of sample student work and printable recording sheets are provided within this lesson.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
06/24/2020
T4T Building 3D Shapes
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This resource is part of Tools4NCTeachers.

Prior to this lesson, students should have worked with two-dimensional shapes. Additionally, they should have been introduced to three-dimensional shapes and their attributes with the lesson "Guess My Shape".

In this lesson, students will use a variety of materials to build shapes and use math vocabulary to explain their shape.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
11/06/2019
T4T Cluster 4 Exit Tickets - Geometry
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This resource is part of Tools4NCTeachers.

This packet contains exit tickets for the Kindergarten, Cluster 4 geometry standards. Exit tickets are written responses to questions posed at the end of a lesson. They are brief assessments which allow the teacher to determine student understanding of the concepts and skills taught that day. At the Kindergarten level, a blank copy of the exit ticket should be displayed on the board and read aloud to students. As teacher reads, students work independently on their own copy of the exit ticket.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Self Assessment
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
11/06/2019
T4T Cluster 9 CFA (Common Formative Assessment)
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This resource is from Tools4NCTeachers.A Common Formative Assessment (CFA) provides a snapshot of current student understanding. It serves as a checkpoint, and may be used to guide future whole and small group instruction. This CFA addresses 2nd grade, Cluster 9 standards.  Answer key is provided.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
06/16/2020
T4T Comparing 2D & 3D Shapes
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This resource is part of Tools4NCTeachers.

In this task, students identify shapes, describe attributes of shapes, and compare a two-dimensional and three-dimensional shape. This task may be used for instructional or assessment purposes.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
11/06/2019
T4T Connecting Plane and Solid Figures
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This resource is part of Tools4NCTeachers.

The goal of this lesson is for students to understand that plane figures are different from solid figures. Students will identify and locate the face of a solid figure that matches a plane figure, such as the face of a cube is a square, the base of a triangular based pyramid is a triangle.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
11/06/2019
T4T Does It Roll, Slide, or Both?
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This resource is part of Tools4NCTeachers.

In this lesson, students build three-dimensional representations of shapes. They discuss attributes of their shapes, and predict if their shapes will roll, slide, or both.

Kindergartners need lots of opportunities to explore, investigate and to discuss the different properties of both two and three dimensional shapes. As students learn more geometric content, they will begin to be more sophisticated in their ways of thinking.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
11/06/2019
T4T Drawing and Building Shapes
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Students are asked to draw a set of two-dimensional shapes, and build three-dimensional shapes from clay. This task may be used for instructional or assessment purposes.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
11/06/2019
T4T Games & Center Ideas
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This resource is from Tools4NCTeachers.Students need distributed practice of newly-learned skills to develop fluency, build proficiency, and deepen understanding. This file contains directions for activities which may be used as Cluster 6 games or math stations.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
06/21/2020
T4T Geometry Anchor Charts
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This resource is from Tools4NCTeachers. This file contains sample anchor charts to create with students. Anchor charts are to be made with students, then displayed as a classroom reference. Parents may also benefit from seeing anchor charts, as they provide a snapshot into the math class.Remix this resource to include pictures of your own anchor charts.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Reference Material
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
06/21/2020
T4T Recognize & Describe Shapes (G.1)
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This resource is from Tools4NCTeachers. This file contains a set of 3 tasks (including scoring rubric and recording sheets).  The tasks may be used for instruction or assessment.The focus of standard G.1 is on recognizing/drawing 2D shapes and recognizing/describing 3D shapes.  Please remix this resource to help create additional tasks - especially for 3D shapes! 

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Formative Assessment
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
06/16/2020
T4T What's in Your Net?
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This resource is from Tools4NCTeachers.In this lesson, students are given boxes to cut apart.  As they decompose the boxes, students notice the 2-dimensional shapes used to construct their 3-dimensional boxes.  A printable student recording sheet is provided within this lesson.Remix to include pictures of student work samples. 

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
DAWNE COKER
Date Added:
06/24/2020
Water 1: Water and Ice
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In this lesson, students will observe, measure, and describe water as it changes state. Students will work in pairs to use writing and illustrations to record their observations of ice melting to water and water freezing to ice.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Author:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Water 3: Melting and Freezing
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In this lesson, students will observe, measure, and describe water, chocolate, and margarine as they change state. Students will make observations about the amounts of these materials before and after freezing and melting.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Author:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Water, Ice, and Snow: Unit Outlines
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This article assembles free resources from the Water, Ice, and Snow issue of the Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears cyberzine into a unit outline based on the 5E learning cycle framework. Outlines are provided for Grades K-2 and 3-5.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
07/30/2019