This video clip is meant to serve as a writing or discussion prompt during a unit on forces and motion. This can be used at varied grade levels, with the expectation that student responses would be more complex in higher grade levels.
In this activity, students will connect the idea behind a choral piece - change - with its musical characteristics, using appropriate musical terminology such as rhythm, tempo, and dynamics. They will then work in groups to create short pieces that express similar feelings.
In this video, students join Super Readers as they help bake a cake by following directions. Students learn that the steps to baking are to get the ingredients, measure and mix, and then bake. With the assistance of Alpha Pig, the Super Readers are able to use their spelling skills to find the ingredients necessary to make the cake. Alpha Pig is able to identify the different ingredients on the shelf by looking for the first letter of the word.
This video resource will reinforce students' understanding of rows and columns in arrays. Towards the end of the video, factors of 24 are discussed. You may opt not to show this portion of the video as it is not a part of the second grade standard.
This video from Shakespeare Uncovered explore artifacts from Shakespeare’s time that many scholars believe Shakespeare himself may have referenced when researching for his plays. As you view the videos and complete the activities in this collection, examine the evidence presented to support this claim.
Birth of a Colony explores the history of North Carolina from the time of European exploration through the Tuscarora War. Presented in five acts, the video combines primary sources and expert commentary to bring this period of our history to life. The accompanying teacher guides provide lesson activity ideas, vocabulary, and additional reading resources to compliment each act's theme. The 5 act themes are: First on the Land, The Road to Zacatecas, The Roanoke Voyages, A New Voyage to North Carolina, and , The Tuscarora War.
In this lesson, students explore the mathematics of architecture by investigating the unusual shapes of some of the rooms in the White House, such as the Blue Room's elliptical shape. They use a graph to plot, draw and determine the equation of an ellipse.
This lesson examines both the content and form of lyrics in blues songs. In addition to highlighting the basic musical form of a blues song, it also addresses the use of floating verses in blues music, both within the context of the original era in which the songs were sung and also in relation to how this practice is perceived today.
In this lesson, students calculate the rate of change between two points on a curve by determining the slope of the line joining those two points. They then extend this method to estimate the instantaneous rate of change at a given point by taking two points very close to and on either side of the given point. Although higher-level functions are used to illustrate situations, students are only calculating rate of change at specific intervals in this lesson.
In this lesson, students explore relationships between x-intercepts, factors, and roots of polynomial functions using the graphing calculator. Students also investigate rational functions, identifying the roots and the asymptotes as well as holes in the graphs. Students construct boxes of various dimensions using graph paper, collect height and volume data, and create a scatterplot in order to determine the height of the box with the maximum volume. Students can solve this problem using a graphing calculator or by using their own scatterplots drawn by hand. The use of questioning by the teacher, and the group work of the students are important features of this lesson.
In this activity, the students will demonstrate the ability to represent numbers in scientific notation and use geometry to solve problems about planets in the solar system.
This video teaches students how to differentiate between the associative and commutative properties of addition to combine like terms, simplify expressions, and create equivalent expressions.
Helpful video to add onto a unit about the Legislative Branch or about Elections, Political Parties, and Interest Groups
In this lesson, students will discuss the pro's and con's of prenatal genetic testing. Then students will research a particular genetic disorder and create a pamphlet about the disorder from the point of view of a genetic counselor.
In this resource, PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, when, where and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories. The Daily News Story takes the best of the PBS NewsHour news program and pairs it with discussion questions, CCSS lesson plans and stories developed specifically for students.
In this media gallery, a series of videos examines the mathematical concepts of mean, median, mode, and range. The accompanying classroom activity asks students to build on what they’ve learned by playing a game called "Sure Shots." In this game, students are directed to find out how many attempts it takes, on average, to get a pom-pom into a can. Students make a series of attempts and collect the data. Then, after a group discussion, they take the data and determine the mean, median, mode, or range