Students work collaboratively to research and record information about different spinoffs of space exploration. Using the information they find, students then write a script to be produced into a podcast or vodcast.
This lesson explores the reasons for the development of the tenant farming and sharecropping system in the post-Civil War era. Using primary sources (pictures and labor contracts), the lesson presents some of the situations that caused the system to develop. It covers the lifestyle of the farmers and investigates the reasons for the decrease in the system of tenant farming and sharecropping after the Depression and World War II.
This resource is a lesson plan for using the book, The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall. Anticipation guide, graphic organizer, recipe for apple pie, and a link for the book is included. Students will observe an apple tree throughout seasons while answering questions.
In this introductory lesson, students learn about vocabulary such as recycle, reuse and conserve. In small cooperative groups, students are given a common object to first determine its possible uses and then to determine ways to use the waste of their object. Students record their ideas on a poster and share with their classmates. A culminating class project includes creating a Powerpoint presentation.
How are magnetism and electricity related? In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between magnetism and electricity, learn how to construct an electromagnet, and discover everyday uses of electromagnets. Students will create a multimedia presentation in which they will demonstrate their knowledge of electromagnetism.
In this lesson, students use peer evaluations as a means to strengthen an argumentative essay. Students will revise the essay and prepare a final submission.
Students create a laboratory simulation of the water cycle. Indicating the change in states of matter and the flow of energy. Students also compare and contrast the cycle of matter with the flow of energy.
This lesson introduces students to scientific models. The students will learn how models of the atom have changed as new evidence is gathered. The students will also learn about the current model of the atom. Each student will make a model of an atom of a different element.
Students will dissect two Barn Owl pellets and compare the data collected from the two pellets. The student worksheets that accompany this lesson require students to: make predictions, perform mathematical calculations, construct a graph, classify bones into types, separate bones by prey type, and draw conclusions about the owl's environment based on the dissection findings.
Students will work in groups and research their designated terrestrial biome. Students will research abiotic and biotic factors about their biome. Students will create a digital presentation of their biome using Haiku Deck. The presentation will summarize how the abiotic and biotic factors interact in their biome. Students will then use the collected data from the presentations to create food chains and food webs for their designated biomes.
The students will be split into small, cooperative groups and build a city following specific guidelines. The students will learn how a city is constructed with angles, intersections, parallel, intersecting, and transversal streets. They will understand that buildings are located at particular points which are considered alternate interior or exterior angles, corresponding angles, etc.
Students investigate the probability of people who can/cannot curl their tongues. Students record data, conduct experiments and can trace the trait in their own families as they examine the concept of genetic traits. Use and practice of Punnett Squares as well as extension/remediation activities offer options to tailor instruction to students' learning levels.
The selection "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker explores the role heritage and culture played in an individual's understanding of his or her life and identity. In this lesson, students will understand the contributions of past and present and interpret and analyze the ideas of family and hertiage through the use of theme and metaphors.
Students will be introduced to the different federal holidays celebrated throughout the year. They will work collaboratively to research information and images related to the federal holidays. They will then place pictorial representations of the holidays on a timeline.
In this webquest lesson, students will learn about cell division via the Internet. Students will learn about the cell cycle and the stages of mitosis and meiosis. Students will create a portfolio of pictures displaying the steps of mitosis and meiosis.
Students research the three tenets of cell theory and describe the scientific evidence that supports this theory. After students complete their research, they will engage in all steps of the writing process, including prewriting, outlining, revising, and editing. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will create a three-paragraph argumentative essay to examine the cell theory and the scientific evidence that supports this theory.
Students will be immersed into a eukaryotic cell. In this immersion, students will demonstrate how the structures of organelles allow for their specific functions. In addition, students will be able to describe the structure and various functions of proteins.
In this lesson, students will explain the difference between prokaryotic/eukaryotic cells and plant/animal cells. They will also list the major organelles and explain their functions. Students will create a slideshow presentation with accompanying brochure to communicate information gathered through research.