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Cell Transportation
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In this lesson, students compare the mechanisms (i.e. active and passive transport) that transport materials across the plasma membrane.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Characteristics of Multicellular Organisms
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In this lesson, students compare unicellular and multicellular organisms. They will also use microscopes to examine organisms in a sample of pond water.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
A Closer Look
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In this lesson, students observe different types of rocks to learn about the physical properties of earth materials. A student worksheet with photographs of a road, a rocky shoreline, and a mountain is included with the lesson to help students imagine where the rocks originated. As an extension, students can use a downloadable Venn diagram to compare and contrast the properties of their rock samples.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
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In this lesson, students will learn that all matter can be classified as either a pure substance or a mixture. They will also learn that both mixtures and pure substances can be broken down into subcategories and that there are techniques chemists use to determine in which category a sample of matter belongs.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
03/21/2017
How Things Move
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In this lesson, students develop an understanding of motion and explore how objects move. Students experiment with objects in motion, describe motion (push, pull, slide,and roll) and and build something that moves. Formative assessments are included in the lesson along with suggested instructional supports. Two informative videos to be viewed by the teacher to assist in understanding the science content and how to teach the lesson the lesson are available.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Ins and Outs of Soil
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In this lesson, students investigate different types of local soil and rock samples collected form the school grounds. Printable student task cards and recording/observation sheets are included with the lesson. Formtaive assessment ideas are also provided.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Introduction to Identifying Point of View in a Literary Text
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In this lesson, students will build knowledge of characters and events in a story and be introduced to the concept of point of view at various points in a text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Macromolecules: Organic Polymers
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In this lesson, students learn about the chemical nature of life and the important role that carbon plays in the making of biological macromolecules. They will differentiate between the structures and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids and investigate the presence of specific molecules in foods.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Midpoints, Distance, and Slope
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Advanced lesson involving using geometric figures in the coordinate plane to find slopes of lines, distances between two points, and the midpoints between two points. From that point, students can classify polygons based on their definition.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
06/27/2018
Naming Covalent and Ionic Compounds Including Binary Compounds, Ternary Compounds with Polyatomic Ions and Multivalent (Transition) Metals: An Inquiry Approach for Gifted and Talented Students
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In this lesson, students learn how to name ionic and covalent compounds. By uisng an inquiry apporach, students analyze patterns and create their own rules, helping them to not only remember the rules better, but also to have a deeper understanding of the way compounds are named.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Nicole Basile
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Organelles
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Students will explore the structures and functions of cell organelles and identify key parts and functions that make cells the basic building blocks of all living things. Students will also identify differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration
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In this lesson, students compare the basic energy transfer in photosynthesis and cell respiration, with a focus on the role of ATP. Students will experimentally determine the energy transfer between an aquatic snail and an aquatic plant such as Elodea in a test tube.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Similar Traits
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In this lesson, students understand that organisms have characteristics inherited from the parents by exploring and discussing body coverings and listening to a read aloud of the book, Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman. Student worksheets are included as well as links to video versions of the book. Formative assessments an instructional support suggestions are provided.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Solubility of Solids and Gases
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In this lesson, students will explore the solubilities of solids and gases in liquid solutions. Students will create their own solutions with both liquid and solid solutes to apply the differences in their solubility characteristics. Students will recognize the relationship between the solubility of solids and changes in pressure and temperature; recognize the relationship between the solubility of gases and changes in pressure and temperature; create different types of solutions during a hands-on lab.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
10/09/2017
Solutions and Solubility Curves
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In this lesson, students will learn about the components that make up liquid solutions as well as environmental factors that can change their characteristics. Students will also examine solubility curve graphs to explore how environmental factors affect the amount of solubility present in solutions. The teacher will begin instruction with a demonstration of supersaturation using a sodium acetate solution. Additional instructional resources include a solubility presentation, suitable for lecture, and handouts providing practice in reading and interpreting solubility curve graphs.

Subject:
Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Types of Reproduction
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In this lesson, students will contrast methods of sexual and asexual reproduction in various organisms by conducting research and organizing the information they find.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Author:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Date Added:
02/26/2019