# 6th Grade - Surface Area of Prisms

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Students have been hired by a postal service to create boxes based on given dimensions and find the total surface area.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# 6th Grade Math - Volume of Prisms

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Students will-Design/create a specific object with given shapes and dimensionsSelect which shipping box is best to safely ship that object. Calculate and subtract the volume of the box from the calculated volume of the object to determine the remaining volume of the interior of the box.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

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Students will create a map that includes (at minimum) five buildings, one must be your house and one must be the post office.   They will use the spheros to find the best route to the post office in order to ship their gift, in the shortest amount of time.  Students will need to find the length and width of each building on your map, using the spheros  and the distance=rate x time and find the area of each building.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# 6th Grade Math - Unit Rates and Calculating Decimals

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Students will create a map that includes (at minimum) five quadrilateral buildings, one must be the post office.   They will use the spheros to find the best route from the post office to each of the buildings, in the shortest amount of time.  Students will need to find the total amount of time it takes the mailman to deliver the mail to each building. Determine how much he would get paid per hour if he received \$100 to complete the route.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# 7th Grade ELA - Character Perspectives

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After reading the novel The Outsiders, students will be asked to write down the “dream life” that each of the main characters could be living, describing in detail the different things that would be in the different lives of three main characters. They will then design these ideal lives from their writing on three Merge Cubes using three cospaces designs. Students will then look at each other’s cubes and try to guess which character fits with each side of the cube and why while they document their thought process with each cube examination.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# 7th Grade ELA - Elements of Stories

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This is a project centering around students writing any narrative story of their choosing. The teacher will go through the process of labeling the parts of a story with a narrative as a class and demonstrate why each one fits in that story element. Students will then be given a topic to write their own story on that will fit into each labeled story element. Students will then be asked to summarize these events into visual images that will be created using CoSpaces. They will then be challenged to create at least 3 different stories out of the same original events they created on their CoSpaces story cube.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# CTE - Sensing the Weather with Raspberry Pi

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Students will program a RaspberryPi using Python to analyze data for the school weather station. They will identify how sensors work and which sensors are needed to collect data. Students will use the Raspberry Pi to program with Python and Javascript Object Notation to create a RESTful API that will display the results of the collected data onto a magic mirror in the classroom. This project can be broken up into lesson sections, smaller projects, and further elaborated upon over time.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# Earth Science - Water Crisis PSA Podcast

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Students will create a 30-60 second podcast informing the public on a water quality/water usage issue in North Carolina.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# Biology - Ecology in Action

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Students will create a sustainable ecosystem and observe the process of carbon cycling and photosynthesis using time lapse cameras.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# American History - Great Migration Virtual Exhibit using Book Creator

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Students will create a virtual exhibit that chronicles the journey of the black people during the Great Migration.  Students will use Book Creator in order to create their “exhibit”

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# American History - Vietnam War Historical Interview Podcast

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Students, in groups of three, will research the different groups that were involved in the Vietnam war (Vietcong, American soldiers, American press, War Hawks, Anti-War Doves). They will find primary sources and create a summary that reflects their specific group’s perspective on the war. Each group will be required to conduct an “interview” that represents how their specific group was affected by war. Project requires students to already know some type of primary source breakdown strategy. I use SOAP (Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose) in order to break down these primary sources.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# 8th Grade Science - Earth History

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Students create a museum exhibit of the history of the Earth (including eras, fossil record, mass extinctions) using CoSpaces and view in VR with phones and goggles.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# 8th Grade Science - Infectious Disease Agent Project

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Students will create a CoSpaces presentation, that is enhanced with a Merge cube, about the different microbes that can interfere with the body’s functions (such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites).

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# 7th Grade Science - Land vs Sea Temperatures

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This project will allow students to monitor how land and water heat up and cool down at different rates using a remote temperature probe.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# ELA - Media in ELA - Apollo 11

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The content focus for this unit is getting students used to using and manipulating multiple media formats.  We will begin with exposure to multiple different formats, work with them to develop a working knowledge of the content, then move on into producing multimedia projects on their own. The first lesson introduces the topic and incorporates two different media formats. The second lesson incorporates infographics as another form of informational text. Students will produce a graphic organizer in this lesson to compare different types of media.  The last lesson has students pick a historical topic of their own to research, and produce a multimedia product in the form of a Merge cube visual.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# ELA - Analyzing Plot through Fractured Fairy Tales

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This lesson works well as a follow-up to “Analyzing the Elements of Plot”***Students will work as a group to create their own fractured fairy tale.  Once their story is complete, they will work to create a visual using the Merge cube to pair with their presentation to peers.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# ELA - “A Mighty Long Way” Central Idea Video Proposal

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Students will use the Clips app to create a video trailer that incorporates the central idea of the memoir "A Mighty Long Way" by using images from the picture book "Little Rock Girl 1957." Students will also choose a song that connects to the central idea.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# ELA - Wild About Teaching

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Small groups  students will select a picture book containing an academic standard taught to elementary age students. The students will research the central idea to collect important points of the idea. Students will film a documentary of the central idea to be shared with local elementary school students.

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Author: Carrie Robledo

# Escape Room: The Engineering Design Process

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Students will use the Escape Room to learn about the Engineering Design Process that they will be using in multiple projects throughout the year.

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Author: Carrie Robledo