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5.G Battle Ship Using Grid Paper

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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials The students will need grid paper and colored pencils; some color for the ships and (for example) red for explosions on their ships and their...

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Illustrative Mathematics

5.G Meerkat Coordinate Plane Task

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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Greetings from the Kalahari Desert in South Africa! In this activity, you will learn a lot about the Kalahari’s most playful residents: meerkats. The f...

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Illustrative Mathematics

Battle Lines: Letters from America's Wars

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In these audio recordings of actual letters from parties involved in the Civil War, students will see two sides of the Civil War through the eyes of two soliders on the opposing sides. Chapter One: Enlisting shows students letters from a Confederate general, Braxton Bragg as well as the reply from Henry Hunt, Union Chief of Artillery. The audio recordings are accompanied by the letter itself.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Cloud Types

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In this project activity, students learn about different types of clouds and determine which type of cloud is most commonly overhead in their area over a period of four weeks.

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Hurricanes 1: The Science of Hurricanes

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This lesson is the first of a two-part series on the science of hurricanes and the kinds of technology being used to identify and track them. In this activity students examine different scientific aspects of hurricanes, all in an effort to begin to understand the nature of motion?particularly how changes in speed or direction of motion are caused by forces.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Science NetLinks