All resources in Remote Learning 6-8th Grade

Using Positive and Negative Numbers in Context

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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to understand and use directed numbers in context. It is intended to help identify and aid students who have difficulties in ordering, comparing, adding, and subtracting positive and negative integers. Particular attention is paid to the use of negative numbers on number lines to explore the structures: starting temperature + change in temperature = final temperature final temperature Đ change in temperature = starting temperature final temperature Đ starting temperature = change in temperature.

Material Type: Assessment, Lesson Plan


Animal Behaviors and Character Traits in Animal Farm

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In this lesson, students who are reading Animal Farm, by George Orwell (All rights reserved-Copyright), will evaluate the behaviors of different animals. Students will then research the individuals/groups represented by these characters and they will start to make connections as they think about why the author chose certain characters to represent certain people. Once students have a better understanding of the characters and who they represent, they will choose one character and trace the development of that character throughout the text. 

Material Type: Lesson Plan


Paleomap Project: Earth History

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Using this resource, students will select one of the times from the list and travel through time and check out what the Earth looked liked in the far distant past or what it might look like far into the future. At each stop there is more information about each geological time period.

Material Type: Interactive

Author: C. R. Scotese

PhET Interactive Simulations Color and Light

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PHET Description:Make a whole rainbow by mixing red, green, and blue light. Change the wavelength of a monochromatic beam or filter white light. View the light as a solid beam, or see the individual photons. Teacher Description: if you are a science teacher you are probably familiar with PhET Simulations. The website has many sims for things like matter, waves, and molecules that are help students visualize the abstract or very tiny. This sim is good is appropriate for teaching students how color filters work, and demonstrates that white or colorless light is made up of all colors.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Artur Ara Jo Cavalcante E Gilvandenys Leite Sales, Elyse Zimmer, Jaya Ramchandani, Jim Hewitt, Kathy Perkins, Martin Hofkamp, Natasha Samousenko, Paul G, Trish Loeblein Updated Diana L Pez, Zach Yindra

Building and Solving Equations 1

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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to create and solve linear equations. In particular, the lesson will help you identify and help students who have the following difficulties: solving equations with one variable and solving linear equations in more than one way.

Material Type: Assessment, Lesson Plan

The Great Plant Escape

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This content resource builds students' knowledge and conceptual understanding about plants through interactive activities, printable worksheets, and hands-on explorations. There are six investigation cases for students to complete; each case examines a different aspect of plant life, including plant structures, life cycles and reproduction, proper environmental conditions for growth, and ecological importance. Supplemental background information and a teacher's guide with suggestions for using the materials in the classroom are also provided. A Spanish version of the web site is available.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Curriculum, Interactive, Lesson, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: University of Illinois Extension

Connect Past With Present: How Scientists Use Fossils to Draw Modern Conclusions

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In this lesson, students watch a video of scientists finding, collecting, and dating fossils. They then answer questions about scientific processes and work with ratios and proportions to solve simple algebraic equations relating to fossil data. Recommended for middle school life/earch science, high school environmental science, or high school biology.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Howard Hughes Medical Institute