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Construction of a Complex Machine Through Classroom Collaboration

Construction of a Complex Machine Through Classroom Collaboration

Successful completion of this cooperative learning activity requires the active involvement of ... (more)

Successful completion of this cooperative learning activity requires the active involvement of the individual, the small group and the entire classroom (collaboration). The goal is to make a simple task as complicated as possible by constructing a single complex machine. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Gartner, Joe
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Defining Moments: Charting Character Evolution in Lord of the Flies

Defining Moments: Charting Character Evolution in Lord of the Flies

Savagery, treachery, lost innocence√Č "Lord of the Flies" is rife with character ... (more)

Savagery, treachery, lost innocence√Č "Lord of the Flies" is rife with character development. Use this lesson to help students chart the character changes of Ralph and Jack, both in groups and individually. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
ReadWriteThink
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
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Does it Float? An Inquiry-based Activity Investigating Buoyancy

Does it Float? An Inquiry-based Activity Investigating Buoyancy

This is an inquiry-based activity in which students will need to work ... (more)

This is an inquiry-based activity in which students will need to work together as a class to solve the following problem: they must construct a "boat" entirely out of modeling clay that is capable of supporting 150 grams of cargo without sinking. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Sletten, Sean
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Eagles in the Ecosystem Classroom Jigsaw Activity

Eagles in the Ecosystem Classroom Jigsaw Activity

In this jigsaw, students will graph various Bald Eagle population numbers and ... (more)

In this jigsaw, students will graph various Bald Eagle population numbers and determine the impact humans have had on the eagle. Specifically, they will investigate why the Bald Eagle was listed as endangered, the affects of DDT on eagles, and the affects of lead. Based on an original activity titled "Bald Eagle Population Graphing" from The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota http://www.cvm.umn.edu/raptor/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/documents/asset/cvm_66866.pdf (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Bahe, Jessie
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Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C>0)

Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C>0)

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a ... (more)

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C>0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx). (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Collection:
Starting Point (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
James J. Rutledge
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Exchanging Ideas by Sharing Journals: Interactive Response in the Classroom

Exchanging Ideas by Sharing Journals: Interactive Response in the Classroom

Pairs of students respond to literature alternately in shared journals. Mini-lessons are ... (more)

Pairs of students respond to literature alternately in shared journals. Mini-lessons are presented on responding to prompts, creating dialogue, adding drawings, and asking and answering questions. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
ReadWriteThink
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Renee Goularte
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George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen

George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen

This site consists of three lessons examining George Washington's leadership in the ... (more)

This site consists of three lessons examining George Washington's leadership in the French and Indian War, at the Federal Convention, and as chief executive. They are based on primary source documents from the George Washington Papers, 1741-1799. The lessons are intended for secondary students, grades 8-12. The documents from Washington's Letterbooks include focus questions that may be used in Socratic seminars and in cooperative learning groups. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LOC Teachers
Provider:
Library of Congress
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The Great Chaucer Challenge: A Cooperative Learning Game to Review the Prologue

The Great Chaucer Challenge: A Cooperative Learning Game to Review the Prologue

This game employs the cooperative learning group format to review thoroughly Chaucer's ... (more)

This game employs the cooperative learning group format to review thoroughly Chaucer's Prologue to "The Canterbury Tales" and "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Nun's Priest's Tale." (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Julie Shaw
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Instructional Strategies for Mental Math

Instructional Strategies for Mental Math

These strategies support active student participation in math lessons and allow teachers ... (more)

These strategies support active student participation in math lessons and allow teachers to assess the developing proficiency levels of all students in the class by walking around to monitor student responses. These strategies are especially effective during the Mental Math part of an Everyday Mathematics lesson. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Mathwire
Provider:
Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
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Introduction to Human Tissues: How are Tissues Classified?

Introduction to Human Tissues: How are Tissues Classified?

In this inquiry investigation, students will observe unknown tissue samples and draw ... (more)

In this inquiry investigation, students will observe unknown tissue samples and draw them in their science notebooks. They will work in groups to present and defend a classification scheme for the unknown tissues to the class, and then use textbooks as a reference to compare their scheme to the accepted classification system. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Meyer, Amanda
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Investigating Matter, Solid or Liquid:  Barthlomew and the Oobleck

Investigating Matter, Solid or Liquid: Barthlomew and the Oobleck

The students will be able to define solids and liquids from their ... (more)

The students will be able to define solids and liquids from their prior knowledge. The students will be able to verbalize the differences between solids and liquids? Observe, communicate and question when things aren't what they appear to be. Is Oobleck a solid or liquid? The answer is that it is both. Have the students come up with their own answers and to communicate their findings. The students will understand the difference between a non-Newtonian fluid and a liquid or a solid. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
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Investigating Motion - Graphing Speed

Investigating Motion - Graphing Speed

This introduction to motion activity has students exploring speed and acceleration using ... (more)

This introduction to motion activity has students exploring speed and acceleration using a wheeled office chair and rope to pull a student a given distance and record the time. The results are graphed and different outcomes are predicted when variables are changed. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Linda Breckenridge
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