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CTE Health Sciences: BMI Calculations

CTE Health Sciences: BMI Calculations

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Career Technical Education
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
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Captain Cartography

Captain Cartography

In this geography activity, learners create reference maps or thematic maps of ... (more)

In this geography activity, learners create reference maps or thematic maps of an important part of their world, such as their home or neighborhood. They take measurements, develop a scale, and use map symbols, a legend, and a compass rose to create maps on chart paper. Each learner selects a title for their map and briefly presents to the group, explaining the map's functions and components. This activity is written as an assessment experience but it can be used as independent activity as well. This activity is featured on pp.19-21 (part of a lesson that begins on page 8) of the "National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure" unit of study for grades 3-5. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Classroom Dinosaur Dig

Classroom Dinosaur Dig

In this activity, learners participate in a simulated dig to discover fossilized ... (more)

In this activity, learners participate in a simulated dig to discover fossilized dinosaur bones. Learners take notes, make a map and propose theories about dinosaurs. This can be used as a culminating activity at the end of a unit on dinosaurs, paleontology or archeology. This activity is featured on pp.48-50 (part of a lesson that begins on p.47) of the "Dinosphere" unit of study for grades 3-5. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Create a Pasta Population Map

Create a Pasta Population Map

Learners work as a group to create a map of their community. ... (more)

Learners work as a group to create a map of their community. They use pasta to represent people, and glue the pasta on their maps to show areas of large population. This is a good activity to introduce maps and data representation. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
National Geographic Education
Provider:
National Geographic Society
Author:
Nancee Hunter
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Different Minds/Different Maps

Different Minds/Different Maps

This activity is part of a geography unit in which learners discover ... (more)

This activity is part of a geography unit in which learners discover that different types of maps are used for different purposes. Students practice interpreting data from thematic maps and work as a group to create a "human graph" and a thematic map of the room. This activity is featured on pp.17-18 (part of a lesson that begins on page 8) of the "National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure" unit of study for grades 3-5. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Discovering Rainforest Locations

Discovering Rainforest Locations

In this activity, learners will examine various world data maps to combine ... (more)

In this activity, learners will examine various world data maps to combine the information and predict which areas could be tropical rainforests. This will help learners discover how living and non-living ecosystem components influence each other. Learners will make their predictions by circling the areas that they think are rainforests on a blank map. Then, educators will reveal a sequence of maps so that learners can see how close they were to locating tropical rainforests. This lesson includes extension ideas, background information, and is standards-based. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
California Academy of Sciences: Lesson Plans
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
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Do Plants Need Light?

Do Plants Need Light?

In this food science activity, learners conduct an experiment that demonstrates the ... (more)

In this food science activity, learners conduct an experiment that demonstrates the importance of light to plants. This 1-2 week activity allows learners to learn about the needs of plants and plant growth. This lesson guide includes background information, variation ideas, and bilingual (English/Spanish) handouts. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
BioEdOnline
Provider:
Baylor College of Medicine
Author:
Barbara Z. Tharp
Nancy P. Moreno
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Dueling Dice

Dueling Dice

In this activity, learners explore probability with dice. Learners estimate how many ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore probability with dice. Learners estimate how many times they will need to roll two dice until they get a matching pair and then compare their estimates to the actual results. Learners conduct the same test using five dice. This activity provides experience with probability that allows learners to discover the relationship between opportunity for something to occur and its probability. This activity guide contains sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
SMILE Pathway
Provider:
Children's Museum of Houston
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Energy Audit

Energy Audit

In this lesson, learners will practice graphing and statistically analyzing data. In ... (more)

In this lesson, learners will practice graphing and statistically analyzing data. In the first part of the lesson, they will survey items in their homes that use energy; a worksheet is given to each learner that includes multiple choice questions related to energy consumption that will determine their energy audit scores. Depending on their grade level, learners will use all the audit scores from the group to find the mean, median, mode, range, upper quartile, or/and lower quartile. After the numbers have been analyzed, the group may review why it is important to reduce energy consumption and may think of ways to conserve energy. This lesson is standards-based and includes worksheets written in Chinese and resources for educators. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
California Academy of Sciences: Lesson Plans
Provider:
California Academy of Sciences
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Finding a Gene on the Chromosome Map

Finding a Gene on the Chromosome Map

In this activity, learners use pedigree and jigsaw puzzles to explore how ... (more)

In this activity, learners use pedigree and jigsaw puzzles to explore how scientists use genetic information from a family to identify a gene associated with a genetic disorder. This activity will help learners explore the basics of human genetics including chromosomes, alleles, inheritance, mutations, and genetic pedigrees. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Collection:
Teach.Genetics
Provider:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Author:
April Mitchell
Ellen T. Wilson
Jennifer Logan
Louisa Stark
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The Flaws of Averages

The Flaws of Averages

This learning video presents an introduction to the Flaws of Averages using ... (more)

This learning video presents an introduction to the Flaws of Averages using three exciting examples: the ''crossing of the river'' example, the ''cookie'' example, and the ''dance class'' example. Averages are often worthwhile representations of a set of data by a single descriptive number. The objective of this module, however, is to simply point out a few pitfalls that could arise if one is not attentive to details when calculating and interpreting averages. The essential prerequisite knowledge for this video lesson is the ability to calculate an average from a set of numbers. During this video lesson, students will learn about three flaws of averages: (1) The average is not always a good description of the actual situation, (2) The function of the average is not always the same as the average of the function, and (3) The average depends on your perspective. To convey these concepts, the students are presented with the three real world examples mentioned above. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
MIT Blossoms
Provider:
MIT, Learning International Networks Consortium
Author:
Daniel Livengood
Rhonda Jordan
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Fossilized Dinosaur Teeth Adaptations

Fossilized Dinosaur Teeth Adaptations

In this activity, learners use models of fossilized dinosaur teeth to understand ... (more)

In this activity, learners use models of fossilized dinosaur teeth to understand how dinosaur teeth were used. Learners specifically research Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops horridus dinosaurs and determine that Triceratops teeth work the way pliers and scissors operate, and T. rex teeth are like sharp knives. Learners match and sort dinosaurs by the type and use of their teeth. This activity is featured on pp.14-18 (part of a lesson that begins on p.7) of the "Dinosphere" unit of study for grades 3-5. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Geo-Problem Solvers

Geo-Problem Solvers

In this geography activity, teams of learners use newspaper articles to identify ... (more)

In this geography activity, teams of learners use newspaper articles to identify a local issue or problem that they would like to examine. They use local maps, the Internet and other reference materials to gather data about the local community and create a simulated GIS map showing at least four layers of information. In an oral presentation, learners present their findings and make a recommendation for solving the problem. This activity is written as an assessment, but can be used as an independent activity. This activity is featured on pp.61-63 (part of a lesson that begins on page 54) of the "National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure" unit of study for grades 3-5. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

In this geography activity, learners imagine that they have been asked to ... (more)

In this geography activity, learners imagine that they have been asked to make a map of a new community called Home Sweet Home, which has never been mapped before. Learners sort multicolored candies to represent six layers of information (water, parks, fire stations, etc.) to be represented on their map. By creating a map of an imaginary community, learners discover that maps are made up of several "layers" of data. Learners also discuss GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and act as "Geo-Problem Solvers," which can be used as an assessment activity. This activity is featured on pp.59-60 (part of a lesson that begins on page 54) of the "National Geographic MAPS: Tools for Adventure" unit of study for grades 3-5. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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How Active Are You?

How Active Are You?

In this activity, learners explore what is and is not active play ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore what is and is not active play and how it contributes to a healthy body and mind. Making active play a routine part of every day is a key concept of the experience. Learners read about active play, make a list of active play choices, and then graph their preferences. This activity is followed by various physical activities learners can do (i.e. dancing to a song and then feeling the difference in their heartbeat). This activity is featured on pp. 18-19 of the "Health House: Food, Fitness, & Fun 24/7!" unit of study for K-2 learners. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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The Ins and Outs of Tides

The Ins and Outs of Tides

In this activity, learners will compare predicted and observed tides using data ... (more)

In this activity, learners will compare predicted and observed tides using data from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA). The objectives of this activity include being able to describe the forces causing tides and appraise accuracy of tidal predictions. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
SMILE Pathway
Provider:
Virginia Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program
Author:
Laura Rose
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Introduction to Design Computing, Spring 2004

Introduction to Design Computing, Spring 2004

Explores the role of computer visualization as a representational medium. Visualization is ... (more)

Explores the role of computer visualization as a representational medium. Visualization is widely used in scientific, engineering, and design disciplines to help people understand complex phenomena and constructs. The key intellectual challenge is to develop the right visual metaphors for conveying information in the most effective way. Through programming projects and applications work, real and imaginary environments are constructed, probed, and displayed. Also covers the relevant computer graphics methods and data representations. Required of Course IV majors. This course will introduce students to architectural design and computation through the use of computer modeling, rendering and digital fabrication. The course focuses on teaching architectural design with CAD drawing, modeling, rendering and rapid prototyping. Students will be required to build computer models that will lead to a full package of architectural explorations within a computational environment. Each semester will explore a particular historical period in architecture and the work of a selected architect. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Sass, Lawrence
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Keep a "SLOG" (Sleep Log)

Keep a "SLOG" (Sleep Log)

In this activity (1st on the page), learners keep a "SLOG" or ... (more)

In this activity (1st on the page), learners keep a "SLOG" or Sleep Log to study their sleep patterns. Learners keep track of their sleep behavior and the dreams that they have each night on the "Dream Journal Worksheet" and "Sleep Journal Worksheet" included in this activity guide. This guide also includes twenty questions for learners to consider when recording and analyzing their dreams. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
SMILE Pathway
Provider:
Neuroscience for Kids
Author:
Eric H. Chudler
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Learning Math: Data Analysis

Learning Math: Data Analysis

Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability introduces statistics as a problem-solving process. In ... (more)

Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability introduces statistics as a problem-solving process. In this course, you can build your skills through investigations of different ways to collect and represent data, and describe and analyze variation in data. Through practical examples, you will come to understand some statistical concepts, such as data representation, variation, the mean and median, bivariate data, probability, designing statistical experiments, and population estimations. The concluding case studies, divided into grade bands for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 teachers, show you how to apply what you have learned in your own classroom. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Case Study
Video Lectures
Collection:
Annenberg Learner
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
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Looking Back Through Time

Looking Back Through Time

In this activity, learners create their own archaeological profiles. In doing so, ... (more)

In this activity, learners create their own archaeological profiles. In doing so, learners will discover the fundamental nature of an archaeological site: objects and features found deeper in the ground were placed there before those found higher up. Learners will also practice the important archaeological skill of profile mapping. This activity is featured on pp.12-13 (part of a lesson that begins on p.8) of the "Treasures of the Earth: Discover Clues to the Past" unit of study for grades 3-5 and 6-8. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Collection:
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Provider:
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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