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7.EE Modeling Hot and Cold
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This lesson unit is intended to help students judge the accuracy of two different approximations to a particular linear relationship. Students will compare two linear functions as approximations to the relationship between Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature and consider under what circumstances each of the approximations may be reasonable.

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Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Kayla Martin
Date Added:
01/19/2017
A+ Click K-12 Math Test
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A+ Click is an interactive collection of more than 3700 math problems and answers for K-1 K-12 school program. It defines the personal level of math knowledge. You move up into the next level if you give 5 correct answers in a row. Practice makes perfect.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Geometry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Mathematics Gateways and Resources
Author:
Igor Kokcharov
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Across the MOAT (Mountains, Obstacles, Aerial, Terrain)
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How can you use the Engineering Design Process to access a geographically inaccessible location to deliver supplies?

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Author:
Joshua Beals
David Fordoski
Douglas Kase
Megan Altebrando
Carol Heath
Date Added:
02/28/2019
Advancing Change through Public Awareness
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As diseases become stronger in nature, currently available antibiotics are no longer strong enough to suppress and cure said diseases. Therefore, what factors contribute to diseases becoming resistant to drugs and what public policies should be developed around them?  In this problem-based learning module, students will work with partners or in groups to first assess the increasing problem of drug-resistant diseases and the toll they are taking on the American public. Additionally, students will work to investigate what hospitals and lawmakers are doing to address this problem. Once students understand and are familiar with the current state of affairs, they will then work to further understand and research exactly why this issue needs to be brought to the attention of the general public, in order to promote change to current hospital procedures and policies. Further, students will determine the current political climate and support (or lack thereof) for policy, and will analyze the interest in keeping, changing or removing said policies altogether. Once the group has a full understanding, students will then work to determine their position on the issues surrounding antibiotic resistant diseases and the policies associated with these diseases. As soon as the group reaches a consensus, students will work to research and determine a professional way in which to present their goals and objectives for curbing the issue of drug-resistant diseases.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Date Added:
11/21/2017
Algebra 1 - TI Activities (Teacher's Edition)
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CK-12's Texas Instruments Algebra I Teacher's Edition Flexbook allows an Instructor to teach students to better utilize a graphing calculator in understanding the fundamental concepts of algebra.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Jordan, Lori
Date Added:
12/13/2010
Algebra 1 (Teacher's Edition)
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CK-12 Foundation's Algebra I Teacher's Edition FlexBook complements CK-12's Algebra I Student Edition. The solution and assessment guides are available upon request.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Fay-Zenk, Mary
McFarland, Andrew
Date Added:
11/06/2009
Algebra Team: Inside Ms. Jones' Class
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In this four part series, we visit the classrooms of two partner teachers who plan all their lessons together but have totally different styles inside the classroom. See the same lesson unfold in each class, the class structures used by each teacher, and the group work formats used by each.

Subject:
Education
Algebra
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Author:
Julian Jones
Marlo Warburton
Date Added:
11/02/2012
Algebra Team: Inside Ms. Warburton's Class
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In this four part series, we visit the classrooms of two partner teachers who plan all their lessons together but have totally different styles inside the classroom. See the same lesson unfold in each class, the class structures used by each teacher, and the group work formats used by each.

Subject:
Education
Algebra
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Author:
Julian Jones
Marlo Warburton
Date Added:
11/02/2012
Algebra Team: Overview of Teaching Styles
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In this four part series, we visit the classrooms of two partner teachers who plan all their lessons together but have totally different styles inside the classroom. See the same lesson unfold in each class, the class structures used by each teacher, and the group work formats used by each.

Subject:
Education
Algebra
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Author:
Julian Jones
Marlo Warburton
Date Added:
11/02/2012
Algebra Team: Strategies for Group Work
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In this four part series, we visit the classrooms of two partner teachers who plan all their lessons together but have totally different styles inside the classroom. See the same lesson unfold in each class, the class structures used by each teacher, and the group work formats used by each.

Subject:
Education
Algebra
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Author:
Julian Jones
Marlo Warburton
Date Added:
11/02/2012
Analyzing Community Issues through the Flint, MI Water Contamination Crisis
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This lesson is for ABE students at a level D-E Reading level to practice identifying key points in video and text and analyzing the causes and effects of social issues, and identifying solutions to these problems. By watching two short videos and reading materials on the effects of lead exposure and on the specific drinking water crisis in Flint, MI, students will examine key issues, analyze the problem and its causes, identify approaches to solving this problem and ones like it in other locations, and apply this approach to other scenarios that are relevant to their immediate lives.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Case Study
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ruth Sugar
Date Added:
05/05/2016
Answering questions with data: Introductory Statistics for Psychology Students
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This is a free textbook teaching introductory statistics for undergraduates in Psychology. This textbook is part of a larger OER course package for teaching undergraduate statistics in Psychology, including this textbook, a lab manual, and a course website. All of the materials are free and copiable, with source code maintained in Github repositories.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Matthew J.C. Crump
Date Added:
11/26/2019
Antibiotic Resistance
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Antibiotics save people’s lives...and make bacteria stronger and more likely to kill us.  What is the best practice to balance these conflicting issues? In this problem-based learning module, the students will be evaluating real-life medical situations in conjunction with actual staff at those institutions and offering action plans to be ‘implemented’ there.  In order to accomplish this, the science unit will be interlocking with social studies and a language arts unit that will have them identifying target audiences and sculpting a way to present their findings.  This unit has the potential to be a full problem-based unit as well as highly interdisciplinary--it’s connected to full units in social studies and language arts which stand alone but can be fully integrated if desired.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Date Added:
11/21/2017
At the Doctor's
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In this simulation of a doctor's office, students play the roles of physician, nurse, patients, and time-keeper, with the objective to improve the patient waiting time. They collect and graph data as part of their analysis. This serves as a hands-on example of using engineering principles and engineering design approaches (such as models and simulations) to research, analyze, test and improve processes.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Courtney Feliciani Patricio Rocha
Dayna Martinez
Tapas K. Das
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Balloon Rockets in 1D
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In this structured inquiry activity students will work in groups/ teams to build a balloon rocket of their own design. The rocket will race in one dimension and require that they apply their knowledge of position, time, and velocity.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mary Hoelscher
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Beginning Scientific Inquiry with Water Kits
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This activity is a scientific investigation focusing on inquiry after using the Foss Water Kit. The students will pose a question, create a procedure and produce a poster showing their findings.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
jacquelyn sullivan
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Biodomes Engineering Design Project: Lessons 2-6
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In this multi-day activity, students explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a scale model biodome, following the steps of the engineering design process. The Procedure section provides activity instructions for Biodomes unit, lessons 2-6, as students work through Parts 1-6 to develop their model biodome. Subjects include energy flow and food chains, basic needs of plants and animals, and the importance of decomposers. Students consider why a solid understanding of one's environment and the interdependence of an ecosystem can inform the choices we make and the way we engineer our own communities. This activity can be conducted as either a very structured or open-ended design.

Subject:
Engineering
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Denise Carlson
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Boiling Water With Ice: Effect of Pressure on the Boiling Point of Water
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This guided inquiry activity, in which ice is used to boil water in a Florence flask, works well in the introductory class to a chemistry or physical science course. The students will learn the difference between observation and inference and apply this understanding to various other situations in which observations and inferences must be made. The students will also use outside sources to try to explain why the activity worked.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
12/09/2011
Build a Toy Workshop
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Working as if they are engineers who work for (the hypothetical) Build-a-Toy Workshop company, students apply their imaginations and the engineering design process to design and build prototype toys with moving parts. They set up electric circuits using batteries, wire and motors. They create plans for project material expenses to meet a budget.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Carleigh Samson
Eszter Horanyi
Jacob Crosby
Jonathan McNeil
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
William Surles
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Building a Bungee Jump
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A bungee jump involves jumping from a tall structure while connected to a large elastic cord. Design a bungee jump that is "safe" for a hard-boiled egg. Create a safety egg harness and connect it to a rubber band, which is your the "bungee cord." Finally, attach your bungee cord to a force sensor to measures the forces that push or pull your egg.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Date Added:
05/21/2012
Calculus (Teacher's Edition)
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CK-12 Calculus Teacher's Edition covers tips, common errors, enrichment, differentiated instruction and problem solving for teaching CK-12 Calculus Student Edition. The solution guide is available upon request.

Subject:
Calculus
Functions
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Dreyfuss, Andrew
Narasimhan, Ramesh
Prolo, Jared
Date Added:
06/24/2011
The Case of the Smelly Backpack
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Become a detective to solve the case of the smelly backpack! Act out the clues and draw conclusions to solve the mystery.

When Detective Bentley cannot figure out why his backpack is smelly, he retraces the events in his day to find clues. Taking on the role of detectives, the viewers act out the events of Bentley’s day and use textual clues to solve the case.

Learning Objective:
Draw conclusions from the facts presented in text and support those assertions with textual evidence.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Take The Stage
Date Added:
10/30/2019
Chemical Reactions:  Investigating Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions
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This activity is an inquiry-based investigation where students discover the indicators of chemical reactions (endothermic and exothermic) by collecting data and using that data to develop a testable question for further experimentation.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Jackie Sibenaller
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Coding and Computer Science-VEX Robotics-Advanced
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Once students demonstrate proficiency in VEX Robotics, it is time for the application of knowledge in Real World Situations.

Students will learn Automated Straightening, Studying Variables in code, how to run true/false statements, setting parameters in a sonar function, implementing functions with parameters in programs, and how to encapsulate discrete behaviors in functions.

Students then go on to work on straightening statements using if/then, how to change values which the Vex Sonar Sensor measures in, and explore values associated with the sonar sensor when it receives an echo and when it does not.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Brian Nicholas
Dan Smith
Date Added:
03/05/2019
Cognitive Psychology
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Explores the theory and research related to information processing, focusing on attention, perception, memory storage and information retrieval. Also highlights work in artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience which serves to describe and explain cognitive processes.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Mehgan Andrade
Neil Walker
Date Added:
08/06/2020
College Physics I:  BIIG problem-solving method
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The BIIG problem-solving method is unique in that it forces us to concentrate on decoding a real-world word problem completely into meaningful parts and aids us in finding and applying the right formula to easily arrive at the correct solution. As desired, it places less emphasis on the memorization of factual detail and more emphasis on the understanding of concepts. Evidently, this method is beneficial in many ways as it aids students in honing skills in critical thinking, logical approach and attention to detail. As a method for organizing information it helps students avoid errors and sets them on a path to succeed. As long as the numbers are “buddied up” with their units, “identified” by the appropriate variables, “isolated” within the context, and the answer is presented “gourmet”, or explained in terms of the original question, finding a solution to any complex problem will become seamless, understandable and enjoyable. This innovation in science education fosters a passion for learning and serves as a foundation for a new paradigm for problem-solving in any discipline of science worldwide.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
C N Hiremath
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Comparing the Simple Structure of Plant and Animal Cells
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The lesson is designed for fourth grade students using scientific investigation to identify and compare the basic parts of a plant and animal cells. This activity consists of several steps over a period of several days. It includes student use of microscopes for observations and journals to collect data to identify and classify the basic parts of plant and animal cells. The assessment has an individual component and uses student work.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Katherine Kolb
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Computational Media Creator: Build My City (Grades 3-5)
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Computational Media Creators is a unit of computer science instruction that engages students in remixing and creating visual media using procedures on and off the computer. Students learn the basics of how computers function and represent data, problem solving strategies, different types of problems, and how visual programming languages can be used to create interactive, expressive projects. Every activity gives students time to work hands-on, personalize their work, and be creative while applying CS practices and concepts.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Provider Set:
Computer Science for All
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Computational Media Explorer: Computing Through Time (Grades K-2)
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Computational Media Explorers is a unit of computer science instruction that engages students in remixing and creating visual media using procedures on and off the computer. Students learn the basics of how computers function using data, problem solving strategies, and how to create using a visual programming language designed for pre-readers. Every activity gives students time to work hands-on, personalize their work, and be creative while applying CS practices and concepts.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Provider Set:
Computer Science for All
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Computational Media Innovator: Learning to Program, Programming to Learn (Grades 6-8)
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Computational Media Explorers is a unit of computer science instruction that engages students in remixing and creating visual media using procedures on and off the computer. Students learn how computers represent and can transform data, problem solving strategies, the difference between algorithms and instructions, and how to collaborate on building projects using visual programming language. Every activity gives students time to work hands-on, personalize their work, and be creative while applying CS practices and concepts.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
New York City Department of Education
Provider Set:
Computer Science for All
Date Added:
12/17/2018
Computing Project Management
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There is an increasing demand in the industry for graduates with problem solving skills; those with the capability of applying the theories, methods and techniques learnt during their degree programme in solving real life problems. The goal behind applied computer science programme is to produce such graduates who can easily integrate into the industry immediately after college and become indispensable problem solvers. Another goal of the applied computer science programme is to produce entrepreneurs who can create opportunities and bring about innovative solutions. Knowing fully well the demand of the industry, Project 2 has been designed to help students consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired during the course of the degree programme by developing systems (hardware or software) that are applicable to the market. Such systems as a matter of fact should contribute by addressing gaps in the market and should mainly target areas that need solutions unique to the African region. This is not in any way to limit students’ horizon; they should think globally but be able also to customize their solutions to the region.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Victor Odumuyiwa
Date Added:
04/06/2018
A Course in Quantitative Literacy
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Why study Quantitative Literacy?

Most students sign up for this course to fulfill a general education mathematics requirement. And this text is certainly aimed at that general audience. But by the time the course is completed, the authors hope that you will have developed some appreciation for the usefulness and elegance of the subject. Without doubt, some level of competency and comfort in working with numerical data is needed to navigate the modern world; and we have tried to cover topics that can be used in day to day life.

In this book, we will focus on problem solving and critical thinking skills. Our goal is not to prepare you just for the next math class, but to equip you with the necessary tools so that you can apply basic mathematical reasoning to a wide variety of commonly encountered problems. Along the way, we will learn basic logic, how to work with percentages and units, the basics of consumer finance, and how to use and interpret basic statistical data.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of Lake County
Author:
Azar Khosravani
Mark Beintema
Date Added:
02/27/2020
Creating Peaceful Change
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While studying the Articles of Confederation government and the Constitutional Convention in this problem-based learning module, the students will determine the benefits of peacefully changing an inept government.  They will deduce the crucial steps needed for peaceful change to happen within a society.  An area of research will be chosen to help solve a problem critical to the students’ middle school lives.  Feedback will be gathered through a video interview or a Google Form survey of crucial stakeholders.  Students will research the alternatives to improve upon their selected problem.  Students will present their findings to a decision maker and wait to receive feedback.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Date Added:
11/22/2017
Density of Solid Objects
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This activity is a classroom experiment where students make observations, state hypothesis and carry out an investigation to draw conclusions.

Subject:
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
John Ombasa
Date Added:
12/09/2011
Design Learning
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In this project students identify real-world problems, prototype user-centered design solutions, and implement those solutions according to expert and user feedback. This process, developed by Allen Distinguished Educator Regan Drew, is segmented into the Mindset, Challenge, and Implementation phases.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
07/27/2016
Design a Carrying Device for People Using Crutches
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Students are given a biomedical engineering challenge, which they solve while following the steps of the engineering design process. In a design lab environment, student groups design, create and test prototype devices that help people using crutches carry things, such as books and school supplies. The assistive devices must meet a list of constraints, including a device weight limit and minimum load capacity. Students use various hand and power tools to fabricate the devices. They test the practicality of their designs by loading them with objects and then using the modified crutches in the school hallways and classrooms.

Subject:
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Kristen Billiar
Terri Camesano
Thomas Oliva
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Design and Problem Solving
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This activity was designed for blind learners, but all types of learners can use it to understand the design process and produce a design for a product meant to solve a specific problem.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Perkins School for the Blind
Provider Set:
Accessible Science
Author:
Kate Fraser
Yoo Jin Chung
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Determining the Density, pH and Water Content of Various Area Soils
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In this field lab activity, students will determine the density, pH and water content of prairie soil, transition soil, woods soil, and riverbed soil and compare their findings.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Richard Risbrudt
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Digging for Fossils: Studying Fossils as Evidence for Human Evolution
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This lab activity is a paper fossil dig where students discover skeletal characteristics of humans, primates and hominids and are asked to make a short oral presentation to the class.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
12/09/2011
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Digital Footprint
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Why is it important that students be careful what is posted for everyone to see? Students will investigate and discuss these questions during this module that directly relate to their daily life. Students will work cooperatively in groups to design an infomercial to be presented to elementary students and/or parents and community members. Key Learning Targets: I can use technology to produce and publish my work, and link to sources.I can include multimedia projects or visual displays when they will be helpful in clarifying and emphasizing information.I can actively participate and contribute to a discussion with my teacher and my peers. I can present my findings to a group or audience in a clear and concise way.I can create a storyboard to prepare a public service announcement. I can compare contrast trends of technology. I can write an explanatory paragraph to examine a topic (present and future digital footprint).

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jody Bauer
Date Added:
02/08/2018
Digital Footprint
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In this problem-based learning module, students will investigate why is it important that students be careful what is posted for everyone to see. Students will investigate and discuss these questions during this module that directly relate to their daily life. Students will work cooperatively in groups to design an infomercial to be presented to elementary students and/or parents and community members. Key Learning Targets: I can use technology to produce and publish my work, and link to sources.I can include multimedia projects or visual displays when they will be helpful in clarifying and emphasizing information.I can actively participate and contribute to a discussion with my teacher and my peers. I can present my findings to a group or audience in a clear and concise way.I can create a storyboard to prepare a public service announcement. I can compare contrast trends of technology. I can write an explanatory paragraph to examine a topic (present and future digital footprint).

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Date Added:
11/01/2017
Disaster Simulation Infographic
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The goal for this lesson is to increase student comprehension and problem-solving skills by emphasizing real-world problems and encouraging students to be proactive in solving those problems. Description of classroom, grade level, and students: This assignment is for a 10th grade English II classroom, ranging from AP to standard student populations.Prior Knowledge of Subject: Students possess a prior knowledge about tornado activity, severe thunderstorms, and earthquakes due to living in Oklahoma.Length of Lesson: Students will be allotted 10 class periods of 45 minutes in class. They are also allowed to work on this assignment outside of class, if needed.

Subject:
Public Relations
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Geology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lori Hartin
Date Added:
06/06/2016
Discovering Nature in our Neighborhood:  An Investigation of Natural Communities around Our School
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In this unit, students make regular journal entries about a plant/animal/insect community in the natural area around our school and use this to create a Non-fiction Class Book. They also interview family/resources to discover, record and present stories about human relationships with nature from their culture(s).

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Natasha Rubenstein
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Discovering the Effect Mining has on Land
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This is an investigation where students observe what happens to land after it is mined. Students will create a hypothesis, observe their model, conclude what happens to land after it is mined, and discover the role humans play in land conservation.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Debra Olson
Date Added:
08/10/2012
Does It Cut It? Understanding Wind Turbine Blade Performance
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Students gain an understanding of the factors that affect wind turbine operation. Following the steps of the engineering design process, engineering teams use simple materials (cardboard and wooden dowels) to build and test their own turbine blade prototypes with the objective of maximizing electrical power output for a hypothetical situation—helping scientists power their electrical devices while doing research on a remote island. Teams explore how blade size, shape, weight and rotation interact to achieve maximal performance, and relate the power generated to energy consumed on a scale that is relevant to them in daily life. A PowerPoint® presentation, worksheet and post-activity test are provided.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Mathematics
Measurement and Data
Numbers and Operations
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Alexander Kon
Date Added:
02/07/2017
The Drug Resistant Disease Crisis - Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning.
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In this problem-based learning module, students will work together collaboratively to establish questions and develop these questions into claims after being presented with the problem “How are today’s living standards contributing to the drug resistance disease crisis and what needs to be done to begin to reverse the effects of the contributing factors?”  The students will then work collaboratively to continue researching and will use the research to create a collaborative electronic public service announcement to go along with an individually written letter which will be sent to either a state representative, the FDA, lead community personnel, etc. Both products, the PSA and the letter will include their well defined claim, supported with evidence and backed up with reasoning.Prior to beginning module, please note: Module can be completed in isolation, or can be completed in conjunction with modules "Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Policy" (science) and/or Advancing Change through Public Awareness (social studies) as part of a full interdisciplinary unit between 8th grade social studies, language arts and science.  This would allow for students to have a wider array of questions to guide their claims and the students could build the PSA in social studies and write the letter in Language Arts.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Date Added:
11/21/2017
Drugs, Detectives and DNA
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Welcome to Chemistry Applications: Pharmacology, Biotechnology and Forensics, a high school curriculum. Included in this curriculum are many lesson plans that are aligned with the North Carolina Chemistry and Biology Standards, in addition to the National Science Standard. Students will learn to be critically thinking, problem solving individuals who will relate science to the real world.

Subject:
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
North Carolina State University
Provider Set:
Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
Author:
Pat Ligon
Date Added:
03/03/2016
Egg Drop
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A process for technical problem solving is introduced and applied to a fun demonstration. Given the success with the demo, the iterative nature of the process can be illustrated.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Jan DeWaters
Susan Powers
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Eggs and the Equinox
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Students test the question, "Do eggs balance on the equinox?" Students develop their own procedure, analyze their data and come up with their own conclusions.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Jeanette Landin
Date Added:
08/10/2012