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Continental Drift: What's the Big Idea?
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the theory that explains the position of Earth's continents was established and later modified, and gain important insights into how science and the scientific community operate.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Defying Gravity
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Students are asked how acceleration, mass, momentum and velocity are involved in mountain boarding. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
03/27/2008
Energy Transfer in a Roller Coaster
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine energy forms in moving objects and discover how changes from one form to another move cars through a roller coaster ride.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/28/2011
The Facts About Concussions
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students explore brain injuries called concussions: what they are, how they occur, the challenges in diagnosing them, and ways to protect yourself from them.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
07/05/2011
Feel the Power
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Students are asked to explain how the sun is a major source of energy. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
03/27/2008
Florida's Everglades: The River of Grass
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about the unique environment of southern Florida's Everglades and gain insights into the interrelatedness of living things, nonliving things, and climate.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Forces of Gravity and Air Resistance
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how the forces of gravity and air resistance affect the motion of falling objects.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
09/19/2011
How Can I Promote Healthy Lifestyles in My Community?
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In this problem-based learning module, students will research health issues that are relevant to elementary students k-3. Students will look at perceptions, influences, education, research and discussion.Information will be provided through various ways including direct instruction, small group instruction by the classroom teacher, online research, and real-life research. Students will research media influences on health and develop a student-produced Public Service Announcement that will be shared with their peers as well as k-3 students in the district. Students will also have the opportunity to learn from each other and share their ideas with community stakeholders and plan next steps to promote healthy lifestyles in our community.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
Date Added:
11/21/2017
Introducing a Topic
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In this seminar you will learn how to develop and introduce an informational writing piece.  Sometimes figuring out what you want to write about is the hardest part. You will learn how to find a topic that interests you. You will recognize the importance of knowing your audience and who will be reading your writing. You will also learn how to hook the reader in the beginning of your writing piece. StandardsCC1.4.4B Identify and introduce a topic in informative writing.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
01/29/2018
Keep the Facts Coming
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In this seminar you will understand the importance of choosing your topic and researching and naming facts about your topic. You will also learn how to figure out your subtopics that you will be using to write your informational piece of writing. You will be able to tell the difference between a fact and an opinion. Time order words are also very important when you are writing a multi-paragraph piece.  You will learn how to quickly organize your thoughts and your writing. StandardsCC.1.4.4 C Develop the topic with facts definitions, concrete details, quotations and other information and examples related to a topic including illustrations and multimedia.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
01/29/2018
Newton's Third Law: Action–Reaction
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, an early astronaut's experiences teach students that Newton's third law of motion—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—applies both on Earth and in outer space.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Nutrition: What Your Body Needs
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students examine the nutritional content of different foods and learn about the health benefits and risks associated with the food choices they make.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Nutrition
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
07/21/2011
Pollination
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Students are asked to explain the relationship between a bee and a flower. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS
Provider Set:
WLVT PBS 39 Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
03/27/2008
Problem Based Module: Informational Writing
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In this project, you will explore a real-world problem, and then work through a series of steps to analyze that problem, research ways the problem could be solved, then propose a possible solution to that problem. Often, there are no specific right or wrong solutions, but sometimes one particular solution may be better than others. The key is making sure you fully understand the problem, have researched some possible solutions, and have proposed the solution that you can support with information / evidence.Begin by reading the problem statement in Step 1. Take the time to review all the information provided in the statement, including exploring the websites, videos and / or articles that are linked. Then work on steps 2 through 8 to complete this problem-based learning experience.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Tracy Rains
Date Added:
01/29/2018
Reproduction: One Goal, Two Methods
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the two basic forms of reproduction for the living things that practice them.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Snake Jaws: Connecting Structure and Function
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn how animals' physical characteristics, such as jaw structure, are directly related to the function they perform when the animal interacts with its environment.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010
Solving a Public Health Problem
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students study a disease outbreak and the investigation that followed to understand the role that public health workers play in protecting the communities they serve.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
07/07/2011
Surviving Winter
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In this lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, students learn about the varied physical and behavioral adaptations that animals rely on to help them survive changing environmental conditions, such as the arrival of winter.

Subject:
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Walmart Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/17/2010