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As Big as the Ocean: Creating Murals
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This article discusses how to use murals as an interdisciplinary, cooperative activity to blend science, art, and math concepts.

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Environmental Science
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Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Build-your-own Hardy Weinberg Calculator
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Using this lesson worksheet, computers and a simple programming interface, students step through and build a simple program to sequentially calculate all of the variables in the Hardy Weinberg equations. By building the program in sequence it is hoped that students will learn the sequence to solve a Hardy Weinberg problem and appreciate the value and power of computer number crunching capabilities as well as sequential programming considerations.

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Lowell High School
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Author:
Mark Wenning
Date Added:
06/15/2011
Build-your-own Valence Finder
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By building a program to determine the valence of ANY element on the first three rows of the Periodic table, students learn the steps to solve the problem while learning how to program logic and think about processing data in sequence. NOTE: The worksheet includes the option of letting students create a bug that they have to fix.

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Lowell High School
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Author:
Mark Wenning
Date Added:
06/15/2011
Data Discovery Lessons
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The lessons posted on this site were designed to engage students with real-world data relevant to content taught in middle school and high school science courses, and to foster an understanding of ways in which they might gather organize, analyze and interpret the data in order to draw scientifically valid inferences, interpretations and conclusions. Most of the labs use computer-based technology of spreadsheet programs or the Python programming interface. The Python lessons guide students in computational thinking to create simple programs to manipulate data. The lessons also provide students (and teachers) with instructions and guidance in the use of these technologies. Teacher and Student worksheets, as well as any supporting files, are linked to from links at the top of each lesson webpage as well as from the downloads page ("downloads" link on the scrolling menu to the left).

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Individual Authors
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Individual Authors
Author:
Mark Wenning
Date Added:
06/11/2011
Dig In! Standards-Based Nutrition Education from the Ground Up: Grade 5 and 6
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Eleven inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables. The curriculum includes reproducible student handouts, 35 copies of the Dig In! At Home parent booklet (parent booklet also available separately in Spanish), and a set of 6 Dig In! posters.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
United States Dept of Agriculture
Date Added:
10/27/2017
Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten
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Discover MyPlate is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children — kindergarten.

Contains: Teacher guide, Emergent Reader Mini Books and teacher edition, Reach for the Sky song, Food Group Friends profile cards, Food cards, Look and Cook recipes, student workbook, the Five Food Groups poster, parent handouts and Discover MyPlate graphics

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
United States Dept of Agriculture
Date Added:
10/12/2017
Embedding open and reproducible science into teaching: A bank of lesson plans and resources
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Recently, there has been a growing emphasis on embedding open and reproducible approaches into research. One essential step in accomplishing this larger goal is to embed such practices into undergraduate and postgraduate research training. However, this often requires substantial time and resources to implement. Also, while many pedagogical resources are regularly developed for this purpose, they are not often openly and actively shared with the wider community. The creation and public sharing of open educational resources is useful for educators who wish to embed open scholarship and reproducibility into their teaching and learning. In this article, we describe and openly share a bank of teaching resources and lesson plans on the broad topics of open scholarship, open science, replication, and reproducibility that can be integrated into taught courses, to support educators and instructors. These resources were created as part of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) hackathon at the 2021 Annual Conference, and we detail this collaborative process in the article. By sharing these open pedagogical resources, we aim to reduce the labour required to develop and implement open scholarship content to further the open scholarship and open educational materials movement.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Alaa Aldoh
Catherine V. Talbot
Charlotte Rebecca Pennington
David Moreau
Flavio Azevedo
John J Shaw
Loukia Tzavella
Madeleine Pownall
Mahmoud Elsherif
Martin Rachev Vasilev
Matthew C. Makel
Meng Liu
Myrthe Vel Tromp
Natasha April Tonge
Olly Robertson
Ronan McGarrigle
Ruth Horry
Sam Parsons
Date Added:
07/29/2021
Entomology Lesson Plan Bibliography
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This is a spot to collect lesson plans that are NOT in the public domain, but still have value.Usually these are in peer reviewed journals behind paywalls.Teachers: please contact us if you need help accessing any of the items in the bibliography.   

Subject:
Environmental Science
Zoology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Gwen Pearson
John Guyton
Chris Stelzig
Date Added:
11/09/2018
Exploring the Solar System Dataset
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Students create a spreadsheet (or use the one provided) to gather planet data and put in categories. They massage spreadsheet to tease out relationship between distance from sun and revolution speed. They use data to predict speed and/or distance for Ceres, the new dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter.

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Provider:
Lowell High School
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Individual Authors
Author:
Mark Wenning
Date Added:
06/15/2011
Forensics
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A site that has interesting information on forensics and interactive activities for kids to play. The student will learn investigative techniques that will enable them to better understand the science of forensics. The use will explore new technology related to anthropology and forensics.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
07/12/2014
The Great Garden Detective Adventure: A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum for Grades 3 and 4
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A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum. Eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades that contains bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and 35 copies of each of the 10 Garden Detective newsletters for parents/caregivers.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
United States Dept of Agriculture
Date Added:
10/27/2017
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition Education Kit Featuring MyPlate: Preschool
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Garden-themed nutrition education kit that introduces children to six fruits and vegetables. Includes seven booklets, featuring three fruits and three vegetables, with hands-on planting activities, a CD with supplemental information, and a DVD with Cool Puppy Pup’s Picnic and Lunch Parties.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
United States Dept of Agriculture
Date Added:
10/27/2017
Hands-on Lessons and Activities About Oceans
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This article highlights hands-on or multimedia lesson plans about oceans. Science lessons are paired with suggested literacy lesson plans. All lessons are aligned to national standards.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Hands-on Lessons and Activities about Glaciers
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This article highlights hands-on or multimedia lesson plans about glaciers. Science lessons are paired with suggested literacy lesson plans. All lessons are aligned to national standards.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Hands-on Lessons and Activities about Plants
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This article highlights hands-on or multimedia lesson plans about plant structures, growth and development, seed production, and dispersal. Science lessons are paired with suggested literacy lesson plans. All lessons are aligned to national standards.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Hands-on Lessons and Activities about the Tundra and Ecosystems
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This article highlights hands-on or multimedia lesson plans about the tundra and ecosystem concepts. Science lessons are paired with suggested literacy lesson plans. All lessons are aligned to national standards.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014