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Chemistry Capstone Essay: One World Essay
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The Chemistry Capstone Essay is a way to introduce or assess students' knowledge and understanding of a variety of science texts and their understanding of chemical theories and applications taught during the year. Students demonstrate knowledge by having to be concise and distill down complex ideas and connections from a variety of different texts.

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Physical Science
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessica Eakin
Climate Change in New Hampshire
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This unit was developed for a junior level pre-Calculus class to be taught during the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year. The lessons of the unit will culminate in each group of students creating and analyzing a mathematical model to predict the future impacts of climate change in New Hampshire and make a presentation as a group. The texts and historic data source, while specific to New Hampshire, may be of interest to other regions of the country. However, state climate change reports and climate data specific to your location may be available through state universities and meteorological stations.

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Mathematics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Helen Brock
sabrina kirwan
An Exploration of Data & Bias
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This unit will explore the concepts of bias and confirmation bias and how they affect people's presentation and interpretation of data. It includes 5 days of lessons and independent work that culminate in students being able to show what bias and confirmation bias are and how they affect the way we interpret data.

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Life Science
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Rachel Bartlett
Angie Miller
Forensics Fingerprinting Lesson Grades 9-12
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This lesson on fingerprinting takes a unique approach to a standard topic in Forensic Science. While students will learn the basics of fingerprinting, how to lift a print and learn unique characteristics of fingerprints, they will become aware of the flaws of fingerprinting. By investigating the case of the Madrid Spain Bombing students will discover a match is not always accurate.

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Law
General Law
Life Science
Social Science
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Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Lynne Jackson
Kerri Simpson
Fractal Cities: Then and Now (Version 2)
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This lesson was created by School Library Media Specialist, Pam Harland, and Math teachers Rebecca Hanna and Carissa Maskwa to model text-based inquiry in STEM. Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of texts and grow in their knowledge of fractals, city design, and ability to use informational text to support their inquiry and research.The unit was created in year two of the School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning (SLASL) project, led by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management (ISKME) in partnership with Granite State University, New Hampshire, and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Pam Harland
Fractals in Geometry: Fractal Cities *Final*
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This lesson was created by School Library Media Specialist, Pam Harland, and Math teachers Rebecca Hanna and Carissa Maskwa to model text-based inquiry in STEM. Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of texts and grow in their knowledge of fractals, city design, and ability to use informational text to support their inquiry and research.The unit was created in year two of the School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning (SLASL) project, led by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management (ISKME) in partnership with Granite State University, New Hampshire, and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Pam Harland
Carissa Maskwa
Rebecca Hanna
Harnessing energy from heat changes to solve a problem - Version 2
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Using inquiry-focused reading, students will explore an anchor text and supporting resources to investigate the principles of transfer of heat energy with applications of the concept to solve real world problems.
The instructors will prepare a sample presentation and model for students the steps taken to go from a text to the final project. Students will learn annotations, two column notes, and citations, while learning about how chemistry is used to solve real world problems based on the instructor provided materials. The students will then apply those concepts to a different project assigned by the instructors and apply the same strategies to their own texts to demonstrate their application of learning to a different problem.
Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of resources to develop their knowledge of heat energy changes that accompany physical and chemical reactions, measurement of heat energy, and heat energy transfer between the system and the surroundings. They will expand their ability to use informational text to support their inquiry and research, explore scientific literature, and develop questions to determine how the application of energy transfer principles can be applied to solve real world problems.

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Applied Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Katie Gadwah
Kevin Munroe
Jill Zaffers
Kelley Joseph
Harnessing energy from transitions to solve a problem
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Using inquiry-focused reading, students will explore an anchor text and supporting resources to investigate the principles of transfer of energy with applications of the concept to solve real world problems.

The instructors will prepare a sample presentation and model for students the steps taken to go from a text to the final project. Students will learn annotations, two column notes, and citations, while learning about how chemistry is used to solve real world problems based on the instructor provided materials. The students will then apply those concepts to a different project assigned by the instructors and apply the same strategies to their own texts to demonstrate their application of learning to a different problem.

Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of resources to develop their knowledge of energy, measurement of energy, and energy transfer. They will expand their ability to use informational text to support their inquiry and research, explore scientific literature, and develop questions to determine how the application of energy transfer principles can be applied to solve real world problems.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Author:
Katie Gadwah
Kevin Munroe
Jill Zaffers
Kelley Joseph
How are Humans Affecting Water Quality?
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In this lesson students will learn about the human demands of freshwater and how clean drinking water is being impacted. Students will analyze the issues of cause and effect between human activities and water sustainability. Students will demonstrate this knowledge by create a presentation illustrating the effects of human activities on water resources.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Kim Kerns
Lydia Campos
Learning About Aurorae - The Planeterrella Experiment - V2
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This unit emphasizes literacy skills for STEAM students, using the Planeterella Experiment to learn about aurorae. Guided by text-dependent questions, students will study and gather evidence from anchor and supplemental texts on the Planterella’s design, purpose and history, magnetic currents and their role in aurorae, the Van Allen Belt, the Lorenz Effect, and how global warming impacts aurorae. Students will perform experiments with magnetic currents and create a lab simulation of the aurora borealis using textual evidence and data from the anchor and supplemental texts. Students will present their findings and their experiments using the Tricaster TC40.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Author:
Jeanna Wagner
Learning About Aurorae - The Planterella Experiment
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This unit emphasizes literacy skills for STEAM students, using the Planeterella Experiment to learn about aurorae. Guided by text-dependent questions, students will study and gather evidence from anchor and supplemental texts on the Planterella’s design, purpose and history, magnetic currents and their role in aurorae, the Van Allen Belt, the Lorenz Effect, and how global warming impacts aurorae. Students will perform experiments with magnetic currents and create a lab simulation of the aurora borealis using textual evidence and data from the anchor and supplemental texts. Students will present their findings and their experiments using the Tricaster TC40.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Simulation
Unit of Study
Author:
Jeanna Wagner
Elizabeth Strauss
Jaime Newell
One World Essay: Final Draft
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The Chemistry Capstone Essay is a way to introduce or assess students' knowledge and understanding of a variety of science texts and their understanding of chemical theories and applications taught during the year. Students demonstrate knowledge by having to be concise and distill down complex ideas and connections from a variety of different texts.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Jessica Eakin
Power Grid: Transforming New Hampshire's Energy Future
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The lessons in this unit were developed by teachers at Souhegan High School for junior/senior level Physics classes, to be taught during the first trimester of the 2016-17 school year. This unit culminates with small groups of students presenting their plans for the ideal power grid for the state of New Hampshire. While the anchor text and performance assessment may be specific to New Hampshire, texts specific to other regions are likely accessible through state universities, government websites and/or local publications, making this unit highly adaptable.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Charles Swift
Lisa Petrie
Nathan Carle
Responsibilities of an energy company to the environment (final)
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This unit includes four lessons that culminate in students crafting a letter, video or article expressing their viewpoint on a business’s responsibilities towards the citizens and the environment.
Using inquiry-focused reading, students will explore an anchor text, additional resources, then develop their own essential and supporting questions to guide their research.
Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of texts and grow in their knowledge of governmental and small business economic practices, the legal rights of citizens, the interdependencies within an ecosystem and the uses of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Marlene Damery
Robin Maloney
Dawn Elliott
Responsibility of company to the environment
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This unit includes three lessons that culminate in students crafting a letter, video or article expressing their viewpoint on a business’s responsibilities towards the citizens and the environment.

Using inquiry-focused reading, students will explore an anchor text, additional resources, then develop their own essential and supporting questions to guide their research.

Over the course of the unit, students will explore a variety of texts and grow in their knowledge of governmental and small business economic practices, the legal rights of citizens, the inter-dependencies within an ecosystem and the uses of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Marlene Damery
Spaulding Greenhouse
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No Strings Attached
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This template supports STEM teachers and librarians in working collaboratively to create lessons that build science practice and STEM inquiry skills in alignment with state and national science standards, and that address the Common Core literacy shifts around close reading and building textual evidence.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Darren Scopel
Emily Stern
jason eberl
Vaccine Debate
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Students will gather information and data about vaccine information. They will use this information to argue whether or not vaccinations should be mandatory, culminating in a summative assessment in the form of a debate and a reflection on the information gathered.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Ryanne Dennis
Molly Horn
Madeleine Wright
Version 2: Chemistry Capstone Essay Project: One World Essay
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The Chemistry Capstone Essay is a way to introduce or assess students' knowledge and understanding of a variety of science texts and their understanding of chemical theories and applications taught during the year. Students demonstrate knowledge by having to be concise and distill down complex ideas and connections from a variety of different texts.
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Subject:
Applied Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessica Eakin
Kevin Lavigne
Version Two: Climate Change in New Hampshire
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This unit was developed for a junior level pre-Calculus class to be taught during the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year. The lessons of the unit will culminate in each group of students creating and analyzing a mathematical model to predict the future impacts of climate change in New Hampshire and make a presentation as a group. The texts and historic data source, while specific to New Hampshire, may be of interest to other regions of the country. However, state climate change reports and climate data specific to your location may be available through state universities and meteorological stations.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Helen Brock
sabrina kirwan