All resources in Nebraska CTE Beginning Teacher Institute

Bug Biodiversity Lab: Sampling Ground Invertebrates

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Students will utilize previously gained knowledge about the impact of land management practices on ecosystems to design, conduct and analyze an experiment to measure biodiversity and/or invertebrate ecosystem role in a field community. They will identify ecosystems that have been heavily and lightly impacted by human activities and make predictions about biodiversity in the area. They will then test and analyze the information gathered and apply what this means about the biodiversity in these ecosystems and the implications this may have on the region.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment

Author: rachel balcom

Getting to Know Yourself - Values (Grades 7-12)

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This lesson plan was created by Jennifer Pritchett as part of the 2020 Nebraska CTE-Beginning Teachers Institute. The attached lesson plan is designed for students in grades 7-12 as a introduction to a service learning project.  This lesson plan can also be used in classes such as Sociology, Introduction to Education, Ethics, Leadership, etc. Students will learn the meanings of values and rank their top 5 values in a hands on or virtual format.  The culminating project is collaboration on a Google Slides presentation with the rest of the class.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Jennifer Pritchett

Animal Science Injection Lab

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In this lesson, students will discover how to administer three different types of injections (Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, and Intravenous) though a hand-on activity. Students will use actual syringes and needles to administer medication to their animal (hamburger buns in a sandwich bag). Along with the injection lab students will learn the difference between medications and vaccinations, and why they are both important!

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Morgan Segner

Economic Systems - Create a Country Project

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This lesson introduces students to the three main types of economic systems, command, market, and mixed. Students work with limited knowledge, not knowing about mixed systems until the very end. This allows students to see the pieces of command systems and market systems that are present in the United States and in their “ideal” economies.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment

Author: Arielle Levine