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Conclusions: Must, Have (Got) To, May, Might, Could, Can't

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Is this presentation the perfect addition to a grammar unit? It must be! Learn about drawing conclusions with different levels of certainty, using must, might, could, and can't.
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Higgs Boson Part III: How to Discover a Particle

For Students 9th - 12th
If you already know that something exists, do you really discover it when you see it for the first time? The final installment in a three-part series of short videos about the Higgs boson differentiates between true discovery and...
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For Students 4th - 6th
In this certainty worksheet, students complete multiple choice questions where they fill in the blanks to sentences with the correct word that means certainty. Students complete 20 sentences.
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Music and Math: The Genius of Beethoven

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Math will resonate with your young artists and musicians when they learn that a mathematical formula describes a musical sound that is pleasing to our ears. Beethoven uses the certainty of mathematics to convey emotion and creativity. In...
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Does Climate Change Exist? Healthy Skepticism? Debating the Truth, Evidence, and Certainty of Climate Change

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study climate change and the arguments of scientists that it exists.  In this climate change lesson students complete a class activity and answer questions.  
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Famous Quotes: Tibetan Proverb

For Students 3rd - 5th
Explore a famous Tibetan proverb. Writers will respond to the following proverb: "Who can say with certainty that one will live to see tomorrow?" They attempt to explain it in their own words before relating it to their own life. 
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2012 AP® English Language and Composition Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom may keep postal workers from delivering the mail, but is their livelihood sustainable? A question about the USPS makes up one of the three items in a series of free-response questions from the...
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Searching with Certainty

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore ways to determine credibility in sources of information. In small groups, students develop a thesis question for a research paper, then use three different methods to find Internet sites with credible information.
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Mathematicus Dramaticus

For Teachers 4th - 6th
The best part about this resource is that you've got four wonderful activities to choose from. Each of the projects can work together or on its own to help learners understand the history of math and how it can be seen every day. In...
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May, Might and Could

For Students 6th - 8th
May, might, and could all have different degrees of certainty. Help your English language learners discern the difference with this one-page document. Each word is defined and explained through examples before your learners attempt a...
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For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is your lesson plan for numeracy feeling a little ... insignificant? Add an informative video to show pupils precisely what they need to know! Young chemists dive into the world of significant figures with a video from the JFR Science...
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Marble Grab Bag: Certainly? Maybe? Impossible?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use a hands-on activity and a data chart to explain the certainty, probability, or impossibility of drawing a particular color of marble from a bag. This lesson comes with an excellent website, and many good worksheets...
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The Ace Case

For Students 4th - 5th
In this math worksheet, students investigate probability as they lay 6 cards face down on a table with the certainty that there are at least 2 aces present. Students calculate the odds of turning up 2 ace cards if they pick up 2 cards,...
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For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Ever wonder about the future? Now you know how to speculate in a grammatically correct way! Work on modals to speculate about events from the past, present, and future with a helpful and straightforward slideshow presentation.
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Mystery Dice

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Dice aren't typically mysterious devices, but these dice are anything but typical. Scholars try to come up with dice that match given information on the relative frequency when they roll them a certain number of times. They must then...
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Everyday Documents

For Students 4th - 8th
Almost more of a lesson than a instructional activity, this particular resource has learners examine different types of historical documents. There is a historical docment embedded in the instructional activity that learners study, and...
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The Red Badge of Courage: A New Kind of Realism

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Is it possible to tell a true war story? Tim O’Brien says that fiction is for “getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.” To get at the truth about war, class members examine primary source materials from the...
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Modals and Their Meaning in Context

For Students 5th - Higher Ed
By focusing on an oil-related theme, learners answer questions using context clues. They assign meaning to each highlighted modal in an example sentence from a word bank of choices. (Examples of meaning choices include impossibility...
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Pilots and Flight Engineers: Working with Slope-Intercept Form

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
Take a simple problem and make it fun by incorporating a relay solving race. Groups are given one problem at a time in slope-intercept form, and one-by-one they pass it back after applying a specific change to the equation. 
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The Story Behind the Boston Tea Party

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The event in American history now known as the Boston Tea Party was really anything but a party. Discover how the tax on tea in pre-revolutionary America was seen by colonists as an infringement on their rights and livelihoods, and how...
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Accuracy of Carbon 14 Dating II

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The scientific issue of carbon-14 dating and exponential decay gets a statistics-based treatment in this problem. The class starts with a basic investigation of carbon content, but then branches out to questions of accuracy and ranges of...
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Scientific Measurement

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils learn everything from how to take scientific measurements, to accuracy/precision, to density and a plethora of topics from a presentation on the metric system.
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Tiger-Tiger, is it True?

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Scholars take part in a philosophical discussion about truth, thoughts, and feelings following a reading of Tiger-Tiger is it True? by Byron Katie and Hans Wilhelm. 
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Jamestown in Context: The Colonization of North America

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young scholars analyze the significance of Jamestown in the broader picture of colonization and analyze a historical document to determine the effects of previous explorations on the expectations of the Jamestown colonizers

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