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Flight's Contributions to the Study of Earth and Space Sciences
Eleventh graders watch a NASA film about the history of flight. They discuss a quotation by Sir Isaac Newton: "If I have seen further, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants." Students choose, or are assigned, the name of...
Mystery : Structure of the Atom-A Case for Indirect Evidence
6th - 8th
Students investigate the structure of the atom through hands on activities. In this atomic structure instructional activity, students perform 4 activities showing indirect evidence of the structure of the atom and the parts of the atom....
Lactase Persistence: Evidence for Selection
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the link between lactase persistence and dairy farming? Biology scholars analyze data to find evidence of the connection, then relate this to human adaptation. Working individually and in small groups, learners view short video...
Want to Be Happier? Stay in the Moment
10 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How often do the minds of those in your class wander? Matt Killingsworth unpacks his research and illustrates a connection between mind wandering and unhappiness, explaining the inherent value of staying in the moment. Begin a discussion...
What If You Never Forgot Anything?
10 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What would life be like if we never forgot anything? Challenge scholars to imagine the possibilities using a video from an extensive science playlist. Content includes how memories form, why forgetting is essential to learning, and what...
Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewEdgar Allen Poe's writing goes far beyond the familiarity of "The Raven" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." An intriguing video lesson explores the work, history, and style of the famous Gothic writer. Animations engage viewers in the video, and...
Lesson: Urs Fischer: Your Choice: Reality or Illusion?
10th - 12th
Young analysts write a comparative essay, but about what? They compose a paper based on several critical discussion about reality and illusion, and how both are blurred in art. They analyze several theatre pieces that exemplify Brechtian...
Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
8th - 10th
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout...