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Spiders: The First Web Developers

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
"You can always out run a spider." - Petra Sierwald, associate curator of insects at the Field Museum. Scientists identified more than 45,000 species of spiders, and an enchanting video explains how they identify each species as unique....
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How Sedimentary Rocks are Formed

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate the stripes in sedimentary rocks, using a structure at Petra, Jordan, as an example, and then do a hands-on activity using mixed nuts to illustrate the layering of sedimentary rocks.
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The Middle East: Land of Contrasts

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the ancient city of Petra. In this Middle East lesson, students watch "The Royal Tour of Jordan," and then discuss the history of Petra. Middle schoolers conduct research on selected sites in the city and use...
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Wondering About the New Seven (Man-Made) Wonders of the World

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Who determines the Seven Wonders of the World, and what criteria is used to evaluate these locations? Discover the efforts to promote cultural diversity and preserve man-made monuments during the world's first-ever global vote in 2007 to...
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Bust Of Virgo, Bust Of Pisces

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Learners analyze the relief designs of Petra and design their own personal sacred image in the same style using plaster of Paris or Model Magic. This lesson should be completed within 45-minutes of starting construction due to the drying...
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Geography Now! Jordan

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While Jordan is home to a rich history, it lacks the oil of its neighbors. Instead, tourism is its oil and a major source of income. The Middle Eastern nation, however, has had to take on many refugees, thanks to brewing crisis points in...
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How Does Sandstone Get Its Stripes?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Young scholars examine why sandstone has stripes. In this sedimentary rock lesson, students investigate the process of stratification. Young scholars will view images of Petra and engage in a hands on activity that shows how deposition...
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Millipedes: The First Land Animals

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scientists need help identifying tens of thousands of species of millipedes. The Brain Scoop video, part of an Insects and Invertebrates playlist, discusses the unique features of millipedes. It explains their importance to the...
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Pattern Guide for Ender's Game

For Students 5th - 9th
As part of their study of Orson Scott Cards' award winning science fiction novel, Ender's Game, readers use the provided matrix to record changes Ender observes in himself and in the other characters.
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Eric Carle: Animals and Friends

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Celebrate Eric Carle’s beloved children’s books, especially those about animals. Teachers and readers alike engage in Carle’s books as they explore the art and color in each of his stories, and how these elements support comprehension.
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Patterns and Pentominoes

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Young scholars solve pentomino puzzles.  For this problem solving lesson, students discuss how pentomino puzzles play into the plot of Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and practice solving a pentomino puzzle on their own.  Young...
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Ender's Game Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, learners respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Chasing Vermeer

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners explore storytelling techniques by reading a book in class. In this mystery story lesson, students read the book Chasing Vermeer and identify the characters, setting and mystery plot. Learners complete reading comprehension and...
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The Chrysalids: Study Questions Chapters 7 - 12

For Students 9th - 12th
Ascertain the essential narrative movements in chapters seven to twelve of John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids with the inquiries provided in this worksheet. The questions also cover the conflicts, ideas, characterizations, and literary...
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Round Money English Learners 3.5

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this ESL math terms worksheet, students learn the meaning of the terms: raise money, raised money, have raised money. Students choose the correct verb in 5 sentences. Note: There are no math problems on this page.
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The Chrysalids: Study Questions Chapters 13 - 17

For Students 9th - 12th
Things get serious in chapters 13-17 of in John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids. Authenticate the conclusion with the broad inquiries that require the readers to figure out major plot movements, literary devices, characterizations, and analysis...
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Patterns and Pentominoes

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students participate in a class discussion about how pentominoes figure into the plot of "Chasing Vermeer." They then solve pentominoe puzzles and play interactive games. Resource links are provided for the activities and puzzles.
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Workshop: Health Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers conduct Internet research in order to better understand the concepts of sustainable health design. In this design and architecture lesson, students gather data and creat a materials kit that responds to the challenges of...
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Excavation Project

For Teachers 6th
In this archaeology based worksheet, 6th graders read the precise instructions to completing a project on an archaeological dig during the stone age period. Students review the attached rubric guidelines to the project.
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An Enemy of the People Review Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Play Reporters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are given an article from a local newspaper. They summarize the article and participate in a broadcast over the articles.
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The Silk Road

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders travel the Silk Road. In this world history instructional activity, 6th graders explore the exports, imports, and ideas that traveled along the Silk Road as they examine the geography and physical obstacles along the trade...
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An Enemy of the People Study Questions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature activity, students respond to 6 short answer and essay questions about Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Choose the Operation and Method

For Students 4th - 6th
in this choosing the operation and method worksheet, students solve word problems, identify the operation and method, and write an explanation. In this problem solving and fill in the blanks worksheet, students write answers to three...

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