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Pizza Fractions

For Students 3rd - 4th
Learners are introduced to fractions by completing 2 pages of problems with a pizza theme. They complete a chart where they name the fractional part they see in pizzas, then shade the pizzas to solve 1o word problems.
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Soar Into Spring With Kites!

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
The kite has an amazing history! It has been used for thousands of years, has led to many scientific disoveries, and has made some people very famous. Just ask Ben Franklin! This terrific lesson offers many cross-curricular activities...
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Tricky Word Problems - Choosing the Operation

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Decipher the equations in these addition and subtraction word problems. Two examples at the top of the page guide second graders as they solve the rest of the problems. There is no space to write out the equation, but there is a place to...
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Build a Burger

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Here is an outstanding lesson on food groups, nutrition, and diet. In it, learners focus on hamburgers! They take a close look at the products that go into making a hamburger, conduct taste tests on samples, discuss the nutritional value...
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Celebrate Endangered Species Day at Your School

For Teachers K - 8th
Learn how your school can join numerous conservation organizations in celebrating Endangered Species Day on May 17th.
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Chalkboard Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Here's a terrific Jeopardy-style game that's designed for 3rd and 4th grade students of science. The topics include living things, animals, plants, matter, and "hodge-podge." The questions are all age appropriate, and there is an...
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Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Who fixes the swings at the park? The class creates a community bulletin board to explore the goods and services provided for their community in both the private and government sectors. They discuss taxes, consumers' wants and needs, and...
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Who's Smarter Than a 3rd Grade Scientist?

For Teachers 3rd
Here is a terrific presentation that covers many aspects of the 3rd grade science curriculum. In it, 3rd graders answer 40 multiple choice questions that deal with scientific investigation, reasoning, and logic. The questions are totally...
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3rd Grade Jeopardy!!

For Teachers 3rd
I love these Jeopardy-style presentations! Learners do too! This one is terrific in that its categories cover some of the key components found in 3rd grade curriculum. The categories are: history/geography, economics/civics, science...
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Fractions: Subtracting Like Denominators

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
These presentations, designed by Monica Yuskatis, are among the best math PowerPoints you can find. Use this one to lead your pupils through the steps needed to subtract fractions with like denominators, then simplify the answers into...
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Where in the World:Dramatizing Geography

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students complete an online geography lesson and role play the results.  In this where in the world lesson, students create a tableau in pairs and act out their dialogue. Student tableau tells destinations attributes.
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Symmetry in Relief

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore radial symmetry.  In this 3 dimensional art and geometry activity, students identify examples of radial symmetry in everyday objects. Students create an imprint using radial symmetry on clay tiles.
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Character Attributes in Writing

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders analyze the importance of characters in fiction writing and performances.  In this theatre lesson, 3rd graders identify the important characteristics of a fictional character and how to portray a character through many...
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People Movers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate how transportation has evolved through the years. Students also generalize how transportation may continue to change in the future. Students work in small groups to brainstorm ideas the identify and solve a...
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Weeds

For Students 3rd - 4th
Here is a terrific worksheet on weeds, and the problems they pose to the natural environment. Learners must write down two problems caused by weeds, conduct research and write down eight weeds found in their area, write a short essay on...
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BMI: Body Mass Indicator

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students discover their body weight and composition. In this health instructional activity, students use a body mass indicator to identify their percentage of body fat. Students develop an exercise plan and record progress throughout a...
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A Visit to the Mint

For Teachers 3rd
Emerging consumers recognize the types and denominations of U.S. currency. They listen to a guest speaker (if possible) and view a video.  They create their own money using styrofoam and a toothpick for engraving. Consider creating a...
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Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this instructional activity, where students crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions.  Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and...
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Six Ways to Appreciate Educators All Year Long

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Why, and how, parents should appreciate teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and all year.
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Classification

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
This resource provides thorough instruction in scientific classification for your elementary scientists. They classify a set of alien organism cards, rock samples, a mixture of beans, and a pile of pasta. This provides plenty of practice...
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Plural Nouns

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Print each of the three worksheets here and staple them together to make a grammar packet! Kids review the rules for making regular and irregular singular nouns plural. They write plural forms in isolation and in sentences, choose...
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Where Did The Water Go?

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Here is a terrific earth science lesson on the water cycle that's designed for grades two to five. In it, understanding of the water cycle will be enhanced. The lesson focuses primarily on evaporation, and what happens to the water vapor...
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Baby Elephant Orphans Get New Home, Families

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students react to a series of statements about elephants, then read a news article about how workers at an elephant orphanage are working to return the animals to the wild. In the animal studies and current events lesson, the teacher...
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Collage Self-Portrait

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Here is a beautiful art lesson which has young artists make a collage self-portrait using images of food. Pupils create a two-dimensional self-portrait using pictures of food and food-related items cut from magazines. A highly detailed,...