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Why Don't Ants Get Stuck In Traffic?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ants head out in the morning to collect food and all return at the end of the day, yet they don't have traffic jams. An intriguing resource compares ant travel patterns to human travel patterns as part of a biology playlist. It discusses...
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Teaching The Great Gatsby: A Common Core Close Reading Seminar

For Teachers 11th - 12th
The 41 slides in a professional development seminar model how to use close reading techniques to examine the many layers of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. In addition to passages from the novel, slides provide biographical...
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Acids and Alkalis—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a comprehensive plan for teaching acid-base chemistry? Science scholars discover acid-base interactions through a thoughtfully written unit. The resource is divided into paced activities and individual work designed to...
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Observing Chemical Changes—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Want to add a wow factor to your current chemical changes lesson plan? Try a microscale experiment with colorful precipitates! Partnered learners conduct 10 single displacement reactions and record their observations.
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Equilibria—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Teaching is a balancing act! Keep things on an even keel with a comprehensive equilibrium lesson plan. The resource covers reversible and irreversible reactions, Le Chatelier's Principle, and the industrial applications of equilibrium...
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Acids and Bases—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Here's proof that small-scale labs lead to big-time learning. Introduce acid-base interactions to middle school scientists through a microscale chemistry lab. Pupils combine a variety of solutions and use indicators to obtain approximate...
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Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… Explained!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gravity exists as both a scientific theory and a scientific law. For those struggling with the difference between scientific facts, theories, hypothesis, and laws, an informative video comes to the rescue. It offers a definition of each...
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The Fellowship of the Ring

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a must-have resource for educators who use J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and/or The Lord of the Rings. Packed with materials for both tales, the packet includes both a reader's guide and an educator's guide, lesson plans, vocabulary...
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Significant Figures | Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Sig Figs

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Selecting the proper measurement requires thought; for example, an odometer shouldn't be used to measure millimeters due to a lack of preciseness. An informative video from a Socratica playlist explains the importance of significant...
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How Much Proof Do We Need?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are two angles enough? Given two triangles, the class determines through the definition of similarity and transformations whether the two triangles are similar. Provided with pairs of triangles and measurements, small groups find out...
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How Long Did You Study?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What will a histogram reveal about study times? Class members develop an understanding of histograms including their advantages and disadvantages. Using data from multiple teachers of how long individuals studied for an upcoming EOC,...
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The Strange Case of the Buzzsaw Jaws

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Shark teeth in Idaho, China, and Russia confused scientists for hundreds of years. A spiral of sharp teeth presented the first clue, but where would they even go on a shark? Learn more about the strange case in a video that is part of a...
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The Search for the Earliest Life

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Life existed on Earth more than four billion years ago, much earlier than scientists predicted. Eons presents a lively video as part of a larger series. It explains the recent findings on multiple continents that alter the timeline of...
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How Hot Is It?

For Teachers 9th Standards
Do you hear that? Let's model it! Using a CD of chirping crickets at various temperatures, learners count the number of chirps per minute. Teams plot calculated averages on a scatter plot and determine the line of best fit for their...
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Hot Coffee Coming Through

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Not too hot, not too cold! Provide the right temperature of coffee every time. Teams develop and conduct an experiment to determine whether coffee cups meet the requirements set forth by a fictional coffee company. The groups collect and...
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Heart Rate and Exercise: Is There a Correlation?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Does exercise cause heart rates to be different? Given data regarding the number of hours of exercise per week and heart rates, pupils determine the correlation between the two. The data includes two types of heart rates to associate...