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Energy Activities with Energy Ant

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
This resource is comprised of four different reading assignments, a board game, and a collection of worksheets about energy. You will need to peruse the individual handouts to see which apply to your curriculum and specific grade level,...
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Computer Basics For Kids Worksheet

For Students 3rd Standards
The computer can be a wonderful tool with so many applications. Third graders read a four paragraph procedural text to learn about: central processing unit, memory, input, output. They answer four fill in the blank and multiple choice...
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Make Mine Turkey

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Young scholars compare foods available for the Pilgrims' Thanksgiving with contemporary Thanksgiving foods. After reading information about the first Thanksgiving, pupils create a menu and compute the cost of a turkey dinner, using...
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Clucking Chickens

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
A comb, wattle, and beak are three characteristics that describe a chicken. Your class can explore the life of a chicken through reading, art, movement, and music. Using a plastic cup and string, they'll create a pretend chicken that...
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Garden Grid

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Basically, your class reads about different garden plants from an included handout and seed packets that you provide, and then uses a grid to plan out where to place the plants. They can practice counting with the seeds, grouping,...
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Strong Passwords

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Students study how to create secure passwords for online accounts. In this computer instructional activity, students discuss tips and scenarios in which they choose safe passwords for online accounts. Students create posters about...
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Rings Of Responsibility

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Gather your class and start a discussion on the importance of being respectful on and offline. Kids will learn what it means to be a good digital citizen, and how responsibility and respect need to be maintained when communicating in the...
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Lesson 1: Identifying an Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Different types of text are written for very different reasons. Learners discuss the differences in writing to entertain, to inform, and to persuade their audiences. They work on identifying the author's purpose by reading and charting...
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Facts and Opinions in a Variety of Genres

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Here is a lesson dedicated to helping learners understand the differences between facts and opinions. They examine the first page of several books from the class library to determine if the book is fact or opinion based. A Venn diagram...
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Lesson 2: Identifying an Author's Purpose (part 2)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Keep reinforcing the concept of author's purpose with a practice activity. After discussing the three purposes of writing, third graders will complete a graphic organizer intended to help them pin point textual evidence that proves...
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Baby Peanut Plants

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Science is a subject ripe with opportunities to read informational text. Kids read to learn about peanuts! They read an informational passage, fill out two comprehension worksheets, and then conduct a lab experiment on a peanut. The...
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Map Study

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
In this geography learning exercise, students study the United States. Students respond to 6 multiple choice questions about the map.
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Map Skills

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
In this history instructional activity, students use a map and legend to answer nine comprehension questions. Students check their answers when done.
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Map Skills

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
In this history worksheet, students utilize a map and legend to answer eleven comprehension questions. Students check their answers when done.
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The Peanut Wizard

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Peanuts inspire this lesson about George Washington Carver, called The Peanut Wizard in the included informational text. Class members read about peanuts and George Washington Carver and create a timeline of his life. In addition, pupils...
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Ag In The Outfield

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars explore baseball. This is a cross-curricular plan that includes math, history, and agriculture. Pupils use their five senses to observe the materials a baseball is made from and identify the agricultural products used. In...
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Mighty Earth Movers

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Note that although the publisher lists almost all of the Common Core standards for both math and language arts, you will most likely want to take the general topic and choose which area to focus on. Regarding math, pupils measure worms...
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Just Lookin' For a Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What is a boll weevil? Your class can find out that and more by following the activities included here. Pupils read an article, sing a boll weevil song, add to the song with their own original lyrics, illustrate the song, study the...