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Health Wise Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a quick assessment that you can use for your next lesson on the physical benefits of daily exercise. 
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Reading the World: Latitude and Longitude Lesson latitude and longitude, maps, coordinates on a map, prime meridian, reading maps, equator, globes

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Find five activities all about longitude and latitude! Use oranges to show the equator and prime meridian, plot birthdays on a map using coordinates, and plan a dream vacation. 
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The United States Constitution

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Help young historians explore the US Constitution with this graphic organizer worksheet. Including a section for identifying the meaning of the preamble as well as the first three articles of the Constitution, this resource supports...
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How Do You Read Your News?

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Words carry baggage. Class members are asked to consider the weight of words in an exercise that contrasts the word choices in two versions of the same event. Consider following the exercise with an activity in which pairs craft positive...
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Britannica Kids: Rainforests

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Rainforests only cover about six percent of the earth's surface, yet they capture the imagination of everyone! Explore the rainforest flora and fauna with this informative and colorfully illustrated encyclopedia-style application.
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Dictionary Use

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Bring dictionaries back into your classroom! Although it's often preferred to look up a word's definition on a computer or smart phone, we still need to practice this important skill. Middle and high schoolers investigate how to use the...
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Symbiosis: Help, Hinder or Destroy

For Teachers 6th Standards
Use background information and vocabulary to familiarize your students with the concept of symbiosis and the role agriculture plays in the shared relationship. They then write the vocabulary in their lab books or journals, and read the...
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Crawling the Web

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Choosing a search engine can often be a quick decision when you want the answer to a question quickly. Demonstrate the myriad of ways learners can find the information they need on the Internet with an interactive technology lesson....
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Science Fiction

For Teachers 6th Standards
Do your sixth graders like science fiction? Learn to identify elements of  the science fiction genre with a literature lesson. They read from Only You Can Save Mankind and identify the objects, words, and characters from the scenarios....
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Fruit or Vegetable?

For Teachers 6th Standards
Watermelon is a vegetable? A tomato is a fruit? Believe it or not, this debate is decades old. Groups examine rulings by the US Supreme Court, the USDA, and state statutes before developing their own criteria to use when labeling the...
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A Tough Nut to Crack

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Children, based on a set of criteria, evaluate the quality of pecans. They research recorded history of pecan trees as well as how their seeds moved across western Missouri into southeastern Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Mexico. In...
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Harvest the Wind

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Wind is a natural resource available around the world. Help your pupils appreciate the power and importance of wind by researching wind farms, making pinwheels, and designing windmills. 
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DNA Blueprint for Life

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Did you know that meat tenderizers contain DNA cutting enzimes? Did you know that you can isolate your own DNA? Or the DNA of fruit? Explore with your learners the DNA world with a series of experiments using readily available materials...
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The Growth of a Nation

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young historians explore the identity of the early United States in this four-part lesson series. Working in groups of three, students research the political, economic, and cultural atmosphere of each member of the union prior to 1812,...
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Trillion Dollar Footprint

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Students consider what they post online and what information can be seen in the future by putting personal information online. For this digital footprint lesson plan, students discuss reputation and image for online information.
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Circles in the Landscape: Irrigating Oklahoma Crops

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do you grow crops in a area with insufficient rainfall? Why you irrigate, of course. Class members investigate irrigation systems by designing a system of their own. After examining irrigation related concepts, vocabulary terms, and...
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Are You Thirsty? The Effects of Pollution on Drinking Water

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Discuss the availability of clean, plentiful water and the causes of water pollution. In groups, sixth graders discuss problem-solving methods for keeping water clean. They explore the function of water treatment plants and perform...