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Understand the Relationship Between Zeros and Factors of Polynomials: Common Core High School Algebra

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In order to graph a polynomial, students need to find the factors. This resource starts with the Remainder Theorem and then examines the factors in relationship to the graph. Resources also look at multiplicities and finishes with...
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Global Warming: Facts and Our Future

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
According to the United Nations, climate change affects every country on the planet. This research project encourages scholars to explore the factors that affect climate change from different perspectives: climate scientist, policy...
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Capstone Performance Task

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
One skill is sure to make young entrepreneurs successful: maximizing profit. Assess learning of relationships between quantities and reasoning using equations. A businessman sells two sizes of boomerangs for different prices, and...
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Physics Skill and Practice Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stop wasting energy searching for physics resources, this comprehensive collection of worksheets has you covered. Starting with introductions to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, and graphing data, these skills practice...
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Sonar & Echolocation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A well-designed, comprehensive, and attractive slide show supports direct instruction on how sonar and echolocation work. Contained within the slides are links to interactive websites and instructions for using apps on a mobile device to...
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GPS and Navigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you are navigating to find a terrific lesson on GPS (global positioning system) that incorporates math, geography, and science, then you have finally arrived! This is an ideal STEM lesson in which high schoolers learn the history of...
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Four Ways to Understand the Earth's Age

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cartoon children compare the earth's age to timescales that we understand:a calendar year, the thickness of a book, the human lifespan. This smart film clip is definitely worth adding to your geologic timescale lesson! If you subscribe...
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Weather in the News

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes, oh my! In this lesson, meteorology majors compare stories of historical storms written by two or more different sources. As a result, they understand how the media portrays such catastrophes and...
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Genetic Disease: Putting DNA to Work

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewScientific knowledge of genetic information has grown quickly over the last decade. An interactive lesson has learners research the role of science and medicine in diagnosing and treating genetic disorders. They consider the job of the...
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Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health High School Virtual Field Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewUnderstanding the science of the spread of infectious diseases is the first step in controlling them. Learners begin by researching the factors that affect the contraction and spread of these diseases and the challenges communities face...
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Lights at Night Webquest

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewHelp learners find ways to become more efficient energy consumers. To start, individuals research how different countries address energy efficiency and then analyze their own carbon footprint. They use their research to identify ways to...
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Infectious Diseases: Bird Flu Today

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewUnderstanding how viruses spread has never been more important. A well-designed WebQuest lesson has young scientists research viruses, how they spread, and how they are treated. They also consider the trends in common viruses in the world.
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Green Cravings

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Build up a bag of green. Pupils determine the number of green Skittles in a snack bag and come up with a way to determine how many snack bags it would take to create one bag of only green Skittles. Classmates share their methods and...
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Throwing a Football

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Use mathematics to help the football team. Pairs brainstorm how to approach finding a solution to a problem to help the quarterback complete more passes. By researching and collecting data, the teams derive an equation to represent the...
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Land Development

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Groups work with polynomials to devise functions that will model a selling price for property. The teams determine variables to create expressions to represent the cost required to develop land into a housing addition. Classmates then...
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STEM Construction Block Activities

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Build on techies' knowledge of engineering design. A set of STEM lessons for grades one through six provides instructors with suggestions for engineering instruction. The activities require pupils to design and build structures, such as...
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3D Printing Robots

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is water worth to you? The answer probably depends on many different variables. Learners explore the value of water in space and what it takes to transport the resource to locations in a galaxy far far away. They then consider...
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Modeling Constraints (Summer Money)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Creating a successful business has a lot to do with mathematics. Budding entrepreneurs use information about different constraints such as costs, area, and time that apply to a pet-sitting business to determine the best business model....
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Coral Reefs in Hot Water

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Global warming is leaving coral reefs in hot water. What does that mean for their survival? Find out as scholars use authentic satellite data to explore the issue. Learners look for global trends in the data and research the effects the...
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Claim 4

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What is the appropriate model? Sample problems show the extent of the Smarter Balanced assessments Claim 4, Modeling and Data Analysis. Items provide pupils the opportunity to use mathematical modeling to arrive at a reasonable answer....
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Smarter Balanced Sample Items: High School Math – Target C

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Let units pave the way to success. A set of five questions in a helpful PowerPoint presentation highlights the SBAC Claim 1 Target C high school item specifications. It covers the use of units to steer solutions, identifying appropriate...
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Full of Beans

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Scholars have an opportunity to use their geometric modeling skills. Pupils determine a reasonable estimate of the number of string beans that would fill the average human body.
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Fermi Weight

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Wait, there is an estimate for how much that weighs. The resource contains three questions about weight. Using dimensional analysis and benchmarks, pupils determine a reasonable weight for trash, food, and a grain of salt.
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Fermi Volume

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It is about this big. An assessment provides three questions on the estimations of volume. Pupils determine the quantities needed and use dimensional analysis to arrive at estimations involving dollar bills, paint, and gasoline.