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Lesson Plan
PBS

Crack the Case: History's Toughest Mysteries

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young sleuths don their trench coats, tip their fedoras, and grab their notepads to investigate one of four famous unsolved mysteries. After examining multiple primary and secondary sources related to their cold case, they propose a...
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PPT
Curated OER

How Do We Know About People From The Past?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
It's not enough to see or just read a primary source document; one has to analyze them fully to understand their historical implications. First learners are introduced to what primary and secondary sources are, then they read a bit of...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Lesson Plan: Finding Treasures Within

For Teachers K - 5th
Sherlock Holmes had fantastic skills of observation. Your super sleuths will examine the pattern, rhythm, texture, and color of a painting to uncover the symbolism beneath. A great lesson, that incorporates observation, art analysis,...
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Interactive
Texas Education Agency (TEA)

Distinguishing Between Inductive and Deductive Reasoning (English III Reading)

For Students 11th Standards
Is Sherlock Holmes an inductivist or a deductivist? Users of this interactive to distinguish between inductive and deductive reasoning. They consider in various situations whether it is better to list evidence and then introduce a claim...
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Lesson Plan
K20 Learn

Simply Elementary, Watson!

For Students 10th
Explore the process of inductive and deductive reasoning. A collaborative lesson has some groups apply an inductive approach and others a deductive approach. Through class discussion, scholars compare their processes and discuss...
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Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary

Let’s Throw an Electric Science Party!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are you looking for a shockingly good lesson? Check out one that has middle schoolers recreate four of Benjamin Franklin's experiments. Groups investigate, observe, and draw conclusions about static electricity and electrical current....
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PPT
Education Bureau of Hong Kong

Fundamentals of Critical Thinking

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Analyzing arguments is key to critical thinking. Colorful slides teach viewers how to recognize the structure of an argument, the claims, and the validity of the evidence used to support an argument. Then, provided scenarios permit...
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Workbook
Education Bureau of Hong Kong

Fundamentals

For Students 9th - 12th
"Fundamentals," the first lesson in a series of eight, introduces the basic concepts and strategies covered in a series of resources designed to teach high schoolers critical thinking skills. The worksheets and activities in this first...
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Unit Plan
Radford University

The Pythagorean Theorem in Crime Scene Investigation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's a Pythagorean who-dun-it. Pupils apply the Pythagorean Theorem in several different real-world scenarios involving right triangles. By solving each task, they find the thief who was responsible for a museum heist.
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Worksheet
Florida Institute of Technology

Who Owns the Zebra?

For Students 6th - 8th
Five women of different ethnicities and living in differently colored houses own different pets, drink different beverages, and work in different professions. Who is who? Solve a logic puzzle that provides 14 clues about connections...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Multiples of Units (16-19)

For Students 6th - 12th
It's a parade of prefixes! Chemistry scholars identify common prefixes used throughout the sciences using an interactive puzzle series. Learners solve puzzles by pairing the prefixes with the power of ten they represent.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Volumetric Apparatus

For Students 6th - 12th
Can your class tell the difference between a burette and a pipette? Develop their lab apparatus knowledge using a series of puzzles. The online activity associates the name, image, and sizes of burettes, pipettes, volumetric flasks, and...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Vanadium

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Introduce your chemistry scholars to the periodic table's Goddess of Beauty! Through an interactive that highlights the transition metal vanadium, learners discover the colors produced in solution as vanadium changes oxidation state....
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Symbols

For Students 6th - 12th
Chemistry calculations can look a bit like alphabet soup at times. How do you help pupils make sense of it all? An interactive resource helps scholars sort through the symbols for common quantities such as moles, boiling point, and...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Sub-shells

For Students 6th - 12th
Is your class in a quandary over quantum numbers? Change things up by adding games to the mix! Science scholars discover the shape, number of electrons, and number of orbitals in the s, p, and d sub-shells using an interactive.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Some A-level Reagents

For Students 6th - 12th
Learning names and formulas can be a daunting task for young chemists, so support their study with interactive puzzles! First, users match each formula with its correct name. Then, individuals use them to complete three logic games.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Significant Figures

For Students 6th - 12th
Ready to add some innovation to your significant figures lesson? Pupils practice sig fig rules using a puzzle approach. Check out the Teacher's Area for printable materials, an answer key, and strategies for implementing the resource.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Shapes of Molecules—Hybrid Orbitals

For Students 6th - 12th
Take your chemistry class' knowledge of molecular geometry to the next level! Introduce orbital hybridization with a series of related games. Individuals complete a data table in the first activity, then solve Sudoku-like puzzles using...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Shapes of Molecules—Distortion from the Pure Geometry

For Students 6th - 12th
Ready to introduce the realities of molecular geometry to chemistry pupils? Use a logic-based interactive! Perfect as individual practice, the puzzles explore the bond angles and repulsions present in three common molecular shapes.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

pH 4: Activity

For Students 6th - 12th
Sometimes playing games in class isn't a bad thing. Science sleuths evaluate and calculate pH and pOH with an online resource. They then manipulate concentration information and relate it during a series of puzzles.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

pH and pOH

For Students 6th - 12th
Feeling a little neutral about your pH and pOH teaching strategy? Perk it up with engaging puzzles! Young scientists relate ion concentration to pH and pOH, as well as the dissociation constant for water. The resource is available as an...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

pH 2: Activity

For Students 6th - 12th
Pupils puzzled over pH? Incorporate an interactive resource that teaches through games! Chemistry scholars use reasoning to solve puzzles that focus on determining the pH based upon hydrogen ion concentration.
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Organic Formulae 2

For Students 6th - 12th
Is your chemistry class frustrated by the multitude of representations of organic molecules? Add some challenging puzzles to an otherwise ho-hum organic lesson and let the fun begin! The second of a two-part activity focused on basic...
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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Organic Formulae 1

For Students 6th - 12th
Puzzles are the formula for success in organic chemistry! Hydrocarbons abound in the first of two interactives involving basic organic molecules. The easy-to-use lesson is available online and in print form, so you can pick your delivery...