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EngageNY Geometry Module 1: Congruence, Proof, and Constructions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The 36 lessons in the Geometry Module 1 collection address transformations in teaching geometry brought on by Common Core. The focus here is on transformations and the relationships between transformations and congruence. Teacher...
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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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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: 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 instructional activity, that incorporates observation,...
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Let’s Throw an Electric Science Party!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Are you looking for a shockingly good instructional activity? Check out one that has middle schoolers recreate four of Benjamin Franklin's experiments. Groups investigate, observe, and draw conclusions about static electricity and...
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Can You Solve the Dragon Jousting Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Oops, you overslept! The jousting tournament among the elves, goblins, and tree folk has started, and it's your job to record the scores for each round. Since the first round of the tournament is already completed, how do you figure out...
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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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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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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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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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Can You Solve the Seven Planets Riddle?

For Students 6th - 12th
Can you use math and logic to beat the bad guys? You can in space! Take an intergalactic trip into a seedy and speedy crime syndicate with the Seven Planets Riddle, which challenges two interstellar police officers to use deductive...
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Scientific Reason Not Scientific Treason

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your new Day One activity has arrived! Impress young scholars with your scientific super powers through an engaging activity geared toward scientific thinking. Through a display of theatrics, you will debunk the scientific method as...
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Simply Elementary, Watson

For Students 10th - 12th
Explore the process of inductive and deductive reasoning. A collaborative instructional activity has some groups apply an inductive approach and others a deductive approach. Through class discussion, scholars compare their processes and...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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Mass Concentration of Solutions

For Students 6th - 12th
Ready to teach your class about molar mass and solution concentration? Make time for an interactive resource that will challenge their reasoning and problem-solving skills. Science scholars calculate the molarity of several solutions...
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Indicators

For Students 6th - 12th
How do chemists know what indicator solution is the perfect match for the acid or base they're studying? Discover a rainbow of indicator-related properties with an Internet resource. Individuals relate the indicator solution to its...
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Gas Laws: Converting Units

For Students 6th - 12th
Given a choice between playing a game or completing a worksheet, which do you think your class would choose? Tap into their reasoning skills with a series of puzzles focused on gas laws unit conversion. You can use the resource online or...
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Electronegativity Values

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Finally, an electronegativity resource your class will be strangely drawn to! Skilled scientists manipulate interactive puzzles to gain an understanding of common electronegativity values. The great thing? You can conduct the lesson...
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Concentration of Solutions 1

For Students 6th - 12th
Need a fun solution to teaching ... solutions? A series of puzzles provides reinforcement to key molarity terms and calculations. Science scholars determine the concentration of several solutions before using the information to solve...
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Complex Ion Shapes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Things are really shaping up! Provide young chemists with polyatomic ion practice using an interesting interactive. Individuals complete puzzles focused on molecular geometry and complex ions.
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Shapes of Molecules—Geometry of Central Atom

For Students 6th - 12th
How is a molecule's shape determined? Explore bond angles, lone pairs, and VSEPR theory through a logic-based activity. Chemists pull together information about the major molecular shapes, then use it to solve puzzles.
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Organic Names—Functional Groups

For Students 6th - 12th
Worried that your lesson plan about functional groups is dysfunctional? Liven things up with interactive puzzles! Curious chemists arrange functional groups based on name, formula, suffix, and an example. The challenge begins when the...
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Naming Esters

For Students 6th - 12th
Do your chemistry scholars know their esters? Introduce the class to the nomenclature and structural formulas of common esters through thought-provoking games. Individuals or pairs of pupils match the name with the formula before using...
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Naming Complexes—Ligands

For Students 6th - 12th
Naming complexes can be, well, pretty complex! Simplify a study of ligands using interactive puzzles. Junior chemists match up the name, formula, and complex name, then solve a series of logic games with the information.
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Moles Equations (16-19)

For Students 6th - 12th
How many calculations can you think of that include moles? Chances are, plenty! Show young chemists the uses of the multifaceted mole with thought-provoking puzzles. Individuals identify and associate the outcomes of molar quantities...
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Isomers of (E)-but-2-ene

For Students 6th - 12th
One chemical formula—but how many different structures? Familiarize young chemists with the concept of isomers through simple, related games. Users identify each isomer base upon its name, structure, and type of isomerization in a set of...
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Halide Ion Tests

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Young chemists love it when colorful solid products appear in a reaction vessel! Scholars discover the products that form during halide ion tests through a hands-on activity. Users go online and apply chemistry knowledge and reasoning...
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Functional Groups

For Students 6th - 12th
Looking for a highly functional tool to teach young chemists functional groups? Engage the class with a series of logic-based games. Users identify 12 different functional groups by name and formula to work their way through challenging...
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Concentration of Solutions 2

For Students 6th - 12th
Challenging and interactive—everything you need in a resource! Chemistry scholars manipulate a series of puzzles focused on molarity. The teacher's guide provides support for implementing the lesson, as well as printable materials.
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Chromium Oxidation States

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Colorful chromium is captivating! Science sleuths solve a series of puzzles using an interactive resource. Individuals relate the oxidation states of chromium to the colors produced when the compound is placed in acidic or basic solutions.
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Testing for Gases

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
If most gases are invisible, how do we know so much about them? Pupils practice associating the name, formula, testing method, and outcome for four common gases using an interactive. Users build on the content of their first puzzles to...
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Structure of the Earth

For Students 6th - 9th
What lies beyond the ground beneath our feet? Young geologists learn the four main layers of Earth with an engaging puzzle set. The interactive illustrates each layer, and users must place them correctly before they can progress to the...
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Elements 1

For Students 6th - 12th
The periodic table can be a little overwhelming to young scientists. Meet your class' worries head on by introducing the table in a game. Individuals test their knowledge of the names and symbols of common elements, then use deductive...
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Compounds Ending in 'ate'

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Tackle polyatomic ions with Sudoku-like games! Nomenclature novices practice identifying the names and constituents of carbonate compounds with a series of puzzles. Scholars can use the resource online or as a worksheet, thanks to the...
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Deductive Reasoning: Lesson

For Students 6th - 12th
It is elementary, my dear Watson. A segment in a playlist on geometry introduces the idea of deductive reasoning. The video goes over three rules that apply to deductive reasoning and conditional statements.
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Inductive Reasoning: Lesson

For Students 6th - 12th
Let's get specific about the general conclusion. The video, a portion of an extensive geometry playlist, introduces inductive reasoning. Using patterns, the resource explains how inductive reasoning goes from the specific to general.
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Extraction of Copper

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is copper found as a raw material? Science sleuths manipulate the reactants and products found in the copper extraction process in a series of fun puzzles. The interactive engages learners in pairing formulas with their names while using...
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Common Compounds

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can your young chemists identify the most commonly used chemicals in the lab? Introduce the class to the go-to substances in most middle and high school chemistry experiments with an interactive. The resource offers timely feedback as...
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Apparatus Diagrams 4

For Students 6th - 12th
Lab tools are cool! But, which one is the right tool for the job? Young scientists participate in a series of puzzles focused around some common lab equipment. Each puzzle requires learners to associate the tool with its image and a...
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Apparatus Diagrams 3

For Students 6th - 12th
Glassware everywhere! How do you help scholars learn to identify the different types of laboratory glassware? Introduce them to some of the main tools of the trade through interactive puzzles. Users match and manipulate items based on...
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Apparatus Diagrams 2

For Students 6th - 12th
Ready to heat things up in the lab, but your class doesn't know its way around a Bunsen burner? Scholars get familiar with heating apparatuses through a series of puzzles designed to promote vocabulary and reasoning skills. The activity...
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Apparatus Diagrams 1

For Students 6th - 12th
One of the biggest challenges for beginning scientists is figuring out the names of the equipment! Introduce your chemistry class to essential lab apparatuses using a series of related games. Pupils pair images of a test tube, funnel,...
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Alloys

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What are alloys, and why do we use them? Through a series of interactive puzzles, scholars examine the components and uses of several common alloys. The accompanying teacher's resources provide support in using the lesson, printable...
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Alkalis and Salts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Gamification is an educational sensation! Young scientists build their acid-base vocabulary skills through a series of puzzles focused on bases and the salts they form. The challenging activity comes complete with a printable version and...
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Acids and Salts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How well do your young chemists know their acid-base reactions? Reinforce neutralization reaction and problem-solving skills with a challenging interactive. Learners examine the reactants, then predict the outcome in a series of...
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Acids and Alkalis

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is your acid-base chemistry lesson plan a little ho-hum? Spice things up with puzzles! Young chemists manipulate facts about acids and bases to solve a series of interactive puzzles. The activity combines content knowledge and...
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An Introduction to Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Challenge high schoolers with Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, one of the most prominent — and complex— works of philosophy ever written. High schoolers view a short video that describes the difference between phenomena...
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The Shape of Things

For Students K - 12th Standards
Investigate the attributes of polygons. A thorough set of lessons presents problem scenarios for elementary through high school classes. The first lessons focus on basic characteristics of polygons, including the line of symmetry. As the...
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Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce pupils to the two types of reasoning, inductive and deductive. Classmates work in pairs or small groups to learn the difference between the two and apply these reasonings to develop valid conclusions. 
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Can You Solve the Counterfeit Coin Riddle?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Math enthusiasts and riddle gurus are sure to love a mind-bending puzzle involving a king, a scale, and a counterfeit coin. Middle and high schoolers work through a video that describes a mathematician's challenge to find a false coin in...
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Inductive Reasoning

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learners use inductive reasoning every day but might not realize it. An instructive video demonstrates that the process of inductive reasoning means searching for and identifying patterns. The instructor begins with numeric examples and...
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Unknown Angle Proofs—Proofs with Constructions

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Provide your emerging mathematicians with the tools to learn as they incorporate auxiliary lines to solve unknown angle proofs in this continuing segment. They decipher information from a diagram to uncover the missing pieces and...
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Unknown Angle Proofs—Writing Proofs

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What do Sherlock Holmes and geometry have in common? Why, it is a matter of deductive reasoning as the class learns how to justify each step of a problem. Pupils then present a known fact to ensure that their decision is correct.
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Postulates and Proofs: Let's take it to the courtroom!

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Order in the court! Turn your geometry classroom into a courtroom and have your pupils defend their proofs. A fun and educational lesson allows both individual and group work with geometric proofs and group presentations in a court of...
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Can You Solve "Einstein’s Riddle"?

For Students 7th - 12th
Riddle me this. The world's rarest fish has been stolen. Who done it? Challenge your young sleuths to tackle Einstein's Riddle and come up with the culprit before being shown the solution.
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With Detective Fiction in the Urban Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
This abstract for an instructional unit using three-minute mysteries, stories by Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe includes a short history of detective fiction, sample plans, and suggestions for exercises and activities...
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House and Holmes: A Guide to Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Test your pupils' reasoning skills with several activities and a quick mystery to solve. Learners watch and analyze a few video clips that demonstrate reasoning in action, practice deduction with an interactive and collaborative...
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If...Then Project

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Cover conditional statements with a creative project. Individuals come up with a topic and put together original books full of conditional statements paired with images. This assignment page includes specific requirements and a brief...
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Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning

For Students 6th - 9th
Working on logic in your class? Take a moment for some quick practice with this worksheet. Learners identify the facts and conclusions in several examples, and explain why one conclusion is flawed. Both inductive and deductive reasoning...
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The Deadly Picnic: A Lab on Deductive Reasoning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Whodunnit? Find out who killed Mr. Brooks through a logical examination of evidence. Class members fill out a couple of data tables to help them pin down the suspect. After they've figured out just who the culprit is, pupils compose...
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New Earth like Extra Solar Planet

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Is there another Earth? Learn about the newest discoveries showing that some exoplanets are defying astronomical rules as we understand them. 25,000 light years away a planet was discovered to be similar to our own. Ask learners to use...
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The Impossible Coin Vanish

For Students 3rd - 6th
There is nothing like a good magic trick to get your class using the scientific skills of inquiry and observation. This clip shows the old vanishing coin magic trick and how it is done. Watch this clip, learn the trick, then show it to...
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The Art of Exoplanets

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This is a perfect clip for demonstrating how art, deductive reasoning, creative thinking, and sound scientific data work together. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has collected a lot of data on exoplanets but not exactly what they look...
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Find the Angle

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
This a fun problem for young geometers to play with while gaining important insight into deductive reasoning. Some will find the answers very quickly, others might take a less direct path, but all will use their knowledge of the sum of...
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Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #11

For Students 6th - 8th
Boats, gondolas, and narrow canals! Sounds like Mrs. Waffenschmidt is hanging out in Venice, Italy. Your class needs to read the informational paragraph and use what they know about geography and culture to determine this mysterious...
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Where in the World in Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #3

For Students 6th - 8th
Not only does the class need to find out where Mrs. Waffenschmidt is, they need to name the famous author from that country. They read the informational passage, use the clues given, and determine the author's name and the teacher's...
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Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #22

For Students 6th - 8th
Mrs. Waffenschmidt has traveled to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Learners must read the informational passage to identify this fact. The text uses facts to help learners determine the teacher's location. 
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Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenscmidt? # 15

For Students 6th - 8th
Where can that globe-trotting teacher be? Is your class ready to read an informational passage to find out where Mrs. Waffenschmidt is hiding this week? If they are, then they'll discover she's checking out the Rock of Gibraltar. A great...
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Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #23

For Students 6th - 8th
Mrs. Waffenschmidt is hanging out at the Paricutin Volcano in Mexico. But your class won't know that until after they read the fact-filled paragraph that divulges her location. Each sheet includes two sections to be cut and handed out....
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Where is the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #18

For Students 5th - 7th
Mrs. Waffenschmidt is off again, but where to this time? Use the informational text to uncover her mystery location. Your class will read facts and conclude that she is in the Sahara Desert. This is a good way to make informational text...
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Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #10

For Students 5th - 7th
That traveling teacher is off again, and this time she's in a really cool place. The class reads through the clues found in the provided paragraph to determine her location. Where is she? Here's a clue: It was an ancient city that sat...
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Where in the World is Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #9

For Students 5th - 7th
Mrs. Waffenschmidt is off on another adventure, but where has she gone this time? After reading the informational passage, learners should be able to determine the man-made canal she's visiting. A wonderful way to introduce a little...
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Where in the World in Mrs. Waffenschmidt? #19

For Students 5th - 7th
When you hunt for Mrs. Waffenschmidt, you need to use the clues she's given you to determine where she can be found. The class reads a paragraph, considers the clues, and then determines where in the world Mrs. Waffenschmidt is located....
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Fly Detective

For Students 3rd - 4th
Learners use classification skills and clues to determine which flying insect is the one they need to circle. They read four clues and examine each of the five insects depicted. They then deduce which one is the mystery insect. Answers...
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Bug Detective

For Students 3rd - 4th
What happens when a living thing dies? After reading a paragraph of background knowledge on the life cycle of bugs, third and fourth graders work through four clues to figure out which bug is which. When they finish, they can study the...
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Daily Life in Spanish St. Augustine 1565-1763

For Students 6th - 8th
How do we know so much about the past? A student-crafted presentation provides viewers with images of artifacts from St. Augustine, Florida that give historians and archaeologists clues into lives already lived.
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Treasure Island XXVIII: Operations of Intelligent Behavior

For Students 10th - 12th
Are you reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson in your class? Provide your class with this reading guide for chapter 28. Readers respond to 10 questions, and there's a page dedicated to explaining the purpose and directions to...
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Mystery State #32

For Students 5th - 7th
There is no better way to start a lesson, than with a good problem-solving activity. Give your class the chance to see if they can use each of the five clues to determine the name of mystery state number 32. Hint: It's the eastern most...
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Mystery State # 39

For Students 6th - 8th
Which state will be the answer to the five clues today? After considering each clue, learners will name the mystery state. If your class can determine which state was home to Chief Sitting Bull, they'll be able to answer South Dakota. 
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History Detectives: Who Does the Bag Belong To?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Turn your kids into super sleuths! They use all eight clues to determine who owns the mystery bag. Each slide shows one clue to the famous person's identity, it's up to your class to find out who the bag belongs to! Tip: This idea could...
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The Mystery of History: Who Killed Lord Darnley?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
History is made all the more intriguing when presented as a mystery. The class uses the provided clues to draw a conclusion as to how Lord Darnley, husband of Mary Queen of Scots, died. This is a very fun way to introduce or review...
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Twenty Questions: The Hundred Chart

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Use the 20 Questions game to practice math vocabulary and number properties! Project a hundreds chart and hand one out to learners. Ideally, give them counters (beans would work well) to mark off the chart so you can play multiple times....
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Bridge-Crossing Puzzle

For Students 8th - 11th
In this bridge-crossing worksheet, students read a word problem.  They use logic and deductive reasoning to determine the correct combination for two men to cross a bridge at the same time to get the anticipated results.  This one-page...
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Arctica - An Interactive Mystery

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Rumours of illness, poisoning, and madness - a ship disappears without a trace! Read this interactive science story and use deductive reasoning skills to solve a mystery. This engaging resource gives science stars a chance to practice...
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Travis the Train and the St. Patrick's Day Treasure Hunt

For Students K - 6th
If your special education class has reviewed St. Patrick's Day vocabulary and customs, then this book is perfect. Travis the Train gives them clues related to St. Patrick's Day items. They use their deductive reasoning to provide...
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Movie Riddles: An ESL Activity to Get Student Talking About Movies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Enjoy the thrill of the movies with this ESL activity! Not only can learners talk about their favorite films, but in creating riddles about their chosen movies, they can practice the skills of context clues and deductive reasoning. This...
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Know your roots!

For Students 1st - 4th
Looking at an image of plant systems with their roots in the ground, learners determine which would be the most or least difficult to pull. They write short sentences describing which plant they chose and why. Intended for 3rd or 4th...
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Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use logical arguments and inductive reasoning to make or disprove conjectures. After observing a teacher led demonstration, students discover that the deductive process narrows facts to a few possible conclusions. In groups,...
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Mystery State # 28

For Students 6th - 8th
Using clues is a great way to increase deductive and logical reasoning skills. Boost thinking skills while quizzing kids about us geography. They use five clues to determine which state is in question. 
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Mystery State #15

For Students 5th - 7th
Do you know the name of the Badger State? Using five fantastic clues, your super sleuths will determine the name of mystery state number 15. A wonderful way to warm up the class!
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Mystery State # 5

For Students 5th - 6th
Mystery state number five is none other than Utah! Quiz your kids on state knowledge while building deductive reasoning skills. They use each of the five clues to determine the name of the mystery state. A great warm up when studying...
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Mystery State # 24

For Students 4th - 6th
Prepare those brains for a rousing day of learning with a fun geography activity. Your pupils use five different clues to determine the name of mystery state number 24. Where do all those potatoes come from? Idaho!
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Mystery State # 44

For Students 4th - 6th
Problem solving comes in all shapes and sizes. Here is a short problem-solving activity that requires learners to use five clues to determine the name of mystery state number 44. Do you know from which state Elvis hails?
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Mystery State #2

For Students 4th - 6th
Which is the mystery state for today? Using five super clues, your class will work to uncover which state is being described. They'll have no problem remembering facts about Nevada after this fun warm-up activity. 
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Mystery State #12

For Students 4th - 6th
What's better than learning about US geography? Having fun while your doing it! After reviewing each of the five given clues, learners attempt to name the mystery state. A great way to reinforce geography skills and deductive reasoning...
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Geography A to Z : Letter H

For Students 4th - 6th
What starts with the letter H? A lot of things do! Including the names of seven different geographic locations around the globe. Learners use the clues to determine the answers, all beginning with the letter H.
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Geography A to Z: The Letter G

For Students 4th - 6th
Using clues to answer questions is a way to increase deductive reasoning skills. Kids answer seven geography clues with answers all starting with the letter G. A great way to test world geography or warm up the class.
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Geography A to Z: The Letter F

For Students 4th - 6th
The geography letter of the day is F! The class needs to determine the answer to each of the seven clues with a world location that starts with letter F. Wonderful for a daily warm up or as an exit-card activity.
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Mystery State #43

For Students 4th - 6th
How much does your class know about the states in the union? Could they determine the name of a state from given clues? Here, pupils consider each of the five clues to name mystery state number 43. Note: There are two handouts on one...
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Thinking About Hate

For Teachers 8th - 10th
This lesson plan starts out with a guided discussion about the statement "Birds fly in the sky; airplanes fly in the sky; therefore, airplanes are birds" and goes on to cover logical fallacies and reliable sources, relating these to the...
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Structuring and Analyznig Arguments: The Classical, Toulmin, and Rogerian Models

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Now that your class can write and/or analyze an argument paper, dive much deeper into different types of reasoning and arguments. This PowerPoint would be best used in a higher-education setting, although you could use it for a high...
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Mystery State # 41

For Students 5th - 7th
Kids use their deductive reasoning skills, state knowledge, and five clues to determine mystery state #41. They'll follow the clues to locate the mystery state on a US map. Note: This is a warm-up activity, so it includes two short...
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Discovering Math: Concepts in Geometry

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Middle and high schoolers explore the concept of proving the Pythagorean Theorem. They research proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. Pupils create posters of proofs, and research Greek mathematicians.
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Proving Quadrilateral Properties

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Working backwards can sometimes help you see a path to solving a problem. In this chapter, properites of quadrilaterials are proven by looking at flowcharts and working the probem backwards. Worked through examples are given, along with...
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Art Classification

For Students 3rd - 5th
Different types of art have embedded, visual clues that help define and classify them. Learners view seven pieces of art and then draw a line from the art piece its type. This is a great way to build visual literacy and classification...
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Practice 2-3: Deductive Reasoning

For Students 9th - 11th
In this deductive reasoning worksheet, students use the Law of Detachment and law of Syllogism to draw conclusions from given information. They determine the measurement of angles. This one-page worksheet contains 12 problems.
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Math Detectives

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Are your kids math detectives? Do they enjoy solving mysterious math problems? If they don't, they will! Here are two fun word problems set up as clues to a mystery. Students will need to use their math skills to solve these problems.
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The Right Stuff

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Studentsare introduced to the Pythagorean Theorem by exploring right triangles and the squares built on each side. They apply the Pythagorean Theorem to real-world problems. Students u se informal and nonformal arguments of proof (i.e.,...
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Guess the Fruit!

For Teachers K - 1st
Here is a fun game to help little learners build deductive reasoning skills. Each slide contains an image of a fruit or a bag, it's up to the class to determine which fruit will come out of the bag next, based on the clues you give them....
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River of Venom

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Read an exciting science mystery about killer bees online, evaluate a list of clues, and try to answer the questions correctly. The story responds to the reader's choices and presents research material for the next step. Though the...
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Who am I? - Egyptian Contributions

For Students 7th
Each of the three questions on this worksheet include a clue to the answer. Seventh graders will read a each clue, tell what or who the clue was referring to, and then provide evidence from their readings. This is a great way to build...
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Warm-up #7b -- Hair Raising!

For Students 5th - 8th
In this reasoning worksheet, learners use deductive reasoning to determine which people purchased a haircare item. They complete and record 7 steps to find the answer.
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The Treasure Hunt

For Students 7th - 10th
In this treasure hunt worksheet, students determine a combination of events that satisfies given conditions.  This one-page worksheet contains 1 logic problem.  The answer is provideed at the bottom of the page.
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Problem-Solving Methods in Biology

For Students 3rd - 8th
For this problem-solving worksheet, learners will read a biologist's observations about elephant communication. Students will write down what the biologist observed, what facts she knew about elephants, and her hypothesis. Learners will...
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Deductiva Deductions (Deductive Reasoning)

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders apply deductive reasoning and make predictions. In this language arts lesson, 3rd graders discuss questions and use deductive reasoning to make a prediction. Students look for patterns and prior knowledge to make predictions.
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Tricky Track Problem

For Students 9th - 11th
For this problem solving worksheet, students find the results of a track meet. Students are given clues in the problem, and challenged to determine the winner of the high jump.
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Answer the Questions Based on the Venn Diagram: Deductive Reasoning

For Students 9th - 12th
In this deductive reasoning worksheet, learners answer 5 questions about a Venn diagram.  Students use deductive reasoning to answer each question.
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Mr. P's Life Problem

For Students 9th - 11th
In this life problem worksheet, students read given facts. Afterward, they use logic and deductive reasoning to determine answers to given questions. This one-page worksheet contains 11 problems. Answers are provided at the bottom of the...
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The Harry Potter Problem

For Students 9th - 12th
In this Harry Potter worksheet, students read a portion of an inscription from the book.  Students use logic to determine the contents of the seven bottles described in the paragraph.  This one-page worksheet contains 1 logic problem. ...
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Brothers and Sisters

For Students 8th - 11th
In this deductive reasoning instructional activity, students use 7 clues to determine the ages and relationships of 8 people. The page opens to the answer sheet.
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Handley 75th Anniversary Football Problem

For Students 8th - 10th
In this football worksheet, students read clues and use logic to determine the names of football players.  This one-page worksheet contains 16 problems.  Answers are provided.
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Aging Problem

For Students 9th - 11th
In this aging problem, students read a word problem, write an equation, and determine the current age of specified persons.  This one-page worksheet contains 1 multi-step problem.  The answer is provided at the bottom of the page.
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The Five Houses

For Students 7th - 12th
In this deductive reasoning worksheet, students use clues to tell the nationality, beverage, snack, house color and pet of five people.
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The Face Card Problem

For Students 8th - 12th
For this deductive reasoning worksheet, students arrange cards to they fit the clues given in the puzzle.
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Deductive Reasoning

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders investigate deductive reasoning.  In this geometry lesson plan, 10th graders compare and contrast inductive ns deductive reasoning.  Students use deductive reasoning to investigate algebraic proof and explore deductive...
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Making Sense of World Conflicts: Is it War?

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students compare and contrast the meanings of the terms "conflict" and "war." In this world conflict lesson plan, students respond to discussion questions that require them to determine when a conflict becomes a war.
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Mini-Lesson One

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders discover deductive reasoning.  In this logic lesson, 6th graders explore deductive reasoning as a means of solving logic problems.  Students are expected to arrive at a definition of deductive reasoning.
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Geometry, Measurement & Reasoning

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars construct two-column proofs. In this geometry instructional activity, students use deductive reasoning and geometric properties to justify given geometric statements. Young scholars compare and contrast proofs.
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Deduce Like Sherlock

For Students 6th - 10th
For this deductive reasoning review worksheet, students practice their skills as they solve 6 syllogisms by responding to the multiple choice questions.
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Scientific Methods in Biology

For Students 7th - 12th
In this scientific methods worksheet, students will review the steps necessary in testing a hypothesis including the types of reasoning and variables involved. This worksheet has 6 terms in a crossword puzzle and 4 fill in the blank...
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Deductive Reasoning

For Students 10th
For this deductive reasoning worksheet, 10th graders solve 6 various problems applying deductive reasoning to each. First, they determine if a valid conclusion can be reached from the 2 true statements using the Law of Detachment or the...
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Deductive Reasoning

For Students 8th - 9th
In this deductive reasoning worksheet, students solve ten different problems by applying deductive reasoning to each one. First, they determine if a valid conclusion can be reached from each of the 2 true statements given using the Law...
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Lighthearted Logic

For Students 5th - 6th
A classic logic riddle helps students to practice their deductive reasoning skills by presenting 10 facts which must be regarded as true, and asking students to then come up with a final conclusion. An answer sheet with an explanation to...
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With Detective Fiction in the Urban Classroom

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students listen to a verbal explanation of the function of deductive reasoning and problem solving. They read one of Donald Sobol's 'Two-Minute Mysteries' and complete a worksheet requiring them to write out the information which is...
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Up, Up and Away with the Scientific Method

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students utilize the scientific method to design a way for a balloon to be suspended between the floor and the ceiling.
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Idioms

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students explore the use of common idioms and deduce the correct meanings of idioms.
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An Introduction to Logic

For Students 10th
In this logic worksheet, 10th graders solve and complete 5 different types of problems. First, they draw an Euler diagram to represent the given information. Then, students write the hypothesis, conclusion and the converse. They also...
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Patterns of Intelligence

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders practice writing equations using the letter "x" as a variable. In groups of 3-4 students test all of the equations and then try to find an equation including x2 in which the two sides will always be equal.
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Dogs and Turnips

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students attempt to assemble a meaningful sentence by successively turning over cards with words on them. They try to deduce the meaning of a selection while having access to only a limited selection of words.
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Archaeological "Dig"

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine a mummy covered in volcanic ash and deduce facts about the mummy. They deduce how archaeologists are able to learn so much from the remains of those from earlier civilizations.
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TriBond

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students determine how three topics go together, develop strategies to help solve these word puzzles and work together in teams to solve problems.