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23 resources with the concept paradoxes

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Satire Presentation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce a study of satire with a presentation of laugh-out-loud funny slides that define the various characteristics of satiric writing and provide examples of each.
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The Speed of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Time appears to go faster the older we get, but why? A timeless video explores this concept psychologically and scientifically. Through an experiment and neuroscience, viewers better understand the paradox of aging.
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What is Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Logic, paradox, infinity and all used to be Greek to me! And these concepts in modern day philosophy and advanced mathematics truly are Greek in origin, with particular regard to ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea. Learn...
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Poetry Shopping Spree

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars demonstrate the ability to evaluate authors' use of literary elements such as metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, and onomatopoeia. They are provided with a checklist and must shop for poems that contain the poetry terms...
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Hawking's Black Hole Paradox Explained

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Scientists view every paradox as an opportunity for investigations that lead to discoveries. A short video looks at Stephen Hawking's Black Hole paradox and its implications for general relativity and quantum mechanics. 
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Geometric Distributions and the Birthday Paradox: Crash Course Statistics #16

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's your birthday! But, maybe other people's, too. An illuminating video describes how to apply geometric probability distributions in real-world situations. It then reveals how probability helps explain the birthday paradox.
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Poetic Devices

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Have everything you need to know about the elements of poetry with a nine-page handout. Split into four categories—word sounds, meanings, arrangement, and imagery—budding poets may reference terms, read definitions, descriptions, and...
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Special Relativity and the Twin Paradox

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Everyone knows that one twin is always older in a pair. But, could a twin be years older? A video from an extensive physics playlist explains Einstein's theory of special relativity. Topics include the speed of light, special versus...
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Solution to the Grandfather Paradox

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
If you go back in time to kill your grandfather, would you have been born? The lesson narrator uses this grandfather paradox to explain the concept of quantum superposition. He shows how the superposition of two states solves the paradox.
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The Paradox of Value

For Students 7th - 12th
Wants and needs are often dependent on certain situations individuals find themselves in. The paradox of value explains value as having two meanings based partly on human satisfaction and choice. Watch a video that discusses certain...
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Literary Terms

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Seriously, 93 slides of literary terms? Yes, and well worth the time, although perhaps not all at once. The beauty here is in the concise, easy-to-understand definitions for such well-known terms as imagery and personification, as well...
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Is Perception Reality? Writing Paradoxes in Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Explore the paradox of the universe - or, at least, of popular music - with this instructional activity. Using the songs "Inaudible Melodies" by Jack Johnson and "She" by Green Day, your class will complete a graphic organizer to help...
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Errors vs. Rhetorical Devices

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Is there a difference between writing errors and employing rhetorical devices? This presentation argues that there is a difference, but it might be a finer point than one would think. Addressing double entendre, oxymorons, and parody,...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 10th - 11th
I have a pair of ducks; one can’t swim. Viewers are introduced to several literary terms (paradox, oxymoron, pun, irony, etc.) that are defined and illustrated with examples. Then they are asked to identify the figurative language used...
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Figures of Speech Quotes and Examples

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Providing several examples of figures of speech, such as irony, paradox, and personification, this presentation could complement your lecture on pragmatic humor or humor in writing. Examples from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in...
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Homeschool Learning Network: Truth, Falsehood, and Paradox 2

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this truth, falsehood, and paradox learning exercise, students solve 7 short answer problems. Kids answer questions about the famous distance between two points paradox which says you can never pass the distance between two points....
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Truth, Falsehood and Paradox

For Students 9th - 12th
In this math worksheet, high schoolers practice their skills in determining if mathematical statements are true, false, or both true and false. This thorough worksheet has 18 problems for the students to solve and includes an answer sheet.
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One Man Against the Crowd

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the idea of a person standing up for his beliefs.  In this rights activity, students read excerpts from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Students respond to questions based on analysis of the reading.  Students...
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Wrecked Angle

For Students 7th - 8th
In this math worksheet, students cut out a series of four shapes. They determine the area of each of the original shapes. Students put the shapes together and determine the area of the new shapes. Some have 63 square units, some are 64...
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Dedication to Douglass

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the controversy surrounding the proposed Frederick Douglass Circle monument in Central Park. They review the notion of historical inaccuracy by reading and discussing the article, "In Douglass Tribute, Slave Folklore and...
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Faraday's Law of Induction

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study Faraday's law of induction and the equations that show how to calculate electromagnetic induction.  In this electromagnetic lesson students complete several experiments on the law of induction.
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Problems with a Point

For Students 9th - 12th
In this paradoxes problem, students read paradoxes and determine if they are true. Students determine the perimeter and finite areas of given problems. This four page worksheet contains four multi-step problems. Answers are provided on...
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When Fair is Foul: Paradox and Equivocation in Macbeth

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students read Macbeth for examples of paradox and equivocation in the text. In this literature-response lesson, students work in groups to analyze Shakespeare's writing for use of paradox using handouts to guide their search. Student...