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What Am I Missing?

For Teachers K - 8th
Discuss nutrition and identify components of a healthy diet, view a Food Guide Pyramid, and create a Personal Food Pyramid, listing all foods eaten in the past 24 hours. Compare food lists with the standard Food Guide and determine where...
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Carnival of the Animals--How Many Ways?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students discover that animals can be described in both verbal and nonverbal ways. They uncover the description of animals through themselves and how they pantomime--imitate others without speaking.
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Galaxy Adventure

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Working in groups, learners create a mnemonic device, give an oral presentation, and create a pictorial representation of the correct sequence of the planets and asteroid belt from the sun. An assessment rubric is included in the lesson.
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Teamwork and Productivity: Building a Better "What's It"

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students produce products and calculate their group's profit or loss.  In this productivity lesson plan, students work as a team to produce products at specific specifications for a pretend company.  At the end of the time limit, they...
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Two Beets Or Not Two Beets—What Is Your Question?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students use the scientific method to test an idea regarding the structures of a plant as it supports the biological evidence for life. In this growing roots lesson plan, students use organizing sheets to record their findings. Students...
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Solid Waste Recycling

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students seek scientific and technological solutions to envrionmental problems. They record class activities in a journal. They identify relationships among living things and their environments.
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Not Everyone Lived in Castles During the Middle Ages

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete a variety of online activities surrounding their study of the Middle Ages. They focus on the various levels of the class sytem and then role play a member of a given class.
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Cells Are Building Blocks

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Investigate the parts and functions of animal and plant cells. Observe slides on which different types of cells are displayed and answer questions on a related worksheet. Construct a cell model using household items such as pasta and...
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TECH: Geneticist

For Teachers 5th - 9th
A brief PowerPoint is used to introduce the class to the field of genetics by explaining the fields of work, the education required, and the job prospects. A trait inventory worksheet is completed by individuals, and then they gather...
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Natural Resources Matter

For Students 4th - 7th
This natural resources activity includes discussion activities about natural resources, 2 word searches, and a list of related books and videos.
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Earth Day Number Sense

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Elementary schoolers count and order objects using numbers 1-300. They bring recyclable items from home. Students group the items, skip count by 2's, 3's, and 5's, and arrange the items on a number line. Recyclable plastic bags are put...
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Electromagnetic Energy and Its Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Your older elementary learners investigate electromagnetic energy and the electromagnetic spectrum. They will observe 7 items represented in the electromagnetic spectrum and make a poster of all the things the items have in common. After...
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Dugongs, Elephants, and Evolution

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars compare and contrast the physical appearance and adaptations of dugongs with those of elephants. Next, they consider the evolutionary relationship between these two animal species. They finish by writing paragraphs about...
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Seeing and Feeling Sound Vibrations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Groups rotate through a series of stations and work with a partner to observe sound waves. Children describe sound in terms of pitch, volume, and frequency. To apply their new knowledge, the class considers how these observations can...
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Grow Old McDonald’s Hair

For Teachers K - 2nd
Youngsters discover what is needed to grow a plant by planting grass seed into panty hose to grow the hair for a face that they created. They take responsibility for what they planted and grew. Predictions and discussions are also used...
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Using Text Features

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Investigate a "table of contents" with your students! They read the table of contents in Deserts by Darlene R. Stille and predict where the answers to specific questions might be found. Learners complete a worksheet in which they find...