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Women Of Jamestown Lesson Plan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To better understand the role women played in early 17th century US history, class members examine the National Women's History Museum's online exhibit, Building the New World: the Women of Jamestown Settlement. After studying the 11...
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A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of Beowulf

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Beowulf, the Old English epic hero, comes alive again in the activities found in a teacher's guide designed to accompany a reading of the classic poem.
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Aerogels in Action

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Model an oil spill cleanup. An engaging engineering lesson has groups using aerogels to simulate an oil spill cleanup (vegetable oil in water). Along the way, they learn about nanotechnology and hydrophilia/hydrophobia.
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Arts of the Islamic World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learn more about the history and five pillars of Islam with an extensive resource that focuses on the religion's connection to art. Focusing on calligraphy, textiles, and architecture, the packet illustrates the beauty of the artistic...
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Considering Trade-Offs and Maximizing Efficiency in a Fast Food Restaurant

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Make fast food restaurants even faster. Groups consider trade-offs when maximizing efficiency in fast food restaurants. Restructuring schedules and floor plans, as well reassigning job duties, all fall under this directive.  
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Heredity: Traits, Genes, Alleles

For Students 8th Standards
If you knew people would pay extra for a bald dragon, could you pick which parents you should breed in order to get the highest number? The unit examines heredity and genetics through breeding dragons, mice, dogs, and tries to figure...
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Conservation of Momentum: Marble Collisions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens to the momentum of an object when it strikes another object? Scholars roll a marble down a ramp so it collides with another marble. By measuring the speed of each marble before and after the collision, pupils answer this...
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Kinematics: The Gravity Lab

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Falling objects can be brutal if you don't protect your noodle! Scholars explore the motion of falling objects through measuring short intervals to determine if the distance traveled varies with time. Building off of this, scholars...
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Circuits Lab: Lightbulbs

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Electrons flow from negative to positive, but the general consensus is that current flows from positive to negative. Scholars explore current through construction of circuits in both series and parallel. The focus is on voltage,...
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Classifying Organisms Based On the Characteristics of the Five Kingdoms of Living Things

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Kids prefer candy over fried green spinach. King Philip can order five good soups. Mnemonic devices are very helpful for remembering taxonomy. The second activity in a 10-part series teaches scholars about kingdom, phylum, class, and...
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Examining Flower Structure

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Life's a garden: dig it! The fifth lesson in a 10-part series allows pupils to dissect flowers in order to understand the number and type of sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils for different varieties. It also introduces floral formulas...
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Soil Erosion

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Erosion is the leading cause of the loss of topsoil and sediment deposits in ditches, streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans. The ninth lesson in a 10-part series includes two different activities related to soil erosion. First, scholars...
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Determination of the Acid Content of Vinegar (Acid-Base Titration Analysis)

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Titration sounds impressive, but it is actually as simple as using a neutralization reaction to determine the concentration of an acid or base in a reaction. The final lesson in the seven-part series walks scholars through the titration...
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Understanding the C’s: Wind Circulation, Coriolis Effect, Surface Currents, Ocean Currents and Climate

For Students 7th Standards
There's more to climate than just the weather — explore the different components that affect weather with an enlightening resource. A hands-on unit takes an inquiry-based approach to studying wind and ocean currents. Learners discover...
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Pipeline to the Coral Reefs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discover firsthand the effects of internal waves on coral reefs. Through a series of experiments, learners simulate internal waves and upwelling events as they make observations on the movement of water and other debris. They then...
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Design Your Own

For Students 9th - 12th
Apply scientific principles to designing an experiment to study organisms living on the coral reef in our oceans. Through reading, individuals learn about the coral reef ecosystem and important factors that affect its function. Using the...

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