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115 resources with the keyterm model

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Building And Launching a Model Rocket

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students are introduced to the basic parts of rockets and the physical forces at work in the flight of rockets. They build and launch a model rocket and discuss the challenges of launching a real rocket.
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For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students build a model representing a snow-covered mountain out of flour, sugar, and potato flakes. Then they use the model to recreate an avalanche.
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What Makes up an Ecosystem?

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders design posters of working ecosystems using pictures from magazines. They label autotrophic, heterotropic, or saprotrophic energy sources, and identify predators and prey.
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Reconstructing the Squares

For Teachers K - 8th
Pupils visit an outdoors area and mark out a square on the ground that they examine, looking for living and non-living things. They make a model or drawing of the findings from the actual square.
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Eclipse: Using a Classroom Model to Explore the Moon's Shadow

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students manipulate and observe a 3-D model which simulates the activity of the Sun, Earth and Moon during a solar eclipse.
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For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders research the four primary volcano types. In this earth science lesson, 7th graders read through a textbook and make a model of a volcano.  Students then share what they have learned with the class.
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Making Craters

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils study craters and identify the different things that characterize craters.  In this crater lesson students create a model of an impact crater. 
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For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore how vision effects viewing.  In this vision lesson plan students build a persistence of vision model of flying birds.
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Word Problem Solving Strategies

For Students 6th - 7th
In this word problem strategy worksheet, students solve and complete 11 statements related to solving a word problem in steps. First, they determine what is needed and what is important in the problem. Then, students explain how they...
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Introduction to Modelling

For Teachers 1st
First graders watch as the teacher demonstrates dressing a teddy bear with click/drag on the computer and compare this to dressing a real teddy bear. They practice using computers to build their own pictures with click/drag options....
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For Teachers 1st
First graders write a brief informational description of a real life object, person, place or event using information gained from observations. They create their own fossil imprints and write a brief description about the fossil that...
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Humidity Makes Air Feel Even Hotter Part II

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the newspaper graphic found in USA Today to explore quadratic and cubic functions. They use the data in "Humidity Makes Air Feel Even Hotter" to create a context for applying analysis. Students develop a mathematical model...
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Landfills and the Potential for Groundwater Contamination

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine how a sanitary landfill is constructed, how it functions, and how waste and leachate affects the areas around the landfill. After a discussion about landfills and leachates, students construct a Sanitary Landfill Model...
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Playground Structure Model

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students, working in groups, design and create a model of a playground shelter, based on specific criteria. Student designs must include research and analysis into weather conditions, safety factors and the cost of the finalized project.
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The Body of Human Rights

For Teachers 5th - Higher Ed
Students, in groups, draw a life-size outline of a person on paper. They then place each article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on a part of the body, writing the number of the article in the appropriate place (e.g.,...
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Make a Dinosaur

For Teachers K
Students estimate the size of dinosaurs and create a dinosaur model. They create bar graphs of the sizes of dinosaurs one in meters and the other in "student" units. They draw a pictures and add words or sentences about their dinosaur.
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The Water Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students research the water cycle and identify main vocabulary associated with the water cycle. They build and observe a closed system model that demonstrates the water cycle in action.
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The Greenhouse Effect In A Jar

For Teachers K - 8th
Students observe the change in temperature on two thermometer that is placed in direct sunlight or under a sunlamp. They place one of the thermometers under a glass jar and record the temperature change over time.
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Spectral Surprise

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners experience a model that produces, separating, and displaying spectral colors.