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Writing a Technical Research Paper

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Synthesizing and analyzing information is an important skill for future adults to practice. With field trip Earth, they should choose a topic that interests them (or you could provide sample topics), obtain background information, and...
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Redistricting: Drawing the Lines

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Difficult redistricting concepts are covered in a context that will make it understandable to your government scholars. They begin with a KWL on the term redistricting and then watch a video to answer some questions. They analyze...
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Polling and Public Opinion

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Most people are eager to offer their opinions about topics of interest, but what's the most effective way to collect and assess these opinions as a matter of fact? High schoolers learn about the history of polling, as well as the...
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Introduction to Statistics

For Students 8th - 10th Standards
Would you recognize a statistical question if you saw one? A video lesson introduces scholars to the branch of mathematics called statistics. Using dot plots and other data representations, the lesson instructor analyzes the data in...
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Writing an Opinion: Student Council

For Students 4th Standards
A three-part assessment challenges scholars to write opinion essays covering the topic of the student council. After reading three passages, writers complete a chart, work with peers to complete a mini-research project, answer...
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HIV/AIDS in the United States

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
In the final of five lessons about HIV/AIDS, groups create presentations to share data about the infection rates in the United States, examining demographic and geographic trends over the past ten years. Depending on how much time you...
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Good Stress for Your Body

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Stress the importance of the different types of pressure our mind and body experience in a lesson about how certain types of stress are actually necessary and good for our bodies. As astronauts and people with injuries can attest, not...
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Life on Mars?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can we use math to find life on Mars? Show a video that starts with looking at dark matter and a majorana particle. It ends with using math to analyze the data from NASA's Viking landing in order to find life.
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Transpiring Trees

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Looking for a tree-rific addition to your water cycle unit? Teams of young foresters examine the role of transpiration in the water cycle through a week's worth of activities. Pupils analyze how trees take in and transport water during...
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Could Complex Life Survive on Mars?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is there life on Mars? Is it likely? A video lesson analyzes the possibility of life on Mars. The discovery of water on Mars changes how scientists think about the likelihood of life on the red planet. Part of the SciShow Space series,...
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Understanding the Bush Tax Cut Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The class examines the new tax cut plan proposed by President Bush. They practice calculating income tax rates and interpreting the data. Then they research topics that are of interest to them related to taxes.
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Carousel Brainstorm

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A variation of the Walkabout Review process, carousel brainstorming directs groups to rotate through a series of stations posting ideas on the topic or question posted at each stop. 
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If You Were a Parent, Would You Buy a Doll that Misrepresented Your Values?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Barbie and Ken. Disney princesses and GI Joe. Empowering toys or self-esteem wreckers? Class members poll one another about their response to the question of whether or not they would buy these types of toys for their children. To inform...
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Climate Change is Boring

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can something so important be, well, boring? Explore the opinions of random citizens through a video by Veritasium. The narrator asks open-ended questions to interviewees about global warming, their personal efforts to reduce carbon...
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Calculating Conditional Probabilities and Evaluating Independence Using Two-Way Tables (part 2)

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Without data, all you are is another person with an opinion. Show learners the power of statistics and probability in making conclusions and predictions. Using two-way frequency tables, learners determine independence by analyzing...
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Police Body Cameras

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should police officers wear body cameras? Scholars consider the question as they use the resource to conduct independent research about the debate topic. They read a brief background and peruse the main pros and cons about the issue....
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Drug the Water Flea

For Teachers 9th - 10th
This is a flea. This is a flea on drugs. Any questions? Your class will have questions aplenty during an impactful experiment. Lab groups get to know Daphnia magna, the humble water flea, and study the effects of stimulants and...
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Wanted a Few Good Friends

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
What makes a good friend? Choose four character traits for this activity and post them at the four corners of your classroom. Explain that learners will be completing a survey of sorts, choosing which of the traits they think is most...
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Energy for Life (Energy from Food)

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Energy comes in many forms, but how do living things get the energy they need to survive and thrive? In a simple, controlled experiment with yeast, water, and sugar, groups make observations about how yeast reacts with water alone, then...
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Energy Sources

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Take the concept of burning calories to a more literal level in the second of seven lessons about energy in the realm of food and fitness. Using simple materials, groups will burn breakfast cereal and a pecan to see which one gives off...
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Sleepy Time

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
learners collect and interpret data about their own sleep patterns, as well as family members. Students graph their results and compare with others in the class. Learners identify and interpret healthy sleep patterns and behaviors.
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A Lesson To Accompany "The First Bank of the United States: A Chapter in the History of Central Banking"

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is an interesting topic. Learners examine the economics that led to the founding of the First Bank of America. They participate in a reader's theater experience depicting the debate between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson...
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Everything, The Universe...And Life

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Are we alone? With thousands of exoplanets orbiting stars near and far, it's a question that has plagued astronomers for many years. Examine the facts and probabilities in a thought-provoking video. The narrator discusses the search for...
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Current Topics in Biotechnology

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders are introduced to the concept of biotechnology. Using the internet, they research the latest developments in this field and the tools used by biotechnologists. They share their information with the class and create a...