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The RNA Decoder Ring: Deciphering the Language of Life

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Secret messages aren't just for spies, your body also uses them to write your proteins. After assembling an RNA decoder ring, pupils practice transcribing DNA to mRNA, then translate the mRNA to amino acid sequence instructions. The...
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Deciphering Word Problems in Order to Write Equations

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Help young mathematicians crack the code of word problems with this three-lesson series on problem solving. Walking students step-by-step through the process of identifying key information, creating algebraic equations, and finally...
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Personal Telephone Numbers: Deciphering a Message

For Students 6th - 8th
In this deciphering a message worksheet, students decipher 23 names of famous people given a phone number.  Students use the numbers and letters on a telephone key pad to decipher phone numbers into names.
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Deciphering the Document: Unlocking the Meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Help your learners truly understand the Emancipation Proclamation by asking them the put it into their own words. After reading the document out loud to the class, and briefly discussing the legal language, split your class into small...
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A Rosetta Stone for the Indus Script

For Students 6th - 12th
Imagine traveling 4,000 years into the future to a time when all knowledge of the English language has been lost. Computational neuroscientist Rajesh Rao uses this hypothetical situation to engage the audience as he discusses his...
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Deciphering Propaganda Posters of World War I

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What strategies are employed when creating propaganda? Your young historians will learn about six different techniques utilized in the construction of political propaganda, particularly in the advertisements of World War I. The...
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Imagine It

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students become skillful readers by assessing phonemic awareness and deciphering the words and syllables that follow challenging sounds. This lesson emphasizes the correspondence dealing with the i=/i/ in written and spoken words.
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Deciphering the Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the textual meaning of the Declaration of Independence. In this Declaration of Independence lesson, students read and paraphrase the text of the document into modern-day language. Students also consider the meaning of...
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Deciphering the Mechanics of Poetry

For Teachers 7th - 9th
After a review of poetic terms, groups are given an object and they create a poem using a simile, a metaphor, internal rhyme, end rhyme, alliteration, and personification. Groups then exchange objects and repeat the process. Consider...
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Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher: Using a "Prompts in Reverse" Technique to Inspire Your Writers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Help your class find their writing voices with this lesson which uses the work of Ralph Fletcher to guide a "Prompt in Reverse" activity. Using the chapter "First Pen" from Fletcher's Marshfield Dreams, learners decipher what they...
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AP: Chapter 9: Respiration - Extra Credit 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Don't just use this as an extra credit assignment! The two scenarios on this handout give microbiology hopefuls an opportunity to practice critical-thinking skills. They apply their knowledge of cellular respiration and the products of...
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SAT Prep: Test 3 Section 4 Part 4

For Students 9th - 12th
Adding the values of angles, deciphering fraction word problems, and solving complex linear equations are all in a day's work for Sal, who will stop at nothing to help your students pass the SAT. His clear annotations and strong...
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Tricky Word Problems - Choosing the Operation

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Decipher the equations in these addition and subtraction word problems. Two examples at the top of the page guide second graders as they solve the rest of the problems. There is no space to write out the equation, but there is a place to...
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Next Generation Science Standards

For Students K - 12th Standards
Are you having trouble deciphering the Next Generation Science Standards on the website, or just trying to find the standards for your grade in a quick-and-easy format? If so, here is a free and easy-to-navigate app made with you in mind.
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A Recipe for Traits

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A thorough activity on hereditary traits is sure to inspire and intrigue your biology learners. Kids use coded strips to determine what hereditary traits their fictional dogs can inherit by deciphering the characteristics, and drawing...
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Resource Sheet: Linear and Exponential Models

For Students 8th - 11th Standards
Task your mathematicians with a thought-provoking worksheet that matches equation models with t-tables and verbal models. Exponential and linear functions are mixed up and your learners will need to decipher which goes with which. A...
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Chart of Parent Functions

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
The characteristics of parent function vary from graph to graph. Let learners decipher the graph, table of values, equations, and any characteristics of those function families to use as a guide. The nicely organized page displays the...
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Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A picture is worth a thousand words, but a comic strip combines both images and words for the ultimate narrative effect. After reading The Three Little Pigs and deciphering the plot elements, elementary readers work through four...
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Impact Craters: A Look at the Past

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
The Galle crater on Mars is also known as the Happy Face crater because of its appearance. First, scholars use pebbles and flour to simulate craters and study their properties. They then apply this knowledge to help decipher the history...
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Decipher This!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students are introduced to the Rosetta Stone and asked to consider the difficulties of translating ancient texts. They write a message in hieroglyphics and translate each other's work. They evaluate their translations.
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SAT Prep: Test 1 Section 3 Part 7

For Students 9th - 12th
Not only solving the problems but deciphering the methods behind them, this video assists students with test-taking strategies, such as solving for x in algebraic equations quickly, efficiently, and correctly. Problems 17-18 on page 399...
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Spy Game

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Turn students into detectives as they decipher encrypted messages.  Introduce your class to modular arithmetic and have a little fun encrypting and decoding secret messages. The activity does not hit many content standards, but would be...
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Mr. Mascot's Magical Musical Tour

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students explore particular places in the world. Students decipher clues that a class mascot leaves behind as it travels the world. Through researching the clues, students discover geographical locations, elements of world culture,...
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Bounce into Speedy Reading: Growing Fluency and Independence

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Increased reading comprehension begins with decoding and automatically recognizing words, which is the focus of this instruction. Using their choice of six different Winnie the Pooh stories, partners practice a variety of strategies for...

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