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Illustrative Mathematics

Hand Span Measures

For Students 2nd Standards
How long is your hand span? Young mathematicians measure their hand span from pinky tip to thumb tip using a centimeter ruler. After rounding to the nearest whole centimeter, learners plot their data on a line plot.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

How were European nations capable of dominating the African contintnt?

For Students 7th - 9th
Help your class determine why European was able to dominate the African continent. They read 5 excerpts, each related to a reason why Europe colonized Africa. Then they answer 4 critical-thinking questions.
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Activity
Biology Corner

Pipe Cleaner Babies

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Ever been told you have your father's eyes? How did it happen? Young biologists get a hands-on experience in meiotic gene expression with a fun pairs-based activity. Participants use pipe cleaner chromosomes with trait beads to make...
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Lesson Plan
Statistics Education Web

Which Hand Rules?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Reaction rates vary between your dominant and nondominant hand ... or do they? Young scholars conduct an experiment collecting data to answer just that. After collecting data, they calculate the p-value to determine if the difference is...
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Baylor College

Body Strength

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Your young learners will discover how muscular strength and endurance can increase with this truly hands-on activity! Beginning by writing an acrostic for the word strength, class members then engage in tracking their ability to squeeze...
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Curated OER

Scarf Juggling

For Teachers K - 8th
Students participate in an activity that promotes self-confidence, concentration and improves hand-eye coordination. They choose a scarf to throw up into the air and catch with one hand and then the other hand. Stimulation of the brain...
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Curated OER

Basketball Dribbling Activities

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A gold mine of basketball dribbling drills! There are an assorted variety of drills here to keep those players busy. Some involve cooperation, some competition, but all of them are about practicing dribbling.
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Lesson Plan
American Statistical Association

Don't Spill the Beans!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Become a bean counter. Pupils use a fun activity to design and execute an experiment to determine whether they can grab more beans with their dominant hand or non-dominant hand. They use the class data to create scatter plots and then...
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Curated OER

Hinges Are a Part of You

For Teachers K
Students demonstrate writing readiness addressing dominate hand use, small muscle development, eye-hand coordination, ability to copy, and an orientation to reading readiness. They develop physical skill and personal hygiene.
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Science 4 Inquiry

Genetics, Genetics, and More Genetics: Exploring Independent Assortment and Non-Mendelian Genetics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Two individuals share 99.9 percent of their genetic codes, yet diversity is observed everywhere. Young scientists learn about diversity through hands-on activities and an experiment. They apply the concepts of independent assortment and...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Dragon Genetics ~ Independent Assortment and Genetic Linkage

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Imagine a pair of dragons that produce offspring. What percentage of the hatchlings have wings and large antlers? An engaging activity draws genetics learners in, introduces them to alleles, meiosis, phenotypes, genotypes, and teaches...
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Curated OER

Dragon Genetics - Understanding Inheritance

For Students 7th - 12th
Six pages begin with a detailed introduction to meiosis and homologous chromosome pairs. Instructions guide learners through a simulation in which they draw craft sticks marked with autosomes in order to decode the genes inherited by...
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Curated OER

Lead Up Skills for Bowling Bingo

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Players learn how to roll a ball with accuracy and the proper amount of force. They practice using their dominant hand as well as learning how to use their non-dominant hand to roll a ball. Cues are given for rolling a ball and for...
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Curated OER

TE Lesson: What's Dominant?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study the number of chromosomes in the body cells, sperm cells, and egg cells of humans. They define allele, and examine the difference between dominant and recessive alleles. They complete an activity with jelly beans that...
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Unit Plan
Curated OER

Genome: The Secret of How Life Works

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
What do you have in common with a fruit fly? About 60 percent of your DNA. The resource, divided into two units, is intended for grades four to eight and another for high schoolers. Both units include eight lessons covering the genome as...
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Kenan Fellows

A Farmer’s Challenge to Breed to the Greatest of Grapes

For Teachers 7th Standards
What does your class know about GMOs? Are they savvy to selective breeding? Challenge young minds to engineer the greatest crop of all time using a hands-on genetics unit. Learners discover the good and bad details of selective breeding,...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

How Were European Nations Capable of Dominating the African Continent?

For Students 7th - 8th
Primary source documents provide a realistic context for pupils to explore. Included are 5 experts relating European ideals and methods for colonizing and controlling the African continent. Middle schoolers answer 4 critical-thinking...
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Curated OER

Do Your Earlobes Hang down?

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders listen as the teacher explains the differences between dominant and recessive traits. The data sheet is described and delivered to students. Students collect data about themselves and record it on their sheet. For the...
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Curated OER

Rock, Paper, Scissors

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore genetic traits. In this genetic traits lesson, 5th graders investigate dominant and recessive traits. Students identify similar traits between a parent organism and its offspring.
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Curated OER

Bean Bag Challenge

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the human body by participating in a physical education activity. In this bean bag lesson, students identify the hand eye coordination skills necessary to throw and catch a bean bag with a partner. Students throw,...
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Curated OER

Opening Our Minds

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discover the function of the brain. In this biology lesson, students participate in several experiments to demonstrate what part of the brain controls their movements. An example of an experiment is drawing with their dominant...
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Curated OER

Engineering the Senses

For Teachers K
Students become aware of texture and the sense of touch. In this senses lesson, students become aware of their dominant hand. Students draw pictures using texture. Students describe a texture of an item in a mystery bag.
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Curated OER

Tape Toes & Rubberband Hands

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students learn the proper form for throwing. Correct hand placement is demonstrated as imaginary and then real objects are thrown at a target. Tape is placed on one shoe and referred to as the tape toe to get the student in position for...
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Activity
Exploratorium

Cardboard Tube Syllabus

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Construct paper tubes and then try out a few optical illusion tricks: See a virtual hole in your own hand Get a grasp of how the eyes combine images Notice that one eye is dominant over the other Reveal how your eyes adjust to...