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STEM: Elementary Inquiry

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Encourage scholars to investigate and think critically with a collection of 14 STEM lesson plans. The following inquiry-based lessons explore the concepts of life cycles of plants and animals, measurement, magnets, evaporation,...
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Actual Size: Measuring Animals

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Elementary schoolers practice their measuring skills using the book entitled Actual Size. They use rulers and tape measures to measure their body parts. After that, everyone reads through the book Actual Size and measures the animals...
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Inside the Minds of Animals

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Is it instinct and intelligence that divide animals from humans? What are they really thinking, and how do we define that? Check out this great video that discusses everything from Descartes' thoughts on the topic and Darwinian evolution...
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Grade 6 Literacy: Can Animals Think? Unit

For Teachers 6th Standards
Can animals think? Learners develop their thinking abilities by reading Linden's essay and constructing an evidence-based response. Complete with rubrics and exemplars to evaluate writing, the resource also has suggested pre-, during,...
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How Big is Big?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
In a math or life science class, "mini-me" models are created with cardstock to reflect a 1:10 scale of students' bodies. Learners measure each others' heights with meter sticks, and then reduce the size by 10. After this exercise, they...
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Arctic Animals: How Do They Measure Up?

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Young scientists grab their measuring tapes, rulers, and yard sticks as they see how big Arctic animals really are. To conceptualize the trait of height or length, each small group will measure out the entire length of an arctic animal....
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Measuring Biodiversity in Gorongosa

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Take your biology class' understanding of biodiversity to a whole new level! Ecology scholars use data to calculate three different diversity indices based on the organisms in the Gorongosa National Park. The four-part activity uses an...
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Who Is Faster?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Am I going to catch it? Individuals time how long it takes them to walk, jog, and run a given distance and calculate their speed. They then research two animals and find their speeds. Using a chart, pupils compare the speeds of the...
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Measuring Respiratory Quotient

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
How do scientists prove tiny living things respire? Young scientists build a respirometer and measure respiration rates in living creatures. By comparing the measurements of both plants and animals, they understand the similarities.
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Worms: A Farmer's Best Friend

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
The earthworms on your school campus are an educational resource! Youngsters learn about the benefits worms bring to farmers, and listen to a book revealing the interesting truth about these slimy annelids. Then, they get up close and...
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Sizing Up Species: Measurement Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Measurement devices can be used to determine the height, length, or weight of all kinds of things, even plants and animals. This presentation acts as the basis for two estimation activities. Each activity requires the children to...
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Properties of Multiplication in Decimal Operations: Balloon Animals

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Commutive and associative properties are the focus of a five-question interactive. Dealing with decimal multiplication and addition, mathematicians solve multiple-choice and true or false questions using a model that moves balloons along...
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The Foot Book

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Left or right? Bear track or deer track? Learn about all kinds of feet, in addition to animals and measurement, in a resource that makes math, science, art, and English language arts connections. A perfect addition to your Read Across...
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Who Takes Care of the Maya Forest Corridor?

For Teachers 1st Standards
Who keeps animals safe? Who keeps us safe? Discover the helpers that make learning and growing possible through a medley of activities that focus on habitats—ours and those in the rainforest. Scholars are asked to identify one helper who...
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Units & Measurements

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students define and identify various units of measurement. They measure using units, compare weights, enhance balancing skills and discuss how they use measurement in their daily lives
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Animals, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners read about animal behavior before the Indian Ocean tsunami and meet with an elder to discuss how the animals reacted. In this animal behavior lesson plan, students read a story and fill out a worksheet provided.
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Animals and the Food Webs that Love Them

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars study the animals that Lewis and Clark would have encountered.  In this animals lesson students study the food web and how human populations have affected them. 
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2nd Grade - Act. 27: How Animals Prepare for Winter

For Teachers 2nd
What do animals do during the winter? Second graders will discover that some animals migrate and other hibernate during the winter. Using "How and Why Animals Prepare for Winter," by Elaine Pascoe, they will discuss and create a drawing...
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Zoo Integrated Unit

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the North Carolina Zoological Park with your class. In this cross-curriculum activity, learners use information from the zoo to create scaled maps, use compasses, and research animals found at the zoo. They take a field trip to...
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How do you Measure Up?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate measurement and proportion.  In this second grade mathematics lesson,  students read Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins and measure weight, height, and length as explore what they would be like or...
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A Brief History of Tree Measurement

For Students 7th - 11th
All you need for this interactive, discovery-based measurement lesson is a tree and the sun! Scholars explore three different methods used to determine the height of trees, using the law of reflection, the shadow method, and the "bottoms...
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Who's Hoo -- An Owl Pellet Comparison Activity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars investigate owl pellets.  In this math measurement and animal survival instructional activity, students observe, weigh, and examine the contents of an owl pellet.  Young scholars record observations and data, then draw...
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Stuffed Animals Measuring

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students measure stuffed animals with various materials such as dog biscuits, paper clips, and yarn. In this measurement lesson, students measure the stuffed animals, and understand the concept of long and short and big and little.
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Migration Math Madness

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
A great way to incorporate math into life science, this lesson has learners measure migratory routes on a map and calculate the actual distance that shorebirds on the routes would cover. Learners compute the distance covered in both...