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Steam Engine—How Does It Work?

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Full steam ahead! A video in the Real Engineering playlist shows viewers how steam engines work. the video starts with an explanation of the inefficient steam engines from before the Industrial Revolution and ends with modern steam...
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Soda Can Steam Engine

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Steam engines have been around since the late 1600s, yet most pupils don't know how they work. Using an soda can, the instructor builds a simple steam engine for scholars to observe. Through a discussion, young scientists learn about the...
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Mechanical Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #3

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Build a concrete understanding of mechanical engineering. Viewers watch an engaging video that describes mechanical engineering as the "design, construction, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems." It also highlights some...
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The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course History of Science #21

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Industrial Revolution changed transportation systems, social systems, and economies. Episode 21 of Crash Course History of Science examines the Industrial Revolution. From the invention and improvements to the steam engine to the...
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Start Your Engines

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Have your techies read up on the details of how combustion engines work in an automobile. Create a set of accompanying response-to-reading questions and have your mechanical engineering or automotive technology class use this as a...
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Steam Engines

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students investigate the invention of the steam engine. In this technology lesson, students investigate the advancement of technology over time. They relate science and technology together.
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Engines: Crash Course Physics #24

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Rev up your teaching with a lesson on engines! The 24th installment in a Crash Course physics series explains the basics of an engine through a discussion of thermodynamics. The instructor shows examples explains the efficiency of the...
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The Early Industrial Revolution: 1760-1851

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Study the causes and effects of the early Industrial Revolution in this well-done presentation. Each slide contains bulleted information, which is organized by major changes in society and technology that made the revolution a...
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Where's the Energy

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research energy conversions. In this energy lesson, students describe the basic operation of a steam engine.  They explain the energy conversions in the steam engine's operation. 
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Generating Ideas for Electricity Generation

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Electricity is an integral part of our daily lives, but many energy sources are damaging the environment. Young engineers read about innovations in alternative energy sources, then work in groups to design and build a model of a system...
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The Beginning of Industrialization

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Set the stage for early industrialization with a look at the work of Charles Dickens. After that the inventions, innovators, and changes in technology are clearly outlined. This presentation focuses on the start of the Revolution which...
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Industrial Revolution: A Definition

For Teachers 8th - 10th
America sure did have a few growing pains during the Industrial Revolution. Share the problems, causes, effects, and reformation that marked the turn of the century and shift in policy during US industrialization. This slide show...
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Industrial Revolution in America: Exploring the Effects of the Heat Engine on the Growth of Cities

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students research the development of the steam engines. In this US history lesson, students analyze the impact of this invention to civilization. They discuss the events leading to the growth and development of different cities.
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All Steamed Up

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students examine the energy conversions and simple machines are involved in the operation of a steam engine. They make a replica of a small steam engine.
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Growth of a Revolution-The Industrial Revolution

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
How did changes of the agricultural revolution in eighteenth century Great Britain influence the Industrial Revolution that followed? How were inventions and processes of the Industrial Revolution interrelated? This resource includes a...
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How Do Car Engines Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars perform an experiment which simulates what happens inside an internal combustion engine. They explain how the chemical reaction they witnessed is similar to what happens inside the car engine.
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Read Across America

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a collection of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics activities, each linked to a popular Dr. Seuss story. 
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Exploring Transportation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know horsepower is actually based on the power of a horse? 60 horse power is the equivalent of being pulled by a team of 60 horses! Viewers will learn other interesting facts like this from a presentation that begins with the...
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Machines: Designing Form and Function

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design a boat model with simplified steam engine. In this ecology lesson, students compare renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. They determine the efficiency of their boat model.
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Engine Engine Number Nine: Music

For Teachers 2nd
Use this Orff orchestration for learners in the second grade. Kids line up like a train while singing the song, "Engine Engine Number Nine" and playing their Orff instruments. This musical arrangement is intended for use with sand...
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Investigation: Geothermal Power

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Engineers construct a steam-powered turbine as a demonstration of geothermal energy in action! 
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Hybrid Vehicles: Cut Pollution and Save Money

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Math and science meet in this activity on hybrid electric automobiles. This 24-page resource provides everything you need for teaching a activity that compares the use of internal combustion engines to hybrid electric engines....
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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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Engineering the Earth: Exploring Wind Energy

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
The children in your class will likely be among the learners who invent creative ways to harness the earth's renewable energy resources. Encourage their critical thinking with a lesson about wind energy and creating wind turbines. Using...
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The Truth About 10 Famous Inventions

For Students 9th - 12th
A scientific video focuses on ten famous inventions and the person credited with inventing each one. Then it describes the bigger picture of each invention and how it relied on those before them and around them. 
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Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students cite the importance of the steam engine, cotton gin and steel making process. They describe conditions in cities due to increased industrialization. They explain how the living and working conditions led to the development of...
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Invent It!

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars explore invention and unveiling of world's first Ferris wheel, analyze photographs and poster of first Ferris wheel, and discuss engineering achievements of Ferris wheel, including how it worked, how it was built, and its...
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Humans and Energy: Crash Course World History 207

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is flipping a switch and lighting up a room normal or miraculous? It depends where—and when—you live. Crash Course World History covers historical uses of energy, current uses of energy, and the possible future uses of energy with an...
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The Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
If ever a person wanted to know about the start, spread, and effects of the Industrial Revolution now would be the time to ask. Answer questions regarding facets of the Industrial revolution in slide show format. Each slide contains...
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Icon of Modernism: Representing the Brooklyn Bridge, 1883-1950

For Teachers K - 12th
The Brooklyn Bridge is not for sale but it is certainly a valuable work of art, and is certainly an American icon. Class members research the history of the bridge, examine eight works of art depicting the bridge, and then design their...
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Telegrams!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students read and analyze original telegrams to learn about people involved in and process of building the world's first Ferris wheel, examine correspondence between inventor and engineer to understand planning necessary to build Ferris...
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Architecture: It's Elementary!—Fifth Grade

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Young citizens construct an understanding of urban planning in this cross-curricular unit. Covering every aspect of city development from the political, economic, and social influences to sustainable building practices, this 10-lesson...
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Car Engines

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students create piston systems and explore the conversion of linear to rotary motion that propels a car. In this motion lesson plan, students build and test a model piston/crankshift system and discover why there is a maximum limit to...
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Meet Mr. Poe

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce your readers to Edgar Allan Poe via internet research. Begin by going over rules for the library and search engines, then set learners loose to gather facts on Poe's life. The following day, have the entire class review their...
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Early Forms of Transportation

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study forms of transport. In this transportation history lesson students discover the attributes of the Conestoga Wagon, the carriage, the stagecoach, the bicycle, the steam engine and the automobile. Students research the...
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Demonstration of Newton's First Law of Motion

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A scientist performs an engaging experiment to demonstrate Newton's First Law of Motion. He puts a blow-torch to a Hero's Engine to create steam, which sets the apparatus spinning. He explains that in space where nothing would act on it...
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How Power Plants Work 2

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this second of three lessons on power plants, future engineers find out how we generate electricity and how coal-powered plants operate. They work in small groups to make electromagnet generators to light LED bulbs. A set of...
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"Finding" Horsepower

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students investigate horsepower as a unit of power. They examine history and discover that scientists and engineers of high achievement are considered to be among the most valued contributors to their culture.
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Possible Careers

For Teachers 7th Standards
Is a STEM career the right choice for me? Lesson four in a six-part career and college readiness series introduces seventh graders to the world of STEM occupations. Individuals use their Holland code results to select, research, and...
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Energy Conversion

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders study energy conversions. They watch a demonstration of a working engine and make a chart explaining the energy conversions taking place. They build a simple electric motor and research other types of electric generators.
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ME*Pro App

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
In this secondary mathematics lesson, learners investigate the uses and capabilities of a TI-89 application designed for mechanical engineering learners. The app contains over 700 pieces of reference information and organized into...
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John Fitch: Pioneer Steamboat Inventor

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the transportation revolution brought about through the use of steam power to move boats over water. They practice note taking skills by taking notes from an article.
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The First Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A wonderful and comprehensive look at the first Industrial Revolution. Starting with events, inventions, and changes in thought that occurred in the 1700's, the presentation moves through the technological advancements in industry and...
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How Does Work...Work?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What makes a clock tick or a bulb light up? The concept of work is explained to a backdrop of clever animation. Physics fans learn that the amount of work equals the product of the force and distance, and that the rate equals the amount...
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Spanish American War

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Today, Cuba and America sometimes struggle with diplomatic relations, but did you know that America went to war against Spain to free Cuba? Learners examine many interesting facts related to the Spanish American War using an informative...
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Nineteenth Century Progress

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Highlight some of the major players and progressive inventions that shaped the latter half of the 19th century. From Thomas Edison to Vaudeville, this outline of pop and tech culture provides an American cultural context. Note: Use this...
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Bread in a Bag

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Could the history of bread really be interesting? Yes, it could! An informational text gives scholars wheat production background from 8,000 years ago, discussing different types of bread and the current industry in Oklahoma. Learners...
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History of Coal in the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine a timeline of coal mining in the US and research how the policies of coal dependent companies have changes over the last 50 years.
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Breathing Victory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students know that participation in sports requires energy. They comprehend that we get energy form the foods that we eat and the air thta we breathe. Converting food and air into usable energy is defined as celluar respiration. Students...
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Reading a Classic Novel

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Charles Dickens offers an excellent example of sensory writing in this reading comprehension worksheet. Learners read excerpts from the novel Hard Times in which he describes the New England industrial city of Coketown. They consider why...
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Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban: Guided Imagery

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Readers of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third in J. K. Rowling's series of novels about the young wizard, engage in a guided imagery exercise and then record in detail as many imagers from the passage as they can remember.
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A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
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The Industrial Revolution: Matching

For Students 9th - 12th
This online, interactive worksheet provides 21 matching questions about the industrial revolution. It covers people, events, inventions and more. Quiz-takers submit their answers and receive their score immediately.
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 6 - Exercise 5b

For Students 9th - 12th
For this online interactive English vocabulary skills worksheet, learners answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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English Vocabulary Skills: AWL Sublist 9 - Exercise 5c

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive English vocabulary skills worksheet, students answer 10 matching questions which require them to fill in the blanks in 10 sentences. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Understanding the Industrial Revolution

For Students 9th - 11th
This 4-page worksheet on the industrial revolution asks over 40 questions on everything from economics to politics to inventions. It appears that this accompanies a specific reading; however, the corresponding text is not identified. You...
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Early Central Heating

For Students 8th - 12th
In this history of heating worksheet, learners read about the different ways of heating rooms over time. They answer three critical thinking questions about conduction, convection and heating.
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Steamship Portland: Where's the Energy?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine how steamships operate. They describe the necessary energy conversions. They construct a model paddlewheel ship. They use rubber bands as examples of potential and kinetic energy as they unwind and set the models in motion.
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Inventor's Challenge Review

For Students 9th - 10th
In this science worksheet, students match each invention or device to its inventor listed on the right. There are 32 inventors listed and some may be used twice. Then they order the items in each group from oldest to newest and state the...
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Simple Thermodynamics of Transportation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students watch videos about various modes of transportation, they examine the energy transformations that occur in each, and they be introduced to the laws of thermodynamics.
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The Top 5 Ancient Chinese Inventions

For Students 6th - 9th
In this top five ancient Chinese inventions worksheet, learners investigate each Chinese invention in detail along with the top five British inventions of all time. Students then answer five comprehension questions while writing an essay...
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Technology Growth

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students investigate semiconductor chips and its technological use. In this algebra lesson, students use the semiconductor chip as a real life application tool to study functions, linear equations and quadratic equations. They relate the...
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Bread in a Bag

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars explore wheat. In this bread making lesson, students make their own loaf of bread and discover the history behind wheat. They work in pairs to follow step-by-step instructions for making the bread. This lesson includes a...
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Electrical Generators

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students study what an electric generator does and its history.  In this energy instructional activity students complete several experiments including building their own electric generator.
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Maths at the Mill; A Mathematical Trail Around Sarehole Mill

For Students 4th - 5th
In this math worksheet, students solve math problems based on a trip around the Sarehole Mill. The worksheet includes black and white photographs of the site as well as questions that relate to the mill. Students answer questions about...
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Using Figurative Language

For Students 5th - 7th
In this simile and metaphor review worksheet, students identify the types of figurative language used in 5 sentences. Students use metaphors and similes to rewrite 3 sentences.
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Fire Safety

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate fire safety. In this safety lesson, students identify the fire exits in the school building and draw a floor plan of their house to create an emergency escape route.
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Great Minds: Ada Lovelace

For Students 9th - 12th
Do you know about The Enchantress of Numbers? Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program, more than a century before the first modern computer. Her knowledge and vision continue to inspire mathematicians today. 
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Division of Syllables in Spanish

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Are your Spanish speakers working on their pronunciation? The five rules for stress are included in this plan, and your class needs them! They are explained well, and examples are provided for each rule. Whether you choose to use this...
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Ben and Me: Ben Franklin History Through Literature Unit

For Teachers 5th
Guide your fifth graders through an engaging study of revolutionary and scientific history with Robert Lawson's historical novel told from the point of view of Ben Franklin's mouse. The book is Ben Franklin: An Astonishing Life. You can...
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Contemporary Authors Paper and Portfolio Assignment

For Teachers 11th - 12th
End the year with a culminating project on contemporary authors. Each scholar chooses ten authors and writes biographies of the authors, selects reviews of their works, reads one book and writes of a review of that one book. The final...
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Clothes Crazy!

For Teachers 6th - 9th
What are you wearing today? Practice basic vocabulary with your Spanish speakers and then have them translate a series of sentences from English into Spanish and vice versa. Consider also having them write a short paragraph about the...
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Energy Efficiency

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Using the resource is probably the most efficient way to learn about efficiency. The 18th installment of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit has pupils investigate energy efficiency through discussions and associated activities....
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Non-Objective Art and Nouns

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Nouns--they're a scream! Edvard Munch's famous expressionist painting, "The Scream" is used to illustrate how a painting can capture an emotion or an idea. After a discussion of this masterpiece, class members select an emotion or idea...
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Fitness Gram Brochure Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th
The six categories of this fitness gram project line up with many of the state standards for fitness testing. There is a component in this project for each individual to set a goal for each of the fitness tests to be taken. In this way,...
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Cooperative Mini-Games

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Cooperative mini-games are great to teach to your young learners. Kids grow up with so much competition in their lives, it's nice to focus on playing games to have fun, get along, and work together. Take the focus off of winning and...
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Empowered Decision Making

For Teachers 6th - 12th
There are many ways to make decision: act, react, flip a coin. Some ways are healthy and some are not. Learn about the different styles. Learn how to use effective decision-making skills to get desirable results. Learn to take...
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Me gusta! Spanish speakers discuss the food pyramid, their daily eating habits, and foods they like or dislike. Before exiting, provide learners with a short informal assessment to gauge vocabulary development.
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Eye Safety

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Demonstrate the importance of eye safety in the science laboratory! Acetone is sprayed on a bare, plastic-wrapped, and plastic-wrapped glasses-clad styrofoam plate to show the importance of protective clothing and eyewear....
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Cooperative Games – The Hungry Snake

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
A fun and simple cooperative game for elementary school classes. The hungry snake wanders around the gym and picks up as much of the PE equipment that has been scattered around as he can find. The snake must pass the items all the way...
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Questions and Answers in a Foreign Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Looking for another game to review past material? Included is a whole class game set at the board. Learners get to facilitate their classmates' learning while asking your pre-designed questions on past material. Worried about kids who...
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Spanish Bingo

For Teachers 12th
You create a list of some recent vocabulary for your experienced learners to review before playing a class game of bingo. Each learner gets a card, and other learners come up to say the spanish word chosen. This allows for oral practice...
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En el Cafe

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Spanish speakers write skits set in a cafe. There are few guidelines for this assignment, but encourage your class to include humor! Create a rubric to provide beforehand so your learners know your expectations. Then consider keeping a...
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Spanish Prepositions

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Your Spanish class will read "La Rima" to teach the pronunciation of different Spanish prepositions before learners have the opportunity to play with objects and describe their location using prepositions. Don't forget to include the...
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The Importance of Martin Luther King Day

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Kids and teachers alike are happy for a day off from school, but what makes Martin Luther King, Jr. so special? Why is there a day honoring him? No matter what subject you teach, there's an idea on how to integrate his life and work into...
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Romeo and Juliet-Different Time and Place

For Teachers 9th
Encourage your class to make Romeo and Juliet their own. Groups of three to four people choose an alternative setting and create a soundtrack and costumes before acting out one scene. Not many directions or explanations are given, but...
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Create a Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Take the classic "group-written story" and apply it to the computer. Instead of passing around a sheet of paper for learners to continue writing where another person left off, have individuals move from computer to computer, continuing...
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Using Rhythm Instruments to Tell a Story

For Teachers K - 3rd
After watching a video of Peter and the Wolf, and identifying the instruments used to represent each character, class members use rhythm instruments to represent the actions in the song, "What Would I do."
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Painting without Paint

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Skip the mess, paint without paint! Young artists create a colorful shamrock using construction paper, tissue paper, paint brushes, water, or vinegar.   
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Hearts for St. Patrick

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore the history of St. Patrick's Day and add a festive touch to classroom decor with an activity that combines holiday symbols, limericks, and class members' craftiness to create paper shamrocks. 
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Lucky Clovers

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Scholars put their graphing skills to use with a lesson that challenges them to scour the playground for hidden shamrocks. They then display their findings in graph form for a fun St. Patrick's Day project.
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From the Mouse's Point of View

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students will write a short story from Amos' point of view about one of Benjamin Franklin inventions not mentioned in Ben and Me.
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Veterans in My Family

For Teachers All
Students make KWL charts about veterans. Then they find information about veterans in their own families and make a simple but creative art project about the veterans.
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Explore the Roaring Twenties with l Lecture, r Research, and Role-play

For Teachers 6th - 8th
To grasp what life was like in the 1920's, middle schoolers research and role-play. Intended as a follow-up activity to a lecture on the 1920's, learners will journal, view a PowerPoint, role-play, and reflect on what they've learned....
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Math: Chess Lesson Plans

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Have you ever thought about introducing chess to your pupils but didn't know how to begin? Here is a 10-day plan for helping novice chess players with everything from learning the names of the pieces and their layout on the board, to the...
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Alfonso Ball

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Joey Alphonso made up this game, which is played using a gator skin ball and a tennis racket on a basketball court. The simple rules and strategy of the game are explained. This is a high-scoring, run around activity. Everyone can...
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Squirrels and Hawks

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Squirrels and hawks is a nutty version of capture the flag. Squirrels and hawks is played with three teams instead of two, and therefore has more action going on. Begin with all the nuts in the center of the play area, guarded by the...
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Do Something About… Eating Healthy - Day 5: Super-size Me

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What does serving size and portion control have to do with 60% of Americans being overweight? Well frankly, quite a bit. Read some information that talks about portion size and childhood obesity. Take a look at what serving sizes should...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This is the sixth lesson in a 10 lesson unit on healthy eating from the organization Do Something, Inc.  The lesson focuses on how food gets marketed to young people. What does advertising have to do with buying food? There is a set of...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 9: Fitting in Fitness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 9 in this 10-lesson unit put together by Do Something, Inc. is about fitting fitness into daily activivty. First off though, the class needs to take a look at what kind, and how much, activity they do in a day, in a week, etc....
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Spanish Storytelling

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Teaching the imperative? This resource includes so many ideas! One option is to have learners stand up, and tell them a story in the second person. As you read the story, have them act it out! This plan gets kids up and moving!
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Karma Tycoon Video Game Study Guide Unit Learning Goals and Links to Classroom Learning

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Utilize smartphone or computer technology and have your learners develop their nonprofit business vocabulary and skills in civics, geography, economics, language arts, and math with the plans and activities in this resource. Included are...
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The Importance of Managing Your Finances

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here is lesson three of a larger unit that uses the game Karma Tycoon to explore personal finance. Learners apply math skills to a real-life situation by discussing the loan interest rates commonly used with grants, loads, and credit...
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

For Students K - 2nd Standards
There's no doubt the city described in the story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, has incredible weather, but looking at the town as a whole, how does it compare to a real-life town? Listen carefully and view the...
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Leprechaun Message

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Spark wonder and add whimsy to your St. Patrick's Day celebration with a lesson that creates a festive atmosphere and challenges scholars to examine a message sent from a visiting leprechaun. 
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Catapults

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Ready, aim, fire! Launch to a new level of understanding as scholars build and test their own catapults. Learners explore lever design and how adjusting the fulcrum changes the outcome. 
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Applied Science- Built environment Lab (Trains)

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars examine transportation. In this train design lesson, students study how trains work and how to efficiently design a track by working with an electric train set. As a class they compare various types of trains and work...
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SoHo House: A Short History

For Students 5th - 7th
In this SoHo House learning journey worksheet, students read a short history of the So Ho house and the prominent workman associated with it. They read about James Watt, William Murdoch, and Matthew Boulton.
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Types of Trains

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore different types of trains. In this science instructional activity, 3rd graders study the "Orphan Train" and write a paragraph about what it would feel like to be riding a train during this time period.
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Modern Marvels: Speed

For Students 6th - 8th
For this speed worksheet, students complete four data tables about cars, trains and watercraft after watching video segments. They find the fastest speed of each vehicle and the year it was built. Students then graph the data and...
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Texas State Railroad

For Students 6th - 7th
In this word search activity, students solve a word search by locating forty words related to the Texas State Railroad. The word list includes oil, prison, and rail.
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Freight Train Activity Card

For Students Pre-K - K
In this reading worksheet, students respond to the book Freight Trains by completing an activity at home with a parent. Students cut out the colored picture of 8 train cars depicted in the book. Students put them in order, lining them up...
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Inventors and Scientists

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research a scientific breakthrough. In this science lesson, students write an essay on a technology that has changed the world.
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Ships of the Air

For Students 2nd - 4th
For this vocabulary and reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 1 page selection about aircraft, match 8 words to the correct parts and types of aircraft and respond to 9 short answer and fill in the blank questions.
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Bread in a Bag

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
This lesson focuses on making bread, but also spends some time on the origins of wheat. In order to make the bread, each class member receives a kit full of the materials they will need. Included here is a detailed list of instructions...
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The Inventions and Effects of the Industrial Revolution

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students understand that the Industrial Revolution began in England, spreading to the rest of Western Europe and the United States and with it came an increased demand for raw materials from the Americans, Asia, and Africa.
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Inventions of the 19th Century

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore inventions that have been created since the nineteenth century.
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Breathing Victory

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss anaerobic respiration and how it relates to sprinting. After discussion of related processes, students create a brochure that explains the complex processes behind every muscular interaction.
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General Science Knowledge

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students use the computer or the library (encyclopedias, dictionaries, science books, etc.) to look up the following branches of science, scientists and their inventions, and space science history.
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Structures and Materials

For Students 7th - 12th
In this materials worksheet, students will review different types of materials and the structures that can be made using these materials. This worksheet has 7 fill in the blank, 6 matching, 1 short answer, and 6 multiple choice questions.
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The Industrial Revolution and Women

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students learn about inventions of the Industrial Revolution and their impact on life. In this Industrial Revolution lesson, students look at how the Industrial Revolution changed the work experience from farms to factories. They tell...
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Antebellum Transportation Model Presentation

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students analyze transportation systems. In this West Virginia history lesson, students research Internet and print sources to determine how transportation systems prompted western expansion in the state. Students create posters that...
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Ancient Greek Philosophers:Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students discover the famous Greek Philosophers. In this Greek lesson, students find the contributions of Ancient Greece and their philosophers. This lesson includes brief bios on Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
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Steck Vaughn Comprehension Assessment #7

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this comprehension assessment worksheet, students read a passage titled, "Early Railroads," then complete a set of 5 related comprehension questions.
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Early Railroads

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about early railroads and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
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Underground City

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Underground City. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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Math Through Literature

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young learners complete and create addition and subtraction facts up to 20 using the illustrative book Counting Wildflowers.
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The Beauty of Beethoven

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Listeners interpret Beethoven's Fifth Symphony using excerpts from Plato about beauty and its purpose. High text complexity in Plato is appropriate for strong readers, older learners, musicians, or philosophy classes. Lesson has easy...
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Gentlehands Accordion Book

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Essentially an essay or extended response assignment, this lesson contains five different writing prompts about the novel Gentlehands by M.E. Meaker. Readers then complete handmade accordion books. The writing prompts may be useful, as...
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Christmas Remakes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
"The first hotel," the agents did say, "was to certain poor travelers in fields where they strayed." Start the holiday season with this Christmas activity, which incorporates several important language arts skills. Students begin by...
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Health Careers

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Salaries, accreditation, and health technologies, sounds like career exploration time! Kids examine everything one needs to know before going into a health career. They explore the requirements and salaries earned by EMTs, massage...
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Winter Stations

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
This is not a lesson, but four drills to practice a few skills, based on a holiday theme. Two of the games have the players practice underhand tossing, and another game has them dribbling and shooting a basketball. These seem like fun...
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Olympic Opening Ceremonies

For Teachers K - 6th
Plan and play three days of Olympic games at your elementary school. This set of plans is based on the Winter Olympics. Pick and choose what you might use for your location, for the available space you have, for the different grade...
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Langston Hughes' Poetry

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Reflect upon the poetry of the Harlem Renaissance by looking at some of Langston Hughes' works. "I, Too" and "American Heartbreak" are mentioned, as well as work by Malcolm X and Smokey Robinson. Specific questions help guide discussion...
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The Great Gatsby Book Cover Symbolism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Integrate art with The Great Gatsby. Have your learners use their knowledge of symbolism in the story to create a book cover with paper and markers that illustrates symbols they find pertinent. Furthermore, scholars will write a 350-500...
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Igor Stravinsky: The Composer and His Impact

For Teachers 12th
An internet-saturated learning experience helps high schoolers construct and support opinions about the impact of 20th-century composer Igor Stravinsky. They read a biography online, listen to compositions, watch YouTube videos, and view...
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Earth Day Jeopardy for Special Ed grades 3-12

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Get your special-needs learners all set for Earth Day! Use these developmentally appropriate questions and answers related to Earth Day concepts, which include recycling, conservation, pollution, and ecology. Note: Check out...
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Bullying Skit with Music

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Enhance learners' engagement with a musical lesson about bullying. First, scholars listen carefully as Andy Sauer describes different bullying situations in his song, Walk In My Shoes. Then, act out each scenario to reinforce the...
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Reading / Resources List Australian History

For Teachers 6th
Part of a unit on Australian colonial history, here is a reading/resource list to use when studying the First Fleet, early settlers of Australia, and their interaction with indigenous Australians. Containing both fiction and nonfiction,...
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Classification of the Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students learn that the planets of the solar system can be classified in different ways; by size, by composition (or what they are made of), by distance from the Sun, and by history (when they were discovered). The resource provides both...
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What's the Solution?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Red cabbage is more than just a garnish for your salad. When blended into juice, it is a practical and inexpensive acid/base indicator. Demonstrate chemical reactions by mixing red cabbage juice with either vinegar or baking soda. Small...
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Holes

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read summaries of the chapters in the book Holes and complete discussion questions on each chapter. In this Holes lesson planet, students have 50 chapters to answer questions on.
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Introduction to Correct Posture for Singing

For Teachers 12th
Singing is serious business. Get those backs straight, those feet on the ground, and those eyes facing forward, because today's lesson is about proper singing posture. Twelfth graders do a vocal warm up exercise after practicing proper...
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Falling for Rapunzel: Dramatic Play

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
What a way to teach the parts of a play! Use Michelle Anthony’s adapted script of Falling for Rapunzel to demonstrate for your young readers the differences between stories and dramas. While no lesson plan is included, the script could...
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A Creative Way to Comprehend the Elements of a Short Story

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Introduce your secondary readers to the elements and characteristics of short stories. As a class, they read a short story answering questions as the story continues. In groups, they complete post-reading activities and compare their own...
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Up in the Air

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners evaluate the impact of volcanic ash on the surroundin environment. Through discussion, videos and activities, they identify the various ways in which volcanic ash can be more detrimental than volcanic magma and lava.
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Poverty within Our Community

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Use statistical data to identify and explain poverty. Middle schoolers give and implement possible solutions to poverty. They read statistics concerning poverty and create graphs and charts to illustrate what they have read. A great way...
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La Belle Époque [1871-1914]:

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Progress through various aspects of the  "The Beautiful Era" in this presentation. Political, technological, and scientific contexts surround the time of innovation and change in the world landscape. The short length of this slide show...
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Space Shuttle

For Teachers 5th - 9th
One slide details the features of Space Shuttle Discovery in graphic form. Another shows a faulty hydrogen fuel sensor. The final slide is a picture of the explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger and the ill-fated crew. If you wanted to...
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Tomatoes Take Over the Earth!

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Count the seeds in one tomato and then work out the potential population of tomato plants for three generations. Technology is included by having the class use an Excel spread sheet to perform the calculations. The laboratory exercise...
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Do Something About… Eating Healthy - Vital Vitamins

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The two-day "Vital Vitamins" lesson from Do Something, Inc. is all about vitamins. Learners pair up to research a specific vitamin. There are two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble. They research and write an information card on...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 3: Nutritious Choices

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Day 3: Nutritious Choices is the third lesson of ten in this nutrition unit by Do Something, Inc. The focus this time is sugar. How much sugar does the average American consume in a year? Ask your class to make some guesses and then...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 4: International Food Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Day 4: International Food Day, is the fourth instructional activity in a series of ten lessons from Do Something, Inc. There are some good ideas here that revolve around discussion and research of foods from other cultures. Visit a...
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Day 7: Getting the Skinny on Obesity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Learners calculate where they fall on the body mass index (BMI) spectrum and then examine the New Food Pyramid to plan a daily eating and exercising plan.
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Do Something about… Eating Healthy - Lesson 8: Action Plan

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Check you heart rate, evaluate your current level of activity, figure out calories burned based on the activities you do. Then put together an action plan of activities to do on a regular basis to maintain physical fitness. Lesson 8...
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Beginning of the Year

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Welcome back your foreign language speakers with this quick re-introduction to the target language. While originally designed for a Spanish classroom, this idea could easily be adapted for any foreign language class. Create your own key...
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Special Ed Lesson: Rain Cloud Activity

For Teachers 1st - 5th
What is rain and where does it come from? Help your special-needs class understand the weather concepts of rain, clouds, and the water cycle with this introductory activity. They view a PowerPoint video (not included), answer questions...
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Division of Syllables in Spanish

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Have your Spanish language learners compile a list of at least 20 words they currently know. After having a class discussion and having learners add words to their list, the teacher will guide them in dividing syllables. They take a...
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Shapes!!

For Teachers K
Students recognize and name each shape and, after doing a hands-on experiment with the different shapes, the preschool students draw each shape to the best of their ability.
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This one is on Colonization of the English Colonies

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students study the importance of geographic location which can determine the survival and progress of a colony. They also study the basic concepts of flag design and the basic types of symbolism expressed by many flags or banners.
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Egg Wrap (circumference, measurement & estimating)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners determine the circumference of the balloon (by measuring the diameter and using the equation "circumference = D times pi"), and then use that information to estimate how much yarn they need to go around the balloon x amount of time
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Rorschach Spots

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students are introduced to Psychology. They become aware of their feelings and attitudes, explain a psychologists work and explain people's points of view and behaviors.
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City Life and Country Life

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students answer the questions: What I know about living in the city and living in the country? students compare/contrast life in the city and life in the country.
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Petition for Change : Worker Rights, Women's Suffrage, Industrial Revolution, US History

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders work in cooperative groups to write a description of a typical day in a fabric mill as described in the book Lyddie by Katherine Patterson. They create a petition calling for industry reform.
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History of the Olympics

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Students research the history of the Olympics. They compare their findings to the information found in the book Hour of the Olympics. They discuss and present the changes in the Olympic from ancient times to today.
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Integrating History, Art, Literature, and Culture in the Spanish Classroom

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students, in a Spanish classroom, research Spanish speaking countries and create a PowerPoint presentation of that country. They are to use art, literature, history and culture in the presentation.
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Civil War Diaries and Letters

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine diaries and letters written during the Civil War. They write a small journal entry or letter from the perspective of someone in the Civil War.
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Why do I have to do jury duty?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how jury duty is a type of civic engagement. They interview an adult about their thoughts and feeling on jury duty. They look at famous Supreme Court cases such as Brown vs. Board of Education.
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All Aboard! Railroad Transportation

For Teachers Pre-K
Students create a picture of a train. In this train instructional activity, students read Freight Trainand discuss the trains that they see. Students discuss what it would feel like to be a train and play a game where they pretend to be...
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Sequencing The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars read a book. In this sequencing lesson, students review how to sequence and then read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and create sentence strips about the story. Young scholars complete four different activities where...
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Importance of Friendship- Accepting Differences

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders learn about friendship. In this acceptance instructional activity, 2nd graders read the book My Friend Isabelle and discuss it. Students use information from the book to make graphs. Students read Family of Friends and...
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Cooperative Snowmen

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students construct paper snowmen. In this visual arts lesson, students read the book Snowmen at Night and work in groups to construct the different parts of a snowman. Students write a short story about their snowman.
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Introducing Shapes with Pumpkins

For Teachers K
Students study shapes with pumpkins. In this geometry instructional activity, students read the book Pumpkin Heads! Students create pumpkin faces by using various shapes.
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Spooky Spiders and Wacky Webs

For Teachers 1st
First graders study spiders. For this exploratory unit consisting of seven activities, 1st graders study spiders, their body parts, habitats and eating habits. Many of the activities in this unit are hands on and address multiple...
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All About Butterflies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the life cycle of the butterfly. In this life cycles lesson plan, students use the Internet to learn about the butterfly life cycle and create a butterfly model. Students use Kidspiration software to illustrate the...
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Map Legend vs. Story Legend

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students recognize that Native Americans used things in nature to explain unanswered questions. In this legends lesson, students read The Legend of Mackinaw Island.Students create illustration of an island with symbols. Students invent a...
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Ideas for Teaching About Different Countries and Cultures

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students complete various activities to learn about world cultures. In this world cultures lesson, students visit websites, read books, share recipes, complete craft activities, and research the various cultures of a country in the world.
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American Symbols

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete activities to explore American national symbols and what they represent. In this national symbols lesson, students define "symbol" and discuss the flag, Statue of Liberty, Liberty Bell, American Bald Eagle, among...
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His Dream Continues

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments. In this African American history instructional activity, 1st graders research Martin Luther King Jr. by using various resources. Students compose their own version of...
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Multicultural Fairy Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students compare and contrast various Cinderella stories. In this multicultural fairy tales lesson, students understand the characteristics of a fairy tale. Students compare similar fairy tales from different cultures and list three...
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Cause and Effect with Photo Story

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore cause and effect relationships. In this reading comprehension lesson, 3rd graders read the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and discuss the cause and effect relationships in the book. Students use Photo Story 3 and...
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Newcomers Settle

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders understand the meaning of the word entrepreneur. In this entrepreneur business lesson, 3rd graders participate in taking business information and finding whether the business made a profit. Students relate to money in their...
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Easter Egg Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students practice addition facts by hunting Easter eggs. In this holiday lesson, students go on an egg hunt to find various math facts and the correct sum for each fact.
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Leonardo da Vinci's Polyhedra and Intarsia

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study three-dimensional figures along with da Vinci's artworks. In this visual art lesson plan, 3rd graders construct three-dimensional polygons in addition to reading new art vocabulary words.
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History of Thanksgiving

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders watch a video about the first Thanksgiving and the history of the events surrounding it.  In this research lesson, 6th graders break into groups and research Thanksgiving to create a presentation with their findings. 
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Juicy, Succulent, Interesting, and Sensational Descriptive Words and Synonyms

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders write a poem with descriptive language. In this descriptive words words lesson students listen to poetry and count descriptive words that they find. The students discuss synonyms. the teacher acts as a scribe and the class...
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Fresh Fruit Smoothie

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore healthy eating by researching recipes. In this fruit smoothie instructional activity, students utilize a blender, yogurt, cutting utensils and several different fruits to create a healthy drink which is good for the...
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Water Cycle

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Every type of learner can present what they learn about the water cycle. Here, posters and poems are produced in addition to water samples being tested and data displayed. The problem with this plan is that the background information is...
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Predicting with Charlotte's Web

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners use their prediction skills to prepare five questions and answers about what may happen in the rest of the story. After they have finished, students pair up with a classmate and answer each other's questions creatively
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Crystals, Christmas, and Science

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners examine how different crystals are formed, observe crystals in the making, observe with a hand lens and cite the geometric qualities, and relate the necessary natural occurrences needed to create crystals.
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Our Town Imaginary Maps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students give a graphical interpretation of their learning. They connect setting to drama. They explain concept of staging versus setting in drama. They synthesize material related to theme and text.
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Forces

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders define and give examples of forces, measure forces and discover the relationship between force and motion. They engage in a lab activity after the lecture.
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Penguin Theme Unit

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
This series of lessons include literature, games, homework assignments and art activities that enable the learner to explore the world of the penguin.
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Electricity: Static And Current

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars explain that electrons are the things that make electricity work, name and define the two basic kinds of electricity as static and current, compare conductors and insulators and construct a battery.
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Simple Machines Unit

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students, after sorting, categorizing, and defining simple machines, identify the 6 basic simple machines with complete accuracy.
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Edible Atom

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students choose an element from the periodic table and design the atom complete with protons, neutrons, electrons and if you get really crazy you can have them add mesons, quarks and gluons.
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Fraction Blocks

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students identify the numerator and denominator of various fractions and create visual representations of fractions using manipulative blocks.
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Exploring Music Instruments Using the Internet Music Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore musical instruments, their sounds, and compositions for instruments by visiting websites and answering questions on a teacher made worksheet. They also perform a variety of activities with other students in the classroom.
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Measuring Temperature

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine how to read from an actual thermometer and how to record the temperature. First, by coloring the paper thermometer to a temperature close to what they see on the actual thermometer.
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The Breathing Machine

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students become aware of the functions of the lungs in our bodies, that air is made up of gases, and that in breathing an exchange of gases takes place in the lungs.

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