Lesson Plan


After a hurricane touches down on an area, locals begin the clean-up process. The Cynergy Plant requires cleaning, a blood drive is underway, temporary homes are needed for those that evacuated, and toiletries are rationed. Five lessons solve the problems presented by the natural disaster using units of measurement and proportions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into small groups, direct each group to solve the problems, then come back and share results with the class
  • Bring awareness to a current natural disaster, research the location, the damage, and how to help those in need
Classroom Considerations
  • The first of 13 lessons
  • Requires access to the cost of cleaning products—look online or browse advertisements
  • A story-telling element adds to the learning experience
  • Includes ideas for modifications and extensions
  • None