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Digital Science through Pod Casting 7 to 8
Middle school students will perform various science experiments that will be recorded and converted to Pod Casts. These pod casts will be utilized by elementary teacher to teach various science concepts in grades 1-6.
"A Portrait of Success" Elementary Student Portfolio Building K to 4
Students use digital photography and appropriate software to record their work into a manageable portfolio to document personal progress.
"In the News!" 2 to 8
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A newscast that can be writen, produced and created by elementary or middle school students. Co-Authored with Stacy Bodin
"Scientific Method Multimedia Project" 6 to 12
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Student teams will develop a multimedia project utilizing Flip Video in conjunction with i-Movie. Teams will document from beginning to end their own journey through the steps of the scientific method as they design, carry out, analyze and troubleshoot an original experiment.
"The Five Life Zone Research Project" 7 to 8
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Students in grade 7 and 8 will travel from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Grand Canyon in Williams, Arizona to investigate and measure the soil and water quality (if water can be found) for each of five life zones. The five life zones are the Lower Sonoran or low hot desert; the Upper Sonoran or desert steppe; the Transition or open woodlands; the Canadian or fir forest; and the Hudsonian or spruce forest. This is equivalent to studying the life zones found from Mexico to Canada. The latest technology will be used to complete the field studies and record and communicate their findings.
(PART 1) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
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This unit plan walks students through the entire model rocket design, construction, and test launch phase complete with diverse evaluations and using video technology to view every aspect of a rocket launch. All rockets are homemade - no kits involved.
A Matter of Fact 5 to 6
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A math and science unit on matter.
A New Way of Looking 5 to 8
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Students will be able to understand the concepts of light and lens using the life of Galileo as a guide. Students will be given opportunities to experiment just like Galileo. Students will be given a variety of opportunities to learn about the complexity of light using many different mediums.
All About Books 1 to 2
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In our Non-fiction Writing Workshop unit, students research and study an animal using technology in order to write an "All About" book. They must find out where the animal lives (type of environment), what it eats, what it looks like, and other additional interesting facts about their animal.
Alternative Energy 6 to 8
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Integrating technology for hands-on instruction to give students a better understanding of renewable energy, how electricity can be produced, and the relationship between wind speed and voltage.
AP Biology & Inquiry-Based Labs 11 to 12
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Instead of carrying around an encyclopedic textbook, students will have their text downloaded onto an iPad where they can highlight, bookmark, and find definitions instantly without ruining the book next year. Students will also be using their iPad for creating, reviewing, and sharing their own labs.
AP Chemistry Video Lab Book 10 to 12
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The AP Chemistry Test is quickly approaching! Students need to review laboratory techniques and descriptive chemistry. The "solution"? Go to our AP Chemistry wiki page that contains a video scrapbook of the labs we have done throughout the year.
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Evaporate? 2 to 3
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Using BBC Science Simulations 3, students will recognize that matter changes depending on the temperature applied to it by running a simulated experiment, observing the results, and analyzing the tables, graphs or charts generated by the program.
Collaborating with Robots 6 to 8
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Students in the Behavior Support Program will practice communication, collaborative and pro-social skills to create and program a classroom robot using Lego Mindstorms technology.
CSI: Chemistry Student Investigators 10 to 12
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Students master scientific inquiry skills as they design investigations to solve mysteries based on scientific concepts, use hand held computers and digital cameras to capture data generated in their investigations, and use Tool Factory software to compile data and lab reports to create electronic lab journals.
Digital Science Fair P-K to P-K
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Students use various productivity applications and Internet sites to create a digital science fair presentation. The presentations will be shared with the school and community.
Don't Just Do It - Talk About it! 3 to 5
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A hands - on science class provides student with the opportunity to experience learning rather than just hear about it. Combine that with a Flipcam and you have a winning combination. Students using hands-on activities for direct experience and video to help students explain and internalize their learning.
DROP BY DROP WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD 6 to 8
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The purpose of the unit is for students to acquire information and knowledge about water, its structure, its properties, its usage, and its importance as a resource. Many students inherently know about water because they consume and use it every day. Many students however think there is an infinite supply of fresh water and all they have to do to get fresh water is to turn on the faucet. To acquire water usage statistics and appreciate the unique properties of water will help student accomplish their final task.
Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking! 2 to 3
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Electricity for Kids! It's Shocking!
Frogs: ELA and Science 1st grade 1 to 2
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This is a first grade ELA and science unit. This unit integrates technology and allows students to apply real world application with scientific inquiry, while critically analyzing literary and informational texts.
Get Inspired in Kindergarten! K to K
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Incorporating the Inspired Classroom approach in a Kindergarten Classroom For more information about the Inspired Classroom model see http://inspiredclassrooms.wikispaces.com/
Growing STEM Minds Through the Growing Gardens 9 to 12
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The nexus of our STEM activities revolves around our urban gardening center surrounding the school. The STEM activities will reach across all the subject areas including English, History, Science, Engineering, Technology and Math classes at our school.
Integrated Curriculum, student- led Environmental Project P-K to 12
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A student-led environmental project based on cooperative learning with a cross-curricular base in order to address many subject areas and work towards the goal of creating positive change. This is an amazing project that empowers the children, helps them to discover and utilize their gifts to create change in the world.
Island Adoption P-K to 12
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The Neari school has adopted a strip of land from the city in a very low socioeconomic area, and has begun a beautification project. We will be working on community awareness while using STEM work as our base.
Lego Mindstorms Robotics 4 to 12
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The 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students of St. Catherine of Siena participate in Lego Mindstorms Robotics Initiative. By designing, building, programming and documenting robot performance, students will use science, engineering technology, mathematics and writing skills in hands-on projects that reinforce their learning.
Magnets K to 4
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Students will be able to distinguish between objects that will stick to magnets and those that will not. Students will be able to describe examples of prediction and observation.
Mitosis 6 to 8
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This lesson is modified for technology infusion in a typical classroom for students to better understand Mitosis and be creative learning the concepts collaborative environment. It has also been modified for students with disabilities who have been integrated into the regular classroom setting.
Mythbusters 8 to 8
The popular show "Mythbusters" is the ultimate way for students to utilize the scientific method every day to answer questions about science and life.
Newton's Laws for One and All! 8 to 10
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In this unit, students will create a digital portfolio of their learning. Students will collaborate on portions of this unit, while other parts are individual. This unit focuses on learning, applying, and working with Newton’s Laws of Motion. It is a layered curriculum unit which has students progressively building in their understanding and use of the laws.
Objective Weathering and Erosion 7 to 12
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This lesson is contains the learning of the erosion and weathering process. Students will study their own time-lapse photos to determine if their object of study has gone through the process of weathering. The student will have to determine which weathering process has occurred and illustrate what the future product would be.
Publishing With Photos! K to 5
Students will create their own books using photographs for illustrations.
Rainforest: Creating Globally Conscious Students 2 to 2
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Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the rainforest ecosystem to create peer interviews with Flipcams. These interviews will be edited and posted on our district website as well as sites such as www.teachertube.com for students to convey their understanding of: • The various strata of the rainforest, and the role that each plays in the overall health of the ecosystem. • The interdependence humans have with the rainforest for health needs. • The great diversity of the animal kingdom that resides in the rainforest as well as the effect deforestation has on these species. • How our actions can directly impact the rainforests. Students should be able to persuade others to take simple steps to protect these regions of the world.
Science and Art Museum 6 to 8
Middle School students create works of art inspired by document experiments in science. Digital cameras record SCIENCE AS ART, in action!
Science Olympics K to 12
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Science Olympics will actively involve the chemistry and ELL science students at Reynolds High School with science education in one the district’s elementary schools heavily populated with ELL children. The high school chemistry and ELL students will be taught how to present and involve the grade school kids in a variety of hands-on science activities covering all seven of the Common Curriculum Goals and will be encouraged to think creatively and plan how to get these basic science concepts across to children in grades K-5. By doing so both the high school students and the K-5th graders will experience science as fun, rewarding, interactive, engaging, and memorable.
Science Simulation Using BBC Science Simulations 3 3 to 6
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Students will be able to create virtual experiments in the classroom using the software and interactive whiteboard.
Studio Photography 9 to 12
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This project involves shooting long exposure photography in the school portrait lighting studio.
Super Science Slueths Explain It All: Circumnavigating the Circulatory System 6 to 8
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Students work in pairs to develop podcasts about the circulatory system as a capstone unit project to display what they have learned. The podcasts can take the form of dramas, sports casts, etc. requiring the students to do more than just memorize information.
Teching Up the Nature of Science 2 to 5
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Fourth grade GPS Standards:S4CS8. Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry & S4CS7. Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will explore these standards while keeping a video diary of developing results & an online log for their peers to "question" as well.
The stoichiometry behind pollution 9 to 12
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In many grammar schools, students are made aware of the need to recycle and be earth conscious citizens. However, they have no concept of the amount of how much they save in their efforts. Through this lesson, students will be able to quantize the amount of pollution they are preventing through stoichiometry. Students will then create posterboards with their research to convince the school and local community that pollution is a problem and carpooling is a simple solution.
Understanding Interactions Among Local Species and the Local Environment 11 to 12
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Students will use digital cameras to observe and investigate a variety of species in the schoolyard ecosystem. Students will research the species and construct food chains and food webs from their photos. Students will use their observations to write hypothesis and develop experiments.
Using Tablets for Project Based Learning in Science 6 to 6
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Students will be able to use net books, laptops, and digital cameras to successfully complete learning projects that meet expectations in our new CCSS as well as the forthcoming Next Generation Science Standards. Tablets will enable students to conduct necessary research as well as produce digital presentations that they will share with their classmates.
Using Technology to Create a Portfolio, One Letter At a Time 4 to 4
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Students will create a variety of written assignments, covering all subject areas, using Tool Factory Workshop. Throughout the year the students will write poems, essays, summaries, book reviews and they will create graphs, presentations, and spreadsheets to show their learning throughout the school year.
What's Up with the Water Cycle? 1 to 2
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Purpose: Students would learn the steps of the water cycle, then film the process and explain it using a flip camera.
Windsor Opposes Waste - WOW! 2 to 6
We propose a year-long, problem-based learning between grades 2 and 6. Teams of students will meet and discuss and identify the problem(s), brainstorm solutions, implement their solutions and throughout the year evaluate and reexamine their decisions and actions.
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