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CSI - Crime School Investigation 5 to 5
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Students use the fun, hands-on science skills of collecting, analyzing and matching evidence to solve a mystery. By teaching the unit holistically students benefit in reading, writing, math and science skills.
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.
(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.
(PART 4) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for the following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
Adapting to Life by the Wild Myakka River 6 to 9
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Students will use digital still and video cameras to capture organisms adaptations to their local environment while on a field trip to Myakka River State Park. Students will then use the captured media to create a digital interactive poster (Prezi) that they will present to the class.
Adding Creativity to Science Inquiry 6 to 12
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Students create flip videos that enhance scientific investigations performed in class by having students think metacognitively while fusing the fun of creativity with the science of analytical thinking.
Animal Trading Cards 2 to 4
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This is a collaborative unite in which students research an animal and create a trading card like a baseball trading card using Microsoft Word or other word processing software.
Art and Life: Where Do We Use Art? 9 to 12
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This lesson increases the relevance of not only art classes, but also all academic disciplines by engaging the students to research how art is used in all aspects of their education and their lives. They will create videos that will collect factual information and visual examples that will educate the viewers on how art is used in a variety of settings and how historical people and socities have depended on the coexistence of art and non art subjects.
Becoming Africa’s Wildlife 4 to 6
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Each student becomes an expert on one of the animals native to Africa and contributes important information to a safari field guide. Each student investigates the natural history of the animal and learns about the animal’s habitat, ecological niche, interdependence, relative position in a food web, adaptive features and behaviors, and conservation. With their research behind them, each student “becomes” an animal and creates a poster presentation written primarily from the animal’s point of view.
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.
Building a School Archives: The First Twenty Years 3 to 8
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History can be close at hand and relevant to students! My students will improve their literacy, critical thinking, and collaboration skills as they become historians and create an online school archives of the first twenty years.
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.
Digitally Concerned Citizens 5 to 5
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Students need to learn relevant technology skills to succeed in the modern workforce. This lesson allows students to master skills with an inquiry based investigation on how humans contribute to changes in ecosystems. With a better understanding of issues facing our planet, students increase their ability to voice their concerns and facilitate change.
Documenting Science Through an Active Inquiry Process 4 to 12
Students will engage in active learning about science topics and document findings, experiences, and insights with point and shoot cameras.
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.
Essential to Autumn: Line, Shape, Color, Texture, Pattern, Rhythm, Emphasis, Movement, Balance, and Unity 3 to 5
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Students will observe their natural environment to experience the changes that occur when Autumn arrives. Students will create artworks based on personal observations and experiences with their environment in Autumn.
Exploring Climate Change Using the Eyes In the Sky 8 to 12
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Using NEO (NASA Earth Observations) satellite images and NIH ImageJ to animate the images, students will explore various aspects of climate change. From the montage of images, students will write a report describing various areas of climate change. Grade level: secondary
Flip into Technology! 6 to 12
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Students use Flip cameras to gather information and integrate it into any classroom activity.
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.
Invasion of the Germs: We Fight Back! 3 to 4
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The news today can be scary for our children hearing the stories of the H1N1 virus. This unit will teach common, quality health practices to serve our community and remove fear and uncertainty out of this disease. Personal hygiene, scientific investigation and fun will mesh in this unit for 4th grade students entitled “Invasion of the Germ: We fight back”. The students will investigate hygiene and determine what habits will help their bodies fight infections. They will create clay animation videos with podcasts to teach younger students and our community how to fight germs and the H1N1 virus.
Leaf Scavenger Hunt 6 to 7
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The students will be going on a learning excursion to Mandalay Trail National Wildlife refuge to collect leaf samples for their leaf scrapbook using digital cameras. Upon returning to school the students will be using the digital camera pictures to compose a power point presentation, and they will create data tables to compare the pH levels of the water quality samples.
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.
Photographical Ecology 6 to 8
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Students will photograph and understand differences in organisms and the roles they play in our environment.
Reading Interventions for Middle School Science 6 to 8
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Reading informational text and comprehending the science involved is difficult for most students. Chunking the material into smaller concept oriented blocks allow students to investigate content one concept at a time in order to focus on necessary vocabulary. Whole class reading allows for all students to hear and follow the information to be read. Students complete an accompanying activity allowing for reinforcement of the concept while working in collaborative groups for student to student support. Students will complete “reading labs” in assigned groups during science class. Topics will address concepts in Earth Science/Geosciences involving storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, biomes, ecosystems, and populations.
STEMing Mobile Devices 8 to 12
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Incorporating STEM and mobile devices into the physical science curriculum in an engaging and interactive way.
Super Sleuth K to 5
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Students will explore the Fibonacci numbers in Nature by examining flowers, pine cones, tree trunks in our neighborhood park. They will record their "evidence" in pictures and will create a school wide exhibit.
Symmetry in Nature and Congruent Shapes All Around 2 to 2
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All students will work in groups to investigate nature and their surroundings to find symmetry in nature and congruent shapes all around. Students will take photos using a digital camera and help create a multimedia presentation of their geometric findings. Students will share the final project with their peers.
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 Effects of Chemical and Physical Weathering on Gravestones 5 to 5
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Students will visit the historical Magnolia Cemetery located in Augusta, Georgia to record digital pictures of the effects of weathering and erosion on gravestones.Students will take pictures and, using previously learned chemical and physical weathering concepts learning in class and recorded in their science journals, create a Prezi or a Glogster media presentation.
The Flip Side of Plants and Animals K to 6
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Typically, science experiment observation is paper pencil, but with the Flip Video camcorder, students can record their observations on video, allowing them to be extremely detailed and accurate. Using a Flip Video for observation also allows the student to share with others exactly what they saw during the course of an experiment.
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.
Virtual Math Portfolio 7 to 9
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Students will create a customized web page to post a series of unit-based math projects. They will keep a copy of the web page as a virtual portfolio of their exciting math year.
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