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Climate Change in Context 8 to 12
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Students predict and review the effects of climate change by reviewing text and writing hypotheses. Groups then present the information to the class in a jigsaw/spider web format.
Climate Change Poster 11 to 12
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Students are to create an original persuasive poster on the effects of climate change using piktochart.com. They will be conducting research on the topic using provided websites, typing up their research in google docs, saving at least two images to correspond with their information, and then creating the poster based on their research.
Exploring Climate Change 9 to 12
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Students will research climate change and create a Glog of their findings. They will also debate climate change and publish as a podcast.
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
Engineering Design of Thermal Home with Renewable Energy Source for specific Biomes of the world 6 to 8
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Students will work together in families to discover one of Earth’s biomes. As a family, the students will focus their research on the climate, typical flora and fauna, and typical weather cycles of their biome. The family will then use their knowledge of thermal energy combined with their research data on their biome to design, construct and present their home design and reasoning to the class in a creative manner. Students will then do further research into weather patterns, statistical data of precipitation, temperature, hours of sunshine, etc and viable renewable energy possibilities so that families can then add to their homes a unique means to use the natural resources in their biome as a renewal resources to generate energy for their home.
Local Geography’s Effect on Temperatures 6 to 12
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Students will gather data from weather websites and learn that inland cities’ temperatures can be more extreme than coastal areas.
Potlatch Weather Reporter 8 to 9
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Students will learn to collect weather data, interpret it and make three-day weather predictions. They will use their predictions to create video weather reports for the school digital bulletin board.
What's Living in the Water? 6 to 12
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Students assess water quality of a local pond through observation and testing. Students link changes in seasons to changes in water quality.
"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.
Biome Project 5 to 6
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Biome Research project with a choie menu
Biome Survivor 5 to 7
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Students will learn how to survive in one of the world's Biomes. Students will collaborate on their experiences as they take on a job that will help educate them about their ecosystem.
Butterfly's Journey through Migration 1 to 3
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While working on a butterfly theme and unit.Math, Science and Geography can be incorporated through literature and writing.
Canada Geography PowerPoint 5 to 12
Students will create a PowerPoint presentation about a geographic region or country. This project will take five 45 minute class periods.
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.
Cultures and Cuisines WebQuest 9 to 12
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Groups of Five are to select a country that they would like to learn more about. Research that country's environment, people, customs and characteristic foods. Prepare a report/display and present to the class.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Unit 7 to 8
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We will spend 2-3 weeks reading the biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in 7th and 8th grade History class.
Digital Bubble Maps - Geography of our Environment P-K to 6
Each environment is different depending on where we live. This lesson is to visually capture the geographical environment a student is apart of.
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.
Earth Editing: Increasing Environmental Awareness with Student Created Public Service Announcements 3 to 12
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Students create a Public Service Announcement video on issues concerning the environment, which will “air” on the school website and at an Earth Day Assembly. Each video will focus on a single strategy that students and community members can do to help protect our planet Earth.
Exploration Journal 4 to 8
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We use Pixlr.com, a free photo editing site, to explore various regions of the world according to the new Social Studies standards in 7th grade. Students will edit a picture to portray themselves exploring the region and then create exploration journals documenting their trip.
Finding the Tipping Point 11 to 12
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Students will read and analyze Malcolm Gladwell's Tipping Point and then apply their understanding of the book to their school.
Flip Out Over Weather 4 to 9
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Students will investigate will be assigned aspects of weather study and write a report. They will use Flip Video cameras to film each other reading their report. Students will gather photos and video clips to use in a video project that utilizes their weather report. And finally, they will work in groups to create a video script derived from their report.
Geographical Literacy through Building: A Minecraft Project 6 to 8
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Students will use Minecraft for Education to build a community from a specific geographical area and understand how land forms, resources and spatial organization can affect human settlement patterns and housing.
Geography Postcard Podcasting 7 to 8
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Students will produce four postcards that will show the major landforms and describe the climate of the different regions of the U.S. and Canada. Students will then write a description of their travels in the form of a friendly letter. Each student will create a podcast using the postcards and letter. The podcast will be posted to the class website.
Graphing Weather 2 to 3
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Graphing Weather and writing about the results
High School Energy Audit 9 to 12
You will take scientific measurements, question school staff, and obtain various kinds of information related to how your school uses energy. As you finish each investigation, you will write a scientific report with graphs and recommendations and present it to school officials.
How Does Your Garden Grow? 9 to 12
Students will design, plant, and maintain a native plant garden on campus. The garden will serve as an outdoor classroom for lessons in ecology, soil science, and botany.
iZOO 3 to 5
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This is the cumlinating project for a unit on animal adaptations and habitats. Students will complete a WebQuest, create a slideshow or animated movie, and a podcast.
L'Amitie pour Haiti (Friendship for Haiti) 9 to 12
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My French IV class is undertaking a service learning project in which they correspond via video with a small art school in Haiti.
Meteorologist For a Day! 4 to 7
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Students will use their knowledge of meteorology, weather forecasting, and weather maps to become meteorologists for a day!
Modern Day Pen Pals, Connecting Our Art Room to the Rest of the World! P-K to 8
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We have all heard of pen pals writing letters, but why not have “Modern Day Pen Pals” connect through the web using video streaming and pod casting technology!
Native Americans 3 to 6
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This unit on Native Americans encourages students to read print and online informational texts focusing on Native American tribes of various regions. They will create, practice, and present digital presentations based on the information they found.
Pick Your Planet K to 4
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Allows students to freely explore different "views" of human interaction and communication regarding the areas of being: assertive, aggressive, and passive.
Podcasting Crusader's Style 7 to 8
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Our 8th grade team is known as the Crusaders and our students enjoy making podcasts. We team up on an academic team and, as the science teacher and a lover of podcasting, I will be using podcast more frequently through lessons like this Biome Project.
Rainforest Unit 5 to 6
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Students will learn about the importance of the rain forest thru a mutli-disciplinary unit
Save the Rainforest in South America 6 to 8
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7th Graders: Geography affects the characteristics of a country. Natural resources can determine the success or failure of a country. Each country is rich in culture, even if they are a poor country. Each student will appreciate his or her life‐styles, and opportunities compared to poverty stricken countries. Global issues are complex, and the student will explain the challenges the rainforest ecosystem is facing, and will develop a plan of action they can do to help
Seed to Plate 2 to 3
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Teaching children gardening and nutrition. Using digital cameras students will record the journey of growing a school garden begining with soil and seeds. They will also learn the important value of nutrition in the foods they grow and how to use them in cooking.
Silent Films with a Flip Cam 4 to 12
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Students will analyze a variety of silent films, the roles and responsibilities of film careers and work together to create a film that demonstrates the basic storytelling concepts of conflict and resolution.
SKYPE PALS Project Share NC 4 to 12
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Students studying Spanish as a foreign language collaborate to create digital presentations depicting everyday life and culture in North Carolina. Students establish friendships and exchange cultural and language information with students in Latin America via SKYPE and video sharing websites. Students create a SYPE PALS documentary which will be shared with the community at a special celebration in which students, parents, and the community come together to meet one another, to watch and discuss the documentary and to experience typical food and music from the Latin American country.
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.
Tech Savvy Naturalists P-K to 8
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While technology is the way of the future, the future of endangered plants and animals are our responsibility. Students will learn about ecology and biology of animals and plants in our community and create movies and picture books as their culminating projects.
Tracing the World P-K to 5
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Using an interactive white board in Social Studies so students can label places on a map and show how maps changed through the years.
USA States Mini-book K to 5
Each student in our fourth grade class will choose one of the 50 states to research using the internet and then create a mini-book using PowerPoint.
Where should we go? 4 to 5
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For this lesson, students are to create a digital poster using the program called Glogster EDU. (edu.glogster.com) On their poster, students are to describe three places that they would like to visit within a state found within the United States.
World Civilizations 7 to 8
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This project is an effort to incorporate interactive video games (Civilization 4) and collaborative internet tools (Google Docs and Wikispaces) with an understanding of historical knowledge and themes to better understand the interaction between culture, geography, government, and people over large periods of time. To do this, groups of students will play a networked version of Civilization 4, keep records of events which occur in this game, write a history of the nation created in the game, and publish the history online for others to use.
World Travelers K to 12
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Students in grades K-8 and Visual Art students would choose destinations to "visit" by grade levels, which would enable classroom teachers to use this project as a learning tool for many other subject areas. Classes would then photograph their ideas of locations, settings, places to visit, plant life, perhaps even life of that area to create a travel brochure for future visitors.
Your Weekend Weather - on a Flip Camera 12 to 12
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Students in my senior elective, Atmospheric Science, research, write and produce a video weekend weather forecast for New York City and Los Angeles. Filmed on a Flip camera, the videos are posted on Youtube.
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