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Structures and Functions of plants and animals 4 to 4
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This lesson is part of a unit to meet grade 4 Life Science Standards, Structures and Processes. In this lesson, students will conduct research on various animals and or plants to determine what external structures support survival and growth. In addition, students will use technology to publish their findings to a blog and have the ability to comment and respond to other classmateís blogs, learning from each otherís experiences.
(G.I.F) Graphics Integrates Fun 7 to 8
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(G.I.F) Graphics Integrates Fun is a lesson plan that will enhance 7th and 8th grade graphic arts class projects by sharpening the students' kinesthetic graphic design skills through the technology of a Wacom Graphire 3 Classic graphics tablet and digital cameras. It will also instill lifelong learning that is fun while the lessons relate to other subjects.
(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 Math Twist 3 to 6
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Students create mathematical problems using computer applications such as Microsoft Word and clearly explain in writing how the problem is solved.
Analyzing Concrete Jungles 4 to 4
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Students will take pictures of plants located throughout the school campus (which has very little grassy area.) They will compare and contrast the plants that are thriving with the plants that are struggling for survival.
Anatomy & Physiology/Healthcare Applied Therapeutic Services: "So Doc, what's the prognosis?" 9 to 12
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Students will take on the role of a medical intern in a hospital cardiovascular rotation whose focus is to communicate through modeling the process of and treatment options for a specific cardiovascular related disease/disorder to a newly diagnosed patient. To assess their ability to communicate this knowledge, students will create a Flip Video presentation of their role play for which self and peer review commentary is provided.
Body Tissues and Membranes 9 to 12
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The document camera will be used to project an image to demonstrate proper dissection of a rat and display body tissues/membranes during lab time.
Cell Community 7 to 7
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Students design a "cell community" as a visual analogy of the structure and function of a cell.
Cellcraft Game 6 to 8
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Students learn the cell organelles' location, structure, and functions by playing Cellcraft game while taking Cornell notes on the cell structures as they "discover" them, in the game.
Collaborative Wriitng and Debating 4 to 5
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Through discussion, students will formulate opinions and defend their own positions in writing
Collaborative Writing in 4th Grade 4 to 6
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This lesson incorporates writing, listening and speaking skills in order to have each group of studnets produce a piece of publishable narrative writing.
Constructing Model Houses Using Accepted Construction Techniques 9 to 12
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Students will assume the role of construction foreman. They will research structural systems and designs to plan and construct a model building of their choice.
Constructing Model Houses Using Accepted Construction Techniques 9 to 12
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Students will assume the role of construction foreman. They will research structural systems and designs to plan and construct a model building of their choice.
Create Docents For 25 National Monuments For In Class Field Trip To DC 9 to 12
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Students will each be assigned one of 25 national monuments to docent the class through a virtual field trip through Washington DC. The plan is to aid students in observing the historic changes in US monuments from "single man" to "multiple participant" or event depictions.
Crucible Library Web Quest 9 to 12
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Students will conduct a web quest as an introductory activity to reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
Defining the Difference Between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells--An alternative to direct instruction. 7 to 12
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This inquiry based lesson plan helps students define the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells using microscopes (one equiped with a camera), a smart board and a powerpoint/pictures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (slides).
Digital Dissections 11 to 12
Second year biology students participate in a vertebrate comparative anatomy dissection lab. During the dissections, students photograph the dissections and then develop a PowerPoint presentation in which they illustrate the dissections. PowerPoint presentations are used by first year biology teachers during lectures.
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.
Dissection Scramble 7 to 12
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Use digital cameras to take pictures of a dissection in progress and download to laptops. Then have the students create a game using the pictures in order to have the other students label structures on the pictures.
Exploring the cellular basis of life using real life object for project 10 to 12
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This lesson is intended to familiarize students with different categories of cells. Emphasis will be placed on the comparison and contrast of plant and animals cells and the structures within them. They will explore the real world of cells by exploring using the digital microscopy. This concept will integrate with technology based hands on with the students as they engage doing a cell project out of the real object.
Fantastic Feathers P-K to P-K
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Inquiry student pairs will use a combination of technology and hands-on techniques, to learn about the form and function of bird's feather.
Fifth Grade Physical Science - Atoms 5 to 12
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Using PowerPoint presentations, realia, and various visuals and websites, students will understand that elements are made of atoms, and know the basic structures of an atom (nucleus, electrons, protons, and neutrons).
FlipCam Field Trip - Habitat Exploration 7 to 12
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Students will take a field trip to a local county park or nature preserve that has several distinct habitat types. Each team of students will document as many distinct habitats as they can and ultimately present their video products to the rest of the class.
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.
Ghost Stories in Spanish 11 to 12
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In this lesson, students will study Hispanic folk tales like "La Llorona" and use flip cameras and ToolFactory software to create a movie version of one of the tales. The lesson could also be approached as a podcast!
GPS Ecosystem (Ecotone) Scavenger Hunt 9 to 12
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Using GPS's and your surroundings to make going outside fun for students!
Graphing quadratic equations of the form f(x) = ax^2 + c 9 to 12
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In this lesson, we explore the effect of the constant C in the quadratic function f(x) = ax^2. Students will be able to observe that C shifts the quadratic function up/down.
Graphing with Clickers 2 to 3
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Students will use clickers to gather data from classmates. Students will then use the gathered data to create their own graphs.
Immigration to U.S. P-K to P-K
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Students analyze a photograph from the early part of the 20th century to find underlying ideas popular at that time regarding immigration to the U.S.
IMPROVING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH THERMAL IMAGING 6 to 12
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Students will use a thermal imaging camera and advance digital technology to analyze homes and business structures and provide them with an energy efficiency assessment. Students will also leave a dvd on how to do home energy improvements and follow up with a survey of property owners energy saving.
Land is On the Move! 4 to 6
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Through time lapse video of several laboratory experiences with erosion, students will analyze how environmental factors influence landforms. Students will collect, analyze and interpret data for use in constructing arguments about scientific causes and effects.
Let's Write a Book About Trees K to 2
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Kindergarten students have concluded learning about trees and seasons in science class. They will now work together in groups of 4 to write a book about what happens to trees throughout the seasons. Students will collaborate with their group to create this book using Storybird.com.
Light Sport Aircraft Design Challenge 7 to 10
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Students in 7th grade Physical Science will be assigned the challenge to design a new Light Sport Aircraft or modify an existing one using aircraft design software to meet the demands of a customer.
Me Gusta 6 to 12
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Students will have opportunities to learn and practice using me gusta + noun and me gusta + verb in level 1 Spanish.
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.
Movement across the Cell Membrane using Multimedia 6 to 8
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Students will construct a model of the cell membrane and model how molecules move across the cell membrane through osmosis, diffusion, facilitated diffusion, and active and passive transport. They have a choice of technology or multimedia to complete this task.
Nature of Science, Like a Scientist 5 to 8
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The first week of school is all about introducing students to the school and my classroom. I like students to explore the classroom (and expectations), create norms for a safe learning space, and explore what it means to be a scientist.
Of Mice and Men, Migration, and Photography 6 to 8
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Over the course of the month of December, students will read the novel, Of Mice and Men, and explore the concept of the American Dream through the migrant experience of the 1930s. Students will then take the classroom outside in the community and document the migrant experience and concept of the American Dream in their own neighborhood to juxtapose the possible changes of the dream since the 30's.
Photo-Documenting Earth Art K to 6
The students will create temporary, outdoor sculptures from found objects in nature. They will chronicle the creative process through sketches, journals, and photographs for use in a published class book.
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.
Podcasting Parabolas 7 to 12
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After an introductory lesson on parabolas, students will research parabolas, the general equation of a parabola from three points and photograph pictures of parabolas found in everyday life. Students will then organize the data to create and publish a podcast to be share with their peers in the classroom, as well as, around the world. (This is a 3-day lesson for the block schedule)
Presentation Blogs P-K to P-K
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Create a series of audio/video blog entries in the target language as a means of assessing progress and skill/content acquisition throughout the course of language learning.
Preserving Living Legacies 9 to 12
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This is an oral history lesson which engages students to research a top of United States History as related to the actual life experience of a senior member of our town community. Students will research, prepare interview questions, interview a senior, videotape their interview, and publish their findings in book form.
Relevant, rigorous application practice and enrichment stations P-K to 5
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This lesson management system covers any small group targeted instructional block of time such as ELA block, and math block periods. It allows the teacher to provide rigorous, differentiated, engaging, independent stations while he/she is teaching, remediating, enriching small groups of students through differentiated, targeted instruction driven by data.
Taking a Micro Hike 6 to 8
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Students will be studying ecosystems and the dynamic interactions between plants, animals, and microrganisms and their environment. Groups of students will be given an outdoor study area and must be able to discuss and identify the life at the surface of the soil, be able to identify the life existing on a rotten log, and be able to identify the spiders according to their physical features
The Battle of the Ancient Civilizations 6 to 8
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Sixth grade students will create persuasive movie maker presentations on their Ancient Civilization and present them eighth graders who will choose their favorite. Students will use digital cameras, microphones, and computers to help them create the best power point.
THE DIGITAL CAT--A PURR-FECT SOLUTON! 11 to 12
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Anatomy students will make their own dissection manual complete with digital pictures and labels. Each year students will add to the manuals.
Their Side Of The Story 3 to 5
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Students use Flip cameras as a way to look at and understand school life from others' point of view.
Total Physical Response Storytelling 5 to 12
Students will take pictures and make books to tell a story in a foreign language.
Underground Railroad 4 to 6
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This project is to enhance the learning in the classroom by researching information on a variety of topics and creating a tri fold with the computer teacher, learnign a song and the meaning of it with the music teacher, and creating art with the art teacehr . In addition to the art and music pieces, the research will be used in a tri fold (which is a technology goal for this grade).
Written in Bones 6 to 8
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Students will read literary and informational texts about the stories of our past to understand how different texts offer unique historical perspectives and how authors sometimes alter details of history to serve a purpose. Students will express their understanding by corroborating details of the past, deciphering an authorís purpose, and writing their own fictionalized version of a historical account.
Zoom into Microscopy 6 to 8
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Students will use digital cameras to document their inquiries into microscopic life. Digital images will be used to assemble picture books that show the detail of an organism as seen with the human eye, through a hand lens, and at each power of the microscope.
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