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2nd Grade Unit on Seed Dispersal, Plant Life Cycles and Pollination
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This unit focuses on the diversity of life at Hartje School Forest ...

This unit focuses on the diversity of life at Hartje School Forest and centers around NGSS Standards on Ecosystem Interactions, Energy and Dynamics. Field experiences in observing and recording the diversity of life, seed dispersal methods, plant pollination, and plant life cycles will support science disciplinary core ideas, cross-cutting concepts, and hands-on engineering practices.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Technology and Engineering
Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Life Science
Environmental Science
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Author:
Amy Workman
Stacy Stecker
Date Added:
08/02/2019
5th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units ...

5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units taught within the readers' and writers' workshop framework and taught daily for 90 minutes. Each six week unit contains standards, teaching points, vocabulary, and assessments. Readers' and writers' workshop naturally differentiates for all learners. By June of 2020, each unit will have a slide deck associated with it that contains the teaching points, integrated grammar work, vocabulary, and strategies for partner practice. Our district places careful emphasis on vocabulary, as we have a high percentage of English Language Learners.

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Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
09/26/2019
5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Handouts
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These handouts accompany the 5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan. ...

These handouts accompany the 5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan. The handouts give criteria for identifying areas of erosion and non-point source pollution entering waterways on school property, slope and soil suitability criteria for situating the rain garden, and data collection procedures for phosphate testing. The handouts also include guidelines and criteria for the final poster presentation design and Claim-Evidence-Reasoning, as well as rubrics for scoring and guidelines for peer feedback.

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Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Geology/Earth Science
Hydrology
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Author:
Amy Workman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan
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This lesson engages 5th grade students in identifying areas of erosion and ...

This lesson engages 5th grade students in identifying areas of erosion and non-point source pollution entering waterways on school property, making a claim on the most suitable site to locate a rain garden by conducting field tests on slope and soil type, and testing
for the presence of phosphates in waterways on school forest property. Students then compete in a rain garden design challenge using their data to create a poster presentation, including a map and claim evidence reasoning, for the best rain garden design plan, scored using a rubric.

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Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Geology/Earth Science
Hydrology
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Author:
Amy Workman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
6th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units ...

5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units taught within the readers' and writers' workshop framework and taught daily for 90 minutes. Each six week unit contains standards, teaching points, vocabulary, and assessments. Readers' and writers' workshop naturally differentiates for all learners. By June of 2020, each unit will have a slide deck associated with it that contains the teaching points, integrated grammar work, vocabulary, and strategies for partner practice. Our district places careful emphasis on vocabulary, as we have a high percentage of English Language Learners.

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Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
09/26/2019
7th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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Overview: 7th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. ...

Overview: 7th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion.

Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards.

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Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
08/02/2019
8th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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8th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing ...

8th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion. Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards for History.

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Education
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Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Active Voice in Writing
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This video shares how a writer can keep an active voice within ...

This video shares how a writer can keep an active voice within a piece of writing. There are places for the viewers to stop and practice together prior to moving on. A student practice sheet is available as a download for additional practice.

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English Language Arts
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Simulation
Provider:
Learnzillion
Date Added:
04/19/2016
Alphabet with phonics
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This video allows the teacher and students to have a visual and ...

This video allows the teacher and students to have a visual and auditory of what a letter looks like along with its auditory sound.  This is great for thos students that are having difficulty learning the letters and sound. It can be stopped at anytime as to not overwhelm a child.

Subject:
English Language Arts
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KidsTV123
Date Added:
10/27/2016
Analyzing Argument Graphic Organizer
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This graphic organizer helps students analyze argumentative texts and helps students understand ...

This graphic organizer helps students analyze argumentative texts and helps students understand the various components of argumentative writing. After students identify the argument, claims, and evidence of a piece of text, they are prompted to analyze the argument.

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English Language Arts
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Amy Renzelmann
Jane Doll
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Analyzing text through storyboards
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Using a reality tlevision show format, students are given thems from a ...

Using a reality tlevision show format, students are given thems from a certain novel and create storyboards upon which to create the reality TV show. Prior to the lesson , the teacher pulls the stick(s) from certain cups that are labeled with each of the ELA standards. This way students are focused on what standrd they are working on that class period.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
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Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
10/06/2015
The Apple (division with fractions)
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In this 3-act play for mathematics, students are presented with a question, ...

In this 3-act play for mathematics, students are presented with a question, "How many cubes are needed to balance the beam?".  The students will then watch a short video, answer some questions, and then determine solve the mathematical task using division of fractions. This 3-act play would be appropriate to use to introduce division by a fraction or as an assessment of learning after instruction.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Date Added:
12/15/2016
"Array"bow of Colors
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This is a 3-Act-Task in which students will solve the problem 58 ...

This is a 3-Act-Task in which students will solve the problem 58 x 14. 
No guidance is given as to how to solve the task, so student can invent a strategy that works for them. Solutions may include arrays, repeated addition, traditional multiplication algorithm, area models, etc. 
Discussion should be centered around student strategies and efficiency. 
For information on how to implement 3-Act-Task lessons, visit: http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2013/teaching-with-three-act-tasks-act-one/

Subject:
Mathematics
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Provider:
Graham Fletcher
Date Added:
11/17/2015
Articulate it! Pro
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Articulate it! is a multi-player app created specifically to help children improve ...

Articulate it! is a multi-player app created specifically to help children improve their speech sound production. It targets English consonant sounds at the word, phrase, sentence and story level. It is very easy to collect data on multiple children as well as use for feedback with the audio & video record features and camera. Articulate it! is certified by The REMLE Project to adhere to evidence-based practices and, based on the results of the study, effective in treatment of the triad of impairments.

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English Language Arts
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Provider:
Smarty Ears
Date Added:
02/09/2017
The Art of Education Website
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This website has National Standard aligned lesson plans, courses art teachers (and ...

This website has National Standard aligned lesson plans, courses art teachers (and others) can take for credit or professional development, and online magazine, videos, and art conferences.  
They cover art: advocacy, assessment, classroom management, creativity, technology, curriculum, differentiation, Instructional strategies, media, techniques, methods, approaches, organization, philosophies, and professional development.

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Fine Arts
Art and Design
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Interactive
Interim/Summative Assessment
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Reading
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Provider:
Jessica Balsley
Date Added:
12/15/2016
Assessment Design Toolkit
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CSAI has collaborated with the Reform Support Network to share this Assessment ...

CSAI has collaborated with the Reform Support Network to share this Assessment Design Toolkit. The Toolkit includes v​ideos and supplemental materials to help teachers write and select well-designed assessments. Although the primary audience is teachers and principals, district and State leaders can use the Toolkit to design professional development opportunities.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Self Assessment
Provider:
WestEd/CRESST
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Assessment Literacy Making Sense of K-12 Assessment for Learning
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Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment ...

Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment practices are critical to foster learning and how the different tools serve different purposes; find out what assessment results are telling you about students and learn what makes a quality assessment; and integrate assessment into teaching and the importance of keeping students invested in their own learning.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Provider:
NWEA
Date Added:
09/27/2017
Assessment Literacy Making Sense of K-12 Assessment for Learning
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Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment ...

Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment practices are critical to foster learning and how the different tools serve different purposes; find out what assessment results are telling you about students and learn what makes a quality assessment; and integrate assessment into teaching and the importance of keeping students invested in their own learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Provider:
NWEA
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Battle of the Somme-Who won the first day?
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The lesson gives background to the WWI Battle of the Somme between ...

The lesson gives background to the WWI Battle of the Somme between the British and German armies through a powerpoint.  It then asks students to analyze three primary source documents from both sides of the battle to act as evidence in answering an historical question: Who won the first day (of the battle)?  Student then write a short argument based on their understanding of the texts.

Subject:
Social Studies
World History
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Date Added:
04/05/2017
Beyond the Bubble:  Virginia Company
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This resource is a great formative assessment to check students ability to ...

This resource is a great formative assessment to check students ability to source and place events in context.  Using a piece from a 1612 newspaper and a list of four facts from the time period, it asks students to consider why the reliability of the newspaper account may be in question.

Subject:
Social Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
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Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Date Added:
10/05/2016
Biomimicry:  Natural Designs
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This is a multi-day activity in which student will learn what biomimicry ...

This is a multi-day activity in which student will learn what biomimicry is, explore current examples of biomimicry that exists in the fields of technology, engineering, humanities, social interactions and many other.  After the initial learning is completed student pair up and create a new invention that uses biomimicry.

Subject:
Biology
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Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
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Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Teach Engineering Curriculum for K-12 Teachers
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Bounded Fraction Finder
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Determine the value of two fractions you have chosen (which are represented ...

Determine the value of two fractions you have chosen (which are represented as points on a number line). Then find a fraction whose value is between your two fractions and determine its value. This manipulative is the same as "Bounded Fraction Pointer" but there is no arrow to help the user determine the value of a fraction between the two endpoints. Bounded Fraction Finder is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Learning Task
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Self Assessment
Simulation
Provider:
Shodor
Author:
Lindsay Reiten
Date Added:
02/14/2017
Bounded Fraction Pointer
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Determine the value of two fractions you have chosen (which are represented ...

Determine the value of two fractions you have chosen (which are represented as points on a number line). Then find a fraction whose value is between your two fractions (using an arrow on the number line as a guide) and determine its value. Bounded Fraction Pointer is one of the Interactivate assessment explorers.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Self Assessment
Simulation
Provider:
Shodor
Date Added:
02/14/2017
CS Unplugged Sorting Algorithms
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Lesson Description Students compare different algorithms to find the best method of ...

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Students compare different algorithms to find the best method of sorting a group of unknown weights in order.  Students practice a Selection Sort and Quick Sort.  Additional variations include:  
Insertion SortBubble SortMerge Sort
The lesson also introduces students to the concept of recursion.
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Introduce students to Binary and Algorthims prior to conducting this Algorithm Sorting Activity

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Alternate Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Formative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Reading
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Simulation
Provider:
University of Canterbury, NZ
Date Added:
04/20/2016
Call of the Wild Unit Plan
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This unit plan outlines and provides all resources to study Jack London's ...

This unit plan outlines and provides all resources to study Jack London's Call of the Wild.  Within this resource you will fine detailed daily lesson plans including handouts, discussion questions, and grading rubrics.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Reading
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Sarah La Due
Date Added:
01/18/2017
Camera Shots and Angles and Making Meaning
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This resource includes a power point detailing basic camera shots and angles ...

This resource includes a power point detailing basic camera shots and angles for film analysis plus activities where pupils are interactive and try out the different angles using camera frame worksheet. Additionally, it includes a quiz worksheet with answer key.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Diagram/Illustration
Formative Assessment
Provider:
TES Resources
Date Added:
04/05/2017
Cereal and The Marketing Mix
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Through this assignment, students will explore the marketing mix for a breakfast ...

Through this assignment, students will explore the marketing mix for a breakfast product. Students will be asked to assume the role of a product manager for a cereal or snack foods division of a large consumer products firm. In this role, students will select one of six market segments to develop a product for. Students will focus on four specific target market characteristics outlined in their chosen market segment. Students will then answer the four areas of the marketing mix for their newly developed product.

Subject:
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Author:
Ashley Tessmer
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Chemistry and Cooking
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The project is called "Chemistry and Cooking" and it will last about ...

The project is called "Chemistry and Cooking" and it will last about 6 weeks. Students will learn about what matter is, the phases of matter, the difference between physical and chemical properties, as well as physical and chemical changes. The project’s Driving Question, which focuses our work, is “How does an understanding of chemistry impact your cooking?” Students will be involved in hands-on activities and labs that will help them learn the concepts that they will then apply to their final project. The child will work independently on a recipe of their choice to show their understanding of how chemistry impacts cooking.

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Physical Science
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
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Formative Assessment
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Lesson Plan
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Author:
Mary Swinford
Krysta Wiltzius
Melissa Wojcik
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Child Abuse Survivors' Stories: Effects of Abuse
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This is a lesson plan used as an introductory activity to Barbara ...

This is a lesson plan used as an introductory activity to Barbara Kingsolver's novel, The Bean Trees.  The lesson has students read and discuss (both in small groups and as a whole class) personal stories from survivors of child abuse focusing on what makes those stories powerful and how the abuse affected the survivors and continues to affect them today.  Furthermore, this lesson has students individually write and then discuss as a class about some of the other issues that are touched on in Kingsolver's novel (immigration, names, refugees, and teen pregnancy).

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Joshua Beck
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Chromosome Mutation Activity
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This activity is inquiry based where students mimic chromosome mutations by cutting ...

This activity is inquiry based where students mimic chromosome mutations by cutting and pasting paper chromosomes.  Students then use this activity to defend a claim that inheritable variations can be caused by mutations.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
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Learning Task
Lesson Plan
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NGSS Life Science
Date Added:
11/03/2015
Circular Packing Puzzle
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In this two-day lesson, students consider ways to estimate the number of ...

In this two-day lesson, students consider ways to estimate the number of spheres that will fit within a container. They also will try to pack as many as possible into differently shaped containers. The objective of this lesson is to have students use geometric solids so that they can solve basic packing problems that arise in the real world.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Date Added:
04/30/2016
City Tour PowerPoint Presentation
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After learning the basics of how to use PowerPoint, students will use ...

After learning the basics of how to use PowerPoint, students will use the skills learned to create a PowerPoint presentation on a major US city. The students will need to use basic Powerpoint skills such as transitions, animations, word count per slide, title & conclusion slides, and more. 
Students will research a major US city to find basic city facts, three unique restaurants, three hotels (at varying price ranges), and three attractions that visitors to the city may wish to visit.
Each student should choose a different city to avoid duplicate presentations and to provide a unique experience for each student.
Students can then present their PowerPoints to the class. 

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
Jan Imhoff
Author:
Jan Imhoff
Date Added:
03/28/2018