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30 Second PSA
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30 Second PSA is designed to be a way to assess students on what was learned during their time in Health Class.  Students must put together a 30 second public service announcement about a topic covered in class and may work with another student to do so.  Topics are chosen by having a class discussion about what was covered over the course of the quarter/semester/etc.  Students can use any means they choose to demonstrate their knowledge (video, presentation, rap/poetry, skit, etc.) but it needs to be sussinct and to the point.  

Subject:
Health Science
Education
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
Brad Crandell
Author:
Brad Crandell
Date Added:
03/28/2018
5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Handouts
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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.

Subject:
Geology
Hydrology
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Unit of Study
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 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.

Subject:
Geology
Hydrology
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Amy Workman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
AH-CHOO! A Case Study on Climate Change and Allergies
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You work for ScienceSpeak, a public relations firm that educates the public about scientific issues. Your company has won a contract with the World Health Organization (WHO) to supply materials for their new multimedia public health campaign about climate change. The WHO is specifically interested in the relationship between climate change and the increasing prevalence of allergies and asthma worldwide.
Your boss calls a meeting to discuss the contract. She gives you a set of Data Tables prepared for you by two expert scientists that summarize recent evidence on the effects of increasing carbon dioxide and temperature on allergenic plants. Your job is to design and produce a communication product such as a brochure, poster, web page, or television program that informs the public about potential links between climate change and allergies.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Interim/Summative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
University at Buffalo
Date Added:
12/02/2015
Accounting Scrapbook of Source Documents
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To assist student in seeing the relationship between source documents and how to interpret information, students will collect examples of source documents.  Once items are collect students will journalize the source documents.  Students will also need to find recent news articles and write a summary of the articles read.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Learning Task
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Katie Grassel
Author:
Katie Grassel
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Amelia Bedelia Up Close! Closely Reading a Classic Story
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This lesson provides students with opportunities to read closely and have deeper thinking with text.  Students will read Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish.  They will discuss with others text-dependent questions to better understand the character.  With further readings they will be able to Amelia Bedelia's chacter traits and the reactions Mr. and Mrs. Roger have to the same events.  They will generate a trading card for Amelia Bedelia at the conclusion of the lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Applying Properties of Exponents
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This is a lesson plan designed to allow students to recall and use the properties of exponents to generate equivalent numeric expressions, identify the appropriate property to use and apply it correctly, and check the numerical value of an expression involving exponents without using a calculator. There is a fun matching activity for students at the end of the lesson to allow students to practice what they have learned and for the teacher to assess their learning by listening to and watching the students work and discuss strategy with each other.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
Mathematics Assessment Resource Service, University of Nottingham
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Articulate it! Pro
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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.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Formative Assessment
Game
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
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 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.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Alternate Assessment
Assessment Item
Curriculum Map
Diagram/Illustration
Formative Assessment
Full Course
Interactive
Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Reading
Reference Material
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Self Assessment
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
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 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.

Subject:
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
Geology
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
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
Beyond the Bubble:  Virginia Company
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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
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
Stanford History Education Group
Date Added:
10/05/2016
Building a DNA Model
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This resource is useful as a kinesthetic activity to reinforce the content on nucleic acids.  Students can create a model that shows the three dimensional aspect of DNA and understand the helix shaped molecule and its components.  

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Learning Task
Other
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
NA
Author:
Constance J. Rauterkus
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Call of the Wild Unit Plan
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Public Domain
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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
Can You Hear It Now? Engineering Cheap and Effective Sound Amplifiers for Smart Phones
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This 2-3 day lesson addresses the main idea of sound waves and the loudness (amplitude) of sounds.  Students design, create, and test an amplification tool for a smart phone.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Provider:
betterlesson.com
Date Added:
06/16/2015
Remix
Careers in Agriculture
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This multi-disciplinary career exploration unit builds on lesson plans available through the Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom website. Students will spend a week investigating different aspects of agriculture careers, while incorporating skills from math, English, and social studies. The unit culminates in a "Day in the Life" summative writing assignment.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Student Guide
Author:
Lynn Aprill
Date Added:
01/16/2020
Chemistry and Cooking
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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.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
Formative Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Self Assessment
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Mary Swinford
Krysta Wiltzius
Melissa Wojcik
Date Added:
08/02/2019