Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
“Mystery objects” – a brine shrimp egg and a seed that looks similar – are placed in both salt water and soil to see which thrives in each environment.
Read two books on the same theme, record questions and responses and meet with others reading the same book.
Choose books and read in class. Review how to act during a discussion and meet in literature circles to discuss the books.
Choose from several texts offered. Record individual reactions and share them during discussion groups.
Distribute a mystery material or “green stuff,” and ask students to determine what category it belongs to: living, dead or nonliving.
Examine the difference in the number of revolutions for each of two gears in a model, in order to undertand the significance of the radii of the gears.
Take readings of a thermometer in a glass of ice and then in warm water. Watch the volume of the red liquid in the thermometer expand, to develop ideas about the effect of energy on the change of state of matter.
Algebraic notation and variables are used to recognize patterns and represent situations.
Take students on a field trip to a laboratory or bring in a guest speaker. Construct a creature/robot/monster/automaton/machine.
Work with models to represent the relative distance of the Moon from the Earth, then measure the angular size of the Moon with pinky fingers to check the estimate.
Examine the past and present boundaries of Jerusalem and the reasons why and how these came about.
Examine how human interaction with the environment has altered the annual flooding of the Nile River and what the implications are for the region.
By looking at different perspectives in news articles and working in small groups, develop a better understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
On a field trip to see historic maps, analyze how resources influence settlement patterns, and how land- and cityscapes change due to urbanization.
Use data and models to define the location of economically distressed neighborhoods located in Denver.
Consider the impacts of human migration on physical and human systems and ask "where will the future growth of San Antonio occur?"
Introduce a variety of solid objects and use senses to sort them. Then explain the criteria used for the sorting schemes.
This introduction to exponential functions considers the world population since 1650. In a simulation, the population grows at a random yet predictable rate.
What should the U.S. relationship with the rest of the world be? And what artifacts should be selected for a Museum of Patriotism and Foreign Policy?
Students discuss a political election and hold a mock talk show in French.
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