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Don't Be Irrational

Identifying and Classifying Numbers

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 11th

This lesson introduces identifying and classifying numbers with an emphasis on the subsets of real numbers. Students will recall proper and improper fractions, repeating and terminating decimals, integers, and counting numbers. Students will learn about the symbols used to represent complex, real, rational,... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Don't Be Irrational

Identifying and Classifying Numbers

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 11th

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Course Course

  • Intermediate Algebra
More 1-2 class period(s)
Time Frame 55-70 minutes
Back to the Future

Climate Variation

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 8th

Students will explore climate variation in various environments using EOMF (Earth Observation and Modeling Facility) data, GIS (Geospatial Information Science) data, and weather and climate data. Students will use their observations and data to make predictions about future environmental change and... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Back to the Future

Climate Variation

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 8th

Subject Subject

  • Science

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • MS-ESS2-2, 6.LS1.8
More 2-3 class periods
Time Frame 150 minutes
Airplanes and Airstrips, Part 2

Writing Linear Equations: Tables

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

This lesson addresses writing linear equations given a table of values. Students will use their knowledge of slope and y-intercept to analyze linear data tables and represent the linear relationship in the data as an equation. Students also will watch a video of a former air traffic controller speaking... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Airplanes and Airstrips, Part 2

Writing Linear Equations: Tables

Course Course

  • Algebra 1

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • A1.A.4.1, A1.F.3.1
More 2-3 class periods
Time Frame 95 minutes
You've Got to Move it! Move it!

Vectors

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th Grade

Students will explore vectors using properties of physics as they pertain to motion. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Course Course

  • Geometry

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • G.RT.1.1
More 55 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
You’re the Network

Data Analysis

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

Students will use data to create scatterplots, draw lines of best fit, and discuss trends found in television show ratings and viewership. Students will calculate range, mean, mode, and median from a given set of data. Students will also interpret data to discuss how decisions are made using statistics... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
You’re the Network

Data Analysis

Course Course

  • Pre-Algebra

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PA.D.1.1, PA.D.1.2, PA.D.1.3
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Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
You Think You Have Problems

Perspective in Multi-Genre Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 11th

Most everyone thinks the world revolves around them; however, everyone struggles with problems, and each person’s perspective colors his or her view of events. In this lesson, students will evaluate authors' perspectives (background, bias, passions, regrets, etc.) and use of figurative language in... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
You Think You Have Problems

Perspective in Multi-Genre Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 11th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 10.3.R.2, 10.3.R.5, 10.3.R.6, 10.3.R.7
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Writing Is Elementary, My Dear Watson

Writing Paragraphs With Evidence and Reasoning

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

To support students' ability to write persuasive essays, this lesson will scaffold aspects of argumentation through paragraph development. Students will first review the use of evidence and reasoning to support a claim by performing a CER analysis of a comic strip. Next, students will work both collaboratively... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Writing Is Elementary, My Dear Watson

Writing Paragraphs With Evidence and Reasoning

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • American Literature, British Literature, Composition, World Literature

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 9.3.R.5, 9.3.W.4
More 65 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Why Study Geography?

World Geography

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 11th

Students do not often reflect on the importance of geography and its applications. This short, introductory lesson is great for beginning the year in any geography class. Students, through a variety of methods, discover the importance of studying geography. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Why Study Geography?

World Geography

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 11th

Subject Subject

  • Social Studies

Course Course

  • Human Geography, World Geography, World Human Geography

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • WG.1
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 2 class period(s)
Where's the Beef

Linear Functions

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

This lesson takes students through an exploration of what they already know about slopes and develops their understanding of lines, especially the linear equation, y=mx+b. Students interact with the lesson in an easy-to-do activity that allows students to gather real data and then use those data to... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Where's the Beef

Linear Functions

Course Course

  • Pre-Algebra

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th Grade

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PA.A.2, PA.A.2.2, PA.A.2.4, PA.A.2.5
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
What's a GMO?

Genetics and Ethics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 12th

In this lesson, students will learn about a divisive issue—genetically modified organisms, or GMOs—by discussing their opinions, conducting research on the topic with their peers, and, ultimately, taking part in a formal, courtroom-style debate. By conducting their own research and anticipating their... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
What's a GMO?

Genetics and Ethics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts, Science

Course Course

  • Biology I

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 8.1.R.3, 8.3.W.4, 8.6.W.2, MS-LS4-5, HS-LS3-2, LS4, B.LS2.6.3
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)