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You Are My Sunshine

Photosynthesis

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

In this lesson, students explore energy conservation based on how energy from the sun is captured and used to make chemical energy. Students also review how solar energy and the concept of photosynthesis have been used to engineer technology that could be beneficial to humans. This lesson can be used... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
You Are My Sunshine

Photosynthesis

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Biology I, Environmental Science

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • HS-PS3, HS-LS1-5, PS.PS3, CH.PS3, PH.PS3, B.LS1.1.2
More 2-3 class periods
Time Frame 100 minutes
Department of the Exterior Angles

Polygons and the Exterior Angle Sum Theorem

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Students will explore the relationships between exterior angles in regular and irregular polygons to determine the sum of exterior angles, and they will apply that knowledge to solve problems. To complete this lesson, students need to know the interior angle sum theorem. See the "Department of the Interior... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson Hybrid
Department of the Exterior Angles

Polygons and the Exterior Angle Sum Theorem

Course Course

  • Geometry

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • G.2D.1.3
More 1-2 class period(s)
Time Frame 80 minutes
Annotating a Text

Style and syntax

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Annotating a text allows students to process information about an author’s purpose and point of view. In this lesson, students will learn techniques for analyzing a text to create an argumentative paragraph related to an author’s style. This lesson may be adapted to fit any text with a particular style... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Annotating a Text

Style and syntax

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Course Course

  • A.P. Language and Composition, American Literature

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 10.2.R.1, 10.3.R.4, 10.3.W.3
More 100 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
The Dog's Story

Point of View

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 3rd - 4th

This lesson begins with a discussion of how authors tell great stories. Students will hear two stories about dogs, one told from the first person and the other from the third person point of view. Students will use a Card Sort activity to discover how to tell the difference in point of view and will... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
The Dog's Story

Point of View

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 3rd - 4th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 4.3.R.2, 4.3.W.2, 4.4.W.2
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
What shape is it anyway?

Shapes

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Kindergarten

In this lesson, students use their prior knowledge to identify shapes and their attributes. "What Shape is it Anyway?" provides students with ample group discussion as well as individual assessment. The end goal of this lesson is to have students correctly identify, sort, and explain their understanding... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Kindergarten

Course Course

  • Elementary Mathematics

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • K.GM.1.1, K.GM.1.2, K.GM.1.3, K.GM.1.6
More 60 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
How EGG-ceptional Are We? AP Biology

Evolution/Embryonic Development

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

Students will investigate the similarity of reproduction, embryonic development, and DNA sequences to illustrate the indirect evidence for evolution. "How EGG-ceptional Are We?" has been scaffolded to AP Biology. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
How EGG-ceptional Are We? AP Biology

Evolution/Embryonic Development

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Biology I

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • HS-LS4-1, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
How EGG-ceptional Are We? Middle School

Evolution/Embryonic Development

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 8th

Students will investigate the similarity of reproduction, embryonic development, and DNA sequences to illustrate the indirect evidence for evolution. This lesson is adapted for a middle school class. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
How EGG-ceptional Are We? Middle School

Evolution/Embryonic Development

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Biology I

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 8th
More 150 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Department of the Interior Angles

Polygons and the Interior Angle Sum Theorem

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This lesson introduces and enforces the polygon interior angle sum theorem and the corresponding formula. This lesson does not include a proof related to the theorem, but it does have students critique a claim using the theorem as the reasoning foundation. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Department of the Interior Angles

Polygons and the Interior Angle Sum Theorem

Course Course

  • Geometry

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th
More 1-2 class period(s)
Time Frame 60 minutes
Space Justification Jam

Intro to Proofs Using Spatial Reasoning

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 10th

Proofs can be difficult and require a certain mindset. Spatial reasoning and awareness is a skill that can be developed no matter the age of the student. In this lesson, spatial reasoning is refined using drawing techniques and prior knowledge of shapes, lines, and the coordinate plane. This lesson... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Space Justification Jam

Intro to Proofs Using Spatial Reasoning

Course Course

  • Geometry

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • G.RL.1.1
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Ethos, Logos, Pathos

Persuading Your Audience

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 11th

In this lesson, students become familiar with identifying, locating, and analyzing persuasive techniques in writing and multimodal compositions, including their own, by examining the ways in which commercials and infomercials employ these techniques. Using their new knowledge, students will write a... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Ethos, Logos, Pathos

Persuading Your Audience

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 10th - 11th

Subject Subject

  • English/Language Arts

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 10.3.R.5, 10.4.W.2, 10.7.R.1, 11.4.W.2
More 180 minutes
Time Frame 3-4 class period(s)