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Going Viral

Solving Equations

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 9th

This lesson focuses on teaching students how to solve algebraic equations using student-friendly language. Students will try to solve viral math posts in groups. Then, they learn the Do/Undo method, practice with sample problems, and evaluate how viral math posts can be written and solved. Students... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Going Viral

Solving Equations

Course Course

  • Algebra 1, Middle School Mathematics, Pre-Algebra

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 7th - 9th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 7.A.3.1, PA.A.4.1, A1.A.1.1
More 90 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)

Participants learn how to plan and host a Game of Life event at their schools. They experience sample booths that let them see what the event can feel like for students. Afterwards, participants reflect on the process and discuss some of the benefits and challenges of coordinating the Game of Life.... Read more »

Professional Learning

Tag Target Audience

  • All Staff or Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 1st Nine Weeks, 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks

User Group Group Size

  • Medium Group (at least 10)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Action Plans, College-Going Culture
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Time Frame 120 minutes
Woman Crush Wednesday: Gerty Cori

From Molecules to Organisms: Flow of Energy

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Students will explore the impact female scientists have on respiration. Aerobic respiration should be taught before doing this lesson. Students will discover the impact Gerty Cori has had on our understanding of respiration. Students will determine how the alternative pathway cells perform respiration... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Woman Crush Wednesday: Gerty Cori

From Molecules to Organisms: Flow of Energy

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Biology I

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • B.LS1.7, B.LS2.3
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)

Give students a taste of life beyond high school in this real-world Game of Life based on the popular board game. Students get a career, salary, and family to provide for. Along the way, they encounter expenses like housing, health, cars, and insurance. They have to juggle wants and needs to meet their... Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks

Tag ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

  • College & Career Interest

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

  • Choosing a Career, Benefits of Higher Education
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Time Frame 120
Woman Crush Wednesday: Nettie Stevens

Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This lesson is part of a series, titled "Woman Crush Wednesday," where we look at how female scientists have shaped our views of science. In this biology lesson, students explore the contributions of Nettie Stevens and her discovery of sex chromosomes. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Woman Crush Wednesday: Nettie Stevens

Inheritance and Variation of Traits

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Biology I

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • B.LS3.1 , B.LS3.2
More 120-180 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Got Culture?: A Look at Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic Diseases

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This lesson aims to help students develop an understanding of zoonotic diseases. In this lesson, students will explore how zoonotic diseases spread. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Biology I, Environmental Science

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • HS-LS1-1, LS1.A, B.LS1.1, B.LS1.1.2, B.LS2.2 , EN.LS2.2
More 3-4 periods
Time Frame
Woman Crush Wednesday: Jane Cooke Wright

Understanding Mitosis

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This lesson is part of the "Woman Crush Wednesday" series that looks at the ways female scientists have shaped our views of science. In this biology lesson, students will explore the many contributions of Jane Cooke Wright, with special attention on her study of the impact of uncontrolled cell division... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Biology I

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • B.LS1.4 , B.LS1.4.1
More 60-120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)
Woman Crush Wednesday: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Ecosystems

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This lesson is part of a series, titled "Woman Crush Wednesday" in which we look at how female scientists have shaped our view of science. In this biology lesson, students will explore the contributions of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the interconnectedness of an ecosystem, and endangered species. Read more »

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Biology I

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • HS-LS2-6, HS-LS4-5, B.LS2.6 , B.LS4.5
More 60 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Woman Crush Wednesday: Rachel Carson

Biological Unity and Diversity

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

This lesson is part of a series, titled "Woman Crush Wednesday" in which we look at how female scientists have shaped our view of science. In this biology lesson, students will explore the contributions of Rachel Carson, the impact of human activity on our ecosystem, and how organisms develop resistance... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Woman Crush Wednesday: Rachel Carson

Biological Unity and Diversity

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Biology I

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 10th

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5, B.LS4.3 , B.LS4.4 , B.LS4.5
More 100 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
TIP Chart

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 12th

By using a TIP (Term, Information, Picture) chart, students collaborate to construct shared understanding of new vocabulary that they encounter in a unit. TIP charts contain multiple representations of each word and can be referenced throughout the unit. This strategy is designed to increase students'... Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Explain/Closing

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • Less Than 10 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Analyze, Collaborate

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 12th