5E Lesson

Students will read both fiction and nonfiction to analyze arguments. They will practice annotating, writing for a variety of purposes, and working collaboratively with their peers. Students will understand argumentative structure and use that knowledge to construct arguments both as a class, within... Read more »

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Writing an Argumentative Paragraph

Argumentative Writing

Subject

- English/Language Arts

Course

- American Literature, Composition

Grade Level

- 7th - 9th

Standards

- 8.1.W.2, 8.3.R.5, 8.3.W.3, 8.3.W.4

200 minutes

3-5 class period(s)

5E Lesson

Using text analysis techniques, students will explore the Declaration of Independence. They will specifically look at the Four Principles of Government and apply those ideas to the grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence to better understand the reasons behind why the colonies desired to... Read more »

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Too Late to Apologize

Declaration of Independence

Subject

- Social Studies

Course

- U.S. History

Grade Level

- 8th Grade

Standards

- 8.1.6, 8.1.6A, 8.1.6B, 8.1.6C, 8.1.6D

175 minutes

3-4 class period(s)

5E Lesson

This lesson invites students to see linear and nonlinear functions—here, represented by tables, graphs, and equations—in a real-world context. Students will work to find relationships between real-world data points based on the situation at hand. Students will also identify linear and nonlinear relationships,... Read more »

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Hold the Line... or Don't

Linear vs. Nonlinear Functions

Course

- Algebra 1, Pre-Algebra

Subject

- Mathematics

Grade Level

- 8th - 9th

Standards

- PA.A.1.3, A1.F.1.4, A1.F.2.1

70 minutes

1-2 class period(s)

5E Lesson

This multiple-day collaborative group lesson uses dice to explore probability of simple events similar to those in the book "Jumanji" by Chris Van Allsburg. Students will examine sample space, theoretical probability, and experimental probability and make predictions using outcomes of probability. (NOTE:... Read more »

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Sums of Jumanji

Probability

Grade Level

- 6th - 7th

Course

- Middle School Mathematics

Subject

- Mathematics

Standards

- 6.D.2.1, 6.D.2.2, 6.D.2.3, 7.D.2.1, 7.D.2.2, 7.D.2.3

120 minutes

2-3 class period(s)

5E Lesson

In this lesson, students explore gas production by micro-organisms by designing and experimenting with biogas digesters made from small water bottles. Read more »

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Microbes and Manure = Biofuel

Anaerobic Respiration

Grade Level

- 9th - 12th

Course

- Environmental Science

Standards

- HS-PS3-3, HS-ESS3-2, PS.PS3.1 , EN.ESS2.6

200 minutes

3-20 class period(s)

5E Lesson

In this lesson, students examine a map of Oklahoma and complete a scavenger hunt to find objects on the map. Students learn important map-related vocabulary and extend their learning by creating a map of the classroom. Learning is assessed when students answer a reflection question. Read more »

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Map It Out

Elements of a Map

Subject

- Social Studies

Grade Level

- 4th Grade

Standards

- 4.2.1, 4.2.1A

1-3 class period(s)

5E Lesson

Students will learn how tornadoes form, information about tornado safety, and how engineers use models to create weather safe structures. Students will design, build, and revise a structure that will withstand strong winds simulated by a fan. They will use this information to make connections to their... Read more »

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Tornado Safe House

Tornado Safety and Engineering/STEM

Grade Level

- 2nd - 3rd

Subject

- Science

Standards

- 3.PS2.1.2, 3.PS2.2, 3.ESS3.1 , 3.ESS3.1.1, 3.ESS3.1.2

1 session

2 hours

5E Lesson

Students will explore inputs and outputs of trigonometric functions and use this relationship to identify the need for inverse trigonometric functions to find an unknown angle measure. Students will then watch a video of a civil engineer share how he uses right triangle trigonometry and apply their... Read more »

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Elevating Angles, Part 1

Inverse Trigonometry: Introduction

Related

- Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Course

- Geometry

Subject

- Mathematics

Grade Level

- 9th - 10th

Standards

- G.RT.1.3

2 class periods

75-85 minutes

5E Lesson

In this unit, students will learn that electrons in atoms and molecules absorb visible light. When light passes through various media and then through a diffraction gradient, it produces absorbance spectra. The produced absorption spectra are unique to the elements that interact with the light. These... Read more »

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Diffraction Unit, Lesson 4; Missing Colors

Absorption Spectra

Sponsor

- National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grade Level

- 9th - 12th

Subject

- Science

Course

- Physics

Standards

- PS.PS2, PS.PS1.1.1, PS.PS1.1.2, PS.PS4.1 , PS.PS4.1.1, CH.PS4.3

2-3 days

5E Lesson

In this lesson, students first review the principle of superposition of waves and constructive and destructive interference with slinkies. Students then investigate diffraction and how different variables change the interference pattern in the double slit experiment using the Wave Interference Phet... Read more »

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Quantum Mechanics Lesson 1: Wave Properties of Light

Quantum Mechanics

Grade Level

- 11th - 12th

Subject

- Science

Course

- Physics

Standards

- HS-PS4, HS-PS4-1, HS-PS4-3

5E Lesson

Quantum Mechanics

Grade Level

- 11th - 12th

In this lesson, students learn about the surprising results of the double slit experiment showing that particles have wavelike behavior through watching a Dr. Quantum video and through the PhET Quantum Wave Interference simulation. Students are split into groups to watch curated videos and create slideshow... Read more »

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Quantum Mechanics Lesson 3: It is a Platypus, not a Duck or a Beaver

Quantum Mechanics

Grade Level

- 11th - 12th

Subject

- Science

Course

- Physics

Standards

- HS-PS4-1, HS-PS4-3

4-5 periods

215 minutes

5E Lesson

Students will recall properties of exponents and explore different methods of multiplying binomials. Students will apply this knowledge to multiplying more advanced polynomial expressions or multiplying polynomial expressions in the context of a geometry setting. Read more »

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Multiplying Polynomials

Beyond FOILing

Grade Level

- 10th - 11th

Course

- Algebra 2

Subject

- Mathematics

Standards

- A2.A.2.2

2-3 class periods

90-100 minutes

Student Resource

Grade Level

- 8th - 12th

Do you have a green thumb? If you like working with plants and flowers, you might be interested in a career in floral design. Floral designers bring joy to others through their work. Floral design is more than just being able to grow or cut plants. Floral designers also know the meaning behind flowers... Read more »

Educator Resource

Grade Level

- 8th - 12th

ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

- College & Career Interest, Post-Secondary and Workforce Goals

College & Career Readiness Framework

- Choosing a Career, Degrees, Professions, & Earnings