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100th Day of School Activities
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Resources to mark the 100th day of school with math activities. Challenge students to generate 100 different ways to represent the number 100. Students will easily generate 99 + 1 and 50 + 50, but encourage them to think out of the box. Challenge them to include examples from all of the NCTM Standards strands: number sense, numerical operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, patterns, data analysis, probability, discrete math, Create a class list to record the best entries. Some teachers write 100 in big bubble numeral style and then record the entries inside the numerals.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Mathwire
Author:
Terry Kawas
Date Added:
02/16/2011
1964 Alaska Earthquake
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This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what happened during the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 through original footage, first-person accounts, and animations illustrating plate tectonics.

Subject:
Geology
Geoscience
Physical Science
Space Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
1. Hive Alive! Sweet Virginia Foundation: Bee Bodies Lesson
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Learn how important the honey bee's body structure is to survival in the hive. This lesson includes learning objectives, material and resource lists, background information, activities, reading selections, writing assignments, a game, assessments, and support documents. See the Educator's Guide for more video links and recommended readings. 

Subject:
Biology
Education
Elementary Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/18/2020
20/20 Vision
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In this activity, students determine their own eyesight and calculate what a good average eyesight value for the class would be. Students learn about technologies to enhance eyesight and how engineers play an important role in the development of these technologies.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denali Lander
Janet Yowell
Joe Freidrichsen
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/26/2008
2050
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This interactive addresses the question if we can reduce CO2 emissions by 20% of 1990 levels and help avoid dangerous climate change? Users of this interactive can manipulate changes to various sources and uses (supply and demand) of energy with the goal of reducing C02 emissions in Great Britain by 80% in the year 2050.

Subject:
Applied Science
Career and Technical Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Physical Science
Material Type:
Simulation
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK
Date Added:
10/27/2014
2-Day Investigation of Soil Samples
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This activity is designed for a primary classroom (outdoors & indoors) investigation where students collect and investigate soil samples and describe the soils, looking for similarities and differences. Students develop a method of recording the data colleted and can present the information gathered.

Subject:
Ecology
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
01/20/2012
2. Hive Alive! Sweet Virginia Foundation: Everybody Has a Job Lesson
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Learn the importance of each and every job within the hive! This lesson includes learning objectives, material and resource lists, background information, activities, reading selections, writing assignments, a game, assessments, and support documents. See the Educator's Guide for more video links and recommended readings. 

Subject:
Biology
Education
Elementary Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/18/2020
3. Hive Alive! Sweet Virginia Foundation: Tiny Bug Huge Role Lesson
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Learn how honey bees work together as a hive to provide for their own needs while pollinating our planet's flowers!  This lesson includes learning objectives, material and resource lists, background information, activities, reading selections, writing assignments, a game, assessments, and support documents. See the Educator's Guide for more video links and recommended readings. 

Subject:
Biology
Education
Elementary Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/18/2020
3RC (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost)
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In this lesson, students expand their understanding of solid waste management to include the idea of 3RC (reduce, reuse, recycle and compost). They will look at the effects of packaging decisions (reducing) and learn about engineering advancements in packaging materials and solid waste management. Also, they will observe biodegradation in a model landfill (composting).

Subject:
Applied Science
Ecology
Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Janet Yowell
Jessica Todd
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014
4 C's Activity for Biology Cancer
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This is an extension activity after discussing cancer or lead into discussing about student choices. Essential QuestionsStudents will be able to to describe behaviors lead to skin cancer and how can it be prevented.Students will be able to explain the risk and reward behaviors.  

Subject:
Educational Technology
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Doug Mossengren
Date Added:
06/16/2018
4. Hive Alive! Sweet Virginia Foundation: Swarm Lesson
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Learn how honey bees manage their community through swarming. This lesson includes learning objectives, material and resource lists, background information, activities, reading selections, writing assignments, a game, assessments, and support documents. See the Educator's Guide for more video links and recommended readings. 

Subject:
Biology
Education
Elementary Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/20/2020
5. Hive Alive! Sweet Virginia Foundation: Honey Lesson
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Learn how honey is made and used. This lesson includes learning objectives, material and resource lists, background information, activities, reading selections, writing assignments, a game, assessments, and support documents. See the Educator's Guide for more video links and recommended readings. 

Subject:
Biology
Education
Elementary Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Bee Cause Project
Date Added:
12/20/2020
5th Science OSAS Practice 2021
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Help your students explore the Oregon Statewide Assessment System Grade 5 Science Sample Test in this slideshow with imbedded videos. The OSAS page has been updated, but all of the basics are still there. Each question is broken down in its own section - "Session 1 The Beach House." Before doing the question, we look at the objective and task by thinking like a scientist using CCC & SEP. Then we explore how to navigate the question. We break down the key elements of the question relating to the task. Students work the problem on their own. "Let's check out the answers" goes over strategies used to solve the task and the reasoning behind the answers.

The video was made in the spring of 2021 to support distance learning.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Larry Zurcher
Date Added:
11/04/2021