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Digitizing History

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students create their own website to illustrate a theme form history. In this history and technology lesson, students create a home page or website for a recent history or social studies lesson. Students work in teams to complete the...
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How Old is that Cookie?

For Teachers K - 6th
Students investigate adaptation.  For this cookie age lesson, students examine changes and variations in chocolate chips in cookies in preparation for determining the age of trees using lines.  Students discuss how the age of trees is...
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Genetics: Knowledge Quiz

For Students 6th - 8th
In this genetics quiz worksheet, students complete a set of 10 multiple choice questions covering various concepts of genetics. A reference web site is given for additional resources.
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Biological Sampling Device Using a Sea Perch

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students construct plankton nets to be towed and collect specimens to be examined and analyzed in the classroom. They develop research skills through collection of an aquatic sample. They write lab reports after interpreting, identifying...
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The Cell Cycle and Cancer

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars compare and contrast the cell cycle of frog eggs, normal cells, and cancer cells. They watch a video about early development of the frog embryo, generate a hypothesis in small groups, and listen to a teacher-led lecture. ...
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Oil, OPEC and You

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders study OPEC.  In this Economics lesson, 12th graders write an essay on OPEC using questions provided by the teacher. 
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Personal History

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders gain an appreciation of knowledge about recent history by interviewing senior citizens. They summarize their interviews and organize them into a written presentation.
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Patterns of Settlement in Early Alabama

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the settlement of Alabama. They collect data from the U.S. census website and answer questions regarding settlement patterns in the counties of Alabama in 1820. They write a paagraph describing where they would have...
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Farm Vocabulary List and Definitions

For Students 4th - 5th
In this farm vocabulary worksheet, learners learn 15 words pertaining to farming, agriculture and farm animals. Students read definitions for each word. There are no questions to answer.
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Watershed Testing with Vernier Probes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers define a watershed, conductivity, pH, and dissolved oxygen. They identify, correlate, and predict trends and factors shaping a watershed. They analyze the data from the probes and graphs to determine water quality from...
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Write a Constitution

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the United states Constitution and discuss the difficulties the framers faced in writing it. They explore ideas about the division of power, rights, and other topics contained in it.
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Capitol vs. Capital

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students construct time lines to show the order of significant events in Ohio history. They explain how Ohio progressed from territory to statehood.
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Exploration of North America

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine some famous explorers who have helped to discover our country. They discuss explorers from three countries today. They are: Spain, Portugal, and England.
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Butterfly Life Cycle

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate the life cycle and development of butterflies. They complete an online WebQuest, and write journal entries about their research information. Students create a poster, and observe real Painted Lady larvae...
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Read Martin's Big Words

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th
Students read Martin's Big Words. For this social studies lesson, students read and discuss  the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Make an ABC Book of Slavery And the Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students learn about a topic through research, drawing, and the production of a finished product
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Threatened Species and Public Policy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students watch video presentations on endangered spieces, and do activities and discussion questions related to the material.
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Helping Occupations

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss careers that help students and write these in their handout.
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Why Are Some Nations Wealthy?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners, in groups, examine data from several nations regarding size, natural resources, and population. Using these data, they rank the nations, try to identify them, and predict whether each nation is rich or poor.
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Historic Dates and Timeliner Unit

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research a specific Civil War battle including important date, major events and outcomes of the battle. They use their notes and information to create a timeline of the battle using Timeliner software. Finally, they decide...
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CSI Clamshell Investigation

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Pupils explore predator/prey relationships. They research information on moon snails and claims. Students draw conclusions from the data collected. They use math and graphing to determine if there is a relationship to the clam's size and...
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Aphids and Ladybirds

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers record observations of ladybird beetles and aphids. They develop questions concerning the behavior of ladybird beetles and aphids that are testable by a classroom experimentation. Students develop an investigation.