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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Playing the Float

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Got a rainy day and need a few fabulous activities to foster creative thinking skills? The class works to understand the three types of human power; direct, indirect, and stored. They do this by first creating a parade float like the...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Digging for Clues

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Make critical and creative thinkers out of your class, with an archeology-based project they'll love. They start the activity by first researching what archeologists do, then they generate a list of the qualities archeologists need to be...
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Odyssey of the Mind Curriculum Activity: Fantastic Fairy Tale

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Learning about literature can be so much fun; it can also be made more accessible through projects and dramatic play. As they explore theme, character, and setting, the class gets creative and makes a dramatic recreation of a classic...
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Cycles of Matter and Composting

For Teachers 4th Standards
Engage learners with a instructional activity on the flow of energy through the food chain, producers, consumers, decomposers, and the interconnectedness of natural systems. They watch a series of videos showing the decomposition process...
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Colorful Fish Adaptations

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
I love lessons that incorporate the arts, they're so engaging and address a more diverse set of learners. Your class will investigate the reasons fish from the coal reef have adapted such colorful fins. They design a fish that uses color...
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Timeline for Anne

For Teachers 4th - 9th
It is key to the learning process to make everything a child with visual impairments does as tactile as possible. After reading Anne of Green Gables, the class discusses her life events in order to make a tactile time line. They choose...
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Tactile quilts that tell a story

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Learners with multiple disabilities need to engage in projects that push them to know their full potential. They need to be able to express themselves in a variety of ways, and this very thoughtful lesson plan does just that. They make a...
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Miss Selle's Science Songs - Gravity

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Young scientists will enjoy this delightful video that illustrates the role gravity plays in our solar system. Lyrics set to a snappy tune explain that the force of gravity is what holds us to the earth and keeps planets orbiting around...
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Miss Selle's Science Songs - Plate Tectonics

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Middle school scientists will think you're the coolest teacher on the planet when you use this video to help them understand the basics of plate tectonics. The lyrics, compiled by science teacher Sue Selle, are played to the music from...
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Miss Selle's Science Songs - 8 Phases and I Know 'Em (LMFAO Parody)

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What a fun way to learn! Middle schoolers will love this short video that teaches all about the eight phases of the moon. The video features lyrics set to a catchy tune that's sure to appeal to this age group. As the song plays, lyrics...
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Kinetic Sculptures

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Now here is a great lesson that will really help your learners see the connection between art and engineering. First, you'll discuss kinetic sculptures and the design process. Then, you'll engage them in a hands-on activity where they...
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Cloudy Skies: The Art of Classification

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Such a great resource and perfect for learners in Kindergarten through third grade. The class will discuss cloud types and formation, and then they'll get outside and draw as they observe the clouds they see. They'll need to take note of...
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Enticing Travel Brochure

For Teachers K - 5th
Elementary schoolers examine Albert Bierstadt's Wind River Country, and examine the manner in which he created his paintings.  The terrific plan has an outstanding version of the painting embedded in it for viewing. Learners look at how...
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Solar Power

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers discover how engineers use solar energy to heat buildings. They take a close look at some of the materials used: sand, salt, water, and shredded paper and evaluate the efficiency of each material. An incredible...
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You've Got to See it to Believe It!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Youngsters develop an understanding of how smog is produced, and how exhaust from automobiles is one of the major sources of smog. They explore the roles that engineers play in developing technologies that reduce smog, then work in teams...
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The Inca Projecta

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Here is a wonderful idea, intended for learners in a collaborative multi-grade setting. While learners of different grades focus on different aspects of the same project, all their efforts culminate in a time tunnel, where they turn...
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Tribal Origin Stories

For Teachers K - 2nd
The teacher reads and retells Californian tribal origin or creation stories that come from the traditions of a variety of California Indian tribes. Then, pupils get together in groups and retell the stories they just heard; just as the...
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Transportation and Environmental Sustainability

For Teachers 1st
After listening to the book, We All Go Traveling By, 1st graders discuss different modes of transportation that they see out in the world, and the environmental impacts of each one. Kids work together to create a list of the types of...
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Chiaroscuro Apple

For Teachers 3rd
I absolutely love this idea. Kids explore the chiaroscuro technique as they draw, then bite, then write about an apple. They discuss chiaroscuro, depth, shade, perspective, and texture. Then they draw their apples, write a descriptive...
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Secret Writing Devices

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers explore the world of secret writing, otherwise known as cryptography. After an interesting introduction to the activity, learners utilize a decoder badge which uses the St. Cyr cipher - which is a cipher...
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The Three Little Pigs

For Teachers K - 6th
What a delightful lesson on shelters and building techniques! Elementary schoolers revisit the classic tale "The Three Little Pigs," and go about constructing little houses using a variety of materials. The teacher uses a hair drier to...
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Nutrition, Hydration, and Health

For Teachers 5th - 12th
NFL football in science class? Yes, please! In an engaging and motivating three-day lesson, kids take a look at their own nutritional habits and needs compared to those of an NFL player, then experiment with the effects of hydration on...
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Conservation Cartoons

For Teachers 3rd
Learners read and create cartoons that are based on endangered and threatened species. The lesson is packed with terrific student handouts, including some very good cartoons that are based on conservation and animal issues. The...
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Conservation Cartoons

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read and create cartoons about endangered and threatened species of plants. Pupils are split up into groups. They each consider a conservation cartoon and attempt to decipher its meaning. They must decide if they agree or...