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For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create a radio announcement after reading Strega Nona. In this visualization instructional activity, students investigate visualization strategies. After reading Strega Nona, students complete a graphic organizer and produce a...
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For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore mathematics by participating in a SMART Board activity. In this exponents instructional activity, 6th graders identify the different exponential powers of a number and discuss how the power of the number...
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Organizing Numbers

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young scholars organize numbers in the correct category. In this algebra lesson, students group like numbers and properties using flash cards. They divide each numbers into groups of three.
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Place Value: A Place for Apples

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore number values by completing math worksheets. In this place value lesson, 2nd graders identify the use of decimals in numbers and read a book about math called Apple Pigs. Students create number charts based on the...
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Number Sense

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice rounding 4 digit numbers using place value concepts. In this estimating sums and differences lesson, 1st graders explore clustering, rounding, and front end estimation as methods for rounding decimals.
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Evaluating Sensors and the Impacts of Physiological Stress: Designing a Wearable Device for Rescue Workers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A long-term project has scholars consider ways in which sensors help monitor physiological stress levels of rescue workers. They design and create a portable device for this purpose. Techies to the rescue!
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Making Savvy Consumer Choices

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
It's never too early to learn about grocery budgeting. Middle schoolers delve into the world of consumer math with a lesson that focuses on both healthy choices and real-world math applications. Groups work together to form a grocery...
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Attention and Sensory Processing

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Ever wondered how your brain manages all of the information it receives every second of every day? The sights, the sounds, the smells ... each one filed away for later use or moved to the front of the line so your body can react. Through...
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Light, Colors, and Vision

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders experience optic illusions by creating flipbooks. In this optics lesson, 3rd graders view a demonstration of the workings of rods and cones using a camera. They are shown an optical illusion and work to create their own...
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A View From Above

For Teachers 8th - Higher Ed
Analyzing and interpreting satellite data takes knowledge and patience. Through a detailed lab investigation, young scholars learn the process of analyzing this data. They use technology to create color images and maps from real...
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Oceans on the Rise

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Temperature rises and land disappears! Through a lab exploration, learners understand the effect of temperature increase on water similar to the effect of global warming on our oceans. As they heat the water in a flask, they measure the...
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Altered Reality

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Fascinate young life scientists by showing them how their brain learns. By using prism goggles while attempting to toss bean bags at a target, lab partners change their outlook on the world around them, producing amusing results....
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Cool Tool

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can the same object at room temperature feel both cool and warm based on where you touch it? Scholars touch the lead of a pencil to various places on their wrists. Then they record the differences they feel and discuss why it only feels...
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Assessing Human Hearing

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young scientists explore hearing through multiple experiments, demonstrations, and activities. They focus on the changes in hearing over a lifetime, how we can determine where a sound is coming from, and the ability to filter noises.
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Mirror, Mirror

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Geometry students use hinged mirrors to discover that the regular polygons are composed of triangles tessellating around a center point. They sketch triangles on paper models of the regular polygons having 3 to 10 sides and compute the...
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What’s the Smallest Thing You Know?

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Elementary learners listen to a story, then sort objects from largest to smallest at six different stations around the classroom. Adaptable for a large range of age and ability groups. 

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