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Why We Need Sleep

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders track how much sleep they get and list reasons sleep is important. In this health and math lesson, 5th graders keep up with their sleep times for a week and make notes about how they feel each day prior to the lesson. The...
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We All Need Sleep

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine and discuss the importance of getting a good night's sleep everyday. They discuss why we need sleep and develop a class chart of reasons why children need sleep. They complete a sleep worksheet and discuss the answers...
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Why Do We Have To Sleep?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Humans are the only mammals who delay sleep. Viewers learn this and other interesting facts in a video that explores sleep in humans. The narrator also discusses how lights affect our sleep, the importance of sleep, and how sleep is...
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The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

For Students 7th - Higher Ed Standards
It's well known that people should get eight hours of sleep each night, but exactly why is that? Follow along with this short video as it investigates the crucial role sleep plays not only in peoples' physical health, but their memory...
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Why Do We Need Clean Air to Live? - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students name the main components of the respiratory system. They write a reaction that contains complete sentences, and uses proper spelling and grammar, after viewing a video. Students define the following terms: lungs, respiration,...
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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

For Students 9th - 12th
Sleep, as another form of consciousness, gets the Crash Course treatment in the ninth video in a 13-part, introduction to psychology course. Information about the four stages of sleep, sleep disorders, and dream interpretation theories...
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For Students 4th - 5th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a passage about sleep cycles. Students answer 11 multiple choice questions about the text.
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Fabulous Felines

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore basic needs through discovering that pets and people need very similar things. They will play matching games, sing songs, read books, and discuss the needs of people and animals.
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Sleeping Animals

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete pre reading, writing, post reading activities for the book Sleeping Animals. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
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What Do Dog's Need?

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discuss proper care of pets. In this animal care lesson, students discuss what pets need to be healthy and happy. Students act out roles of pets and owners and create a pet tag. 
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ESL Holiday Lessons: World Sleep Day

For Students 6th - 10th
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article about World Sleep Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions,...
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Why Do Bears Go To Sleep in the Winter?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners develop their own hypothesis on why they believe bears go to sleep in the winter. As a class, they discuss where and when bears hibernate and make their own models of a bear cave. They predict when the bears might wake up and...
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Bare Necessities- Helping Others: The Drive

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore basic human needs and how they can be met. In this philanthropy lesson, students identify what basic human needs are and discuss reasons why not all people have their needs met. Learners think of ways they can help...
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The bear who wouldn't sleep

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Writiers use writing practice activities to come up with a short story about a bear who doesn't hibernate with his family. They will take 2 weeks to review bear facts and writing techniques to work up to their story.
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Heart Rate and Exercise

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
What is the relationship among the heart, circulation, and exercise? Your class members will explore first-hand how different physical exercises affect an individual's heart rate. They will begin by learning how to measure their own...
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Outdoor Survival

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Which of the following can you survive without for the longest time: water, food, or a positive mental attitude? The answer may surprise you. Guide learners of all ages through games, activities, and discussions about surviving in the...
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How to Avoid Burnout: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #17

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to avoid burnout in the workplace? Using the final video from the business-focused series, pupils explore ways to manage self-care. Scholars learn how exercise, healthier eating, and proper sleep help people take...
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The Bare Necessities

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students distinguish between wants and needs. In this basic needs lesson, students understand that some people do not have the basic necessities and that they can help them. Student suggestions to help are charted. Students are...
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Skill Five: Stay Well

For Teachers 9th - 12th
One of the most important lessons we can learn in life, is the need to prioritize our health. Help your class start thinking about this while they are young by delving into some of the primary ways one can work to achieve optimal health...
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Social Studies Integrated with Writing Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st
First graders access prior knowledge about goods and pricing.  In this scarcity lesson, 1st graders understand the meaning of scarcity and how it effects people.  Students prepare for a boat trip and choose three things to bring with...
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Homeless Fact Sheet

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students investigate the reasons why people are homeless and how they can help.  In this community lesson plan, students identify what it means to be "homeless," and why it is important to help them now.  Students create a food drive in...
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Wind, What Causes It?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore what causes wind, why wind behaves as it does, early cultural beliefs about wind, high and low pressure systems, basic fluid dynamics, units of measurement for wind, and how lift is caused; students create and...
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We Know About Tonsils

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the use of tonsils in the human body. They brainstorm in small groups to review the location and purpose of having tonsils. The teacher uses a poster to help students in the class...
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The Concert

For Students 5th Standards
Is it better to ask for permission or for forgiveness? Compare and contrast these choices with a reading comprehension activity, which focuses on a script about a girl asking each of her parents if she can attend a concert with her friend.