Title: Conserve It To Preserve It
In this lesson from "The Friends of Auntie Litter", (www.auntielitter.org), conservation and describing ways to sustain natural resources will be explored. This lesson is one from the “Take Pride Statewide” series.
*This lesson is provided by Julie Danley, Pam Walston, and Pat Mitchell.
Standard(s): [SS2010] LWT2 (2) 10: Identify ways people throughout the country are affected by their human and physical environments.
Title: Lighting Up the Room!
Each group of students will measure the perimeter of a teacher's classroom. They will work to build and redesign the teacher's classroom to scale (2 feet = 1 inch) using a shoe box and other supplies. They will then wire that room using a series circuit complete with a switch. Each group will use video and digital cameras to document each step and then create a Photostory with a minimum of ten photos.
Standard(s): [MA2015] (4) 21: Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real-world and mathematical problems. [4-MD3]
Title: Wired for Learning
As part of a unit on electrical circuits, students will work in collaborative groups to create a video of how to construct parallel and series circuits. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
Standard(s): [TC2] (3-5) 12: Create a product using digital tools.
Title: Zapping Fish
In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about why fish generally are not electrocuted when lightning strikes the water they are swimming in. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [S1] PHS (9-12) 9: Compare methods of energy transfer by mechanical and electromagnetic waves.
Title: Electric ABCs
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[SC2015] (4) 2: Plan and carry out investigations that explain transference of energy from
place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.Digital Tool Description: Tagxedo makes word clouds in the shape you select or upload. In this activity, Tagxedo will be used as an incentive to practice, review, and use vocabulary. The end result will also be a learning display.