RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

 
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I Have to Teach Engineering??

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Engineers and the Design Process
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How can I teach engineering? Take a look at this lesson on the basics of engineering and the design process.

 
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All New-Tons Of Fun Lab Stations: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to get your students excited about literacy? This lesson provides an exciting context to work on scientific reading, writing, speaking, and designing. Students complete fun labs and discussion protocols with Gaussian Guns and Mystery Crashes!

 
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Exploring Magnetic Levitation

8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Watch as your students experience the magic of magnetics while exploring a futuristic transportation modality.

 
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What are Fossil Fuels?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What's the big deal with fossil fuels? What are they and why are they so important? This lesson introduces students to the role of fossil fuels in creating new technologies.

 
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Writing Cell Organelle Analogies

7th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Cells
7th Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Cells
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Analogies helps us understand and communicate things that are difficult to understand, cell organelle, by making comparisons to things we already know and understand, cities.

 
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Designing a Roller Coaster

8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Looking for a fun way to helps students understand how engineers use potential and kinetic energy transfers? This lesson simulates a roller coaster and helps students understand the physics behind the fun.

 
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Meiosis - Flipped

8th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
8th Grade Science » Unit: Genetics
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Use this lesson to help students understand the phases of meiosis and to compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis.

 
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Investigating the Senses

8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
8th Grade Science » Unit: Information Processing
Lori Knasiak
Lake In The Hills, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Smell, hearing, taste and touch - student designed exhibits explain much.

 
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Biomes

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 1- Organization and Relationships
Sharon Wilson
Jonesboro, GA
Environment: Urban
 
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Biomes are great places to view the biodiversity of the planet.

 
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The Brain - Flipped

8th Grade Science » Unit: Nervous System
8th Grade Science » Unit: Nervous System
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will explore the structures and functions of the brain in addition to reviewing research about neurons.

 
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Using The Five Finger Rule

6th Grade Science » Unit: Pond Study: Plant & Animal Cells
6th Grade Science » Unit: Pond Study: Plant & Animal Cells
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What will this text teach me? By using and applying the Five Finger Rule, students will understand a text at a much deeper level.

 
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What are the Effects of Oil Spills?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How do contemporary events impact our energy choices? With the use of two reading pieces, students examine the effects of an oil spill.

 
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What is Fracking?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Have you heard of fracking? What is it and why is it in the news? Check out this science literacy lesson to learn how fracking impacts the environment.

 
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Following the Research Plan

8th Grade Science » Unit: Science Fair
8th Grade Science » Unit: Science Fair
Jennifer Smith
Monticello, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

This lesson takes place over a three-day span as students perform research to complete their brief research paper before they begin their science fair experiment.

 
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Environmental Engineers: Water Quality and Research

7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students begin research about the sources of pollution in their watershed in preparation of going to a local river to perform water quality tests.

 
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