RST.6-8.8

Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

 
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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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Designing a Wind Turbine (Part 2)

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Wind Turbine Design
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Wind Turbine Design
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Content is king! Armed with answers to their own questions about wind turbines and content questions, students begin to learn the physics of wind blade design.

 
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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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Measuring Energy in the Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Change

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

Tired of explaining climate change? Let the students discover for themselves the facts about climate change.

 
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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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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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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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Exploring Natural Gas

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 deal with natural gas? How is it formed and is it really the best fossil fuel?

 
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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 are the Effects of Nuclear Power?

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:

Controversial topics are fantastic position writing activities. Students analyze nuclear power and read about the Chernobyl disaster to determine their own position, based upon evidence.

 
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Designing An Eco-friendly Building Part 4

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using their design ideas, students create a model of their eco-friendly building.

 
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The Hindenburg Disaster

6th Grade Science » Unit: Matter and Atoms
6th Grade Science » Unit: Matter and Atoms
Laura Riley
Westmont, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The Hindenburg Disaster brought an end to the age of the rigid airship. The disaster killed passengers and crew members. But, what caused this disaster? How does understanding this disaster relate to properties of matter? Investigate and find out!

 
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Designing an Eco-friendly Building Part 2

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What do we know about eco-friendly building? This lesson allows students to research eco-friendly components as students determine the best solution an authentic design problem.

 
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Solar Panel Technology

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Where should the money go? Students explore how solar panel technology is growing but is it fast enough? Should the government fun solar panel research?

 
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Designing a Solar Car Part 2

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What do we need to know? Students develop research questions to learn more about the design of solar cars. They conduct the research and use it to inform their design decisions.

 
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