RST.11-12.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.

 
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The Life Cycle of Stars

Earth Science » Unit: Astronomy
Earth Science » Unit: Astronomy
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This multi-faceted lesson has students exploring what makes a star a star, including an in-depth focus on the process of nuclear fusion in the core of stars. Additionally, students also get a glimpse of the astronomical "life cycle" of stars in our galaxy

 
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The Big Bang

Earth Science » Unit: Astronomy
Earth Science » Unit: Astronomy
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students identify the two main pieces of evidence to support the Big Bang, as well as holistically exploring the Big Bang as a cosmological theory of the beginning of the universe

 
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Introduction to the Rock Cycle

Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Earth Science » Unit: Rocks & Minerals
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students complete an online "tour" of the rock cycle in this introductory lesson.

 
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Earthquakes (Day 1/2)

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will take on their first natural disaster in this lesson. This lesson introduces students to the phenomenon of earthquakes as the creation of seismic waves caused by friction along plate boundaries and faults.

 
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Tides

Earth Science » Unit: Astronomy
Earth Science » Unit: Astronomy
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students create a graph of tidal ranges in New York City to explore how tides change as a result of the Moon's gravity

 
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Earthquake Hazards

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use an online interface to find and evaluate the effectiveness of various seismic safety measures

 
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Introduction to Insolation

Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Earth Science » Unit: The Sun & Insolation
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this introductory lesson, students get a chance to chart out some important lines of latitude and explore why the solstices and equinoxes are important dates on the solar calendar in terms of the Sun's position

 
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Evolution & Extinction (Day 1/2)

Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Earth Science » Unit: Earth's History
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In the first day of this two-day lesson, students explore the biological history of evolution, and how that related to the geological fossil record

 
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Wind

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students first identify the instrumentation used to measure wind speed and direction, and then analyze what wind really is - a derivative of air pressure normalization on Earth's surface

 
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Human Impact

Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Earth Science » Unit: Climate & Human Impact
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use a case to explore and examine some of the negative impacts that humans have had (and continue to have) on the environment

 
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Clouds & Rain

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson has students identify and diagram the process of cloud formation as a result of air movement, as well as identifying the six major types of precipitation

 
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Air Pressure

Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Earth Science » Unit: Meteorology
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson deals with all the various aspects of air pressure - instrumentation, factors affecting it, and how it changes as result of different atmospheric conditions

 
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Plate Boundaries

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
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What is Biodiversity?

High School Science » Unit: Biodiversity
High School Science » Unit: Biodiversity
Taylor Wichmanowski
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The world is alive and unfathomably diverse. Biodiversity is critically important to humans and their environment.

 
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Layers of the Earth II

Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Earth Science » Unit: The Dynamic Earth
Kane Koller
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students give oral presentations on their completed layers of the Earth project in this lesson.

 
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