RST.11-12.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

 
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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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Everybody's got to eat: Food Webs and Energy Pyramids

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

Organisms are composed of matter but require energy to function. Ecological feeding relationships can thus be understood as transfers of energy and recycling of matter.

 
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Fronts (Day 1/2)

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

In the first day of this two-day lesson, students learn about fronts and then begin to create a poster for a front type that they've been assigned and "expert" role in. These will later be used in a gallery walk so all students have the opportunity to lear

 
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What is Environmental Science?

High School Science » Unit: The Nature of Environmental Science
High School Science » Unit: The Nature of Environmental Science
Taylor Wichmanowski
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Environmental science is more than just biology and chemistry. It is interdisciplinary and utilizes social science as well as physical science.

 
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Glaciers Lab

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

There are myriad features left by glaciers, mostly as a result of direct glacier movement. They include features like drumlins, kettle lakes, and outwash plains

 
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Of Moths and Sloths

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

Symbiotic relationships are complex and often involve more than two organisms

 
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Two Stories + Two Tools= Understanding & Predicting Huntington's Disease!

High School Science » Unit: Genetics and the Brain
High School Science » Unit: Genetics and the Brain
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Biotechnology enhances our ability to detect and prepare for Huntington's Disease prior to its onset!

 
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Constructing an Explanation of Momentum

High School Physics » Unit: Momentum
High School Physics » Unit: Momentum
Tenicka Norwood
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Impulse is the change in momentum.

 
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Competition and Niches: Get in where you fit in

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

A species' occupied niche is often the result of adapting to very specific constraints imposed by both the non-living and living components of the ecosystem they inhabit.

 
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Insolation Factors

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

Dark-colored and fought surface objects absorb the most insolation, while light-colored and smooth surfaces are better at reflecting insolation. This (and a few other minor variables) affect how much insolation an area receives

 
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Newton's First Law

High School Physics » Unit: Forces and Newton's Laws
High School Physics » Unit: Forces and Newton's Laws
Tenicka Norwood
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

An object’s state of motion remains unchanged unless influenced by an unbalanced force.

 
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Conversations of Genetics: Two Stories of Huntington's Disease

High School Science » Unit: Genetics and the Brain
High School Science » Unit: Genetics and the Brain
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Understanding the impact of Huntington's disease involves a delicate balance of conversations with counselors and genetic calculations!

 
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Critical Editorial Analysis: Is Overpopulation a Problem?

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

Editorials are only as effective as the evidence provided to support their claims. Sometimes editorials that seem to be on opposite sides of an issue are actually in fundamental agreement.

 
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Limiting factors and models of population growth (2 of 2)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Populations
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Populations
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Growth models help ecologists understand population changes. How might we examine the growth of actual and theoretical populations to define exponential and logistic growth models?

 
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Population Growth

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

Populations follow somewhat predictable patterns of growth based on their potential for growth and the environmental pressures they are subject to. Nowhere to go but up? Not so fast... populations can and do crash.

 
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