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Reptiles, Time For A New Outfit

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Vertebrate Classification
Big Idea: Scientist develop models in order to explain phenomena
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Science vs. Engineering Project - Presentations

7th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to 7th Grade Science
Big Idea: We can plan our own investigations using our own scientific method and engineering design process.
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Respect and Responsibility

The activity has them leaving the classroom and requires the students to work independently from the teacher. In order to make this a positive experience it is important to lay down clear expectations. In the first few days of school we cover respect and responsibility as being expectations. I remind my class that the expectations I have for them is that they can have fun while learning. Respect is following directions, being polite, and in this case being mindful of others in the building who are working. For example, they will visit a part of the school where others might be, they need to not distract and be good observers. I ask them how they can demonstrate responsibility and I add to their ideas on how it pertains to this lesson. After each expectation is given I always give the opposite example of what is NOT expected. It helps make the message more clear and gives them a model of what not to do.  

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Follow the Leader: Following Directions

4th Grade Science » Unit: Opening Science
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Eliciting Student Ideas: What is Heat? What is Temperature?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Heat Transfer and Interactions of Matter
Big Idea: Need a lesson to find out your students ideas about heat and temperature before digging into content? This is the one.
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Four Brains are Better than One

7th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions and Equations - The Basics
Big Idea: Students work in groups of 3 - 4 to evaluate algebraic expressions
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Classroom Video: Think Aloud

Investigating Worms Part 2

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Structures
Big Idea: How can you conduct an experiment to answer your questions about worms?

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7th Grade Science » Unit: Evolution
Big Idea: Derived characteristics in organisms may be used to determine evolutionary relationships
Jessica Field added a Lesson

Intro: Convert Customary Measurement

5th Grade Math » Unit: Measurement
Big Idea: Help Joey figure out how many pitchers he needs to serve the juice so everyone gets some, help out so the school supplies get to school, and help us order enough string to make scarves.
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Generating Ideas for Explanatory Essay By Thinking About Our Beliefs

7th Grade ELA » Unit: Explanatory Essay
Big Idea: What do you Believe?
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Analyzing "The Declaration of Independence," Day One of Three

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Finding and Evaluating Claim and Evidence in Informational Texts
Big Idea: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness--analyzing "The Declaration of Independence."
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