This is a hands-on activity which engages students while stimulating logical thought processes. Students explore problem solving by peeling different fruits/vegetables with various tools. They then evaluate the effectiveness and reasonability of the tool to solve the given "problem", elaborating on why a given tool was/was not effective and identifying other "problems" the tool might reasonably solve. Use of questioning strategies extends their thinking, …
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Challenge your students to work together in groups as scientists investigating viruses. As scientists, the students will be challenged to invent ways of safeguarding against viruses. After the lesson, they'll have a better understanding that: 1. A virus is an infectious organism that reproduces within the cells of an infected host. 2. A virus is not alive until it enters the cells of a living plant or animal. 3. A virus contains genetic information wrapped in a protein coat. 4. …
Keywords: viruses, genetics, mutation
Kyle Schutt's Presentation from NSTA Phoenix - December 2012
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thinc Differently – Earning Straight C's is a Good Thing Presented by Lance Rougeux Vice President, Learning Communities and Educational Consultants Discovery Education Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 7:00pm EST For Educators CLICK FILES IN THE BOX TO THE RIGHT TO DOWNLOAD ARCHIVE In the context of conceptual shifts and crosscutting concepts articulated in the Next Generation Science Standards, it is essential that we think outside the box, outside the book, and outside the …
http://www.braingle.com/Math.html http://www.braingle.com/games/index.php A tool for students to have fun while they learn, and ecercise their brains. The math brain teasers are rated by difficulty level. There are more resources on the site, but these work great. The games are free, and cataloged by type.
Keywords: Math Brain Teasers
What causes lightning? Students will discovery the role of static electricity in the formation of lightning and the process behind it. Through demonstrations, students will create static electricity and will observe static electricity at work using materials like rice, balloons, ground pepper and others.
Keywords: weather, storms, static electricity, lightning, electrical charges, friction, clouds, convection current, thunder
38 different ways to use digital cameras in the Math Classroom.
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This problem is an engaging, challenging problem that can be solved in many ways but is effectively solved by using elimination or matrices. It can be introduced before instruction in those topics. Students will devise many methods of solution. Here is a link to a student solution to the problem that leads directly to using elimination.
Keywords: math systems equations lines linear
If you are in the misdt of moving your school to focus more on STEM You will need someone to take the lead. Thisindividual can be an administrator, instructional coach or teacher leader. This document can be used to help identify those key duties and responsibilities of a STEM coordinator and get a school moving forward toward a serious and focused approach toward STEM events and activities.
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Cost of Living Calculator Directions: Visit the Web site given below and answer the following questions, using the calculator tool. Visit the site: www.bestplaces.net click cost of living tab The cost of living in a particular city is based on several factors: job availability, cost of services, cost of products, inflation, and so on. In the following activity, you will compare the cost of living in several different cities. The …
Keywords: cost of living comparison, Universe, Excel