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Scherff, Lisa; Rush, Leslie S. – McREL International, 2019
Conducting research and reporting the results are at the heart of academic work, yet many teachers hesitate to incorporate student research projects into their curriculum because they're unsure of how or where to begin. In "Student Research Done Right!" Lisa Scherff and Leslie S. Rush make the case that all high school and college…
Descriptors: Student Research, High School Students, College Students, Research Methodology
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Pearlman, Melanie – Science Teacher, 2019
Spices, of course, do not make a meal, but they make a meal more enjoyable and memorable. Games do the same, allowing teachers to interact with their students in a different way than they normally do. They also have the potential to challenge and assess students' understanding of content. Games allow teachers to "play" with their…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Course Content
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Reynolds, Julie – Science Teacher, 2019
A lesson that focuses on the intricate co-evolution of flowers with their pollinators is one way to help students learn the delicate balance in nature and help ensure that our actions do not upset this balance. In this lesson students use the engineering design process to engineer a flower that is a perfect model for its chosen pollinator. Next,…
Descriptors: Entomology, Animals, Plants (Botany), Biology
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Carrigan, James; Bodzin, Alec; Hammond, Thomas; Rutzmoser, Scott; Popejoy, Kate; Farina, William – Science Teacher, 2019
Mobile geospatial technologies enable high school students to engage in authentic scientific data collection and analysis that promote spatial-thinking and reasoning skills, as well as problem-solving in a school's local environment. We developed and implemented an Ecological Services investigation aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged
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Wolbert, Roger S.; Moss, Erin R. – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
A common goal for mathematics teachers at any grade level is for "all" students--not just future mathematics teachers--to develop deep understanding of the mathematics they are learning and using. To that end, this lesson can be used in an upper-level high school mathematics course to introduce the concept of a radian in a way that…
Descriptors: High Schools, Thinking Skills, Reflection, Concept Teaching
Bieler, Deborah – Teachers College Press, 2018
"The Power of Teacher Talk" investigates the connections between two persistent educational challenges: high numbers of students who drop out and of teachers who leave the profession. Based on a study of thousands of daily interactions between new justice-oriented English teachers and their students, this book proposes that teachers who…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Student Relationship, School Holding Power
Pahomov, Larissa – Educational Leadership, 2018
Group work doesn't have to be a classroom management headache. At Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, where collaboration is one of five core values, students regularly participate in group projects. To support productive group work, the staff uses several strategies: apply these strategies to your next group project to ensure students…
Descriptors: Science Education, Classroom Techniques, Student Projects, Groups
Jo, Injeong – Geography Teacher, 2018
This 45 minute inquiry lesson can be used for a high school world geography or AP Human Geography course when the class discusses various issues regarding world energy resources. The lesson focuses on two particular issues: fossil fuel dependency and the growing energy demand. Students will examine the geographic distribution of current energy…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Geographic Information Systems, Inquiry, Energy Education
Grubbs, Melanie R. – Geography Teacher, 2018
It is difficult for students who are just being introduced to major geographical concepts to understand how relatively free countries like India or Mali can have such high levels of human rights abuses as child brides, dowry deaths, and domestic violence. Textbooks explain it and video clips show examples, but it still seems surreal to teenagers…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Womens Studies, Empowerment, Global Approach
Mann, Matthew – Geography Teacher, 2018
As students study the political organization of space in the Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography classroom, they must understand forces behind the creation of modern nation states, challenges to the stability of modern states, and political developments such as supranationalism and devolution (Human Geography Course Description). In this two…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Geographic Distribution, Human Geography, Classroom Techniques
Webster, Megan – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainable agriculture practices are increasingly being used by farmers to maintain soil quality, increase biodiversity, and promote production of food that is environmentally safe. There are several types of sustainable agriculture practices such as organic farming, crop rotation, and aquaculture. This lesson plan focuses on the sustainable…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Education, Farm Management
Sibinovic, Mikica – Geography Teacher, 2018
In this lesson plan that takes one class period to complete, high school students explore how political systems influence economic activity by comparing 1991 and 2012 agricultural patterns around the Serbian capital of Belgrade. This lesson provides an insight into the model of transformation of agriculture in Serbia, but a comparison of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lesson Plans, High School Students, Political Influences
Kerski, Joseph – Geography Teacher, 2018
In this 22-question activity, high school students investigate the spatial distribution of marijuana stores in Colorado using an interactive web map containing stores, centers, highways, population, and other data at several scales. After completing this lesson, students will know and be able to: (1) Use interactive maps, layers, and tools in…
Descriptors: Geographic Distribution, Marijuana, High School Students, Retailing
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Mulvey, Bridget – Science Teacher, 2018
Minerals are commonly taught in ways that emphasize mineral identification for its own sake or maybe to help identify rocks. But how do minerals fit in with other science content taught? The author uses mineral formulas to help Earth science students wonder about the connection between elements, compounds, mixtures, minerals, and mineral formulas.…
Descriptors: Mineralogy, Science Instruction, Earth Science, Scientific Concepts
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Nageotte, Nichole; Buck, Gayle; Kirk, Holly – Science Teacher, 2018
Imagine saving just one of the 23,000 species threatened with extinction. Students studying endangered species in a general life science course faced the decision of which species to save as a summative assignment in a unit on scientific explanation and argumentation. They used the claim, evidence, and reasoning (CER) framework in which students…
Descriptors: Wildlife, Conservation (Environment), Death, Biological Sciences
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