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Hainsworth, Mark; Hainsworth, Laura – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
In this article the authors describe an Integrative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Design-Based Learning (I-STEM ED DBL) activity that invites students to delve into the science, technology, and engineering related to the production of Ötzi's copper axe and to speculate about the circumstances surrounding his…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Activities, Metallurgy, Summer Programs
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Pittman, Phoebe J. Z.; Teske, Jolene K. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
This practical lesson describes how students in six eighth grade science classes participated in a lesson combining the National Core Arts Standards with the Next Generation Science Standards. The goal of the lesson was to provide visual representations of finch beak form and function so students could better understand genetic variation and how…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Genetics
Kriegel, Otis – ASCD, 2016
Packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, this book touches on a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. The author provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Kurz, Terri L.; Garcia, Jorge – Mathematics Teacher, 2015
Since the 1950s, the understanding of how the base 10 system works has been encouraged through alternative base systems (Price 1995; Woodward 2004). If high school students are given opportunities to learn other base systems and analyze what they denote, we believe that they will better understand the structure of base 10 and its operations…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods, Grade 8
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Szucs, Leigh; Reyes, Jovanni V.; Farmer, Jennifer; Wilson, Kelly L.; McNeill, Elisa Beth – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2015
Adolescents are influenced by the type, length and quality of the connections shared with different people throughout their lifespan. Relationships with peers, friends, and adults help to shape knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs related to health. Recognizing healthy or unhealthy characteristics allow youth to strengthen relationships and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Interpersonal Relationship, Adolescents, Teaching Methods
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Davis, Brent – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
For centuries, the basic operations of school mathematics have been identified as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Notably, these operations are "basic," not because they are foundational to mathematics knowledge, but because they were vital to a newly industrialized and market-driven economy several hundred years…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Units of Study, Teaching Methods, Fundamental Concepts
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Wells, Pamela J. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015
Linear functions are an important part of the middle school mathematics curriculum. Students in the middle grades gain fluency by working with linear functions in a variety of representations (NCTM 2001). Presented in this article is an activity that was used with five eighth-grade classes at three different schools. The activity contains 15 cards…
Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction
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Pagnotti, John; Russell, William B., III – Social Studies, 2015
The purpose of this article is to empower those interested in teaching students powerful and engaging social studies. Through the lens of Supreme Court simulations, this article provides educators with a viable, classroom-tested lesson plan to bring Problem-Based Learning into their classrooms. The specific aim of the lesson is to provide students…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Civics, Simulation, Court Litigation
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Patterson, Lynn G.; Patterson, Kadie L. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2014
Motivating middle school students to learn can be challenging. One proven method for doing so is through an integrated curriculum. Educational philosophers and curriculum theorists have long noted the benefits of an integrated curriculum, which recognizes that the subject areas within the curriculum are connected to one another and to the real…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Problem Solving, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Campbell, Todd; Dowdle, Gayle; Shelton, Brett E.; Olsen, Jeffrey; Longhurst, Max; Beckett, Harrison – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2013
Gaming, an integral part of many students' lives outside school, can provide an engaging platform for focusing students on important disciplinary core concepts as an entry into developing students' understanding of these concepts through science practices. This article highlights how S'cape can be used to support student learning aligned with the…
Descriptors: Video Games, Science Instruction, Science Experiments, Inquiry
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Koc, Isil; Turan, Merve – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2012
The cycle of duplication and division, known as the "cell cycle," is the essential mechanism by which all living organisms reproduce. This activity allows students to develop an understanding of the main events that occur during the typical eukaryotic cell cycle mostly in the process of mitotic phase that divides the duplicated genetic material…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Learning Activities, Scientific Concepts, Molecular Structure
Melanese, Kathy; Chung, Luz; Forbes, Cheryl – Math Solutions, 2011
This new addition to Math Solutions "Supporting English Language Learners in Math Class series" offers a wealth of lessons and strategies for modifying grades 6-8 instruction. Section I presents an overview of teaching math to English learners: the research, the challenges, the linguistic demands of a math lesson, and specific strategies and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Grade 6
Cox, Carole – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom…
Descriptors: Fiction, Nonfiction, Books, Content Area Reading
Collins, Anne; Dacey, Linda – Stenhouse Publishers, 2010
"The Zeroing in on Number and Operations" series, which aligns with the Common Core State Standards and the NCTM Standards and Focal Points, features easy-to-use tools for teaching key concepts in number and operations and for addressing common misconceptions. Sharing the insights they've gained in decades of mathematics teaching and research,…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Grade 8, Misconceptions, Academic Standards
Herz, Rebecca Shulman – Teachers College Press, 2010
This book details the Guggenheim Museum's classroom-tested, inquiry-based approach to learning. This user-friendly guide provides teachers (grades 2-8) with strategies and resources for investigating art to enhance student learning across the curriculum. "For the classroom teacher", Art Investigation provides an exciting way to study contemporary…
Descriptors: Art Education, Museums, Inquiry, Active Learning
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