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Lausch, Rabecca; Ross, Danielle K. – Science Teacher, 2019
Understanding natural selection and adaptation are important precursors to learning evolution (NGSS Lead States 2013), the central unifying principle of biology. This lesson sequence, guided by the Five Practices Model (Cartier et al. 2013), incorporates data described by Andersson (1982) that details female choice in a population that eventually…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Evolution
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McPherson, Heather – Science Teacher, 2018
Students often confuse the functional differences between motion "transmission" and "transformation" systems. Students find it difficult to conceptualize differences between the specific systems. In this article, the author describes a technology and engineering unit that incorporates problem-based learning (PBL) to assist…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Problem Based Learning
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Accardo, Amy L.; Kuder, S. Jay – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2017
Mr. Perez and Mrs. Peterson co-teach a ninth-grade algebra class. Perez and Peterson's class includes four students with individualized education programs (IEPs). In response to legislation, such as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act (2001) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2006), an increasing number of students…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Algebra
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Canipe, Martha; Tolbert, Sara – Science Teacher, 2016
As institutions, science and science education alike have rarely included the perspectives and contributions of indigenous peoples pertaining to the natural world. Yet, people worldwide have benefited from the traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous communities. Western science and technology, though broadly worthwhile, have been a source…
Descriptors: Science Education, Climate, Indigenous Knowledge, Ecology
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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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Estes, Linda A.; McDuffie, Amy Roth; Tate, Cathie – Mathematics Teacher, 2014
Planning a lesson can be similar to planning a road trip--a metaphor the authors use to describe how they applied research and theory to their lesson planning process. A map and mode of transportation, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and textbooks as resources, can lead to desired destinations, such as students engaging in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Lesson Plans, Algebra, Grade 9
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Keener-Chavis, Paula; Goodwin, Mel – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2009
The implications of Earth's ocean being little explored may not be immediately evident to individuals who are not ocean literate. For this reason, initiatives to improve ocean literacy must articulate compelling reasons for ocean exploration. A lesson plan that addresses this issue has been developed as part of the education and outreach program…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Geometric Concepts, Hands on Science, Inquiry
Squibb, Matt – Arts & Activities, 2009
This article describes how to make a clay camera. This idea of creating functional cameras from clay allows students to experience ceramics, photography, and painting all in one unit. (Contains 1 resource and 3 online resources.)
Descriptors: Photography, Ceramics, Painting (Visual Arts), Studio Art
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Santabarbara, Todd; Erbe, Ryan; Cooper, Scott – Journal of School Health, 2009
Intimate or romantic relationships for young people today play an integral role in their health and quality of life. Between the ages of 11 and 13 students become more interested in the opposite sex and as a result they begin to develop more intimate relationships. Around this age students are learning to deal with these feelings of attraction and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Health Education, Intimacy, Sexuality
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Rop, Charles J. – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Biology teachers know how important it is for them and for their students to engage first-hand with nature. Ideally, bringing students to fields, woodlands, and wetlands to observe, explore, and wonder is the best way to stimulate curiosity and practice scientific inquiry. However, for many reasons, field excursions are not always practical or…
Descriptors: Entomology, Scientific Concepts, Biology, Science Activities
Andersen, Jack; Baligad, Cade; Fitzgerald, Scott; Nielsen, Bryan; Campbell, Rob – Nevada Department of Education, 2006
The Department of Education has undertaken an ambitious effort to develop statewide occupational skill standards. The standards in this document are for Collision Repair Technology programs, and are designed to clearly state what the Collision Repair Technology student should know and be able to do upon completion of an advanced high school…
Descriptors: Maintenance, Employment Qualifications, Program Effectiveness, Technical Education
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Rallo, Curt; Roessing, Lesley J. – English Journal, 2006
"Teacher to Teacher" provides a forum for teachers to share ideas, materials, and activities. In this article, the first teacher describes the effects the well-known novel "Bleachers" (John Grisham, New York: Doubleday, 2003) had on a ninth-grade english class. The novel bought to life the high school culture that the students found challenging.…
Descriptors: Novels, English Instruction, Grade 9, Literature
Goebel, Bruce A. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2004
High school and college teachers interested in offering units or courses on Native American literature have often had to carve out new teaching strategies because ready resources and guides are scarce. In "Reading Native American Literature: A Teacher's Guide," Bruce A. Goebel offers innovative and practical suggestions about how to introduce…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Teaching Guides, American Indian Literature
Storm, Roger; Benson, Thomas; Galica, Carol; McCredie, Patty – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2003
This educator guide provides background information on Wilbur and Orville Wright. It also presents activities on aeronautics that provide templates for building the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders and the 1903 Flyer. Activities include: (1) Early Aviation; (2) Your First Interview; (3) Your First Report; (4) Build a Model of the 1900 Glider; (5)…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Science History, United States History, History Instruction
Barron, Eric – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2003
With support from NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Goddard Space Flight Center, IGES (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies) has developed educational materials that incorporate information and data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a joint satellite mission between the United States and Japan.…
Descriptors: Energy, Problem Based Learning, Learning Modules, Teaching Methods