Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

## Building From Directions

Use blocks to build a design from a written description. Try various descriptions to achieve the correct design. View non-Flash version.

## Building the Number Line

Classify the different types of numbers we use, and learn how numbers and operations relate to one another. Start with counting numbers and then add integers, rationals, algebraic, and, finally, real numbers to the line.

## Civil Rights: Demanding Equality

Decide whether to agree/disagree with the change of policy that requires admission officials to meet enrollment quotas based on race. Then explore other methods to promote racial diversity at schools and universities.

In this activity, read a short text several times with a different purpose for each reading, making annotations that reflect important ideas, questions, confusions, key vocabulary, and overall understandings.

## Columbia River Basin

Manipulate GIS map data of the Columbia River basin. Explore the basin and the effects of dams on the salmon population.

## Comparing Representations

Statistical analysis allows us to organize data in different ways to draw out potential patterns in the variation. Review and compare data represented in a bar graph and accompanying tables depicting relative and cumulative frequency.

## Comparing Slopes

Control the slope of lines passing through the origin (0, 0). Keep track of what changes when the slope becomes positive or negative, and when slope is larger or smaller than 1.

## Constant Area

Do figures with the same area have the same perimeter? Arrange and rearrange 12 square tiles on a grid, and then measure the perimeter of each shape you create.

Use a "linkage strip" to to build quadrilaterals with different sets of lengths. Once you build a quadrilateral, see if you can deform it into a different quadrilateral with the same side lengths.

## Constructing Triangles

Use a "linkage strip" to build triangles with different side lengths. When you build a triangle, see if you can deform it into a different triangle while keeping the side lengths the same.

## Continents Over Time

You have two minutes to correctly arrange five images showing the positions of the continents during different geologic periods. Can you do it?

## Control a Haber-Bosch Ammonia Plant

Learn about the economics of operating a chemical factory as you try to optimize the process of a simulated Haber-Bosch process ammonia fertilizer plant. Try to maximize profitability by using your knowledge of chemistry to fine-tune the reaction: adjusting temperature and pressure in the reaction chamber, switching the type of catalyst, and adjusting the rate that the product (ammonia) and impurities are removed.

## Convergent Boundaries - Colliding Plates

What are convergent boundaries? Examine how collisions of oceanic and continental plates can create volcanoes, island arcs and earthquakes.

## Converting English Mass Units

Practice converting mass from one British unit to another. Use your calculator if you need to.

## Converting English Lengths

Practice converting lengths from one British unit to another. Use your calculator if you need to.

## Converting English Volumes

Practice converting volume from one British unit to another. Use your calculator if you need to.

## Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius

Practice converting temperatures from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Feel free to consult the conversion chart and use your calculator if you need to.

## Converting Metric Lengths

Practice converting lengths from one metric unit to another. Use your calculator if you need to.

## Converting Metric Lengths into English Lengths

Practice converting metric lengths into British lengths. Feel free to consult the conversion chart and use your calculator if you need to.

## Converting Metric Mass Units

Practice converting mass from one metric unit to another. Use your calculator if you need to.