Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Shrinking a Landfill

Shrink a community landfill by 10 percent with a budget of $50,000. Review each type of waste (food, glass, paper, etc.) and see how much reduction you can get for your money.

Sizing Up the Situation

It’s make or break time at the end of the campaign so you must read Ms. Higgins’ political profile, view the demographic profile of the city and decide how many people to poll out of the entire voting age population of 16,000 to get accurate results.

Skimming, Scanning, and Interpreting

Text accompanied by questions leads students through process of skimming (glancing through text for main idea), scanning (searching text for specific information) and interpretation (grasping and reacting to the deeper message).

Slicing Solids

A cross section is the face you get when you make one slice through an object. See how many shapes you can make when you cut different cross sections of a cube.

Sorting Buttons

Buttons with various characteristics need sorting. Solve using one-circle, two-circle and three-circle Venn diagrams.

Soundation

This online music creation studio enables users to create, edit, mix, and share music using functionality similar to GarageBand. It offers entry points for beginners through advanced students who may or may not read music, and can be used as a tool for group composition or for recording and sharing ensemble music.

South Africa Timeline

This timeline provides insight into the long history of struggle of the black population of South Africa. Follow the centuries of European wars and colonial rule and the policies that led to apartheid.

Spatial Games

Learn how interactions of players, strategies, and outcomes can be illustrated as payoff matrices. Develop spatial models of Hawks versus Doves and Prisoner's Dilemma.

Speeches: Use Your Document Detective Skills

Read three speeches, one at a time, about events of historical significance. Identify the region and era particular to each speech, and answer additional questions about the information it contains.

Speed Round Random Documents: Use Your Document Detective Skills

Test your detective skills when you read three random documents. You will have three minutes to read each document, answer two questions about the region, two questions about the time period and three questions about the document.

Spelling Bee

Contestants in grades 1-8 will listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story. Students in high school will listen to separate sentences and then spell the words from each sentence.

Spiraling Content Across Grade Bands

Read a lesson description from each grade band (elementary, middle, high school) and adapt the content from that grade band to the other two. Choose the same language and/or culture as the sample descriptions or one your are more familiar with.

Start Your Rock Collection

Click on a rock in the landscape to learn more about it. Then add it to your collection.

Stellar Spectra

When the light of a star passes through a spectrograph, elements of that star reveal a specific signature. Compare the spectra of four elements and a star to identify which elements you can detect in the star's atmospere.

Storm Chaser

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado warning. Do you have what it takes to be a storm chaser?

Story Weaver

Reflect on a medieval tapestry and write a story about what you think is going on. Read stories that other site visitors have written about the tapestry.

Subdividing Area

To find the area of a shape, surround the shape with a rectangle, determine the areas of the rectangle and subtract the pieces of the rectangle that are outside the original shape. Use this geoboard to create shapes and determine their areas.

Symbolic Monarch Butterfly Migration

Join the celebration by creating paper butterflies that will migrate to their counterparts in Mexico for the winter. Children in Mexico who live beside the monarch's winter sanctuaries send them north in the spring.

Symmetry

Observe the parameters for symmetry groups using common motions, such as rotation and reflection. Experiment with wallpaper patterns to learn about requirements of a group.

Syntax Store

The colors listed in the boxes represent different parts of speech: noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc. Figure out which colors represent which part of speech and then use the colors to create proper sentences.

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