Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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The Rock Cycle

Learn how to distinguish between types of rocks and discover how rocks change over time.

Running a Function Machine

The connected machine is a single function that takes an input, runs it through the network inside and produces an output. You control a network of function machines along with the input and the operation performed by each machine to solve problems.

Sampling Data

There are 20 chips in a container, some are red and some are blue. Take out a few chips and then, based on the chips selected, try to determine how many of each are in the container.

Sampling the Electorate

As the pollster for candidate Higgins, you need to know how she is faring with different groups. Read her political profile, view the demographic profile of the city, decide on the groups to poll, review the results and learn about random sampling.

Scaling the Area of a Community Garden

Calculate the area of a rectangle and a triangle as you change one or both of their dimensions. While looking at representations of several different rectangles and triangles, represent your findings in a table and determine if there is a pattern.


Listen to an explanation about the series of events in Cinderella. Then look at some pictures where the story's events are all mixed up and put them in the correct order.


Listen to an explanation about Cinderella’s setting. Identify the story’s place and time.


Can you judge an object by its shadow? Use your mental rotation skills to determine if a shadow can be produced by a particular shape.

Sharing Cookies

Each of three groups of students tried to figure out how five people can share eight cookies. Observe as the groups comes up with very different solutions.

Shotgun Sequencing

Understand how combinatorics is used in the "shotgun sequencing" of DNA. Create a directed graph to aid in sequencing of nucleotides.

Shrinking a Landfill

Shrink a community landfill by 10 percent with a budget of $50,000. Review each type of waste/garbage (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.


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.

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