Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Taxicab Treasure Hunt

To find a hidden treasure use taxicab geometry, a special kind of geometry that counts in city blocks. Pick an intersection, ask the computer how far it is to the treasure and get the distance using taxicab geometry.

Testing Your Measurement Bias

There are many sources of variation in data, including random error and bias. Observe the difference between error and bias in this line matching exercise.

Thinking About Slope

Explore the concept of slope. Ask yourself why the slope between pairs of points would change or why it would stay the same.

Three-Noodle Summary

Practice locating the median for odd and even data sets. Consider the information you can glean from a set of data even if you only have Min, Med and Max.

The Towers Problem

Build as many different looking towers as is possible, each exactly four cubes high using two colors of Unifix® Cubes. Convince yourself and others that you have found all possible towers four cubes high and that you have no duplicates.

Tracing the Path

Draw arrows connecting the sources of energy to the receivers of energy. Remember that some sources of energy have more than one receiver and some receivers of energy have more than one source.

Transform the Rock

There are five processes that can change rocks over time. Pick the process that has changed each rock from one type to another and then identify the process that cycles each rock from magma to rock and back to magma.

Transforming a Circle

You can find the areas of different polygons by dissecting the polygons and rearranging the pieces into a recognizable simpler shape. Cut a circle into wedges and fit them together to form a crude parallelogram.

Trigonomic Functions

Use a trigonometry calculator to explore the ratios of sides of a right triangle. Do the sine, cosine and tangent have maximum or minimum values?

Tulip Gardens

Track tulip growth as the season changes from winter to spring. See how temperature, rainfall and sunshine affect growth and help scientists look for patterns of climate change.

A Typical Week

Explore several representations of how you spend your time during a typical week and compare them to those of another teacher. Which representations are easier to compare?

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