To eat or not to eat
After reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, students will sort the foods the caterpillar ate by foods they need or don't need for their body.
Using observation skills and comparative language, the children will express their own ideas to compare likenesses and differences of pumpkins. They will sort by their own rules and explain their reasoning. Using cooperative learning, they will listen to other children's discussions and come to some agreements.
History of astronomy scavenger hunt
A unit on astronomy inevitably and rightfully begins with a look at the history of astronomy. This activity provides students with an opportunity to learn the basic facts of the history of astronomy by using the internet.
"How Do Pumpkins Grow?" book
This is an integrated science and language arts lesson plan. Students will create individual books that illustrate how pumpkins grow.
Tour of the solar system
Students, in groups, will research, design, and create a PowerPoint presentation on the planets. The class will then take a "tour of the solar system."
Phases of the moon
Young children may have the idea that the moon actually changes shape. This lesson explains that this apparent change is a result of the moon's revolution around the earth.
"Night of the Twister"
Reading strategies are used to introduce a literary work.
Powers of Monomials
This lesson is a PowerPoint presentation of the Powers of Monomials. It speaks on the following rules: Product of Powers, Power of a Power.
Plants and animals--introduction to the unknown
This is an introductory lesson to assist students in understanding where their food comes from and what is available in this area. It is also a wonderful way to continue with inventive spelling.
The life cycle of a seed
This lesson integrates science into the language arts block. Students will read about plant life cycle events and then write their own books about the life cycle of a plant.
Vessels in Greek art, the visit
This lesson focuses on the uses, shapes, importance, and historical storytelling on Greek vessels in art.
This lesson will allow students to use a variety of methods to explore pumpkins.
The problem with parallax
Students will increase their understanding of astronomical measurements by using parallax to measure distances on their school campus. They will also gain an appreciation of the difficulties with such measurements by statistically analyzing the class' results.
A renaissance of jazz and poetry
The Harlem Renaissance was the birth of a creative plethora in all fields of art for African Americans. The poetry and jazz composed during or inspired by this era naturally complemented each other. Furthermore, many of the themes from the musical and literary worlds are universal and provide a great lesson on how two different works can have a parallel theme.
This lesson provides knowledge about periodic law, groups and periods. Students will be able to identify and label each group with their names. Students will be able to relate atomic number and atomic masses of different elements of periodic table. Students will also be able to discuss periodicity of different properties of elements.
Is it a duck? Is it a chick?
Students will compare and contrast the characteristics of a chick and a duckling by using a Venn Diagram.
Oodles of ordinals
Children will integrate Math, Social Studies, Physical Education, Art, and Music to discover, explore, practice and enjoy the ordinal numbers "first" through "tenth."
This lesson develops knowledge of algebraic expressions and their verbal equivalents. Students will establish a foundation for future Algebra I tasks by identifying mathematical symbols and expressions through group work and individual tasks. This lesson contains modifications for the novice high English Language Learner (ELL).
Saving the environment through picture books
This lesson looks at environmental issues and man's relationship to the environment over time using main ideas and supporting details. The content comes from two picture books: "Brother Eagle, Sister Sky" and "A River Ran Wild".
Zoo integrated unit
The unit uses the North Carolina Zoological Park as a teaching tool rather than as a nice place to visit. It can be used by a single teacher or multiple teachers of different subjects, and it is aimed at 7th and 8th graders.