Winogradsky Column Unit: Chemical and Physical Change
This two-part activity leads Physical Science students, grades 8-12, to explore chemical change using Winogradsky Columns. Part 1 constructs student concepts concerning chemical and physical changes. Part 2 asks students to compare physical versus chemical changes and observe chemical changes in a Winogradsky Column, and teaches them to build their own column. It includes the following student pages: introductory lesson, Winogradsky Column lesson, challenge your thinking activity sheet, how to m
Science for All Americans
This website is the homepage for Science for All Americans, a publication that advocates science literacy by recommending essential knowledge and ways of thinking for all citizens in a world shaped by science and technology. The book briefly discusses the recommendations and takes up the question of why such recommendations are needed. It presents a vision that emphasizes meanings, connections, and contexts rather than bits and pieces of information and favors quality of understanding over quant
Module Five: Employability Skills
If you are thinking of looking for a job now or in the future, this module will be of great interest to you. It is designed to illustrate the importance of understanding what it takes to get prepared for the world of work, to look for and secure that job that you need so much in life. It is intended to give you skills and competences that you need to be a successful job searcher. It explores, for example, essential job search skills and approaches that will help you to compete in the changing la
The CU Online Handbook
Do you currently teach online? Have you thought about teaching online but for some reason haven’t done it yet? Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Whether you currently teach online or you are thinking about doing it in the future, we are here to help you sort through this process and we hope that this handbook might help you along the way. The boundaries between traditional face-to-face courses and completely online courses are beginning to blur. Therefore, as we mo
Jazz in America: National Jazz Curriculum
The school offers lessons for teaching about jazz in American history or music class for Grades 5, 8, and 11. Learn about the evolution of jazz, different jazz styles, improvisation, basic musical elements, and how jazz influenced (and was influenced by) American culture. The mission of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is to offer public school-based jazz education programs for young people around the world, helping students develop imaginative thinking, creativity, curiosity, a positive s
Thinking about dyslexia
These documents are part of the Thinking about Dyslexia website which was produced by Academic Support. The website is intended to support our staff by providing a resource about dyslexia and by highlighting the good practice amongst teaching staff which our students have found helpful. One of our aims is to demonstrate that some elements of what is good practice for all work extremely well for dyslexic students and therefore st
Genetically Modified Foods
This lesson is designed to expose students to the various issues surrounding GMO foods and to help them understand the complexity of the issues surrounding the biotechnology movement. Students will read aloud from two NewsHour pieces, both of which involve a variety of perspectives surrounding the GMO issue. Additionally, students will try to identify GMO foods that they have consumed and discuss the "to label or not to label" debate. At home students will be surveying family and/or peers and at
Reporting America at War
These learning materials are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that stimulate them, and, most importantly, encourage critical thinking in the classroom. These educational activities in this section will provide high school social studies, media education and language arts teachers, as well as college journalism and communication educators with extensive lesson plans, resource materials, and discussion questions to introduce students to the world of war correspondence. Reporting
Учет гендерных аспектов: Учебное пособие
The training manual can be used for the orientation of policy-makers, curriculum developers, media professionals, adult learners and the public at large. It is organized into ten sections that build on, one another to sharpen participants’ understanding of gender-biased thinking within, and all around, them.
This course is the first part of the Ethics and Values Signature Program, which is one of the factors making Tufts unique in veterinary education. It is designed to enrich the student's understanding of various aspects of our individual and communal relationships with "animals" (or, to use scientific terminology, "other animals"), and to stimulate creative thinking about the expanding horizons of veterinary medicine, particularly those relevant to both traditional and newer forms of human-animal
Greco-Roman Origin Myths
Mythology is a powerful vehicle for teaching students about symbols and the ways people have sought to explain their relationships to nature and to each other. Teachers can use this lesson to introduce or examine the role of myths in explaining human customs, mysteries about nature, or the reasons why things exist in the world. Students will discuss works of art that illustrate ancient Greco-Roman myths and various symbols used in them. So students do not judge the "truthfulness" of another cult
Heroes and Heroines
Teachers can use this lesson to introduce or examine in depth the concept of heroism through discussions of heroic actions and character.Students will look at images of military, religious, political, and everyday heroes and heroines and discuss their lives and the effects of their deeds. For the purposes of this lesson, heroes are defined as figures who have great strength and ability and are admired for their achievements. They may risk or sacrifice their lives for others or may be noted for s
Improving Literary Understanding Through Classroom Conversation Booklet
Effective literature instruction develops reading, writing, thinking, and other literacy skills -- but that is easier said than done. A new booklet by Judith Langer and Elizabeth Close shares some of the most effective strategies, drawing on the research and including real classroom examples. The booklet is designed for teachers and administrators who wish to improve their students' reading comprehension
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment shows an example of the interviewer having the student use before and after drawings to show how the mountain was different millions of years ago. The student mentions the mountain is higher and when asked why, she mentions "pushing". The segment shows how the interviewer probes further to find out what she means by "pushing" and what causes the oush. The student continues to use her idea of water cu
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interview probes to find out prerequisite ideas about how mountains formed before probing for more sophisticated ideas about plate movement. The student shows she has some idea of the involvement of volcanoes and earthquakes but further probing reveals a limited understanding of their role.
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 5. Variation, Adaptation, and Natural Selectio
What causes variation among a population of living things? How can variation in one generation influence the next generation? In this session, variation in a population will be examined as the raw material upon which natural selection acts.,Students use B. rappa to study plant variation in height. The questions posed to students are, "What causes the variation in plant height? What are some advantages of tall and short plants?" The students collect data and look at the mean, mode, etc.
Get Lucky and Algebra Jeopardy
"Get Lucky" is a fast-paced thinking game that requires students to be creative in the ways that they can manipulate basic operators and randomly given integers to reach a "lucky number." "Algebra Jeopardy" is a team-based activity that tests the knowledge students have acquired in the classroom with review questions categorized by topic. The combination of these games is appropriate for students in 6th through 9th grade (Algebra 1).
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teachers role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodKindergarten: Stacking Blocks In Englewood, New Jersey, a kindergarten teacher uses blocks as mathematical objects in an addition activity.
Looking at Learning...Again, Part 1: Workshop 8. The International Picture
This workshop offers an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), other than the test scores themselves. Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world, and a group of community members discuss how the TIMSS results reflect societal and cultural values.,Professional development activity for viewers to think about, write down a
Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 4: Thinking Like a Mathematician
What does a mathematician do? What does it mean to think like a mathematician? This program parallels what a mathematician does in real life with the creative thinking of students.,Revisiting Problems After Five Years - Kenilworth 10th graders reexamine the same problem they had last seen in the fifth gradethe Pizza problem. One student, Michael, uses the binary number system to his advantage.