April 20th, 2021

Middle School Resource: The Greenhouse Effect by PhET

Middle School Resource The Greenhouse Effect by PhET This simulation will allow students to see how the Earth’s temperature changes due to the Greenhouse Effect. Students can select the level of atmospheric greenhouse gases during an ice age, in the year 1750, today, or at some time in the future. Just how do greenhouse gases […]

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April 13th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Regular Coke vs. Diet Coke: Which is Denser?

Middle School Resource Regular Coke vs. Diet Coke: Which is Denser? This lesson is designed as an introduction to a density unit. Using products that students encounter every day, you can demonstrate the concepts of density, volume, and mass. By the end of this lesson, students will understand that, although cans of Regular and Diet […]

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April 6th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Classroom Idea- Clarifying with Grouping Symbols

Middle School Resource Classroom Idea- Clarifying with Grouping Symbols Have students express the numbers 1 through 10 by combining 4’s with any mathematical operation. They must make sure they use the order of operations correctly and use parentheses when needed to show exceptions; for example, 5 = (4 x 4 + 4) / 4. Encourage […]

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March 30th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Understanding Weather and Climate Patterns

Middle School Resource Understanding Weather and Climate Patterns This lesson will help students understand climate patterns in relation to different points in the United States. Students will choose or be assigned a location and use the internet to research climate patterns and predict climate for their specified location. Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.ESS.2.2, S.MS.ESS.2.3, […]

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March 23rd, 2021

Middle School Resource: Power Writing – Writing to Inform by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Middle School Resource Power Writing – Writing to Inform Students will be learning to use writing techniques to write an organized logical paragraph when “Writing to Inform.” Related NY State Academic Standards: W.5.2, W.5.2.a, W.5.2.b and more!

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March 16th, 2021

Middle School Resource:  Math in Everyday Life: Angles in Physical Therapy

Middle School Resource Math in Everyday Life: Angles in Physical Therapy Making the connection between real life and math in the classroom can be difficult. In this brief video, see how to make the connection. Students interview a physical therapist who tells them about the role of mathematics in his job. They examine his measurement […]

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March 9th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Bridges by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource Bridges by Discovery Education Students will understand the following: -Bridges are categorized into three primary types: suspension, beam, and arch. -Each is designed and built according to certain principles of engineering. Related NY State Academic Standards: S.MS.PS.2.2, MST4.I.PS5.1, MST4.I.PS5.2 and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of […]

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February 23rd, 2021

Middle School Resource: Primary Sources and Personal Artifacts by Library of Congress

Middle School Resource Primary Sources and Personal Artifacts by Library of Congress This lesson plan introduces the practice of using primary sources; where to find primary sources, what they are, how to examine them, and how to construct a context to tell more of the story. Related NY State Academic Standards: SS.SSP.3.1.7, SS.SSP.4.1.7, SS.SSP.5.1.2 and […]

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February 9th, 2021

Middle School Resource: African Drums and Culture by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Middle School Resource African Drums and Culture Students will identify and research several African drums. Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.MU.Pr4.2.5.c, NAS.MU.Pr4.2.6.c, NAS.MU.Pr4.2.7.c and more! Be sure to check out our Educational Resources, featuring thousands of activities, lesson plans, constructed-response questions, rubrics, teacher resources, multimedia, and more!

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February 2nd, 2021

Middle School Resource: The Civil Rights Movement by Discovery Education

Middle School Resource The Civil Rights Movement  Students will understand the following: Beyond the famous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, ordinary men and women struggled for their beliefs. All the participants—famous and not so famous—deserve to have their stories told. Older people have a responsibility to pass on these stories to younger people. Related […]

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