Published Lessons

Lessons in this area of the site have been vetted and approved as model lessons. These lessons have been subjected to intense review, editing, revision and discussion. If you have an idea on how to improve, expand, or adapt a Published Lesson, you can still join the lesson group to share your ideas.

Oklahoma C3/CCSS Recommended Resources

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In this download you will find links to resources for information regarding OK C3 standards and CCSS. These resources include detailed information about CCSS as well as practical resources for Authentic Implementation of OK C3 standards and CCSS.

Lab Safety – “Rules of the Mogwai”

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Students will analyze MSDS documents and create lab safety posters integrating safety guidelines for materials that will be used throughout the year in science labs.

Energy Transfer and Experimental Design – “Thermal Mapping”

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In this lesson students will create a thermal map of the school building using student-generated data. Students will collect and analyze temperature data looking at reliability of data in relation to the design of an experiment. After a teacher-facilitated discussion, students will refine their experimental design and set strict procedures and guidelines in order to produce more accurate and reliable data. Students will use these data to create a thermal energy map of the school and prepare a report for the school as an energy consultant. This report may be submitted to an administrator or the school’s energy consultant.

All Charged Up

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In this authentic inquiry based lesson students will be able to explain the fundamental concepts involved in electrostatics such as: charge, friction, conservation of charge, Law of Attraction and Coulomb’s Law.

All Shook Up

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Students will examine various forms of earthquake data ranging from intensity, magnitude, and first person accounts to explore what factors contribute to the damage caused by earthquakes and how geologists use this information to pinpoint epicenters and focus of an earthquake. Students will analyze first person accounts and damage reports to determine earthquake intensity as well as looking at USGS data.

Separation Anxiety

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Safe drinking water is essential for human survival and the purification processes associated with making various waters safe for human consumption may seem complex. In this lesson, students will analyze those processes of water purification and its connection to basic chemistry principles, such as physical and chemical changes.

Developing a Nation: Graphical Analysis

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In this lesson students practice graphing skills as they explore the significant economic and developmental growth of China and India in recent years. Students will make a series of line graphs to better analyze changes in the demographic strategies and transitions made by both countries. This is lesson will assist any science class in practicing the process skill of graphical analysis.

Raising the Bar

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Science, mathematics, and geography are just a few subjects that require students to analyze data on standardized tests yet graphical analysis is a process skill that students continue to struggle with. In, “Raising the Bar”, students practice graphing and graphical analysis for the purpose of discovering the characteristics of developed and developing countries. Exploration of […]

Why Do Oil and Water Not Mix

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In this lesson, students will explore the polarity of water and how this characteristic applies to the formation of cell membranes. Please rate and comment on the lesson once you’ve done it in your classroom! Thanks!

Cool It

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What would happen to the sea life if the temperature of the ocean were just five degrees different? Have you ever wondered why the ocean temperature is so constant?

Hot Mama

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Through this lesson, students have the opportunity to explore a property of water, known as thermal expansion, which is a significant factor contributing to sea levels rising.

Sweeping Down the Plains

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In this interdisciplinary lesson, students explore earth’s changing landscape as global warming becomes more noticeable every year. Explore what is behind the environmental change and what creative solutions are being sought. Design and build a wind turbine, detailing the process, the advantages and disadvantages, refining the efficiency, and present findings. Explore barriers that slow the effort to change.

Oil: Abundant, Dependable, Ready

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In this interdisciplinary lesson, students will consider previous knowledge of the environment and the effects of the combustion of fossil fuels. Utilizing media from the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, students will explore the effects of fossil fuels in the national and statewide economy.

What’s Shakin’?

Earthquake Globe

The goal of this lesson is to engage students in exploring devastating earthquakes from around the world. Students draw connections between the data and the Ring of Fire. Students hypothesize about why and how these great earthquakes occur.

Community Groups

Here you have the opportunity to download lessons and resources that are still "works in progress". Teachers have the opportunity to use the lesson as it exists, or they can choose to join the lesson group to collaborate on how to improve, expand, and adapt the lesson plan.

Measuring Up

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A collaborative look at units of measurement and measuring standards.