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.
Students will explore meteorological data as well as news articles to explore droughts both in the present and throughout history. Students will determine the weather and climate events that can cause a drought that are indicators used to predict future droughts.
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.
Students will research, present, and analyze the pros and cons of various forms of alternative energy.
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.
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.
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.
This lesson integrates math and science using varied approaches to research. The research centers around the Mekong River Delta giant catfish and its population decline. Students will analyze data mathematically as well as using visual and verbal representations.
In this lesson, students will experiment with paper helicopters. Students will manipulate the helicopters by changing wing length and helicopter mass, to discover the optimal wing length for their flying apparatus. Students will measure the flying time for their helicopters.
Student will then analyze their data by creating a class scatter plot graph. Students will utilize a line of best fit to develop a Wing length to weight ratio to predict the optimum wing length for any given body weight. Students will then apply this concept to various bird species.
In this lesson students explore the Fibonacci Number Sequence and the Golden Ratio and how they relate to the world around us. Students will discover how the Golden Ratio exists in the human body and how we have more in common than we think due to the proportions that exist in our body structure. This lesson is designed to pair with What is Beauty? as a Math/Science/Art Interdisciplinary Lesson.
Students explore their pulse at 5 seconds, 15 seconds, and 60 seconds and attempts to answer the question of whether caffeine affects the heart rate. With freedom to represent their data, students produce a wide range of products.
This lesson is designed to be used as a school-wide thematic unit or by individual content areas. Students engage in a specific topic related to love and create a poster or other Public Service Announcement (PSA) to tell the story of love within that topic
In this lesson students will analyze the process of energy transfer that occurs between sunlight and plants as they explore the process of photosynthesis. Students will design experiments to determine whether a bean plant will grow in the dark. Data collected from the experiments will later be utilized to assist students in understanding how plants can be utilized to harvest bioenergy.
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.
The nitrogen cycle works to replenish nitrogen in ecosystems and it depends on several processes including the elimination of waste by organisms. In this lesson students will explore the components and processes of the nitrogen cycle and it’s relevance to living things.
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.
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 [...]
This lesson looks at the effects of atmospheric conditions in landscape painting. We will be looking at components of aerial perspective as it applies to impressionist landscapes.
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!
This lesson allows students to play the role of U.S. Senators who determine if research for biofuel should be funded. Students read through ScienceDaily news articles to obtain background information on current biofuel research. Allow students to fully engage in this lesson through debates and presentations. Students can also use the information they gain through this lesson to write a letter to their State Representative or Senator.
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?
In this lab students can explore concepts about the scientific method, experimental design, variables, and controls, while blowing bubbles.
This teacher resource will explore how to teach students to articulate the experimental design process, used in Math and Science, through writing.
Students may not realize it, but many of their daily activities are impacted by environmental engineers. Through this lesson students discover how tiny micro organisms impact waste management. Students get to conduct a cyber scavenger hunt to learn about environmental engineering and bioreactor landfills. At the conclusion of this lessons students get to design a bioreactor landfill and assume the role of modern day scientists.
In this lesson students will be asked to examine an environmental problem, the lack of space for landfill development. They will then play the role of current scientists who are trying to develop solutions for this environmental problem. Students will examine the role science plays in solving the issue of waste disposal in landfills. Students get to conduct a cyber scavenger hunt to learn about environmental engineering and bioreactor landfills. They will employ the scientific method, research skills, and learn about microorganisms and the processes they use to breakdown waste.
In this lab students have the opportunity to invent a water purification structure using common household/classroom items.Throughout this lesson students can gain information pertaining to the water cycle and how water filters through ecosystems on its way to rivers and lakes. Student handout 3 encourages students to practice note taking skills by using a skeleton outline as they explore an interactive website.The concept of water purification and water cycles take concrete form for students as they explore the activities in this lesson.
In this lab students can participate in an activity which encourages them to reuse and recycle materials that might end up contributing to a landfill. Students can practice team work while inventing new, usable products from trash. This lesson allows students to practice PASS skills corresponding to Biology I and can be utilized as more experience for students re-taking the Biology EoI. The extension activity for this lesson allows students to discuss and develop a conservation plan for their school or community.
Students have the opportunity to design their own experiments with the burping bottles as they try to increase the rate at which the microbes produce methane gas. Exploring the sites and sounds of the burping bottles allows for a teachable moment about aerobic and anerobic respiration while practicing process skills associated with Biology I.
This lab is inexpensive to conduct but allows for great rewards in student learning and understanding of diffusion, osmosis, hypertonic, hypotonic, and isotonic solutions.
This is a lab in which teachers and students discover how energy is transfered in ecosystems. Terms associated with ecosystems,such as food chain, food web, and trophic levels, are introduced through a teacher lead discussion with students. Through this lab students and teachers can discuss how energy flows through ecosystems in one direction from photosynthetic organisms to herbivores, to carnivores, and decomposers.
Through this lesson students can observe animal behaviors by observing earthworm responses to light, odor, temperature, and moisture.
Are fingerprints really one of a kind? Students have the opportunity to investigate this question as they look at their own fingerprints. Students will practice classification skills as they organize and group fingerprints according to the characteristics they express. Through an extension activity students have the opportunity to look at the similarities between the skills [...]
This activity will permit students to study CF through internet research and study the sequence of a gene responsible for CF. Students will also simulate the process of protein synthesis from two DNA sequences. One DNA sequence will come from a healthy individual and the other sequence will come from an individual with CF. At the conclusion of this activity students will be able to make connections between errors in DNA sequencing and the production of abnormal proteins, which could lead to genetic diseases.
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.
This lesson is designed so teachers and students can explore the concepts of dominant and recessive traits. This lesson focuses on students exploring the trait of eye color.
Explore what is behind the environmental change and what creative solutions are being sought. Students have a unique opportunity to combine statistical analysis and persuasive writing skills as they survey their class and their community, attempting to understand their opinions about global warming.
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.
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.
The goal of the Biology 1 Breakdown is to provide a guideline for using K20alt lessons to meet Oklahoma PASS objective Standards. Since K20alt does not provide a full curriculum for Biology I, this document will examine each PASS standard and explain the specific items, which are covered by K20alt lessons. We will also explore alternative options for covering the remaining item specifications. This is the first document in a series of six, which will attempt to provide educators with the tools they need to cover the Biology I Content Standards.
In this lesson students will learn about cell organelles as they explore an analogy between their school and a cell. Students also examine the important roles that proteins play in the cell and make connections to their future roles in society. The lesson culminates with students completing DNAs (Diploma Navigation Agendas) to create a plan for success in high school.
In this lesson students will analyze statistics associated with teen pregnancy, while learning about meiosis and practicing inequality equations.
In this lesson, students analyze the mechanisms of natural selection through a simulation activity where they represent birds of varying beak styles. Mate selection continues to be explored in the extension to this lesson as students generate positive trait lists for 21st century dating.
In this lesson, students analyze population dynamics in an entertaining activity that models the mechanisms of carrying capacity and limiting factors in a population. Utilize slope to take the population analysis to the next level. Learn to make math meaningful and enjoyable through the context of science.
A study of Watson and Crick’s proposal for the structure of DNA.
An analytical study of observations made by Charles Darwin during the Voyage of the Beagle.
Through this activity students have the opportunity to practice Biology I End of Instruction sample questions, while rotating through desks or chairs. The assessments associated with the EoI Musical Chairs lesson will allow a teacher to gain feedback concerning concepts in Biology I that students may be weak in before they take the test.
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How do we reinforce important content without “reteaching” the entire semester’s curriculum? QuickTutor will provide great reinforcement ideas in Algebra 1, Biology 1, English, and Social Studies.