This lesson is an introduction to the research process using the Ask. Act. Achieve. process
Students will complete an activity from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics website. "Choosing a Career" encourages students to research careers among the 580+ careers listed in the Occupational Outlook Handbook. After conducting research, students will interview someone working in that career field and create a written report on what they have learned. If time permits, students may present their findings to the class.
African-American History Month, also called Black History Month, is celebrated every February in the U.S. and Canada to recognize the achievements of African Americans.
In this three-day interdisciplinary unit, "African-American Explorers and Innovators," students will expand their knowledge of lesser-known African Americans in history by examining their engineering contributions. Activities include...
researching historical figures and technologies
creating an engineering prototype
writing a short story or one-act play
The unit incorporates EBSCO's Biography Reference Center, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center Plus and Science Reference Center.
In this three-day unit plan, students will expand their knowledge of lesser-known African Americans in history by examining their scientific contributions. Activities include researching technologies, creating an engineering prototype, and writing a short story or one-act play. Learner outcomes align with Common Core standards in literacy as well as science and engineering practices and crosscutting concepts from the Next Generation Science Standards. The unit is designed for students in grades 6-8 and can be modified as needed.
By the end of the unit, students will be able to:
• Identify a challenge faced by a historical figure and the technology that provided the solution
• Use facts from informational texts to support claims
• Build/Draw a prototype of a piece of technology from history
• Write a short story or play that includes historical characters, facts and settings, but incorporates what would have been considered a “futuristic technology” at the time
You will use the following INFOhio resources:
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This lesson is designed for students who are beginning to sew using sewing machines. Ideally this lesson will be taught after students have done some sewing and are familiar with using sewing machines, however it is not necessary. Having the students use various tools such as the sewing machine manuals and the internet to research how to thread and use a sewing machine could also be a part of this lesson.
Students will select or be assigned to read a chapter book and create LEGO Google Slide Book based on this book. The finished book report will be submitted to INFOhio's Book Nook for reivew. If accepted the book trailer will be posted to the Book Nook website.
This is a lesson to help enforce the ideas of teamwork and deductive reasoning in school and in the workplace. Students will work together to figure out what a picture that has been cut into peices is without having all the peices. Students will use teamwork and deductive reasoning to try to figure it out.
The goal of this lesson is to give students ownership over classroom policies by asking them to research and support a cell phone policy that they believe should be used in our classroom. Students will discuss and debate the policy after researching and then they will create the policy that we will follow for the first quarter. After the first quarter, we will reevaluate the policy for effectiveness. Students will use research and speaking and listening standards to complete this PBL for an authentic purpose. It is important to actually implement the policy for that particular class, or students will not feel the