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## From Patterns of Input and Output to Algebraic Equations

Students explore the relationship between input and output values and learn to use algebraic expressions and equations.

4-8

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## Abraham Lincoln: A Good Man? or A Good Man!

In this lesson, students use video from American Masters: Bill T. Jones: A Good Man along with primary sources to investigate the life of Lincoln and write a one page argument essay on whether Lincoln was "a good man."

9-12

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## Accidental Discoveries

This lesson will help the students understand that science theories change in the face of new evidence, but those changes can be slow in coming.

5-8

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## Acid Rock WebQuest

Acid Mine Drainage and Its Impact on Water Quality

9-12

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Students examine some of the behaviors and physical characteristics that enable organisms to live successfully in their environment.

6-8

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## Addition of Decimal Numbers and a Common Error

Students practice carefully lining up decimal places while calculating sums of decimals that total more than one.

4-7

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## Air Is Matter

Students investigate air and how it is something that occupies space, has mass, and exerts pressure.

K-2

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## Alaska Native Ways of Knowing

In this media-rich lesson, students prepare classroom science fair projects that demonstrate the application of traditional knowledge to a scientific topic.

3-12

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## Alexander Hamilton: Most Likely to Succeed?

Explore the conditions and circumstances of Alexander Hamilton’s youth and the strengths he carried with him into his adult life.

5-8

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## Analogies - The Baka of Cameroon, West Africa

Students complete analogies and connect them to information about the Baka of Cameroon, West Africa.

6-8

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## Analyzing and Comparing Perspectives on Issues - Gorillas

Students compare and contrast their perspectives on raising gorillas in captivity with their peers and with scientists. They summarize their perspectives and the perspectives of others.

5-12

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## Analyzing an Issue From Three Perspectives - Smoking in Public Places

Students note various perspectives on the debate about smoking in public places in NYC and create an interview to research the perspectives of peers and community members. They write a report to present their findings and opinion on the issue.

6-8

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## Analyzing Information - Can Pigs be Pets?

Students identify a main idea as well as analyze, evaluate and interpret new information, personal experiences and prior knowledge to form an opinion which they then write about.

3-5

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## Animal Hearing

Students explore how sound is created, the importance of hearing in certain environments and some environmental causes of hearing loss.

6-8

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## Animal Intel

In this lesson, using video segments from Nature episode “A Murder of Crows,” students will explore different aspects of animal intelligence, with a focus on crows.

9-12

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## Animal Mouth Structures

Students observe several animals' mouth structures and explore how these structures help the animal obtain, handle, and eat food.

3-5

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## Art in the Muslim World

Through the materials presented in this lesson, students will explore basic elements of Islamic art, learn about the origin and styles of the specific art of Islamic calligraphy and create their own piece of artistic calligraphy.

5-12

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## Artistic Interpretation of a Classic: The Author’s Role

This lesson uses video segments from Great Performances: The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet to help students explore the role of the author in relation to his/her work.

9-12

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## The Art of Forces and Motion

Students learn about Forces and Motion by creating art that helps them to visualize, identify and explain these phenomena.

4-12

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## As the Rotor Turns: Wind Power and You

An Investigation of Wind Power as an Energy Resource in Pennsylvania

6-8

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## Balancing Number Sentences to Introduce Missing Values

Students learn about balancing equations and keeping an equation balanced by adding/subtracting the same amount to both sides of the equation. Students solve missing value problems and justify their solutions.

3-6

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## Basic Ingredients for Life

In this lesson, students make impact craters to gain insight into how comets and asteroids deliver water and chemicals to the Earth and other places in the solar system.

1-6

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## Basketball as a Context for Percentages

Students learn to associate simple fractions (25%, 50%, 75% as well as 20% and multiples) of wholes with equivalent percentages in the context of basketball scores and stadium capacity.

5-8

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## Be a Bee

Students learn about the importance of the honey bee and other animals to the production of foods that are closely linked to human survival.

5-6

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## Being Human

Using segments from the PBS program The Human Spark, students explore the question “What makes us human?”

5-8

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In this media-rich lesson featuring LOOP SCOOPS videos, students learn about the biodegradation timeline for various biotic and abiotic materials in products, and consider the disposal options that would help reduce waste and pollution.

3-4

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## Bioengineered Foods?

Students compare the processes of selective breeding and transgenic manipulation of plants. They consider the pros and cons of growing genetically modified crops.

9-12

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## The Biomass Balancing Act

An investigation of biomass as a sustainable energy resource.

6-8

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## Biomes

Students collect information about different biomes. They learn how to read a climograph. Teams research different biomes and present to the class.

9-12

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## Bird Brained

Using selected segments from the Nature episode “Ravens,” this lesson will explore some of the more commonly accepted indicators of animal intelligence as demonstrated by the raven, the most brainy of all birds.

9-12

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## The Birds and the Beaks

This Nature lesson explores different adaptations and variations in birds. It focuses on bird beaks, migratory patterns, and the ability of birds to co-exist with humans.

9-10

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## Birth, Growth, and Development

By examining the developmental stages of animals, students learn about the life cycles of living things.

K-2

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## Blue Ribbon Readers: Determining Important Ideas

In this WPSU lesson Determining Important Ideas, elementary students explore how to become better readers through the identification of main ideas, supporting details, and author’s message. The lesson is part of the Blue Ribbon Readers collection.

K-5

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## Blue Ribbon Readers: Drawing Inferences

In this WPSU lesson Drawing Inferences, elementary students will practice drawing inferences or making predictions before, during and after reading, and then validating them. The lesson is part of the Blue Ribbon Readers collection.

K-5

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## Blue Ribbon Readers: Making Connections

In this WPSU lesson Making Connections,elementary students will move toward understanding and comprehending text more effectively by making connections with their own background knowledge. The lesson is part of the Blue Ribbon Readers collection.

K-5

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## Blue Ribbon Readers: Monitoring and Repairing

In this WPSU lesson Monitoring and Repairing,elementary students will identify words that are not known to them and decode or replace them in a variety of contexts. The lesson is part of the Blue Ribbon Readers collection.

K-5

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In this WPSU lesson Questioning, elementary students explore how to become better readers through questioning before, during and after reading stories. The lesson is part of the Blue Ribbon Readers collection.

K-5

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In this WPSU lesson Synthesis, elementary students will explore how to become better readers by using contextual clues to predict an outcome, putting stories in order and assembling sentences. The lesson is part of the Blue Ribbon Readers collection.

K-5

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In this WPSU lesson Visualizing,elementary students will practice creating vivid sensory images, a critical key to reading comprehension. The lesson is part of the Blue Ribbon Readers collection.

K-5

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## Bouncing Science

In this lesson, based on the Science Friday segment Physics of Basketball, students explore the properties of various balls from different sports, and discuss why the design of each ball is suited to its associated sport.

6-8

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## Breaking it Down - Weathering and Erosion

This Nature lesson discusses the processes of weathering and erosion and how they work together to shape the earth’s landscape.

9-12

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## Breaking Things on Purpose

*Materials such as metals (aluminum, iron, copper, etc.), ceramics (silicon carbide, porcelain) or polymers (milk jugs made of polyethylene) are tested by scientists and engineers to reveal certain mechanical properties such as the maximum stress a material can withstand. The stress at which a material breaks is a measure of its strength. In this lesson you will be testing the strength of a delicious material you know as chocolate!

9-12

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## Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Russian/Chechen relations are the focus of this lesson on nationalism, separatism, and terrorism. (Chechnya)

9-12

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## Bringing Up Birdy

This lesson from Nature uses the eagle to model universal avian life stages.

2-3

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## Building Blocks of Matter

Structure of matter.

6-8

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## Building Venn Diagrams

Students utilize Venn diagrams in an introduction to prime numbers, prime factorization and determining least common multiple (LCM) and greatest common factor (GCF).

4-8

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Students apply the basics of credit to managing a small business.

7-12

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In this lesson, students learn about loans, interest on and repayment of loans through a model small business interactive.

7-12

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## The Buzz about Fact and Opinion

Students differentiate between fact and opinion on a handout with statements about bees.

3-5

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## Calculating Elapsed Time

Students practice the concept of time passage by counting, subtracting and regrouping in base 60.

2-5

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