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This is the first lesson building up to the science fair. This lesson is designed to introduce students to collecting data, drawing conclusions and writing scientifically with content that is not intimidating or difficult. In the beginning of the year this is also a great way for students to start to get to know one another.

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The Kepler's Laws and Planetary Motion activity will help students understand how Kepler's laws relate to the orbit of the Earth and other planets. Students will draw and use data to come up with descriptions of Kepler's three laws of planetary motion.

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This is a unit written for a 6th grade Academically Talented class. We read three novels in the The Breadwinner (by Deborah Ellis) series. In addition, we use online sources to research the area including videos, research sites, and discussion boards.

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For this project, students will show they understand plot, tone, and theme by creating an imovie that summarizes their book and theme while matching the music they create in Garage Band to the tone of the different parts of the book. The end project is similar to a movie trailer, but it summarizes the entire book.

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The best way to learn to write figurative language is to read figurative language written by experts! For these lessons, students will choose a book that contains wonderful figurative language. While they read, they will share their favorite figurative language passages with their classmates. They will end the unit with a final Glogster assignment.

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Students will learn about the 7 characteristics of living things; essentially how what all living things must have or do. Then students will further learn about cells, one of the 7 characteristics and how they work to keep organisms alive. They will understand the similarities and differences of plant and animal cells, unicellular and multicellular.

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The students will develop a basic understanding for components of fitness, The students will be able to apply the understanding by developing their plan as they research components. THe students will be able to also perform and demonstrate the components as they are tested in a face to face assessment.

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This resource is a planning document for a Flipped PD model using Google Classroom.

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This plan is meant for use in a middle or high school blended Spanish classroom. It combines both classroom and online learning in a way that will guide students through the process of being able to use complete sentences to describe people in Spanish.

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This lesson plan is designed to give students a basic overview of the US Civil War and the events surrounding this time period through both face-to-face, classroom/group learning opportunities and independent online activities.

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