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Dear LOR user,

Thank you for being a big part of this community. To better support the initiatives around open educational resources in the state of Michigan, all resources on the Michigan Virtual Learning Object Repository (LOR) are being moved to #GoOpen Michigan (link is external) on September 30th, 2018. During the transition, our LOR will be moved to an archived state, not allowing new user registration or new content to be added. An email with more details was sent to registered users of the LOR in September. To make use of the great resources on the platform, we encourage you to create an account and add your own new resources to the #GoOpen Michigan platform (link is external).

Science

Being able to create with the same process that designers and engineers use is one of the biggest learning super powers we can give our students. The steps are relatively simple to master and create a productive, growth-centered mindset in our learners.

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A complete model for describing 1-D accelerated motion (descriptive, motion maps, graphs and kinematic equations).  Begins with a paradigm lab of motion on an incline.  The lab utilizes Vernier Logger Pro motion detectors the way I implement it, but can be done with other methods of data collection.

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These lessons address science, math, and ELA standards. We have a Tower Garden and these lessons focus on parts of plants, plant needs for growth, and comparing differences between plants growing in soil and an Aeroponic gardening system. Students will monitor and graph growth.

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Using third grade Michigan Science Standards of Force and Motion, students will learn about force and motion, then design, describe, and create an arcade game for others to play.  Since this is a PBL, many ELA content standards are also included.  

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Using third grade Michigan Science Standards students will learn about force and motion then design, describe, and create an arcade game for others to play.  Since this is a PBL, many ELA content standards are also included.

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Students must understand the lifecycles of the plants that feed our planet, as well as the way technology is making doing so more efficient and responsible. This unit is designed not only to inform students on the basics of plant life cycles but to inspire them to look innovatively at how technology can be used to ensure the feeding of the planet continues to grow in efficiency. 

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Using NGSS for third grade, students will learn about climate and weather and then design, describe, and defend a structure that protects something against the blizzard conditions found in Michigan.  Learners will design a blizzard-resistant structure. Since this is a PBL, many ELA content standards are also included.   

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Using NGSS for third grade, students will learn about climate and weather and then design, describe, and defend a structure that protects something against the blizzard conditions found in Michigan.  Since this is a PBL, many ELA content standards are also included.

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Students will gain a better understanding of force, momentum, friction, kinetic energy, and potential energy, as well as other key vocabulary from physical science with this fun unit.  

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This unit introduces students to atoms, the particles they are made of and how they interact. The unit includes both activates in the classroom and online. The online activities includes videos, virtual labs and activities on my wiki page.  If hyper link will not work cut and paste in a new window.

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