Education - Lesson Plans Lesson Plans RSS Feed This section provides direct access to lesson plans developed by scientists and educators during Ocean Explorer field seasons. These lessons are geared toward students in Grades 5-12. Presented here as Web-based education materials, each lesson plan corresponds with a specific ocean exploration and can be supplemented with daily logs prepared by scientists and educators during each mission at sea. Each lesson includes the following sections: Focus Question, Learning Objectives, Teaching Time, Seating Arrangement, Background Information, a step-by-step Learning Procedure, a “Me” Connection, Connections to Other Subjects, Assessments, Extensions, Resources, Student Handouts, and connections to daily expedition Web logs. The web links provided in Lesson Plans are verified at the time of publication, but over time, some links may change or become obsolete. Search lesson plans To search for a lesson plan on a particular subject, use the site's Advanced Search Function.
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Explore our Curriculum & Resources | Smithsonian Science Skip to main content Smithsonian Science Education Center Explore our Curriculum & Resources Type Grade Topic Free Resources Only Apply Free Resources Only filter Game Morphy This is a free resource Filed Under Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Life Science Video Understanding Weather and Climate– Lesson 9: Ocean Currents- Inquiry 9.2 Prep Work Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Earth & Space Science Explore Smithsonian: James Smithson - The Founder of the Smithsonian Education Enric Sala - Earth Optimism Summit 2017 Life Cycle of Butterflies– Literacy Inegration: Nonfiction 2 - Multiple Intelligence Retell Grade 1 Grade 2 Kindergarten Curriculum STC Program: Soils Unit Kit, 2nd Edition Floating and Sinking– Making a Sinker Float Physical Science Soils– Materials Distribution: Roles and Responsibilities JAYO - Earth Optimism Summit 2017 Interview with a Smithsonian Scientist: Dr. Investigating Circuit Design– Solar Cells Organisms– Literacy Integration Resource Where Does the Water Go? Engineering Design Sound– Lesson 8: Making a Model Eardrum
Daily 5 Here's the book that started it all: and don't forget: Tammy, over at Live, Love, Laugh hosted a fantastic Daily 5 Book Study. It is a really good collaboration of primary teachers sharing their thoughts and ideas about Daily 5. Also a great reflection tool while implementing the program throughout the year. Mel at Seusstastic has some really great photos on her Daily 5 organization ideas. What is Daily 5 ? Video - This district has some ideas for Read to Someone APA Formatting and Style Guide This page is brought to you by the OWL at Purdue University. When printing this page, you must include the entire legal notice. Copyright ©1995-2018 by The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue and Purdue University. All rights reserved. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. Cite your source automatically in APA Powered by Reference citations in text are covered on pages 169-179 of the Publication Manual. Note: APA style requires authors to use the past tense or present perfect tense when using signal phrases to describe earlier research, for example, Jones (1998) found or Jones (1998) has found... APA citation basics When using APA format, follow the author-date method of in-text citation. In-text citation capitalization, quotes, and italics/underlining Short quotations Long quotations
Let Me Think : Adventures in a School Library It all began with Scaredy Squirrel, an unofficial mascot here in the library. I'd been wanting to start some inquiry with the primary grades, and decided to begin a unit in which we got to know a lot more about an animal we see every day. We began with a very standard approach. Our inquiring minds then produced a great deal of questions they had about squirrels. But they had more questions! We talked a bit about the many ways we can find out answers. The final question, about where in the world squirrels live, invited another type of information seeking. The library is always a slightly squirrely place, but lately more so.
22 Things We Do As Educators That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years 22 Things We Do As Educators That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years by Terry Heick Saw a picture today from the 1970s of a mother driving her car with her newborn baby in the passenger seat (no car seat). This, like pretty much everything else, got me thinking about education. 22 Things Education Does That Will Embarrass Us In 25 Years 1. And were confused when we couldn’t properly untangle them. 2. Right now, progress through academia is incremental, like inches on a ruler. 3. Even though it has more updates and cross-checks than more traditional sources of info. 4. Why do we feel the need to provide months off at a time from learning to read, write, and think? 5. Which was the first (of many) errors. 6. Seriously. 7. This makes sense until you realize that, by design, the absolute best this system will yield is students that know content. 8. ..so we couldn’t see the communities, emotions, and habits that really drive learning. 9. At the end of the year in marathon testing. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing It's Here: A new look for the Purdue OWL! The new version of the Purdue OWL is available at Worry not! Our navigation menu and content will remain largely the same. In 11 days, we will be discontinuing owl.english.purdue.edu and you will be automatically redirected to the new site. Summary: This handout is intended to help you become more comfortable with the uses of and distinctions among quotations, paraphrases, and summaries. Contributors:Dana Lynn Driscoll, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2013-02-15 09:44:45 What are the differences among quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing? These three ways of incorporating other writers' work into your own writing differ according to the closeness of your writing to the source writing. Quotations must be identical to the original, using a narrow segment of the source. Paraphrasing involves putting a passage from source material into your own words. Why use quotations, paraphrases, and summaries?
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