Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.

How Water Changes and Moves Lesson Plan: Water Cycle Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play the Water Cycle Game which challenges them to figure out how water molecules change form and move through the world in order to collect eno...

How Carbon Moves Through the Environment Lesson Plan: Carbon Cycle Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Carbon Cycle Game which challenges them to figure out how carbon moves through various forms including soils, the ocean, plant and animal l...

Sequence of Events in Nitrogen Cycle Lesson Plan: Nitrogen Cycle Game

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play the Nitrogen Cycle Game which challenges them to figure out the sequence or cycle in which nitrogen atoms move through the world--in soil, ...

Effect of Pressure Systems on Wind Lesson Plan: Wind Simulator

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Wind Simulator, a game that challenges them to investigate how high- and low pressure systems affect the speed and direction of wind. ...

Amplitude, Offset, Wavelength and Frequency Lesson Plan: Wave Combinator

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Wave Combinator, a simulation game that invites them to explore how waves interact. Through play, students explore and deepen their underst...

Rainbow Lesson Plan: Make a Rainbow

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students explore BrainPOP resources to learn about rainbows--what they are and how they form.  Applying what they learn, students analyze a real rainbow...

Wildfires Lesson Plan: Identifying Cause and Effect

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Wildfires to discover what causes wildfires and both their negative and positive effects. Next, they will apply their ...

Programming Lesson Plan: Run Marco! Game

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including an online game) to explore computer coding, algorithms, and programming....

Observational Skills and Spectrogram Lesson Plan: Bird Song Hero Game

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In this Bird Song Hero lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-8, students use their observational skills to match each bird song to its corresponding spectrogram (a visual representation of the s...

Virtual Labs Lesson Plan: Understanding Water Activity

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In this Virtual Labs lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 4-12, students are introduced to water activity levels in food....