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.

Tomato Plant Lesson Plan: Build-a-Plant Interactive

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 4-12, students use the interactive simulation Build-a-Plant: Tomato to explore the structures and substructures of a tomato plant. Working in pairs or small g...

Zika Virus Lesson Plan: Create Fact Sheets

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Zika Virus and explore the other features in this topic to learn about the Zika virus: what it is, where it started, s...

Concussion Lesson Plan: Create an Informational Brochure

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Concussions and explore the other features in this topic to learn about the causes and effects of concussions. They wi...

Forces Lesson Plan: Air Resistance Egg Drop Parachute Experiment

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, students watch the BrainPOP movie Forces to learn about what force is and how forces, such as gravity, friction, and air resistance, affect movement. Th...

Defeating Bacteria Lesson Plan: Antibiotic Resistance

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Antibiotic Resistance, a game that invites students to explore the concept of antibiotic resistance by defeating multiplying bacteria with ...

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...