Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.

Forming Ionic Compounds Lesson Plan: Collisions Ionic Bonding

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, features the game Collisions: Ionic Bonding. The game challenges students to build ionic compounds that satisfy target ratios. As they move up levels, the c...

How Far Can it Fly? Lesson Plan: Hot Air Balloon

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Hot Air Balloon, a simulation game that challenges students to use their knowledge of buoyancy and gravity to keep a hot air balloon flying...

Magnetism Lesson Plan: Magnet Hunt!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-8, students play Magnet Hunt, a game that invites students to use their knowledge of magnets and magnetic fields as well as a toolbox filled with compasses,...

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. ...

Mathematical Thinking Lesson Plan: Wuzzit Trouble Game

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In this mathematical-thinking lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students play Wuzzit Trouble, a game that playfully challenges students to solve fun puzzles, while seamlessly developing mathemati...

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....

Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

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In this math skills lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed...