Reading a Newspaper Lesson Plan: Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-8, students explore BrainPOP features and resources to learn about how to read a newspaper. Then using what they learn, students will summarize a newspaper ...

Digital Citizenship Lesson Plan: Digital Compass

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, features the innovative game Digital Compass, in which players explore how decisions they make in their digital lives affect other aspects of their lives. ...

The Greenhouse Effect Lesson Plan: Molecules and Light

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students use an interactive simulation called Molecules and Light to examine how different wavelengths of light affect certain molecules....

Exploring Point-Slope of a Line: PhET Graphing Lines Simulation

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In this lesson plan, students use an interactive simulation called Graphing Lines to explore the parameters of the slope formula and how modifying the graph affects the equation or modifying the equat...

Potential & Kinetic Energy Lesson Plan: PhET Energy Skate Park Simulation

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In this lesson plan, students use an interactive simulation called Energy Skate Park to understand the relationships between stored energy and the energy of motion.  Students will use a model to visu...

Exploring Concentration Lesson Plan: PhET Concentration Simulation

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students use an interactive simulation called Concentration to explore the concentration of different solutes and solvents. This simulation covers sever...

Reducing the National Debt Lesson Plan: The Fiscal Ship Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, features the game The Fiscal Ship, from our partners the Hutchins Center at Brookings and the Serious Games Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The ga...

Virtual Lab: PhET Color Vision Simulation Lesson Plan

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In this lesson plan, students investigate how colors are seen by the eye through additive and subtractive processes. Then they connect their discoveries to real word situations that use these processe...

Balancing Act Inquiry: PhET Balancing Act Simulation

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In this lesson plan, students use an interactive simulation to describe the factors whether objects will balance each other, predict how changing the position of mass on a balance will affect the moti...

Scaling Shapes Lesson Plan: PhET Interactive Simulations

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In this lesson plan, students use an interactive simulation to predict the area and perimeter of shapes that have been scaled by factors of 2 or 3. Then they’ll generalize how the area and perimeter...