Executive Command Essential Questions

May 31, 2013

How and why are governments established? What are the potential advantages and disadvantages of the checks and balances system? What are the benefits and problems of being in charge of the exec...

Code Fred Human Body Science Game – Essential Questions

May 29, 2013

How do living organisms get the energy they need and how do they use it? What are cells in living organisms and how do they help an organism survive? How are the internal systems of o...

Martin Esterman: Games, Math Fluency and Award Winning Ways

May 29, 2013

Martin Esterman, the National STEM Video Game Challenge winner, joins us for a webinar on math fluency and the Common Core State Standards for Math practice. Martin tells us why he’s decided to use ...

Author Studies with BrainPOP Lesson Plan: Choose Your Favorite Writer!

May 24, 2013

In this author studies lesson plan, which is adaptable for any grade level, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the life and works of their favorite writer. Students will read two or more books...

Ratio Rumble Math Game: Tips and Tricks

May 19, 2013

The Ratio Rumble math game contains many levels that get progressively more difficult, and it could take students around three hours to beat the game. Therefore, make sure students understand they are...

Project T.R.I.G. Teaching Strategies

May 19, 2013

Encourage students to experiment with the GRID and DATA options using the toggle switch. How does this information help them create more accurate trajectories and score additional points? Guide s...

Invasion Science Game

May 15, 2013

Visit the lesson ideas page to find resources for the Invasion, a free online science game that also reinforces social studies and language arts skills....

Bacteria Virtual Lab Lesson Plan: Gram Staining Simulation

May 6, 2013

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students explore bacteria, pasteurization, and food safety in a virtual lab. Students learn how bacteria can be helpful and harmful to the human...

Math Snacks: Free Math Games and Animations from NMSU and GameUp!

April 29, 2013

Drs. Karen Trujillo and Barbara Chamberlin of New Mexico State University introduce Math Snacks, a collection of free math games and animations designed to address math learning gaps in grades 5-7. Wa...

Refraction Math Game Essential Questions

April 28, 2013

How can fractions be expressed, ordered, and compared? How is adding and subtracting fractions different and similar from working with whole numbers? How can models help us to predict t...