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 o...

Venn Diagram ELL Modifications and More

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For students who may find it challenging to complete the Venn Diagram task, try these tips and strategies: Recognize academic vocabulary. Introduce these words that signal compare/contrast: disti...

Multiple Response ELL Modifications and More

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For students who may find it challenging to complete the Multiple Response task,  try these tips and strategies: Model how to do the Challenge Task. Model how to select one of the correct answers...

Match ELL Modifications and More

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For students who may find the matching task challenging, try these tips and strategies: Visual movie hunt using BrainPOP movie.  If the Match Challenge task includes images, encourage students to...

Diagram Label Modifications for ELL and More

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For students who may find it challenging to label diagrams, try these strategies: Do the Challenge with students. You drag the first label, then have volunteers come up one at a time to drag the ...

Concept Map Modifications for ELL and More

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ELL modification strategies....