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Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics Lesson Plan

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In order to develop a solid understanding of how our planet works, students must comprehend continental drift and plate tectonics.  This lesson plan gives students a hands-on opportunity to discover this process and research the positions of the continents throughout Earth’s history. The lesson begins with an activity involving newspaper puzzles.  Either as teams or […]

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Forces and Motion Activity- Balloon Powered Cars

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Last week, I tried a new activity with my at-risk students. In the past, I have demonstrated the concepts behind Isaac Newton’s third law of motion using balloons.  Students would build balloon rockets by attaching an inflated balloon to a straw, slipping the straw on a clothesline-like string and releasing the air.  The force of the air […]

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The Cool School Rap Comic

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Hello, I teach seventh and eighth grade math and science at a charter school for at-risk youth where accommodate the needs of a wide variety of learners.  Throughout my career as an educator, I have learned a great deal about restructuring the curriculum and modifying it in ways that help my at-risk students meet the grade […]

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