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1998 Lesson Plans

K-3                 4-6                7-9           10-12

Eight Idaho teachers were selected as Master Teachers for the 1998 National Teacher Training Institute, a two day workshop which brings teachers, television and technology together. The Institute was held in Idaho Falls on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 1998. Here are a few of the lesson plans created and developed by these Master Teachers during the 1998 Training Institute.   We invite you to download any of the lesson plans you wish.
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K-3 Lesson Plans

In A Giants Garden
What grows in a giant's garden?  Pumpkins do!  An integrated lesson that explores seasons, weights and measurement, and life cycles!   Activities include building mini-greenhouses to cooking up Blossoms and Cream Cheese!

Guestimate? No Estimate!
Students will investigate numbers, devise systems for data collection and will learn the difference between a "guess" and an estimate and how estimation is used by many different people for a variety of purposes.

Pele's Fiery Playground
Volcanoes, The Ring of Fire, The Pacific Northwest.  This group of lessons and activities gets to the "core" of the matter!

Shadow Interlude
Students will explore light and shadows, and how light travels.   Activities include building a sundial, "bending light" and creating an eclipse.

4-6 Lesson Plans

And The Winner Is...
Data Collection; Random sampling; Conducting Surveys; through the experience of gathering, recording, and reporting survey data, students will gain an understanding of the importance of accurate data collection and how collected data is used by scientists and others for predictions and decisions.

Are We There Yet?
Invite students to learn how to analyze and use a variety of maps in these fun and exciting activities!

Decisions! Decisions!
Students are faced with decisions that dealing with protecting wildlife and providing necessities for people.  Students will learn to weigh the strengths and weaknesses of decisions they are faced with now and may face later in life.  Great topics for discussion and presents a balanced view of decisions.

River To The Sea
Students explore the function of watersheds, water cycles, and weather while following Lewis and Clark from the continental divide to their destination at the Pacific Ocean.

Investigations Into Estimations!
Students will  explore estimation and how they relate to science and math as well as our everyday lives. 

Where Has Poly Gone?
Students will explore polygons and polyhedrons  - including testing their engineering skills!

7-9 Lesson Plans

"How'd They Do That?"
Explore behind the scenes of special effects artists using both math and science!  Create your own "special effects" using visual illusions.

Seeing Double
Whether you are first introducing the concept of symmetry, reviewing or formalizing your definition of symmetry these activities shouldn't be missed!

"We're In The Money"
Where does money come from? Students will discover how money is made and how scientists are at work helping our government in the creation of money! A good set of activities are included for learning about the budgeting process.

10-12 Lesson Plans

Electronic M@il - The Postman Delivers
Activities to help your students be e-mail aficionados! Students will learn "netiquette"   Students will learn how to send and receive electronic mail and join listservs and gain an understanding about how the World Wide Web works.

Spacing Out On The Internet
Students will learn how to explore and locate information about the universe using the Internet.  Students will explore scientific and mathematical real-world applications of using the Internet.

What In The World?
Students will compare the earth's exterior and interior, it's size, temperature, composition, and state of matter.  In additional lessons students will plot earthquakes and explore plate tectonics.

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