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Students will use keywords to upgrade their compare and contrast writing from a mere list of facts to a deeper analysis.

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Students will investigate the box office returns and critical acclaim of a set of movies. After gathering their data, they'll graph it on a coordinate plane and look for trends and outliers, and then make a prediction. They'll also create line graphs and use this data to decide if another movie in the series should be made.

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Students will take two seemingly unrelated pieces of content (say volcanoes and the human body) and then build analogies to connect the two ideas. In the end, they'll create a skit, comic, or story relating the two concepts.

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In this video, students will calculate the volume of laptops using the formula for the volume of a rectangular prism. First, they'll find five laptops from across history and calculate their volumes. Then, they'll draw them in 3D using some cool grid paper. Students will then explore equivalent volumes before finally building a scale model of a laptop.

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Students will analyze selections from classic works of fiction to identify an author's voice, then write in the voice of one of those authors.

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How much would it cost to fill up a car with liquids other than gasoline?

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Dig into "shades of meaning" by having students graph synonyms using two methods of ranking.

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Here's a math curiosity involving squares and odds that turns out to be true for every case.

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Students will work with authentic data to investigate th

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Students will produce a multi-line graph, calculate averages, and calculate ranges using positive and negative temperatures.

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Students will double a single dollar once per day and discover how long it takes to reach $1 million. Along the way, they'll move from repeated multiplication to using exponents.

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Rewriting passive sentences into active sentences makes them clearer, shorter, and more interesting. This video will help students to identify and improve these passive sentences.

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Sierpinski's Triangle is an example of a self-repeating shape known as a fractal. Students will learn to create their own as well as extend this idea into other shapes, leading to interesting math-based art.

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The Koch Snowflake is an example of a self-repeating shape known as a fractal. Students will learn to create their own as well as extend this idea into other shapes, leading to interesting math-based art.

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This video introduces Edward de Bono's "Six Thinking Hats", tools that give people six specific ways to think when they're working with others: facts, emotions, positive, negative, creativity, and organization. They're perfect for improving small group and whole group discussions.

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In this video, students investigate a strange image that asks which has more sugar: a donut or a health drink? What about a salad? Using math and language arts skills, they'll determine if this image shows a complete picture or is misleading.

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Using Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky, students will try to infer the parts of speech and meanings of nonsense words. Then they can try their hand at their own nonsense poems.

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In this series, students learn about five types of logical fallacies then develop an argument *against* a great idea, invention, or character using these techniques.

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We tell students to "show not tell" in their writing, but this advice isn't effective until they experience the difference. In this video, we'll write two examples of a scene: one showing a character's trait, and one just telling.

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In this video, students will continue adding to their civilizations by investigating historical calendars and then creating their own.