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Online Lessons and Activities

Here is a list of online lessons and activities.

a school for the future

What if ... ? What if you could design a school any way at all that you wanted? No worries about money or standards or grades or credits. You get to decide -- what is the best way for kids to...

Parachute Challenge

The U.S. Navy is developing a new parachute that will bring skydivers to the ground slowly over a short jumping distance from a low-flying plane. The challenge is to determine which factors most affect how fast a parachute comes to the ground and make a recommendation to the navy for how to build a parachute that comes slowly to the ground over a short distance.

The design should demonstrate possible answers to the question: How is motion changed?

The Great Cell Phone Controversy

Many students come to school with their cell phones in their pockets every day, but they are not allowed to take them out at the risk of having their phones confiscated. Most school districts have a policy regarding student cell phone usage. Nearly 88% of schools around the country strictly forbid the use of cell phones during the school day. How do you weigh in on the question:
"Should cell phones be used in schools?"

Japan Webquest

Just imagine ...

Teacher burnout has finally struck and you go out in pursuit of a new career. With your immense creativity and finely tuned computer skills, you decide advertising is the place for you. The Acme Advertising Agency is very interested in your resume and portfolio. The company decides to put you to one final test. Pass and you land a great job with a substantial paycheck and benefits out of this world. Fail ... and it is back to the want ads.

Are you ready?

Sweet Creations

After you have collected the information required of your expert role, meet with the entire group and share what you have learned. With your group create a list of the commonalities you might incorporate into your cake design. Use this list to draw a cake that depicts these commonalities in the artwork of the two nations.

Wikipedia: Information or Misinformation?

You will assigned one of the following roles: John Student - John truly believes in the collaborative nature of the web. He purposely used Wikipedia as a reference in his senior term paper in order to demonstrate its reliability. He would like Wikipedia to be allowed as a reference in school work and his grade on the term paper raised.

Sample Items and Performance Tasks

The sample items and performance tasks are intended to help teachers, administrators, and policymakers implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and preparing for next-generation assessments. They provide a look into the depth of understanding of the CCSS that will be measured by the Smarter Balanced assessment system.

The Cafeteria Dilemma

Being the mad scientist you are, you have forgotten which reagent changes colors with which unknown.