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Middle School , High School

Fine Arts, Science

Drawing, Biology

A Conceptual Approach to Teaching Anatomy
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/JonathanPincus_ConceptualApproach.htm
This series of sequential art lessons on human anatomy reinforce my students' Living Environment studies without teaching to the test. Applying the workshop model in the art classroom, students are actively engaged in creating drawings of the skeletal and musculature systems of the body. Inter-disciplinary, project-based visual art assignments reinforce students' science lessons while stressing cultural literacy and a strong visual communication skill set.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Science

Biology

A Drug-Free Me
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/annorton/sb_drugfree_ao.htm
A Drug-Free Me! is a comprehensive unit in which junior high students are provided with the tools and fact-finding opportunities to make wise choices regarding drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.
High School

ESL, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Earth Science, Geography Habitats, Internet

A Trip to a Plate Boundary!
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/TeachNet10_KevinJackson.htm
This unit is designed to help students learn the geologic features that exist at the different types of plate boundaries.
Elementary

Science, Science

Earth Science

A Whirlwind Tour
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/duarter.htm
A Whirlwind Tour is a simulation science project specifically designed to teach students about volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes through the use of the Internet.
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science

Biology

An "Egg-cellent" Project About Genetic Diseases
http://teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/kent.htm
An "Eggcellent" Project About Genetic Diseases allows students to experience the responsibility involved in caring for a child with a birth defect, and provides them with a hands-on approach to learning about the more common human genetic diseases.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science

Graphic Arts, Reading Literacy, Astronomy

An Alphabet Journey Through Space
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sarago/sarago.htm
Students were asked to compile a list of space vocabulary words. They then researched the meaning of each word using Internet resources and designed a page for each letter of the alphabet, which included the meaning and related graphics which they imported from various Web sites.
High School

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science

Literature, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Biology

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Disease
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jkent/disease.htm
Students explore the historical aspects of disease and discuss both fiction and non-fiction accounts of disease, including The Microbe Hunters, The Hot Zone, The Andromeda Strain, Tuesdays with Morrie, and A Parcel of Patterns. They write a series of children's books about microbes and other disease-causing organisms, the immune system, antibiotics, and scientists (such as Louis Pasteur and Jonas Salk) who have made important contributions to the struggle against disease.
Elementary , Middle School

Science

Biology, Earth Science

Anchors Away
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rsampedro2.htm
How It Works: Anchors Away explores the unique world of the ocean community. The intent of this project is to develop students' skills in technology and to develop awareness of the ocean environment.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Arithmetic

Apples "A-Peel" to Me
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/garcia.htm
Plant seeds of learning with this "a-peel-ing" compilation of enriching cross-curricular activities. Students will be involved in activities that will get to the "core" of estimation, sorting, and graphing. "Apple-icious" activities will help students understand the seasonal changes of an apple tree and how apples develop from seed to fruit. Students will take a trip to the orchard and make a map of the orchard. Top off your apple unit with a tasty snack that's healthful and "apple-lutely" scrumptious.
Middle School

Science, Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Scientific Method, Email, Internet

Are We Alone?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/nbattagliese/alone.htm
In "Are We Alone?" I addressed my students' curiosity about aliens. This program shows how teachers can turn student curiosity into a project with meaningful results.
Elementary

Science, Science

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

As the World Orbits
http://ioe.ac.uk/TeachNetUK/climatelesson.htm
Students will examine their local seasons and climate, and then investigate that of a region in the southern hemisphere. This comparison will help them understand the effect of the earth's orbit around the sun as well as its rotation on its axis.
High School

Science

Chemistry, Scientific Method

Atomic Evolution
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNetDisseminator_TaraRedican.htm
Using PowerPoint presentations, online games, interactive experiment simulations, debate/discussion, online audio recordings, and more, students learn how the concept of the atom has evolved over time
High School

Science

Biology

Basic Genetics
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Sci-Basic_GCSE_Genetics/index.htm
Through the use of self-assessment games and activities, this project focuses on the study of basic genetics and the reasons for variation within species of plants and animals.
Elementary

Science

Biology

Bats Here! Bats There! Bats Everywhere!
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/bvazquez.htm
Students will explore the fascinating world of bats in this exciting interdisciplinary unit. The students participate in hands-on activities such as Adopt-a-Bat, cause and effect, sequencing, compare and contrast, word processing and searching the Internet for bat facts.
Middle School

Science

Earth Science

Biomes Around the World
http://teachersnetwork.org/powertolearn/salerno.htm
Students participate in an ecology webquest that is modified from Mrs. LaCombe-Burby¬'s Ecology webquest. The students conduct research on one particular biome and gather the necessary material. Once they have acquired their resources, they showcase their biome in a visual, informative way.
Middle School , High School

Health Phys Ed, Science

Biology

Bones and Muscles
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/PE-Bones_Muscles/index.htm
This unit of work covers anatomy and physiology as part of physical education. It consists of a PowerPoint presentation and activities to reinforce learning.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs

Bubble and Boil, Rock, and Roll: Geoscience by Kids
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/jeff_2004/sb_jf_geoscience.htm
The big idea of this unit is to give students the opportunity to do the kind of research, decision making, and implementation that teachers do for all important learning. This unit focuses on earthquakes and volcanoes.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science, Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Community Culture

Buddy, Are You Ready? Preparing for School Emergencies
http://bostonTeachNet.org/shih_ho/shih_ho.htm
Now more than ever, safety tops the list of classroom concerns. How can students face threats of disaster and feel prepared to deal with emergencies? "Buddy, Are You Ready?" introduces upper elementary students to natural disasters by reading stories about volcanoes, earthquakes, floods and hurricanes.
Elementary, Middle School

Mathematics, Science, Science

Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Physics

Center of Mass
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Maths-Mechanics_eBook_M2/Centre_of_mass_menu.htm
Center of Mass is the fourth chapter of the Mathematics Mechanics eBook aimed at supporting students through a primary school math curriculum.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Literature, Reading Literacy, Biology

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/astephenson2.htm
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a unit designed to approach an age old story using modern technology methods to help "solve the problems" of the characters. There is a lesson for each academic subject area and activities to help hone technology skills. The unit is geared toward fourth and fifth grade students.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science

Arithmetic, Numbers Statistics, Earth Science

Charting the Weather
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/salmon/salmon.htm
In this project, students use the Internet to research weather conditions in the United States and abroad, then record information on charts and graphs. They learn about different weather conditions and write predictions. As a culminating activity, students create a scrapbook of interesting weather stories to share with classmates and parents.
Middle School , High School

Science

Chemistry, Internet, Software Programs

Chemical Patterns
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sci-Chem%20Patterns/chemical-patterns/index.htm
This resource contains PowerPoint presentations and student worksheets to learn about atoms, the periodic table, and rates of reaction.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Writing, Internet

Classroom Hydroponics
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNet10_RosePacifico_ClassroomHydroponics.htm
Students will learn the correct procedures for hydroponics gardening in the classroom. They will investigate a variety of media and by learning the characteristics of organisms and life cycles.Students will then design their floating stryrofoam raft.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Sculpture, Non Fiction, Writing, Biology, Visual Arts

Claymation Critters
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/claymation.htm
This project is an introduction to research skills and report writing. Students will select a wild animal to research and write about in a five paragraph report. Students will also create a clay animation of that animal to enhance their report.
Middle School , High School

Science, Special Ed

Earth Science

Clouds - Not Just for Raining
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cottrell/clouds.htm
The program is innovative in its various use of different learning styles. It has contributed heavily to the students' understanding of the material as many students find the topic of weather rather dull.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Reading Literacy, Earth Science

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/sardinas.htm
The students will explore the types of weather patterns intergrated with a reading lesson of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. This unit combines Language Arts & Science as well as technology.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Literature, Reading Literacy, Writing,Botany, Geography Habitats

Cocoa-Choco-Late
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/linero.htm
This unit was created to motivate students with something they love, chocolate! The theme is launched with the reading of the story The Chocolate Touch. Students explore its history, how chocolate is made and how they, as concerned global citizens, can help stop the slavery of cacao plantations and farms.
Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Community Culture

Collecting S.O.C.K.S.
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/rshaw/shaw.htm
Looking for ways to help protect the local watershed, the members of the Millennium Middle School Computer Club came up with S.O.C.K.S. (Student Oriented Conservation project for K-12 Students). The objective of the S.O.C.K.S. project was to develop an awareness of water as a finite resource.
High School

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Community Bridges - Real and Virtual
http://bostonTeachNet.org/thom/sigproj.htm
Bridges! From Brooklyn, to Madison, to the River Kwai, bridges connect shores and highways, and bring together people. Inspired by the nearby construction of the world's widest cable-stayed bridge, ESL students use the Internet to research and build models of various bridge structures.
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Social Studies

Community Culture

Community Environmental Health Fair
http://bostonTeachNet.org/tuller/sigproj.htm
How can high schoolers discover a relationship between a community's wealth and its level of pollution? Through a city-construction simulation, students hypothesize reasons for this relationship.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Com-Post With Us?
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/duarte2.htm
The purpose of this unit is to promote recycling of waste in order to make students aware of environmental needs facing our world today. Through the use of technology, field trips, and hands-on activities, students will become proactive in an environmental issue.
Middle School , High School

Business Careers, Health Phys Ed, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Biology, Community Culture, Internet

Courage Connection 2 Kids 4 Kids
http://bostonTeachNet.org/vasallo/vasallo.htm
Students help children cope with extended hospital stays when they give helpful hints and exchange stories of personal courage. Helped by high school mentors, students write and post their personal stories on their own Courage Connections web page and share information on careers in health care with the school community.
Middle School

Science, Science

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Creating Continents, Climates, and Cultures
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/mikeorton/sb_continents_mo.htm
"Creating Continents, Climates and Cultures" is a designed to be a comprehensive enrichment unit which helps students make cognitive connections between physical land formations, climate patterns, and the cultures that develop therein.
Middle School , High School

Science

Earth Science

Crimes on the Great Lakes
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/dmaggio/maggio.htm
These activities use real-time online information to solve simulated "crimes." Students look up data that includes ship tracking via GPS information, lake conditions (water currents and temperature), and weather systems.
High School

Science, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Darwin's Evolution
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/aanderson/darwin.htm
This unit has something for everybody. There is a video to get your students' attention entitled "Evolution's Voice." There are Internet sites to help teacher and student alike research information on Evolution, Modern Theories, and future prospects. An in-class lab to bring evolution into your classroom is also there.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science

Numbers Statistics, Biology

Dental Detectives
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/PowerToLearn_NicoleLuongo.htm
Dental Detectives will focus on the theme of dental health and hygiene. The teacher will design and implement several key activities for students. The first grade students will make tooth loss predictions, count lost teeth, and graph tooth loss. The students will observe, record, analyze, and interpret the results of student tooth loss throughout the project.
Elementary

Science, Science

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Deserts: Not Just for Lizards
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/rsampedro.htm
Deserts: Not Just For Lizards is a unit that explores the mysteries of some of the most unfriendly but stunning places on earth. Students will also learn about location, landforms and special features of the worlds greatest deserts.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology, Ancient Civilizations

Dino-Mite Dinosaurs
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/tgarcia.htm
In this series of activities students match dinosaur pictures and names, compare dinosaurs and categorize dinosaurs. Students will also become paleontologists and learn about fossils.
High School

Science

Biology, Earth Science

Dinosaur Tracks
http://teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/vaillancourt.htm
This unit is the culmination of an inquiry-based project based in a New York City high school. Students were given a topic to research and design a web page about, and they chose dinosaurs. This unit includes facts on dinosaurs, a web chat, pictures and art galleries, and links to resources on the American Museum of Natural History's web site.
Elementary

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Software Programs

Discover the World of Machines
http://teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/machines/machines.htm
Children are given opportunities to explore various machines that we encounter in our every day lives. They work with the computer using various software programs to draw and build their own machine designs. They are also taught to use the digital camera to capture their activities and creations.
Elementary

Science

Earth Science

Discovering a Dynamic Underwater World
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/sklarr2.htm
This interactive unit on the ocean involves various activities that seek to inform children about the world's oceans and how to protect them from pollution and destruction.
High School

Science, Science

Biology, Botany

DNA Extraction
http://geocities.com/mccloughlin/TMCC/BIOTECHNOLOGY/biotechnology.html
This webquest aims to bring into school "real" science--that is, the science that is done in a professional lab. This project permits direct observation of DNA, hitherto a "mystery substance," thereby removing some of the magic and allows the student to see that DNA is a chemical composed of a finite set of components.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Community Culture

Earth Day Birthday: Learning Festival
http://bostonTeachNet.org/ng/ng.htm
Based on the concept of Learning Festivals where older students host learning stations for youngsters and neighboring senior citizens, Earth Day Birthday challenges tutors to teach principles of ecology and recycling.
Middle School

Science, Technology Media

Chemistry, Software Programs

Elements R Us
http://teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/chem.htm
This Web Quest is designed to increase student ability in using the periodic table of elements. The students become interested in the subject matter while learning valuable information about many of the specific elements.
Middle School

Fine Arts, Music, Science, Technology Media

Performing Arts, American History, Community Culture, Internet, Video

Elvis Lives
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/nacionales/elvis.htm
Who is the "King of Rock & Roll" and why was he adored by millions of fans and still loved by so many some twenty five years after his death? This program is an introduction to a person many agree is the most widely known, loved, and recognized entertainer of all time--Elvis Presley. It was developed to enlighten the current generation of young people to the origins of rock and roll's first superstar.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Physics, Software Programs, Video

Energy Transfer: The Movie
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dfenner/energytransfer.htm
Students created a spreadsheet and a corresponding chart to compare the the cooling of a hot glass of water to the warming of a cold glass. Students created a QuickTime movie that includes the students' observations of the experiment, their findings, and the scientific principle behind the lesson.
High School

Business Careers, Science, Social Studies

Biology,Botany, Earth Science, Community Culture

Environmental Studies at Millenium Park
http://bostonTeachNet.org/debear/debear.htm
Millennium Park sited on a former landfill adjacent to West Roxbury High recently opened after years of planning and construction. Meeting with park engineers and organizers, students incorporated park-related studies into their curriculum and went on a Web Tour of careers in Biology/Ecology.
Middle School , High School

Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Eukaryotic Cells
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sci-AS%20Eukaryotic%20Cell/as-eukaryotic-cell/index.htm
This biology project focuses on the cellular structure of the eukaryotic cell. PowerPoint presentations and worksheets are included for teachers to download.
Elementary

Science

Biology, Earth Science

Expedition Sea Horse
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/langford.htm
Thirty-two first grade gifted students travel on a virtual expedition into the watery world of seahorses during this exciting eight-week interdisciplinary unit. This project can be adapted for other grades and academic levels and can be modified for both large and small groups.
Elementary , Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Exploring the Everglades
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/riveram.htm
Exploring the Everglades has many lessons that can be used across the curriculum. Not only are students viewing the Everglades, they are developing opinions about the Everglades and its importance to the environment.
Elementary

Science

Botany

Flower Power
http://teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps1/flowerpower/template.htm
This hands-on unit takes a discovery approach to the understanding of flowers, their structures, how they reproduce, how they are classified, and what conditions their seeds thrive in.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

For Your Eyes Only
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/duarte2.htm
In this interdisciplinary project students will use a collaborative model to learn about the human eye through interactive websites, teaching models, hands-on activities, professional speakers, and both virtual and physical field trips.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Forensics 101
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sedewitch/forensics.htm
This unit is an introduction to forensic science, and combines fun, hads-on activities with the application of skills from math, science, literacy, art, and technology. Students solve mysteries, learn about the work of forensic anthropologists, and the F.B.I. Students are already familiar with the many crime dramas and reality shows they see on television--these activities are fun for middle school students to explore in pairs and small groups.
Middle School

Science

Biology, Scientific Method

Forensics 101
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sedewitch/forensics.htm
This unit is an introduction to forensic science, and combines fun, hads-on activities with the application of skills from math, science, literacy, art, and technology. Students solve mysteries, learn about the work of forensic anthropologists, and the F.B.I.
Middle School

Science, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs

Forests Under the Sea
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/sperry/sb_kelp_sperry.htm
Forests Under the Sea is an interdisciplinary, technology-based unit designed to introduce middle to high school students to the hidden world of giant kelp forests. It encourages students to understand the biology of these underwater forest ecosystems through reading, drawing, observing, constructing models, and the use of technology.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Internet

Fossils!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/fossils.htm
What child today is not enamored with dinosaurs! But how do we know anything at all about dinosaurs or other kinds of life that inhabited the Earth so long ago? The answer is in fossils. Fossils! engages the student in a study of how these fascinating surviving remnants from a past geologic age were formed, the different types of fossils, what they teach us about animals that once lived, and who some of the famous fossil hunters--or paleontologists--are and what they have found.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Future Energy Resources
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sci-Future%20Energy/future_energy_resources.swf
This resource provides a starting point for independent research projects into renewable and future energy resources.
Elementary

Science, Science, Technology Media

Botany

Garden Business
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/garden/sbgarden.htm
Through the powerful integration of multiple curricular areas this unit helps students become more independent and responsible for their work and learning.
High School

Science, Special Ed

Botany

GardenWorks : Cultivating Academic Standards for Non-Academic Students
http://bostonTeachNet.org/renfranz/renfranz.htm
GardenWorks lets high schoolers from an occupational skills program contribute to the school community in meaningful ways. As they design and build terraria, begin a window side habitat and observatory, and donate plants to school areas and fund raisers, participants not only recognize they've enhanced their campus, but also understand that the entire school values their efforts.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Internet

Geologic and National Hazards WebQuest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/dpatrick/patrick.htm
The goal of this program is to identify a geologically related hazard or catastrophe that has occurred in the past. Once identified, students will research the causes, impacts, responses, and resulting mitigation efforts that were involved in this event.
Middle School

Science, Science

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Geological Time Line Project
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/mazzella/
The study of geological time periods and fossils are a standard part of the middle school Science curriculum. This project attempts to utilize technology to help students understand these key Geology concepts, as well as producing their own travel brochure on a specific time period on earth.
Elementary

Business Careers, Science, Technology Media

Physics, Scientific Method, Software Programs

Go Robo
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2007%20Projects/ICT-Go_Robo/Gorobo/index.html
Go-Robo is a programming language that enables students to develop control of a range of WowWee Robosapien robots.The software is suitable for KS2-3 (UK) students and makes for cross phase liaison. Girls in particular show high engagement with the robots.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Biology,Botany, American History, Internet, Software Programs

Goobers. Goobers? Goobers!
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/linero2.htm
This unit will provide students with a chance to investigate the peanut scientifically. They will observe, taste, smell, feel, and grow peanuts. African American History will also be explored.

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Journalism, Writing, Earth Science, Internet

Google Docs, Jing & Peer Revisions
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNet09_JenniferRygalski.htm
This unit can be used after students complete the first draft of any piece of writing. Students learn how to share documents using Google docs and the steps that are necessary for peer revision. Jing videos provide step by step instructions about specific editing steps to take before submitting the final draft of the paper.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Earth Science, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

Got Biodiversity?
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/seymour/seymour2.htm
This Ready-Set-Tech grant winning unit combines online resources with an interdisciplinary curriculum to help elementary-level students learn more about biodiversity on our planet.
Elementary , Middle School

Science

Biology

Healthy Eating
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/sedewitch/sedewitch.htm
Through this Internet project, students will complete four tasks: construct a food pyramid, obtain information about serving sizes, find a recipe for a healthy snack, and create a day's menu filled with healthy choices. Students then take their new information and create a poster to share with family and friends.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science

Numbers Statistics, Biology

Healthy Eating
http://ioe.ac.uk/TeachNetUK/healthyeating.htm
In this project, students learn about which foods are healthy and which foods are less healthy by using Internet resources, and then moving onto creating a healthy eating database record of their classmates' favorite foods.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Community Culture

Help! What Is Happening On The Third Rock From The Sun?
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/elinero2.htm
This is an interactive unit that investigates what is happening in our environment and how it is affecting us worldwide. The purpose is to develop strategies for implementing a student-centered approach through hands-on activities in which reading, writing, science and technology are integrated.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Honey, I Blew Up the Bee!
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/elinero.htm
Through this project, students learn to classify the honeybee, understand the importance of bees in pollination, why pollination is important for the food we eat, and all about beekeeping.
High School

Science

Physics, Scientific Method

Hovercraft
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/DT-Hovercraft/Hovercrafts/index.htm
This project aims to give pupils practical and scientific activities in the production of a hovercraft. Pupils learn how to shape and joint polystyrene, card and wood, and also assemble an electric circuit.
Middle School

Science

Botany, Earth Science

How Does Your Garden Grow?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jdente/gardengrow.htm
"How Does Your Garden Grow?" is a unit that investigates plants, biomes, and plant response to environmental change. Through independent assignments and group research, the children will experiment, communicate their results to audiences and defend conclusions from peer review.
Elementary

Science

Biology, Earth Science

If Penguins Are Birds, Why Can't They Fly?
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNetDisseminator_ShananRosengarten.htm
Students research facts about penguins, utilize note-taking strategies, and use different sources of technology and balanced literacy to define the scientific classification of penguins.
High School

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Literature, Writing, Biology, American History

Inherit the Wind
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pmaslow/inheritthewind.htm
High school English students from grades nine through twelve explore the theory of evolution and read the highly relevant play Inherit The Wind and a series of articles and essays about the famous Scopes trial that centered around the right to teach evolution. They incorporate technology as they research the topic and write their own essays on whether evolution should be taught in school.
Elementary

Science, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Inside Out - An Exploration of Seven Human Body Systems
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hamner/karen_hamner_body_sys/karen_body_sb_cover.htm
This unit involves both textual and Internet research on each of seven body systems. Students work in groups of four to answer specifically assigned questions on each system and ultimately produce a PowerPoint presentation of their findings.
High School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Insulation
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Sci-Insulation/insulation/
This project looks at the effects of insulating a house with cavity wall materials, carpets and draught excluders, loft insulation and double glazing methods
Middle School , High School

Science

Biology

Introduction to Biology
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Sci-Intro_to_Biology/index.htm
This resource comprises four PowerPoint-based exercises covering four basic Biology modules.
Elementary

Science

Biology

Investigating Insects
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/langfordc.htm
This project actively engages students in learning about insects. Hands-on activities include collecting specimens, making a butterfly balance, and learning about how insects use camouflage to hide from their enemies.
Middle School

Science

Botany, Internet

It's Not Easy Being Green!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNet09_JaniceBruce.htm
In this unit, student will delve into botany by planting a seed and watching it grow or die based on what they do to take care of it. Prior knowledge of human anatomy and physiology will be the entry point as students connect these two very different areas of biology.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Internet, Software Programs

It's Written in the Stars!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/stars.htm
This unit on astrology attempts to familiarize students of elementary age with the science of astrology. It will explain what astrology is, the mythology associated with each sign, the signs of the Zodiac, the character traits associated with each sign, and related vocabulary. The children will create narrative accounts about their character traits, illustrate the constellation of each sign of the Zodiac, and write and illustrate their own creative myths about an original "Zodiac Sign".
Elementary

Science

Earth Science

Jewels of the Sea
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/langford2.htm
This unit incorporates science, reading, writing, and technology into a lively exploration of shells. Technology is integrated into the curriculum through Internet investigation, publishing of stories and poems on-line, visiting shell web sites to gather and organize shell data, and the use of "ask an expert" web sites.
Elementary

Science

Astronomy

Journey Through Outer Space
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/space.htm
Journey through Outer Space was created to foster third-grade students' understanding of the relationships between the nine planets of the solar system and their different characteristics.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Science, Technology Media

Geometry, Digital Media, Internet, Visual Arts

Learning Math Through Garden Design
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jessica/jessica_2004/gardendesign/sb_jessica_garden_design.htm
The students are actually permitted to daydream a little for inspiration during this unit. Several math skills are reinforced through the use of technology, via Internet, such as: linear measurement, plane figures, polygons, quadrilaterals, perimeter, area, and ordered pair numbers (coordinate geometry).
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Biology

Learning with Ladybugs
http://teachnet-lab.org/huck/templates/ladybugs.htm
This interdisciplinary resource gives students the opportunity to learn about their favorite insect through a variety of activities and worksheets.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

LEGO Robotics: Measuring Speed
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/reilly/
Through these lessons, students learn to build and program a LEGO robotic car in cooperative groups, and measure and graph its speed. Using their own natural curiosity, students will acquire a basic familiarity with principles of construction, motion, computer logic, sense, design, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, all while reinforcing mathematics, science and technology skills.
Elementary , Middle School

Science

Physics, Scientific Method

LEGO Robotics: Measuring Speed
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/reilly/
Through these lessons, students learn to build and program a LEGO robotic car in cooperative groups, and measure and graph its speed. Using their own natural curiosity, students will acquire a basic familiarity with principles of construction, motion, computer logic, sense, design, problem-solving, and teamwork skills, all while reinforcing mathematics, science and technology skills.
Elementary

Science

Earth Science, Scientific Method

Let's Rock! A Units on Rocks & Minerals
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/rocks.htm
Let's Rock! is a series of lessons on the exploration and investigation of rocks and minerals. The students learn about the properties of rocks and how to distinguish among the different types, while performing various experiments.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Internet, Video

Life and Death of a Star Videocasts
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/TeachNet10_BrentSackris1.htm
Students spend several weeks learning about the life and death of a star. Students are then asked to make a model of this process, and then create a video podcast that will provide students with the opportunity to explain what they've learned in greater detail as well as incorporate digital diagrams and animations to help them explain this process.Students spend several weeks learning about the life and death of a star. Students are then asked to make a model of this process, and then create a video podcast that will provide students with the opportunity to explain what they've learned in greater detail as well as incorporate digital diagrams and animations to help them explain this process.
Elementary

Science

Biology, Earth Science

Life Cycles Webquest: Animal Engineers at Work
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNetDisseminator_KristinCrowley.htm
Students use the Internet to learn about different animal life cycles and apply their knowledge to create their own species. Since biology can be overwhelming, this project is a good segue into this complex science.
Elementary

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Internet

Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNet09_JeffreyGross.htm
Students will develop both individual and collaborative research projects focusing on different animals. The students will research their chosen topic and then document their work by creating a detailed work of "non-fiction" art.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Poetry Creative Writing, Reading Literacy, Writing, Internet

Little Scientists
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2005/garcia2.htm
This unit provides students the opportunity to investigate, explore and learn about science in fun and meaningful ways and then take this information to create technology rich projects.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Money, Biology, Software Programs

Lunch Food? Mmm Mmm Good!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/lunchmenu.htm
Students use the Internet to research recipes and utilize the USDA Food Guide Pyramid to investigate the importance of meeting these requirements and learn the consequences of an unbalanced diet. The students download recipes, create ethnic variations on the food pyramid, and use Excel to convert recipes and create a cost sheet for feeding different amounts of students.
Elementary

Science

Physics

Magnetism & Electricity
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/magnetism.htm
This unit acquaints the students with magnetism and the properties of magnets, as well as how magnets are used in the home and industry. The students use materials to assemble an electric circuit and test materials, including magnets and compasses, and they use the knowledge gained to formulate bar graphs and pie charts, and to exercise and develop their reasoning skills.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Science

Literature, Reading Literacy, Biology

Making Science & Literature Connections: El Guero
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/awoloshin/elguero.htm
The purpose of this program is to make a connection between science and literature. After reading the first three chapters of the novel El Guero by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino, the students use computer technology to do research on the Internet about the gray whale, its physical characteristics, and its route of migration.
Middle School, High School

Science, Science

Physics, Scientific Method, Community Culture

Mass Production
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/DT-Mass_Production/MassProduction/index.htm
This design and technology resource covers aspects of Mass Production, focusing on the manufacture of a mechanical acrobat and researching the importance of levers.
Middle School

Science

Earth Science

Metals and their Reactivity
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Sci-Reactivity_of_Metals/index.htm
These activities both reinforce learning while also providing revision exercise.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Scientific Method, Software Programs

Meteorology: How's the Weather?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/bmglas.htm
The overall value of this unit, in addition to teaching children the creative field of meteorology, is to get them used to using the computer in their everyday world.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Mojave Desert Animal WebQuest and Desert Field Guide
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/maine/emily3.htm
Through this inquiry-oriented learning activity, each third grade student learns about a different Mojave Desert animal, its classification, range, life cycle, adaptations, and role in the food web. Students are engaged in their learning when the Internet is used as their primary source of information.
Elementary

Science, Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Earth Science, Visual Arts

Moon Madness
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/Tracee/moonmad/moon_madness.htm
Students create animations to demonstrate knowledge of how the phases of the earth's moon occur.
High School

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Chemistry, Media Literacy

My Chemical Spaces
http://teachersnetwork.org/englishlanguagelearners/Science_JacksonJaramillo_Chemical.htm
My Chemical Spaces focuses on the periodic table of the elements. After learning about the design of the table and general properties of different groups of elements, the students design a Myspace page for an assigned chemical element.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Scientific Method, Internet

My Science Fair
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/hamner/karen_hamner_science_fair/sb_karen_science_cover.htm
Students will become proficient at Web-based research as it relates to the scientific method. They will use photography, graphing and charting software, and drawings to produce illustrations of the scientific method and its processes.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media, Internet, Software Programs

Naturally Disastrous!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/disasters.htm
Naturally Disastrous is a WebQuest devoted to causes of natural disasters and how to survive one. Given that the world climate has changed due to recent disasters, this program addresses some student concerns about how these disasters happen, what to do if one occurs, and what preventive measures to take.
High School

Mathematics, Science

Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Physics, Scientific Method

New York City Water Quality Assessment Project
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/chien/chien.htm
Students investigate the quality of water as it interacts with the environment, determining how these components affect ecosystems. Students analyze case studies of a water body in their area and make recommendations to the community about the current drinking water and water ecosystem.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Non Fiction, Reading Literacy, Writing, Biology, Geography Habitats

Non-Fiction Animal Picture Books
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/edelmann/edelmann.htm
In this unit, students will be studying non-fiction writing, as well as learning how to research a specific animal. By the end of the unit, students will be able to create a non-fiction picture book about their animal and share it with the class.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Science

Biology

Nutrition I.Q.
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/annorton/nutrition/sb_nutrition_ao.htm
Nutrition I.Q. Is a comprehensive unit in which Junior High students are provided with opportunities necessary to make wise food choices in their daily living.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Science

Biology

Nuts About Nutrition
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/sampedror.htm
Nuts About Nutrition is a unit designed to teach and motivate children to learn about nutrition. The students will be able to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information in order to make smart decisions when it comes to nutrition.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Science, Technology Media

Writing, Botany, Scientific Method, Internet, Software Programs

Oaks N' Kids
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/squire/sue_squire_oaks/sb_oaks_ssq.htm
Students investigate the local oak community, use a variety of technological tools and develop an awareness of local environmental issues without leaving their school grounds. The study area, the school perimeter, is easily accessible and contains other interesting study specimens such as native plants and animals. In the computer lab students complete exercises, conduct oak research on the Internet, input data, create tables/graphs and complete PowerPoint activities.
Elementary

Science

Earth Science

Operation Desert Learn: The Desert Biome
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/desert.htm
This program contains a set of lessons on the desert as one of Earth's seven major biomes. With the help of the Internet, students travel from the blazing hot sand dunes of the Sahara, to the cold Gobi Desert, to the rugged beauty of the Mojave Desert.
Elementary

Science

Biology

Our Five Senses
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/salidoi.htm
The purpose of this unit is to introduce kindergarten students to the five senses through fun and hands-on activities as well as the use of the Internet. The students learn about the basic structures and functions of the human body and how they relate to the five senses.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Scientific Method, Internet

Pedestrian Safety
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jwilliams/safety.htm
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Pedestrian injury is second only to cancer as the leading cause of death in children between five and nine years of age. A study in New Haven, Connecticut, however, reveals that many childhood pedestrian injuries can be prevented. The Science of Safety starts as a "simple" science unit on force and motion as a way to help students understand velocity and thus understand how to cross streets safely.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Graphic Arts, Biology, Earth Science, Geography Habitats, Digital Media, Email, Internet

Penguins Marching into Your Classroom - Expires October 27th!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jpennycook/penguins.htm
Students will receive mail from Antarctica. Design a postcard about penguins and have it sent back from the bottom of the world.
Elementary

Science

Biology, Scientific Method

Penguins Nesting Know-How
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jpennycook/penguins2.htm
Penguins Nesting Know-How
High School

Science

Biology

Physiological Psychology
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Psych-Physiology_Module/index.htm
A presentation provides an introduction to the module and an overview of the four core study area while a Flash quiz and an extensive Q&A sheet provide consolidation.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Video, Visual Arts

Plants Talk Back!
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNet09_MerylMeisler.htm
Middle School Earth Science students conduct hands on scientific study of plant life by growing Lima beans. In their digital art component, the students create animated movies with audio voice to their plant's needs, wants and desires.
Elementary

Science

Botany

Plants: They Grow on You
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/garcia.htm
Through this unit students satisfy their curiosity about plants and develop a sense of pride and responsibility. Students learn the basic parts of a plant and what each part does. Students also grow a plant, starting from a seed and make discoveries and test ideas in real hands-on situations.
High School

Science

Biology, Earth Science, Scientific Method

Podcasts: Evolution & Biotechnology
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/AnnieChien_Podcasts.htm
In this project, students will be held accountable in addressing the publics misconceptions on the Theory of Evolution. Each team will present their educational piece in the form of a radioshow via podcasting. Students are encouraged to be creative scientists to connect their show with current research on evolutionary biology and the history of science.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Media Literacy

Preparing for Disaster
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNet09_MerylMeisler2.htm
Inspired by a true Miracle On The Hudson,students teach their peers how to prevent and cope with disasters. Students create short films, animations and PSAs (public service announcements) that may prepare other for disasters they could face in their lifetime.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Biology, Internet

Project RAID (Researching Animals In Danger)
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNet10_RennyFong_ProjectRAID.htm
Students will use the internet to research about endangered species. Students will become experts on the selected animals and then report and present their findings to others through an informational flyer and a PowerPoint presentation.
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science

Biology

Quit Smoking: Together We Can Do It!
http://bostonTeachNet.org/chang/chang.htm
Students utilize the Internet to research smoking and second-hand smoke. In addition to studying its effects and health risks, they examine social, physical, and environmental causes and motivations for smoking as well as statistics (age, gender, ethnicity) related to nicotine addiction.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Software Programs

Radioactivity
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/Sci-Radioactivity/radioactivity/index.htm
Radioactivity is measured with a Geiger-Muller Tube [GM-Tube] - this is connected to a Ratemeter or Counter. The project utilises an Excel spreadsheet to model this arrangement and to test a number of hypotheses.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Software Programs

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/ramosc.htm
This interdisciplinary unit introduces students to the water cycle and its individual steps in a meaningful way. The lesson will include hands-on activities, software exploration, spreadsheet design, use of the digital camera, use of the Internet, and the creation of a slide show.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Botany, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Rainforest Adventures
http://teachersnetwork.org/IMSL/ps6/rainforest.htm
This interdisciplinary unit introduces students to the geographic locations of the world's rain forests, the diversity of plants and animals and their importance to the ecosystem, the products and resources found in rain forests, and the ways people can help to preserve and protect these environments.
Elementary , Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science

Crafts, Graphic Arts, Writing, Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Scientific Method

Recycle for Life: Science Through Art
http://teachersnetwork.org/impactii/profiles02_03/saturday.htm
Recycle for Life: Science Through Art educates and empowers children to make a difference by promoting environmental issues through art. Students draw conclusions and make comparisons from real-life data, and the art projects provide them with exciting hands-on experiences that stimulate comprehensive and informative nonfiction writing. During this inquiry based program, they discover the value of reducing waste and determine how to change wasteful behavior in school and at home.
High School

Business Careers, ESL, Science

Earth Science

Recycle with EPA - Entrepreneurial Paper Activities
http://bostonTeachNet.org/prussing_sun/prussing_sun.htm
How can students Think Globally, Act Locally? A team of ungraded high schoolers and bilingual ninth graders responded to this challenge by applying recycling guidelines to a venture capitalist model. Students visited a recycle center and a plastic s museum to assess how discarded material can evolve into useful and/or aesthetic objects. Identifying paper overuse as a major school problem, the young entrepreneurs hosted representatives from Earthworm, Inc. and learned how to recycle school paper.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology,Botany, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Report from the Pond
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/delancyc.htm
"A Report From The Pond" provides students with an up close and personal interaction with some common pond animals, plants, and insects. In this science inquiry project my kindergarten students got to turn our classroom into a miniature simulation of a pond life habitat.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Astronomy, Physics, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Rocketry in Motion
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/rocketry.htm
This unit is a series of lessons centered around the invention of rocketry. Students use the computer as a tool for conducting research and creating a timeline of rocket history, reports on rocketry, and a slide show. Students also have the opportunity to do many hands-on experiments to see the principles of rocketry in action.
Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media

Running Water
http://teachersnetwork.org/GrantWinners/TeachNet10_MerylMeisler.htm
Students learn about conserving and protecting one of the greatest natural resources and necessities of life: water.
High School

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Internet

Saving the Rainforests
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/irlinger/rainforests.htm
This unit on the rainforest touches upon almost all standards for English Language Arts. Students will be able to read and comprehend informational material. In response to the reading, they will be able to write a persuasive business letter. As a group they will be able to formulate possible solutions to the rainforest problem. Their business letter will demonstrate an understanding of the rules of the English language in written and oral work. Before e-mailing their letters they will revise their work to improve its clarity and effectiveness.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology, Community Culture

School Gardens: Sowing Seeds of Service
http://bostonTeachNet.org/sheung/sheung.htm
Urban children apply Internet agricultural research to their container garden located high among downtown buildings. Using software to plan their garden, they germinate seeds in the classroom, observe and record the life cycle of plants, study the impact of environmental factors on plant growth, and share a computer slide show.
Elementary

Science

Biology, Earth Science

Sea Life Exploration
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/echristian/sealife.htm
During this program, students obtain basic knowledge of animal life in the ocean. They become aware that sea life has an impact on our environment, and that our environment has an impact on sea life.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Science

Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Biology

Sharks
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/clangford.htm
This unit incorporates science, reading, writing, and technology into a lively exploration of sharks and their place in our shared water habitat.
High School

Science

Biology, Chemistry

SIM Ecosystem
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/assembly/
This unit features studnets creating their own ecosystem based on their knowledge of ecology and their own imagination. The hands-on approach featured here ensures that students have a working knowledge of the various components of an ecosystem, while applying that knowledge to something they create.
High School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

SIM Ecosystem
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/assembly
This unit features studnets creating their own ecosystem based on their knowledge of ecology and their own imagination. The hands-on approach featured here ensures that students have a working knowledge of the various components of an ecosystem, while applying that knowledge to something they create.
Middle School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Biology, Software Programs

Skeletal and Muscular Disease WebQuest
http://teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/mikesh.htm
Students are able to explore a disease that they may have heard of or that may have affected a family member, friend, or even themselves. This is a great activity that can be used in conjunction with any exploration of body systems or human body functioning and can be easily modified to differentiate instruction.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science

Reading Literacy, Writing, Scientific Method

Soda Machines - Engineering and Inquiry
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/jeff/sbsodaintro.htm
Students and teacher get to think through a "Black Box" situation, so science skills of observation, inference, questioning, and then creative problem solving all come into play.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Writing, Biology

Spinning Spiraling, Spectacular Spiders
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/mceathron/index.htm
This project covers a wide range of topics all related to the spectacular world of spiders. Students will learn about spider body parts, how they compare to insects, spider webs, and how to identify spiders.
Middle School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Numbers Statistics, Astronomy, Scientific Method, Software Programs

Student Experiment Flies on NASA Space Shuttle!
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog2.htm
NASA was encouraging schools to apply to send a student scientific experiment into space aboard a space shuttle. This is an exciting and motivating opportunity for middle school students to actually design and construct an experiment that will be launched into space.
Elementary

Science

Astronomy

Take a Spin Through the Solar System
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/garciat.htm
Many students fantasize about space travel and are delighted to hear and read about space. Through this interdisciplinary unit students will embark on a journey through space which will introduce them to the planets and the sun, which make up the solar system.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies

Crafts,Drawing, Painting, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/seymour/seymour1.htm
Take a Walk on the Wild Side is a highly enjoyable unit on ecosystems that helps students achieve standards across the curriculum. Lessons on ponds, oceans, deserts and rainforests are included. Students demonstrate mastery of science concepts through presentations and visual art designs.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Scientific Method, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Take a Walk on the Wild Side
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2002/cdelancy2.htm
The primary goals of this exciting thematic unit are to teach young children how to acquire scientific ways of thinking, how to better observe the world, and how to communicate. All of the activities listed in this unit are centered around the learning style of Bloom's Taxonomy.
High School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs, Video

Teen Sexuality and the Spread of STD
http://bostonTeachNet.org/doremus/sigproj.htm
Supporting the work of the school nurse and the priorities of the School-Based Health Center, students in two Health Careers classes study the biology of reproduction and STD transmission; learn about the public health field and its methods; and develop and distribute student surveys to identify common behaviors and false information that lead to the spread of STDs.
Elementary

Science

Botany

The ABC's of Trees
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/langford.htm
This unit incorporates science, reading, writing, and technology to explore what is a tree? The ABC's of Trees involves hands-on activities that incorporate the five senses as students examine trees.
High School

Science, Social Studies

Scientific Method, Community Culture

The Case of the Mystery Note
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/srubins/rubins.htm
Students will use technology to participate in activities that closely resemble those used by law enforcement personnel, forensic scientists and district attorneys. Providing students with access to current forensic science equipment and materials will allow them to perform real tasks of forensic scientists.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Science

Literature, Earth Science

The Cay: Creatures of the Coral Reef
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/awoloshin/cay.htm
The purpose of this unit is to make a connection between science and literature. After reading the first five chapters of the novel The Cay, children will appreciate and be able to describe the physical characteristics of a coral reef, as well as describe and distinguish between the many living creatures found on the reef.
High School

Fine Arts, Science

Painting, Chemistry

The Chemistry of Color
http://teachersnetwork.org/CD_NotTeachingToTheTest/JamesKopchains_Chemistry.htm
The Chemistry of Color is a 5-to-6 day unit designed to incorporate the preparation of pigments and binders for paint into the standard high school chemistry curriculum to more closely tie in the material in the chemistry class with real-life applications. In the unit, the students learn how to prepare pigments from precipitates derived from double replacement reactions, and then to combine it with solutions and binders to derive paint which can be applied to painting surfaces.
High School

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Algebra, Physics, Internet, Software Programs

The Flaming Weasels
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/alee/flaming_weasels.htm
The project uses the concepts of algebra (formula) and physics (energy and resistance) to tackle a real-life problem (setting up a sound system). Students must be able to use the Internet to find the needed data.
Elementary

Fine Arts, ESL, Science, Technology Media

Drawing, Internet, Software Programs

The Four Seasons
http://teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/blaufarb.htm
ESL students often come from parts of the world where the seasons are very different from those in New York. In this lesson, students learn to identify the four seasons of the year, describe the weather patterns and create a picture to represent each season, and identify at least one holiday that occurs in each season.
Elementary , Middle School

Science

Astronomy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/scardina/
This project provides students with a frame of reference for the abstract idea of time through a study of the age of the earth, and and the distances between stars and planets. Students gain an appreciation for their place in the Universe and a respect for the auspicious environment that we Earthlings call home!
Middle School

Science

Biology, Earth Science

The Kingdoms of Life WebQuest
http://teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/solano.htm
This WebQuest is designed to help students learn about the kingdoms of life. The students are given five tasks to complete including vocabulary-building and Internet research to find information about the five kingdoms of life. By the end of this WebQuest, students will have a better understanding of how different organisms are grouped based on their physical characteristics and what role they play here on Earth.
Elementary

Science

Earth Science

The Ocean Biome: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/biomes.htm
The purpose of this unit is for students to become familiar with the characteristics of biomes, and to identify the different biomes on Earth. The students will use computer technology to research Earth's biomes, locate the different biomes on Earth, and use various programs to map Earth's biome regions.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Reading Literacy, Biology

The Things that Make us Tick
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNetDisseminator_EvaMorris.htm
Students use the Internet and a specific website to conduct research on the brain, the heart, and cells. While learning to locate and determine important information in expository text by recognizing signal words, they develop concept skills and think critically through discussions and sharing of information.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

The Three Inventors
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/stephenson2.htm
This unit is designed to teach students about the inventions of the radio, telephone and the light bulb and the men who created them. They learn by getting actively involved in using the writing process, surveys and graphs, online research, comparing and contrasting, and delving into the workings of the original products.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Biology, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

The Tropical Rainforest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/rainforest.htm
This unit contains a series of lessons to explore the ecosystem of the biome called the rain forest. Many of the science activities mentioned in the lessons give the children first hand experience about the process of life that goes on in the rain forest and all over the world as well.
Middle School

Science

Scientific Method

The Vision Contest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/asalcedo/vision.htm
The ExploraVision competition motivates students to develop higher-order thinking skills--by encouraging them to think about their role in the future and to use their imaginations and creativity while applying their knowledge of science.
Elementary

Science, Technology Media

Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs

The Water Cycle: A Repeating Pattern in Nature
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bgoldstein/watercycle.htm
This project is an engaging way for students to learn about an important cycle in nature. Upon completion, they understand that some events in nature have a repeating pattern; and that water can be a solid, liquid, or gas and can go back and forth from one form to another.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Reading Literacy, Biology, Scientific Method

The Wonderful World of Arthur
http://teachersnetwork.org/lessonplans/lesson-plan-about-arthur.htm
This unit is centered around the Arthur series by Marc Brown. This exciting thematic unit teaches young children how to acquire scientific ways of thinking, how to better observe the world, and how to communicate.
Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing,Botany, Internet, Software Programs

The World of Orchids
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/squire/sue_orchids2/sb_orchids_ssq.htm
Student investigate orchid care, propagation and orchid sales through Internet research and orchid industry contacts. Students will prepare a written report and an oral presentation to display findings.
High School

English Language Arts, Science, Science

Performing Arts, Literature, Reading Literacy, Community Culture

Theatre for Teenagers in New York City
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/vitulano1.htm
Theatre for Teenagers in New York City is part of an inter-high school project called Virtual New York. The students had the opportunity to experience Broadway theatre for the first time, which also deepened their cultural knowledge of their city.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Tiki, Tiki Rainforest
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/vazquez.htm
Students will explore the fascinating world of the rainforest in this exciting unit. The students will participate in activities such as adopt-an-acre-of-the-rainforest, adopt-a-rainforest-animal, sequencing, comparing and contrasting, word processing and searching the Internet.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Literature, Reading Literacy, Geography Habitats, Visual Arts

Touring the World with Tomie dePaola
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/mpeluso/tour.htm
Touring The World With Tomie dePaola is an author study created for a third-grade class. Technology helps bring alive the geography and culture of the places the students read about.
Middle School

Science, Technology Media

Email, Internet

U.S. - Japan Internet Collaboration
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/sherzog/herzog.htm
The Japanese government-sponsored Fulbright Memorial Fund Teachers Program enables teachers to visit Japan and learn about its culture and educational system. Participants are then eligible to have their school join the Master Teacher Program, which matches U.S. and Japanese schools for a year-long collaboration. Collaborative projects are based on the theme of biodiversity and the study of the environment.
High School

Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media

Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Internet, Software Programs

Un Samedi a Paris
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chuck/paris.htm
The aim of this learning experience is to provide a learner-centered, performance-based lesson in which students work cooperatively to plan a day of activities in Paris. Students conduct research on the Internet using authentic French materials, assemble information in a meaningful way via a dialogue, and present their project to the class orally.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Writing, Physics, Community Culture, Software Programs

Universal Studios' Roller Coasters
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/jvitulano/universal.htm
This program enables students to develop their English Language Arts skills and at the same time it offers an opportunity to teach across the curricula. Lessons are centered around the information on roller coasters on the Universal Studios website. The students will enjoy the entertainment elements as well as the graphics. The tasks include reading for information, graphing, drawing, writing, and editing.
Elementary

ESL, Foreign Language, Science, Technology Media

Botany, Earth Science, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Vamos al jardin! Working Together in a Community Garden
http://bostonTeachNet.org/vaisenstein/vaisenstein.htm
. Children learn about the natural world through their close observation of weather patterns and growth patterns in seeds they germinate and in animals they find. Children record their observations in bilingual science journals and learn how to illustrate them using Kid Pix.
Elementary

English Language Arts, ESL, Science, Technology Media

Writing, Community Culture, Geography Habitats, Email, Software Programs, Video

Virtual Travel Through the USA
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/dfenner/travel.htm
The students wrote about their experiences living in Ridgewood, New York City. They e-mailed their writing to a Miami, Florida school and received return e-mail about life there. The students in both states also surveyed their own schoolmates on various topics. They exchanged the data and graphed the comparisons. The students did a great deal of writing and learned to create bar graphs and pie charts using a computer spreadsheet.
High School

ESL, Science, Technology Media

Chemistry, Digital Media, Internet

Vlogging in Chemistry
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNet09_KevinJackson.htm
The Vlogging in Chemistry Unit focuses on the balancing of redox reactions in chemistry. The students will create a video blog entry that will explain the procedure to balance a reaction using oxidation and reduction half reactions.
Elementary

Mathematics, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Software Programs

Volatile Volcanoes
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/rduarte.htm
Volatile Volcanoes is a science/mathematics project specifically designed to teach about volcanoes. It is based on interactive units that build students research skills. The purpose of this project is to integrate science, mathematics, reading, writing, and technology using a collaborative model where groups of students are able to work, research and create a presentation. Here, students have fun with graphics, graphs and money, simultaneously learning with up-to-the-minute information.
Elementary

Health Phys Ed, Science

Physics

Watts Up?
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/lineroe.htm
Watts Up? is a a hands-on investigation of energy and electricity. Through this project, students will learn to classify different forms of energy, how to keep safe from dangerous electrical energy, and how to conserve energy.
High School

Science, Technology Media

Software Programs

Waves
http://teachnet-uk.org.uk/2005%20Projects/Sci-Waves/waves/index.htm
This resource is intended for teachers requiring digital material for the science topic "waves". Small manageable sections are offered for both teacher and student
Elementary

Science

Earth Science

Weather Prediction
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/rlane/weather.htm
Weather Prediction is an online web course designed for third graders. This program takes a basic approach to the subject and teaches students to accurately forecast the weather after first understanding important concepts
Elementary, Middle School

Mathematics, Science, Science

Numbers Statistics, Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Weather Report
http://teachnet-lab.org/santab2003/tnetarchive/martha/sbweather.htm
In this unit, the Internet and Microsoft Excel are used to integrate earth science (weather), geography, and math (statistics, data analysis) at the upper elementary/middle school level.
High School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Internet, Video

Weather Report: Lessons in New Media and Social Networking
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/TeachNet09_JoshuaGottesmann.htm
This unit will teach the students how to identify the weather through various means including the newspaper, weather web sites and personal observation and be able to communicate this information using videotape and uploading it to a video sharing Web site.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Weather Watchers
http://teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/scavera.htm
Weather Watchers excites children about both weather and geography. Weather Watchers takes the subject of weather, something that all teachers discuss in their classroom, and gives it a new twist.
Elementary , Middle School

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Journalism, Poetry Creative Writing, Writing, Earth Science, Digital Media, Software Programs

Weather Watchers II
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/williamsj.htm
Weather Watchers is an interactive unit that investigates weather and climate. Students participate in up to the minute and accurate Internet weather reports, weather observations and experiments; with this data, they can predict weather phenomena and patterns.
Elementary

Science

Astronomy

Welcome to Space
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/salidoi2.htm
The purpose of this unit is to introduce kindergarten students to the following space concepts. There are six lessons on: The Planets, Revolution of the Planets, Constellations, Gravity, Creating Moon Crators, and Aliens.
Elementary

Fine Arts, Science

Drawing, Astronomy

We're On a Mission Web Quest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/chornik/mission.htm
After completing shared activities to learn about the United States' Mars Exploration Rover mission, students work in cooperative groups, study a NASA mission, and design a mission into space as part of a Web Quest.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science

Literature, Reading Literacy, Community Culture

What Makes a Good Friend?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/kaufman/friend.htm
This program will help children build self-confidence by increasing their vocabulary, giving them an appreciation of fine children's literature, fostering their writing skills, and helping them teach themselves how to be a good friend by setting many examples for them to follow.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

What on Earth is a Biome?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/biomes.htm
The purpose of this unit is for students to become familiar with the characteristics of biomes, and to identify the different biomes on Earth. Students will use computer technology to research Earth's biomes, locate the different biomes on Earth, and use various programs to map Earth's biome regions.
Elementary

Science, Special Ed

What Sense Does It Make?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/clewis/sense.htm
By incorporating a multi-sensory approach and an experiential curriculum, this program enables kindergarten and first-grade students to understand how their senses function. They respond to the essential question: How do the senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing help us understand our world?
Middle School

Fine Arts, Science, Technology Media

Graphic Arts, Chemistry, Scientific Method, Digital Media

What's (The) Matter?
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantwinners/PowerToLearn_MerylMeisler.htm
What's (The) Matter? challenges the students to become scientists and educators whose task it is to teach younger kids what "matter" is in an interesting and imaginative way.
Elementary

Science

Chemistry, Physics

What's the Matter?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/matter.htm
What's the Matter? is a series of four lessons designed to explain to young students, grades 3-5, what "stuff" is made of. The lessons delve into what matter is and the states of matter to learning about atoms--the building blocks of elements and the basis of every kind of matter there is.
Elementary , Middle School

Science, Special Ed

Earth Science

When a Volcano Erupts
http://teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/wilson/
Children are always fascinated by volcanoes. This unit not only teaches the children about the subject matter but it is a motivator to children who have difficulty learning the basic academics.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Technology Media

Ancient Civilizations, Internet, Software Programs

When Dinosaurs Ruled the World
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2004/gil.htm
Students trace the geological history of dinosaurs, unearth the fossils that reveal their existence, and identify their characteristics in order to better understand the evolution of life on Earth. Using new technologies, students research and create new fossils representing the evolution and extinction of these great creatures of the past.
Elementary

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Where Do We Live? A Unit on Habitats
http://teachnet-lab.org/miami/2001/concepcionc.htm
This unit is an exploration of three habitats: forests, deserts and oceans. The Rainforest Scavenger Hunt helps students develop exploration and investigation techniques.
Middle School

Science, Social Studies

Earth Science, Geography Habitats

Where Would You Like to Live? A WebQuest on Biomes
http://teachersnetwork.org/everywhere/profiles/carroll.htm
Using the WebQuest design, students must research one of the six main biomes of the world. They must construct a brochure about that biome using a cooperative group with an assigned project activity relating to their biome per individual student.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Science, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Writing, Earth Science, Internet, Software Programs

Who Eats Whom? A Food Chain WebQuest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/bglasgold/foodchain.htm
Every living thing on Earth depends upon other living things in order to stay alive. Scientists have studied different habitats and found how animals and plants are linked in a "chain" of life. This WebQuest contains a series of activities based on the food chains that exist on an island in the South Pacific.
High School

Business Careers, Science, Social Studies

Chemistry, Earth Science, Community Culture

Wising Up to Water: Simple Yet Complex
http://bostonTeachNet.org/sweeney/sweeney.htm
High schoolers collaborate with Urban Ecology Institute (UEI) at Boston College and Vista volunteers to share chemistry and media technology skills with local elementary students. They investigate water careers, pursue testing techniques, and use curricula from the local water authority and the Internet.
High School

ESL, Science

Biology

You Be the Teacher: Genetics
http://teachersnetwork.org/englishlanguagelearners/Science_ThorntonBristow_Genetics.htm
Students are grouped homogenously by language and ability level in order to learn about various aspects of genetics. After learning the material, they create a lesson plan to teach the class. Lessons must include a warm up/do now, minilesson, activity, closing, and a homework assignment.
 
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