October Highlights

This October we are highlighting the following topics:

  • Science with Engineering Education (SEEd)
  • Art Connection
  • Professional Development Television (PDTV)
    • A new season focused on the educational technology teacher competencies is coming soon!
  • Halloween
  • Changing Seasons
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2.3.3 Different Objects, Same Pieces Student Science Experience
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This is a second-grade student science experience tied to SEEd standard 2.3.3. In this experience students explore how objects with different functions can be made of the same pieces.
These experiences were designed to support students in engaging in science investigations with siblings and/or parents at home and then report back about what was discovered. They were created in a way that is easily adaptable for both online and printed formats. They are formatted to help students wonder about and investigate the science phenomena happening in the world around them. These experiences do not describe how students should write up and return work to their teacher. It is up to each teacher to adapt them to best meet student needs. When individualized by the teacher, a student could be asked to engage in one or more of these experiences a week and report back. This format aligns closely to the vision and expectation of the SEEd standards.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Provider Set:
SEEd Student Science Experiences
Author:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
04/13/2021
4.1.1 Lesson 3 - Survival - Animal Structures
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This is an interactive, fourth-grade Nearpod lesson tied to SEEd standard 4.1.1. It guides students through information and activities about plan survival.
This resource is a student-ready, three-dimensional SEEd science lesson you can add to your Nearpod library. Many of the phenomena, text, and images come from UEN OER textbooks, Seedstorylines.org, ck12.org, and pixabay.com. Most videos are from youtube.com or pbslearningmedia.org. Many of the simulations were found at phet.colorado.edu, ck12.org, and pbslearningmedia.org. This lesson is unique to Nebo School District but was built with the help of many amazing ideas from teachers throughout Utah.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Nearpod
Provider:
Nebo School District
Provider Set:
Nebo SEEd Blended Learning Nearpod Lessons
Author:
Bartholomew
Nate
Date Added:
04/08/2021
6.3 Weather, Climate & Water Cycling - Unit Overview
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This unit on weather, climate, and water cycling is broken into four separate lesson sets. In the first two lesson sets, students explain small-scale storms. In the third and fourth lesson sets, students explain mesoscale weather systems and climate-level patterns of precipitation. Each of these two parts of the unit is grounded in a different anchoring phenomenon.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
OpenSciEd
Date Added:
12/10/2020
7.3.3 Pulse and Activity
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This is a seventh-grade student science experience tied to SEEd standard 7.3.3. In this experience students investigate how our heart rate is affected by different kinds of activities.
These experiences were designed to support students in engaging in science investigations with siblings and/or parents at home and then report back about what was discovered. They were created in a way that is easily adaptable for both online and printed formats. They are formatted to help students wonder about and investigate the science phenomena happening in the world around them. These experiences do not describe how students should write up and return work to their teacher. It is up to each teacher to adapt them to best meet student needs. When individualized by the teacher, a student could be asked to engage in one or more of these experiences a week and report back. This format aligns closely to the vision and expectation of the SEEd standards.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Provider Set:
SEEd Student Science Experiences
Author:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
04/13/2021
BIO.4.4 Environmental Conditions May Cause Changes in Species
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This is an interactive, high school biology Nearpod lesson tied to SEEd standard BIO.4.4. It guides students through information and activities about changes in environmental conditions that may cause increases in the number of individuals of some species, the emergence of new species over time, and/or the extinction of other species.
This resource is a student-ready, three-dimensional SEEd science lesson you can add to your Nearpod library. Many of the phenomena, text, and images come from UEN OER textbooks, Seedstorylines.org, ck12.org, and pixabay.com. Most videos are from youtube.com or pbslearningmedia.org. Many of the simulations were found at phet.colorado.edu, ck12.org, and pbslearningmedia.org. This lesson is unique to Nebo School District but was built with the help of many amazing ideas from teachers throughout Utah.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Nearpod
Provider:
Nebo School District
Provider Set:
Nebo SEEd Blended Learning Nearpod Lessons
Author:
Emily
Goates
Date Added:
04/08/2021
Balloons and Static Electricity
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Students explore static electricity by rubbing a simulated balloon on a sweater. As they view the charges in the sweater, balloon, and adjacent wall, they gain an understanding of charge transfer. This item is part of a larger collection of simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET). The simulations are animated, interactive, and game-like environments.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Date Added:
10/06/2006
Blind Spot
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The eye’s retina receives and reacts to incoming light and sends signals to the brain, allowing you to see. One part of the retina, however, doesn't give you visual information—this is your eye’s “blind spot.”

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Provider Set:
Science Snacks
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Chemistry (Teacher's Edition)
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A work in progress, CK-12 Chemistry Teacher's Edition supports its Chemistry book covering: Matter; Atomic Structure; The Elements; Stoichiometry; Chemical Kinetics; Physical States of Matter; Thermodynamics; Nuclear and Organic Chemistry.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Parsons, Richard
Robinson, Shonna
Date Added:
02/12/2010
Children's Planetary Maps: Mars
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Using planetary maps, students will be able to read cartographic information and compare the environmental conditions of Mars to those Earth. They will understand the conditions needed for life to exist, and be able to explain why it cannot exist on Mars.

Subject:
Science
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
International Astronomical Union
Provider Set:
astroEDU
Author:
Henrik Hargitai
Mátyás Gede
Date Added:
12/10/2020
ESS.3.3 Atmospheric Circulation
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This is a high school student science experience tied to SEEd standard ESS.3.3. In this experience students build a conceptual model for why wind moves as it does around Earth.
These experiences were designed to support students in engaging in science investigations with siblings and/or parents at home and then report back about what was discovered. They were created in a way that is easily adaptable for both online and printed formats. They are formatted to help students wonder about and investigate the science phenomena happening in the world around them. These experiences do not describe how students should write up and return work to their teacher. It is up to each teacher to adapt them to best meet student needs. When individualized by the teacher, a student could be asked to engage in one or more of these experiences a week and report back. This format aligns closely to the vision and expectation of the SEEd standards.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Provider Set:
SEEd Student Science Experiences
Author:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
04/13/2021
Interview an Organism
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Interview an Organism gives students the opportunity to enter the world of an organism. Students slow down and have a “conversation” with an organism of their choosing, asking questions that can be answered through more observation while paying attention to its surroundings and the scale of its world. It helps take students to a “next level” of observing and questioning as they learn to ask themselves questions that lead them to make deeper observations. In the process, they get to know their chosen organism.

In this Exploration Routine, students search for interesting organisms and observe them. Each pair of students chooses an organism to study, comes up with questions about the organism’s appearance and structures, while attempting to answer each one through observations. Then they move on to more probing questions about the organism’s behavior, ecosystem, and relationships to other organisms. Afterwards, students share with other pairs and then with the whole group.

Subject:
Biology
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Beetles: Science and Teaching for Field Instructors
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Nearpod Lessons for SEEd Storylines: 5.3.4
Episode 3
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Student facing Nearpod lessons for the SEEdStoryLines. A free K-6 science curriculum written by teachers and based on both the 5E and GRC models. It is a student-centered curriculum that uses a storyline format to promote wonder, sensemaking, and problem solving. It includes both face-to-face and remote materials.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
Davis School District
Date Added:
09/24/2021
PDTV: Student Innovation @ Launch High School
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In this virtual PDTV, Jared Fawson speaks to Cory Henwood from Iron County School District. Not only is he the district's Innovation Coordinator, but he is the founder of Launch High School, a personalized competency-based school. The goal of the school is to help students develop transferable skills and enable them to focus and grow their ideas.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Jared Fawson
Date Added:
03/19/2021
PDTV: Using Tech to Make Time
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On this episode of UEN PDTV, Dani Sloan and Katie Garrett from UEN go through some tech tools that help maximize time and keep things organized. Even if you are into the old-school method of writing notes down, they have a tech tool for you!

Subject:
Professional Learning
Material Type:
Media Object
Author:
Dani Sloan
Jared Fawson
Date Added:
04/09/2021
Periodic Trends Lesson Plan
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Lead students to understand general reactivity patterns of elements on the periodic table through experiment design, data collection, and data analysis. Resource links to a Google Doc.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UtSTA
Date Added:
09/13/2021
Science Core Guide: Grade Three
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The Science Core Guides are created to provide guidance for developing effective instruction aligned to the Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards. They are intended to support teachers, administrators, science specialists, instructional coaches, parents, and other stakeholders as they plan instruction at a local level.

The Core Guides are not intended to be read from cover to cover. They are meant as a resource document to be used, when needed, to support teacher professional learning and curriculum decisions. They are not meant to be used by students, and therefore they may not be written in student-friendly language. The Core Guides are meant to inform teachers and leaders as they make science curriculum decisions.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
02/16/2021