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Using Linear Equations to Count Pecans

**Students will write linear equations in point-slope form given two points via a verbal description.**

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Mendelian Genetics Using Monohybrids

Students will work collaboratively through a fictitious, real-world scenario to determine the probability of each breeding pair of dogs producing offspring with the desired trait for a fictitious client.

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No Interest If Paid in Full: How Much Do I Owe?

Students will write a linear equation from a real-world situation, identify the components of the equation, and interpret their meanings in the problem’s context.

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What’s the Verdict? An Investigation of Herbicide Drift on Grapevines

Students will investigate the possible effects of herbicide drift on grape production by making inferences from an article about a local vineyard and using various experimental materials.

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Working with Literal Equations

The lesson will provide a conceptual basis for illustrating the parallelism between solving multi-step equations and translating literal equations into solutions for specified variables.

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Energy Transfer in an Ecosystem

All matter contains energy. Energy can be transferred from one object to another. Energy transformation can occur through the conversion of energy from one form to another. Energy is never created nor destroyed; it is always transferred and/or transformed. Students will demonstrate how energy is transformed and transferred in an ecosystem. To do this, students will create energy pyramids by stacking cups that represent organisms and available amounts of energy. Students will graph and analyze the data.

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Product and Quotient Properties of Exponents

This lesson helps students understand two foundational exponential properties: The Product and Quotient Properties of Exponents. Students will collaborate to formulate a rule for these properties. Ultimately, students should conclude that when the same bases are being multiplied, exponents will be added; and when the same bases are being divided, exponents will be subtracted. As the lesson progresses, students will apply these rules to simplify expressions of various difficulties.

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Producing Plump Produce

In collaborative groups, the students investigate the transport of water within potato cells placed in various tonicity solutions.

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Plant, Parts, and Function

Students use prior knowledge of body systems as they make connections to systems in plants. Students learn that some plant systems have similar functions as the respective animal systems. The lesson highlights the following systems in plants: root system, shoot system, vascular system, and reproductive system.

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Eric's Journey

**Students will collaborate to solve a word problem involving rates of change using their prior knowledge and create a graph and/or table showing their work. **

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Proving an Ecosystem’s Health Through Succession

**Students engage in viewing day three of ecosystem changes in lab groups to determine if the ecosystem is healthy or unhealthy based on scientific data and factors. **