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Communication in Space

Students will work in cooperative groups to create an accurate arrangement of mirrors that work together to relay a laser beam from a Mars space station to Earth’s Mission Control, which will model utilizing satellites in space for communication, an accommodation necessary for manned space exploration.

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Newton's Second Law

Students will work in partners to investigate Newton’s second law by testing a series of experiments with varying conditions.

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How Newton's Laws Apply Every Day

Students collaboratively determine how the characteristics of a real-world job correlate with each of Newton’s Laws and why that is relevant to their own lives.

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Rise Over Run! Let’s Have Fun!

Students will collaboratively practice identifying and graphing slope and y-intercept.

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Exploring Number Sense

Students will use manipulatives and a number path to identify numbers one less than or more than a given number.

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Modeling and Solving Two-Step Equations

Students will use various materials to create models of two-step equations. Then, they will take an equation, create their own model, and solve for the variable from the model.

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Equations and Inequalities

Using a graphic organizer, students will write and solve a one-variable, two-step equation using the distributive property. They also will draw a picture and justify their solution.

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Does Paper Have Volume?

Students will be involved in a problem-solving lesson to determine if paper has volume, find the volume of a piece of paper and a ream of paper, and determine how many pieces of paper will fit inside their classroom.

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Discovering the Ratio of Pi

Students will discover the ratio of *pi* by relating the circumference to the diameter of various circles. Students will use this ratio to approximate the formulas for circumference.

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Volume of Triangular Prisms

Students will use hands-on manipulatives to discover the connection between the shape of the base and the height to determine the volume of a prism.

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Convergent Plate Boundaries

Students will design and test models that will identify crustal features formed by convergent plate boundaries.

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Full Speed Ahead

Students will use hover pucks to measure speed over a distance of six meters. Once speed has been calculated, students will determine velocity using the same data. Finally, students will be able to label all points of acceleration.

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Building a Watershed

Students will model the effects of human activity on watersheds.

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Strike a Pose

The students will solve two-step equations through modeling, expressing algebraically, and writing out the steps to their solutions.

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Rational Number Stations

**Students will visit two different stations and work as a group to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.**

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Stages of Ecological Succession

Students will collaborate on a electronic slideshow presentation and observe, record, and describe the role of ecological succession including both primary and secondary succession.

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Finding Clues to Solve Equations and Inequalities

**Students will solve one variable two-step equations and inequalities using a variety of materials while working independently and collaboratively in learning stations.**

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Balancing Act

Given a prompt, students will solve a multi-step equation using concrete and/or pictorial models.

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Which One Doesn't Belong? Proportional vs Non-Proportional Relationships

**Students will make connections as they examine proportional and non-proportional relationships represented in functions including tables, equations, graphs, and verbal descriptions and think critically to determine which one does not belong in a set and why.**

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