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Mr. Lincoln'n Hat
Lesson has children create top hats out of paper by reading or listening to directions that use simple terms from geometry. After making the hat, they measure their height with and without the hat, and then take a picture wearing the hat. Part of the resource “A Letter to Abraham Lincoln.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): PreK–3
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New York City Delights: The Taxi Cab (4-8)
Activity in which students learn about the role of taxis in New York City life by conducting collaborative research to learn about the history of taxis, investigating New York City destinations, and more.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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New York City Delights: The Taxi Cab (9-12)
Activity in which students learn about the role of taxis in New York City life by conducting collaborative research to learn about the history of taxis, investigating New York City destinations, and more.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Number Operations
Teacher-created lesson in which students design a game to help other students with math. Their work includes graphic design.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Principles for Principals
Eight-part video workshop for principals who are working to improve student achievement in K-12 mathematics and science courses. Includes programs describing the impact of state and national standards and more.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Prove Them Wrong!
Teacher-created lesson in which high-schoolers prove wrong the stereotype that teens are only interested in appearances. The students design an addition to the school that is practical as well as attractive.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Redesign My Street! Street Design for Pedestrian Safety
Teacher-created lesson in which students explore issues of pedestrian safety in their community. They conduct interviews and brainstorm ideas for redesigning a street or intersection.
Provider: Smithsonian Books
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Redesigning the Classroom
Teacher-created lesson in which students work in teams to "make the classroom more their own." They create a list of objectives that their designs will have to meet.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Science Olympiad Astronomy Webinar
Set of videos that help teachers prepare for the "Astronomy" event in the Science Olympiad competition.
Provider: Chandra X-Ray Observatory
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Solving Math Problems in the Real World
In this lesson plan, students create real-world math problems and consider how math applies to the design world.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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