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Lesson: Design a Parachute

Students create a parachute using different materials they think will work best. They test their designs then join a class discussion and possible journal writing to evaluate which paper material worked best.

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Students read news reports and first-person accounts to imagine what it would be like to be in a blackout in a large city. They follow news reports as if in real-time, keep weblogs or journals, take on different roles, then use their journal accounts to create a play or screenplay.

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