The Weekly Spark

Welcome to The Weekly Spark! Where you review and vote on some outrageously uncommon ideas blended together that will spark ideas for fun and engaging K-12 lessons that include relevance, rigor, and real-life application.

Here’s how it works:

  1. We choose some subject standards
  2. Then we throw in a few interesting themes
  3. You can vote on which lesson you’d like to see from the mix that week
  4. At the end of the week we’ll take the winning concept and make it into a highly-engaging, creative, standards-based lesson that you can use!

Take a few seconds and choose what lesson you’d like to see. Because we’d probably want to see it too!

Weekly Spark #3 - Voting ends January 18th, 2016

Which lesson would you like to see the most?

Choose one standard and one theme. See below for specific standards.

Candy CrushHarry PotterOcculus RiftInterrobang
SS - Geography - D2.GEO.3.K-2
Physical Sciences - 5-PS1-3
Reading - RI.8.4
Math - Functions - HSF.BF.A.1
This week's themes


Social Studies - 2nd Grade D2.GEO.3.K-2 - Geography Explain how weather, climate, and other environmental characteristics affect people's lives in a place or region. Science - 5th Grade 5-PS1-3 - Physical Sciences Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. English Language Arts - 8th Grade RI.8.4 - Reading: Informational Text Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts. Math - 11th Grade HSF.BF.A.1 - Functions: Building Functions Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities.

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