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Backpacking - Lesson 3 - How to Pack a Backpack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young backpackers practice putting their supplies into their backpack according to a prescripted sequence on how to properly place their equipment. It is essential to follow the guidelines to have the correcet balance and ease of access...
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Backpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a BackpackBackpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a Backpack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Backpacking - Lesson 2 is part of an eight lesson unit on backpacking. This specific lesson is how to properly fit a backpack according to the length of a torso. Proper fit is important when carrying a load of substantial weight for...
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Backpacking - Lesson 8 - Backpacking Trip

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Go backpacking on Mt. Rainier! Use this backpacking lesson as the culminating activity of the unit. The class puts all that they have learned to practice in this three day trip to one of the most beautiful mountains in the U.S. There are...
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Backpacking - Lesson 1 - Introduction

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What are the essentials needed for a backpacking trip? What does minimum impact mean? What are some general safety tips? These are the things to think about when planning a backpacking trip. This lesson has handouts included for...
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Backpacking - Lesson 5 - Getting in Shape for the Trail

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Do you have to be in decent condition to go on a weekend backpacking trip? This resource stresses the importance of fitness in backpacking. There are many ways to get the legs, the lungs, and the heart ready for a strenuous excursion....
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Backpacking - Lesson 6 - What to Wear

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Backpackers should wear three layers: breathable material next to the skin, warming layer in the middle, and waterproof/windproof on the outside. This lesson is part of a unit on Backpacking. There are links at the bottom of the page to...
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Backpacking - Lesson 4 - Planning a Menu

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Going on a backpacking trip? You need to plan your meals and your snacks for sustenance. Help guide your pupils in the planning of healthy foods to take, and to make sure there is just the right amount. Have students pair up to plan so...
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Backpacking - Lesson 7 - How to Build a Campfire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
For some, building a campfire is the best part about going backpacking. Learn what it takes to build a good campfire. Read the regulations about having campfire outdoors and make sure to follow the safety tips to prevent forest...
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Backpacking - Lesson Plans

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A page of links lead to a number of lessons on backpacking. There are eight lessons, and within these lessons are links to other resources and to the entire unit.
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The Backpack Travel Journals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
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Backpack Math

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students use data regarding the weight of their backpacks to review the concept of percentage. They also discuss health concerns related to carrying a heavy backpack on a daily basis.
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Backpacking: merit badge

For Students 5th - 12th
In this backpacking worksheet, students fill out short answer questions about backpacking in order to get a merit badge. Students complete 11 questions total.
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Pack a Backpack

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
This activity is really cute and perfect for the littlest learner. They word through a pile of picture cards and sort them based on their initial phoneme or sound. Kids are given two backpacks, each with a picture card on it, they search...
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Mi Mochila (My Backpack)

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Here is a way to practice using Spanish vocabulary about school. This exercise offers real-life examples of school items, oral practice, and ideas for working in pairs. Note: Using real-life examples is a great strategy in teaching a...
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Customized Handwriting: My Backpack

For Students 1st
In this customized handwriting:  my backpack activity, 1st graders change the style, font and text, then print the activity to practice printing and color the picture of the backpack.
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PE Back Pack

For Teachers K - 5th
What a great idea! Young athletes take backpacks with sports equipment home so they can practice their skills. Each backpack has different equipment to practice different skills. There are task cards in each of the backpack with...
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Prepare for the Storm!

For Students K - 3rd
Severe weather can occur with or without warning. Being prepared for any situation makes chances of survival that much greater. A brief activity suggests a list of items for an emergency book bag. The first page provides 12 suggested...
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Backpacks and Hills

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This machines PowerPoint reviews effort and force in relation to work and informs students about different types of machines and the different ways forces are applied and how they work to increase efficiency.
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Organizing Properties

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Gain insight into how scientists group materials based on their properties, such as conductibility and malleability, with this informative and engaging video. First, molecules, atoms, substances, and elements are reviewed, then an...
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Getting Organized

For Teachers 6th - 8th
If you've ever peeked inside a middle schooler's backpack, you know how valuable a lesson on organization can be. Help class members organize their binders, study habits, and schedules with a set of collaborative activities.
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Coloring Activity: School Backpack

For Students Pre-K - 2nd
In this coloring worksheet, students color a picture of a school backpack with supplies. A reference web site is given for additional activities.
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La Mochila (The Backpack)

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine objects, labeled in Spanish, that are common items found in a backpack. They write simple sentences in Spanish listing the items from the backpack.
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B is for Backpack

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this early childhood letter Bb worksheet, students practice tracing the uppercase B and lowercase b lines before they form the same letters independently on the lines provided. A picture of a piggy backpack is included.
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Battle of the X-Planes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students view a video about cost of materials. They work together to develop their own backpack taking note of the cost of materials. They create an advertisement to accompany their creation. They share their ideas with the class.

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