Lessons Plans

The following lesson plans have been developed, tested and revised through the BooKS-2 program for the Ohio Resource Center. They align with Ohio Department of Education Academic Content Standards for science and mathematics. Resources for these lessons are provided as .pdf files for accessibilty as well as in .doc format to allow for editing and customization.



Math Lesson

High School Statistics

Matchmaking on the Ohio River: Correlations and the least squares regression line


Math Lesson

High School Statistics

A Random Slice of River Pi: Random Selection and hypothesis testing


Math Lesson

Grades 8-10 Geometry

Can You Show Me the Way to a Good Fishing Hole?: Measuring distances and angles, cubic equations, weighted equations


Math Lesson

Grades 8-10 Algebra 1

Is There Really No Way to Tell Which Way We Are Flowing?: Graphing, equation building, patterns and functions


Math Lesson

Grades 8-10 Statistics

How Dirty is the Ohio River?: Data analysis and probability


Math Lesson

High School Algebra 1

Where Will We Really Meet?: Equation of a line, intersection of two lines


Science Lesson

High School Chemistry

What's in the Water?: Rate of change


Science Lesson

High School Life/Environmental Science

Bottom–Up Stream Ecology: Scientific inquiry, characteristics and structure of life, diversity and interdependence


Science Lesson

High School Life/Environmental Science

Fishing for Facts: Scientific inquiry, characteristics and structure of life, diversity and interdependence


Science Lesson

High School Life/Environmental Science

You’re in Hot Water Now, Little Daphnia!: Scientific inquiry, diversity and interdependence


Science Lesson

High School Life/Environmental Science

Fish Need to Breathe Too!: Diversity and interdependence


Science Lesson

High School Life/Environmental Science

Algae and Sedge Effects Upon Nutrients In A Freshwater System: Diversity and interdependence


Science Lesson

High School Life/Environmental Science

How Does Soil and Water Runoff Affect Water Quality?: Diversity and interdependence