This
classroom
activity
offers
students
an
opportunity
to
research
and
chart
the
shortest
course
to
circumnavigate
the
globe.
Students
choose
their
course
on
a
map
or
globe
but
they
must
go
through
given
check
points
and
measure
their
route.
When
teams
have
completed
their
routes,
they
exchange
maps
and
recording
charts
to
compare
checkpoint
locations
and
estimated
distances.
Then,
as
a
class,
they
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In
this
lesson,
students
will
learn
about
sampling
through
an
investigation
of
rocks
found
in
the
schoolyard.
This
will
provide
a
start
to
understanding
everyday
statistics.
They
will
first
collect
and
analyze
a
sample
of
rocks
from
the
schoolyard
and
array
the
collected
rocks
by
characteristics
such
as
size,
weight,
and
color,
to
see
if
any
generalizations
can
be
made
about
the
types
of
rocks
that
...



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This lesson reviews clouds and uses fractions to describe cloud coverage, demonstrating how math and science work together. By using math and science to describe clouds, the lesson provides students with several means of communication (fractions and meteorological terms) to describe a meteorological situation.



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In
this
activity
students
gather
and
interpret
their
own
data
about
the
Sun's
apparent
path
across
the
sky.
Since
variations
in
this
path
can
be
observed
over
a
69
week
time
frame,
this
material
is
revisited
throughout
the
EarthMoonSun
(EMS)
unit
for
a
total
of
approximately
five
twenty
minute
time
periods.
Students
use
a
3dimensional
cardboardbacked
dome
to
record
the
Sun's
path
on
multiple
...



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This
feature
introduces
younger
students
to
our
home
galaxy,
the
Milky
Way.
Topics
include
its
size
and
shape,
where
our
solar
system
is
located
in
it,
the
origin
the
name,
and
how
many
of
its
stars
we
can
see
from
our
vantage
point
on
Earth.
There
are
additional
features
that
emphasize
the
vast
size
of
the
galaxy
and
the
large
numbers
(billions)
used
to
describe
it,
and
a
questionandanswer
feature
...



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In
this
activity
students
will
work
with
ice
to
learn
math
concepts:
perimeter,
diameter,
circumference,
adding
decimals,
and
linear
measurement.
This
math
lesson
will
evolve
into
an
inquirybased
study
to
determine
if
the
dimensions
of
the
ice
will
make
a
difference
in
the
way
the
ice
floats
in
the
water.
The
inquiry
lesson
may
lead
to
further
inquirybased
investigations
for
extended
learning
in
...



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In this activity students will work with ice in order to gain a practical application of math concepts. It will evolve into an inquirybased study to determine if the dimensions of the ice will make a difference in the way the ice floats in the water. The inquiry lesson may lead to further inquirybased investigations for extended learning in the classroom or home.



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In
this
activity
students
apply
direct
measurement
of
angles
and
length
to
determine
height.
They
will
use
the
tangent
ratio
and
a
clinometer,
an
easytomake
instrument
that
allows
one
to
estimate
the
height
of
an
object
such
as
a
building,
tree,
or
flag
pole
by
using
the
properties
of
a
right
triangle.
This
is
one
of
a
series
of
activities
that
will
help
students
understand
how
the
Northern
Lights
...



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This
activity
will
help
students
understand
how
the
Northern
Lights
work,
what
causes
them,
and
how
to
observe
them.
They
will
use
charts
and
geometry
to
calculate
geographic
locations
of
aurora
based
on
satellite
data,
how
they
appear
at
different
latitudes,
and
their
height
above
the
ground.
Instructions
for
the
activity
are
provided,
and
an
extensive
list
of
links
to
additional
materials
is
also
...



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In
this
activity
students
will
apply
the
concept
of
triangulation
in
a
variety
of
problem
solving
situations
involving
the
Aurora
Borealis.
They
learn
that
before
the
advent
of
photography
in
the
1880's,
auroral
observers
tried
to
determine
the
height
of
aurora
by
the
method
of
triangulation
and,
from
the
geometry
of
the
triangle,
they
estimated
that
aurora
occurred
between
650
to
1,000
km
above
the
...



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