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323 resources with the concept scale

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Graffiti Art: Supplies

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Just how much spray paint does a mural require? Using proportions, graffiti artists determine the amount of supplies needed to complete a mural. The creative resource shows how to determine the area of composite figures and uses that...
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Math with Jake: Inverse Relationships

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Use math to become pitch perfect. Music incorporates various aspects of mathematics. A musician/composer demonstrates the inverse relationship between the length of string and the ratio of the notes in a delightful video. The musician...
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Human Tree: Dilations

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Look at dilations exponentially. Using a fractal from a museum exhibit, the installment from the Math at the Core: Ratios series introduces the term dilation. The presenter points out that dilations can make images either smaller or...
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Scale City — Scaling up Recipes and Circles in the Real World

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
What a great big skillet you have. The resource introduces the class to the world's largest stainless steel skillet. The class creates a model of the skillet and a typical 12-inch skillet and compares the relative sizes of their areas....
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The Planets of the Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Launch a lesson that's sure to capture middle schoolers' interest! Exploration enthusiasts examine the planets of our solar system using an activity from PBS's Space series. The resource includes images and information for each planet,...
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To Scale: The Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
To scale, or not to scale ... that is the question! Show scholars the solar system in correct proportion with a lesson from PBS's Space series for middle school. Two versions of the model-building exercise illustrate the planning process...
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Scale of the Universe I

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
From quantum foam to the universe itself, plus everything in between, what is the scale of the world around us? Inquisitive physicists grapple with the proportions of all things great and small using a fascinating interactive. Scholars...
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Arranging Tables for a Birthday

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Planning a party of 45 guests may be more complicated than it would seem.  Learners must design the space in accordance with these constraints about the space available in the room. They need to calculate area, circumference, and linear...
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Design a Parking Garage

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Parking structures don't build themselves. Investigate the process of designing and planning the construction of a parking garage. After considering the factors that must go into the design, scholars create their own models from a set of...
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Real-Life Math | Estate Appraiser

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Real estate is all about location, location, location—and perhaps a little bit of math. A set of two videos has real estate appraisers describe the work that they do. Scholars discuss how mathematics plays a role in these jobs to...
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A Cyclist's Marriage Proposal

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
One cyclist goes to great lengths to make his proposal! Your classes must figure out just what length that is. Using a map with a bike route that spells out Marry Me, learners calculate the total distance of the ride. They base their...
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Viewmongous TV

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Just how big of a TV do you need?! The task at hand asks individuals to compare the area of 80-inch and 55-inch TVs. The length of the TV is given and learners must use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the width to calculate the areas.
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Retina Display

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Learners calculate the pixel density of a specific cell phone using the concept of similarity. They use information from the cell phone's website to make their calculations and then compare their results to the posted information.
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Why Is Blue so Rare in Nature?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why so blue? As it turns out, very few things in nature only reflect blue light! A short video from a comprehensive science playlist highlights the beautiful blues of butterflies, birds, and human eyes. The narrator shows how adaptations...
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Atomic Bonding

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the connection of surface area to bonding within atoms. Learners complete lab investigations to model changing surface area with different sizes and concentrations of atoms. A flour fireball demonstration follows the labs to...
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Neptune

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Examine an innovative approach to a large-scale model. Pupils across the state of Maine teamed up to create a model of the solar system that spans 40 miles. Put thinking skills to work within your classes as they make the calculations to...
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Shrink Me!

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
The incredibly shrinking meter—decimeters to centimeters, to millimeters, and now to nanometers! Learners may have a difficult time visualizing particles on a nanoscale. Help them see a little clearer using a well-designed lesson that...
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Mixtures and Nanotechnology

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What does size have to do with it? Learners analyze different mixtures, both homogeneous and heterogeneous, to discover the properties related to the size of their particles. The activity connects these properties to those of...
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The Pinch Test

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Test your pupils' understanding of the scale from macro to atomic. While displaying images of different materials, learners identify what they would need to make that material visible. Their choices range from the human eye to an...
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Can We Absorb Nanoparticle Pollutants?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Just because we can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there! A growing concern for environmental scientists is toxic nanoparticles in our air and water. Young scholars conduct an experiment to demonstrate how these particles can cross our...
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An Easy (Bake) Approach to an Edible NanoLab

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You can make it if you bake it! Young scientists model electronic chip fabrication with an easy bake oven. They create a design to embed in their brownie "chips" and compare their models to wafer production in basic nanotechnology.
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Photoshop Scale

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Say cheese! Can your class take a great photo and size it to fit any need? A career and technology-centered lesson plan demonstrates the correct way to resize images in Adobe Photoshop. Scholars view a presentation and work individually...
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What van Leeuwenhoek Saw

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
When van Leeuwenhoek saw cells and single-celled organisms for the first time, he knew these small things were a big deal! Share his discoveries with young learners through a narrated video, model-building activity, and scale study....
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Mathematical Thinking: Crash Course Statistics #2

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is the probability that someone will draw the same lottery numbers two times in a row? Very small, but it can—and has—happened! Statisticians often work with very large or small numbers. The second lesson in a statistics playlist...