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26 resources with the keyterm scale model

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The Physics of Human Sperm vs. the Physics of the Sperm Whale

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Here is an unusual comparison: the swimming conditions of a sperm cell and a sperm whale. Introduce your physics class to the Reynolds number by sharing this video comparison during your fluid mechanics unit. Afterward, teach them to...
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The Color Spectrum: How Does it Work?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Create models of the infrared, visible, and ultraviolet portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Working in small groups, your class can investigate metric conversions calculations. They will find the length of the waves in nanometers,...
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DIY Sun Science

For Students K - 8th Standards
Get an up-close-and personal look at the sun from the safety of your classroom with this fun science application. Offering numerous activities, images, and videos, the resource supports children of all ages as they learn about the sun.
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What’s a Square Foot Anyway? Laying Out the Design Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Clever! Participants don square-foot cardboard shoes to mark out the rain garden plot that they have spent the last few weeks designing. In this way, they are practicing scale modeling as well! Note that this lesson is part of a unit,...
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Discovering Math: Exploring Geometry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Apply geometric properties and formulae for surface area and volume by constructing a three-dimensional model of a city. Learners use similar and congruent figures and transformations to create a city of at least 10 buildings. They trade...
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Measure for Measure

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young mathematicians work to recognize the relationship between their scale models of the Joides research vessel and the real vessel. They calculate the relationships between various parts of the ship using fractions, ratios, and...
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Giant Museum

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Scholars make a giant scale model of an object. They will take a regular item and enlarge it to five times its length and width. They attempt this same concepts with a 3D model.
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Comparing Sizes of Microorganisms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Kids compare what printed text looks like with the naked eye and under magnification. They discuss the extremely small scale that must be used to measure the size. They learn about the micrometer unit, then draw scale models of a variety...
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Geometric Garden

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students apply arithmetic and geometry to a real-life situation. In this lesson, students work in small teams to design a garden. Each garden must calculate total garden space, create a scale model, including plants and color. This is a...
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NASA's Mars gamble pays off

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students read an article about NASA and Mars and complete short answer questions about the article. In this Mars lesson plan, students also create a scale model of the solar system.
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The Voyage Scale

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify how models are powerful tools of exploration and that the sizes of the planets and distances between the planets in the Solar System span a large range. They make a sign for each planet they have created in the lesson...
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Lab Activity: Model of the Planets

For Students 7th - 10th
This instructional activity leads the class through the calculations needed to construct circles to represent the planets of our Solar System. The actual values are provided, as are suggested calculations to create the scale diameters. ...
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Lesson 2: Ultimate Classroom - Web Model

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students create a scale drawing. In this ultimate classroom instructional activity, groups of students create a scale drawing of the ultimate classroom. They explore the and explain the constructed design.
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Megabeasts

For Students 3rd - 7th
Create larger-than-life insects for the classroom. Bugs are usually pretty small, but during the Jurassic period they were huge. Kids use diagramming and scale conversion to enlarge a modern day insect so that it is as big as its ancient...
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Scale Model of the Solar System

For Students 7th - 10th
Lead your class through the procedure to create a scale model of the solar system. This resource reinforces concepts of scale and the mathematics involved, as well as the planets. Attach paperclips and staples to index cards to show the...
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Ratios

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students explore the concept of ratios. In this ratios activity, students use matchbox cars and models of spaceships to explore ratios. Students determine scale for the above mentioned objects in this lecture style activity.
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Practice 7-1: Ratios and Proportions

For Students 10th - 12th
In this ratios and proportions worksheet, students explore a scale model and determine the actual size of a room. They solve proportions and determine the missing length of one side of a polygon. This one-page worksheet contains 29...
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Effective Use of Living Space

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students explore the concept of scale. In this scale lesson, students create a scale model of a room. Students calculate the area of a room. Students determine what percentage of the room is occupied by furniture.
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Fastest Way to a Full Belly

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a scale model of a cafeteria. In this scale lesson, groups improve their actual school cafeteria layout by taking measurements of the structure and redesigning furniture and food serving lines. They create a scale drawing...
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Discover Magazine: Size and Scale

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research measurements of the moon and Earth as well as the distance between the two in order to create scale models of the Earth-moon system. With a marble to be used as the moon, they must determine how large to make...
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Scale Model of the Solar System

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners explore the size of the planets. In this science lesson, students create a scale model of the solar system. Learners determine a scaling factor and calculate the size of their planets. Students create a scale drawing of the...
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Building a Scale Model

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders create a model of the solar system. In this solar system lesson, 3rd graders create a scale model of the solar system. Working in pairs students solve mathematical problems to correctly measure the distance each planet is...
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Landmark Restoration Project-Scale Model Measurements

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students work in cooperative groups to find the actual measurements of an historical building/landmark. Then they use ratio and proportion to figure the measurements that might be used to create a scale model of the structure.
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Painting the Hallway with Pixels

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create science design to be painted on the wall in the hallway of the science area of the school building. They measure space available, make a scale model of the design, and paint different pixels.