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#### How Big is Big?

In a math or life science class, "mini-me" models are created with cardstock to reflect a 1:10 scale of students' bodies. Learners measure each others' heights with meter sticks, and then reduce the size by 10. After this exercise, they...

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#### Lesson: Before You Go...Travel Recommendations from the Experts!

Here is a instructional activity that sounds like a lot of fun. Kids discuss the artistic elements and motives for the painting, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. To get the scope and scale of this oversized masterpiece, they use butcher...

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#### Walking the Plank

This is a cool math activity. Kids collect and interpret data based on a physical act. A board is balanced between a scale and a step, learners record a peer's weight as it decreases while s/he walks further away from the scale. They...

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#### Graphing Jupiter Radio Signals

If Jupiter grew any more mass, it would actually get smaller. Extra mass would make the planet more dense, causing it to start pulling it in on itself. The lesson allows scholars to practice graphing, interpreting graphs, and...

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#### What is a Scale Drawing?

Scale drawings are an easy and plausible way to represent large things, such as roads and buildings, on paper. This tutorial explains what a scale drawing is and uses the example of a house to demonstrate how a scale drawing works. It...

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#### How Do You Find the Scale of a Model?

A model car, a life size car, now compare their sizes. Hmmm. Ok, set up a proportion and then figure out a ratio, and now you can express the relationship in terms of scale. Watch this video and the teacher will demonstrate just how to...

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#### Music of Japan

My, how Japan has changed! From Hogaku to karaoke, this slide show provides an overview of the culture, instruments, and periods of transition through Japanese music. Here you will find 21 text-rich slides which are great for note taking.

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#### Environmental Agents of Mathematics: Mathematics for Change

High schoolers analyze environmental science data using Math. They do research about renewable energy, gather data, create graphs and interpret their findings. Then the group presents their arguments persuasively using their findings to...

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#### Picture This

Engage scholars in a ratio lesson that employs real-world scenarios. Learners will compare the length and width of pictures and use a table to identify ratio patterns. They watch "Math Can Take You Places" and discuss jobs that use math...

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#### Scale Model of the Solar System

Young scientists gain a better understanding of space, the solar system and its vastness by creating a scale model. Students first need to calculate the distance between each of the nine planets according to the size of their scale. This...

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#### Footprints: Take a Step into Estimation

Compare sizes of student footprints with those of elephants and sauropod dinosaurs! Upper graders make estimations of the areas of irregular shapes; students use grids to make and explain estimates within low and high ranges.

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#### Mapping It Out: Social Studies Online

A great way to introduce 2nd graders to map skills would be to use this presentation. The visuals are inviting and the layout is easy to understand. This would be a terrific way to cover the basics on how to read a map. There is also a...

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#### Orienteering

Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it...

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#### What are Similar Figures?

Similar figures have the same shape, the same corresponding angles, but different lengths of their corresponding sides. The teacher explains just what all that means. She demonstrates how to compare the two shapes to prove they are similar.

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#### Lesson #2 ~ Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

You might love this lesson, or you might not. Basically, high school scientists read through a script in which someone interviews a physicist, a biologist, and a chemist in regard to their use of nanotechnology. The names of the involved...

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#### Solar System Scale & Size

Use a variety of whole fruits to represent the different planets in the solar system to introduce scale sizes to your math or space science class. They follow suit by creating a non-scaled model of the solar system using specific-colored...

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#### Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars Balloons

Very specific diameters are given for blowing up three different balloons to represent, in scale, the moon, Earth, and Mars. In groups of three, amateur astronomers explore scale measurements and distance in space.

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#### The Shrinking Pond

Geometry meets ecology in this compact math task using scale factors. Middle schoolers determine the new area of a pond that is drying out due to drought based on the first given dimensions. Use this handout as an exit ticket or pop quiz.

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#### Worlds in Comparison

Young astronomers follow a step-by-step procedure for dividing a lump of dough into parts, resulting in a scaled volume set of puny planets. Along with the printable directions is a template chart of planet names on which learners can...

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#### Floor Plan

A multi-step problem has learners finding the actual area based on a scale drawing and then converting units at the end. Two different solution choices are listed depending on the preference on which step to start first. Both methods can...

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#### A Pentatonic Scale Activity

The famous Japanese tune, "Cherry Blooms" was composed using a pentatonic scale. Budding musicians explore the nature and theory behind the pentatonic scale as well as the East Asian music it is commonly used in. Multiple extensions are...

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#### Music Knowledge: pre/post test

While this is not a lesson, it could potentially take as long as one. This is a 73-question test to administer to those studying music. They'll need to answer questions regarding general music terminology, theory, and composition.

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#### Lesson: New Museum Design Activity

After viewing images of vernacular and alternative architecture, budding designers collect materials to construct their own spacial design. They use gathered materials to construct a 3D model of the class space in a new way, yet...