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How Big is Big?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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!

For Teachers K - 5th
Here is a lesson 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 paper and the...
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Lesson: New Museum Design Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Walking the Plank

For Students 6th - 8th
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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Orienteering

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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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Fractal Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 10th
RAISE - Rural Alliance for Improving Science Education has put together an incredible lesson on fractals. Examples using Mandelbrot Sets, Sierpinski's Triangle and Koch's Snowflake are discussed with activities for each. There is a...
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Graphing Jupiter Radio Signals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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 instructional activity allows scholars to practice graphing, interpreting graphs,...
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Build a City of the Future!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Tap into your pupils' imagination by asking them to design futuristic, ideal cities. They must discuss and take scale and size into account, looking at some model pieces of art for inspiration and analysis. The final product for each...
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Scale of Solar System

For Students 7th - 10th
After the previous video in this series, class members should have a general grasp of the relatives sizes of the earth and sun. This video talks further about distances between the planets and gives a sense of their and other main...
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How Do You Solve a Scale Model Problem Using a Scale Factor?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Scale drawings are used to represent many things. Scales are used all the time on maps, and in architectural drawings. Watch this video as the instructor illustrates a simple drawing of a blueprint to represent the footage of an actual...
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How Do You Find the Scale of a Model?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
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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What is a Scale Drawing?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
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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Map Scale and Ratios

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Introduce you map scale and ratios lesson with this informative video. A student demonstrates how to properly use a scale on a map, as well as read a topographic map. This is a fantastic video to show during your map unit!
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Stadiums in America

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Let's play ball! A great springtime activity to learn about ratios. This activity challenges learners to draw stadiums to scale on standard letter paper and also on construction paper. This three-day lesson includes a pre-assessment...
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What is a Scale Drawing?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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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What are Similar Figures?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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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Measuring with a Microscope

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After considering the importance of scale, microbiologists measure the field of view for the 40X and 100X objectives of a compound light microscope. With this information, they calculate the size of a paramecium and a corn stem cell....
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Lesson #2 ~ Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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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Housing Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Find everything you need for a two-week home construction simulation project for your high school economics class. They come up with the plans for a custom home including the cost per square foot, interest rate, mortgage term, down...
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Probability Scale 0 to 1

For Students 4th - 5th
Use a probability scale line to help introduce learners to odds and probability. They start by examining an example line, looking at where events would fall from 100% probability to 0%. Next, learners complete two of these on their own,...
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Music of Japan

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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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Our Solar System - Comparing Planetary Travel Distances

For Teachers 7th - 8th
NASA presents a mini-unit on distances in our solar system. It incorporates scientific concepts of gravity, mass, density, and payload while your aspiring astronauts also employ mathematics skills. They calculate speed, they determine...
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Thinking About Scale: Grade 2 Unit 5

For Teachers 2nd
Solid background information, good discussion questions, and a few measurement activities is what you'll find when you open this resource. This unit on measurement takes learners step-by-step through the comparison process as they...