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Hands On Activities and Projects in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, & Personal Finance

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your learners will enjoy this conglomerate of hands-on activities and projects that can be used in algebra one and two, geometry, and personal finance. Rich in math standards, these projects reach into learners' lives to motivate and...
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Informal Proofs of the Circumference/Area of a Circle

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Use this lesson plan to help your geometers develop informal proofs of the circumference and area of a circle. Working in small groups, students rotate between three stations to complete hands-on activities that illustrate the...
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Learning About Surface Area and Volume

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Plan a dinner party. Using a book by Marilyn Burns as a context, pupils learn about the relationships between area and perimeter and surface area and volume. The hands-on activities have learners rearrange tables and cut up meatballs to...
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Surface Area and Volume

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Partners use materials to wrap three-dimensional objects to determine the formula for surface area. The groups use an orange to calculate the amount of peel it takes to completely cover the fruit. Using manipulatives, individuals then...
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A Yin and Yang Approach to Area and Irregular Shapes

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What can ancient Chinese philosophy teach young mathematicians about area? Find out with this fun hands-on investigation that uses the yin yang symbol to explore the area of irregular shapes.
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Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Cover some serious ground with this 22-lesson geometry unit on area and perimeter. Through a series of shared readings, hands-on activities, and problem solving exercises young mathematicians learn the difference between area and...
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Perimeter and Area

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Leave no student behind with this differentiated geometry unit on perimeter and area. Over the course of five lessons, young mathematicians explore these foundational concepts through a series of self-selected hands-on activities and...
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The Biggest Plates on Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The deepest part of the ocean is the Marianas trench where two tectonic plates meet. Scholars explore plate tectonics and their boundary types by completing hands-on activities throughout the lesson. Specific areas, such as the Galapagos...
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Awesome Area - Geometry and Measurement

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Break out those math manipulatives, it's time to teach about area! Capturing the engagement of young mathematicians, this three-lesson series supports children with learning how to measure the area of squares, rectangles, and other...
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Dia de los Muertos Educator Resource Guide

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What are the origins of el Dia de los Muertos, and how is this tradition observed in contemporary celebrations? With a variety of lesson plans and suggested hands-on activities, here is an excellent resource to reference as you prepare...
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Nets

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Who doesn't like presents? In this three-day introduction to surface area and nets, middle schoolers wrap boxes as a hands-on exploration. They analyze rectangular and triangular prisms and try to form the appropriate nets.
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Water is a Polar Molecule

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
A water strider is a bug that taps into the attraction between the positive and negative ends of water, allowing the bug to walk on water. Learners view short videos showing polar characteristics of water. Pairs then discuss what polar...
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Sugar Crystal Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 9th Standards
Blow your learners' minds with a sweet lesson on nanotechnology that uses sugar to demonstrate the difference nanoscale surface area makes in dissolving and crystal formation. Plenty of supportive background information is read to...
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Estimating the Mean State Area

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seventh grade statisticians randomly select five states and then determine the mean area. The class then works together to create a dot plot of their results. 
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Answers Need Units

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Answers have no meaning without units! Activities that investigate perimeter, area, volume, and graphs explain the importance of units. The instructional activity begins with an investigation of graphs with different scales. Pupils then...
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Earthquakes: Second Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 2nd Standards
What causes earthquakes? Second graders learn about stresses from plate movement with a set of hands-on activities. After tracing fault lines on a map with yarn, class members create a paper plate model of Earth to show its layers and...
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Earthquakes: First Grade Lesson Plans and Activities

For Teachers 1st Standards
First graders explore how earthquakes release energy in a set of hands-on activities. During the pre-lab, they discover how energy from an earthquake releases waves through the earth using a water-filled cup and pebbles. Youngsters...
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Active and Passive Transport: Red Rover Send Particles Over

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
I can move about freely, but you cannot. The class models the movement through cell membranes by way of passive and active transport. Members of the class play the roles of various proteins, atoms, compounds, and cell actions and mimic...
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One Ocean: It Matters!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Here is the first of four poignant lessons on how humans and oceans interact, even if people live far from the coast. This particular lesson also examines studies that are taking place in Antarctica of how climate change is affecting the...
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Edible Algae Models

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Sometimes it's okay to eat your science experiment. A hands-on activity has pupils create models for algae to learn about its cellular structure. The best part of the experiment? The resulting juice-filled gels are edible—yum!
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Concentrating on Collisions

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How important is momentum? Pupils investigate and apply the definition of momentum as they conduct analyses during a series of one-dimensional collisions. They infer the relative masses of two objects by carefully staging and predicting...
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Niche Partitioning Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Dinnertime on the African savanna is a highly choreographed event! Introduce young ecologists to the concept of niche partitioning through a hands-on activity. Pupils research animal behaviors and use data to develop an understanding of...
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Finding the Area of Shapes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
In this area of shapes unit, upper graders participate in hands-on problem solving activities to find the formulas for the area of a parallelogram, a triangle, and a trapezoid. They manipulate the geoboard to explore relationships among...
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TE Activity: Bubbling Plants

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study a way to quantify the process of photosynthesis during a given time using the Elodea plant. They design a hypothesis that they test in the hands on activity. They compare the amounts of photosynthesis that occur during low...