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#### Topology - The Mathematics of Distortion

For Students 7th
In this topology learning exercise, 7th graders solve and complete 12 different problems that include shapes and math distortion. First, they use the forms of capital letters as guides, stretch or bend the shape in the first column into...
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#### Taken Out of Perspective

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Art does not always have to look perfectly realistic. Play with proportion and shape by stretching images. Pupils study works of art by Picasso, Cézanne, and Monet before selecting a photograph to adapt. They use a distorted grid to...
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#### Rate Distortion

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this rate distortion learning exercise, students solve 4 different sets of problems that include defining the rate distortion curve in various situations. They construct a rate distortion curve by plotting and angle against a...
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#### Where are the Volcanoes?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Middle school geologists map the volcanoes closest to themselves, learn about map distortion, and infer possible future volcano locations. A focus on latitude, longitude, and volcanoes beneath the ocean helps connect the lesson.
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#### Physical Science Activities: Letters in a Mirror

For Students 5th - 8th
Investigate mirror images with alphabet letters! In order to experiment with mirror images, distortion, and reflection, class members use small mirrors and place them over and near the alphabet letters on the worksheet. Individuals or...
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Royal Society of Chemistry

#### Shapes of Molecules—Distortion from the Pure Geometry

For Students 6th - 12th
Ready to introduce the realities of molecular geometry to chemistry pupils? Use a logic-based interactive! Perfect as individual practice, the puzzles explore the bond angles and repulsions present in three common molecular shapes.
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#### Have a Ball!

For Teachers K - 12th
M.C. Escher's "Hand with Reflecting Globe" and the work of Dick Termes, inspire this activity. Kids check out their reflection in a Christmas ornament or a bubble filter and recreate this distorted image on a vinyl ball.
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#### Distortion Unleashed

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Here is a series of four lessons which examine the relationship between 3-D structures and the places in which they exist. The images of Robert Harris are used, and learners engage in a research project to look deeper into a structure of...
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#### Design Project: Audio Power Amplifier

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
For this audio power amplifier worksheet, students answer five questions about class A amplifiers, sound pressure, crossover distortion, and amplifier design.
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#### Flat Earth Society

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars explore map distortion. In this geography instructional activity, students compare Mercator projection maps to globes in order to understand the strengths and weaknesses of projection maps.
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#### Photoshop Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the computer program Photoshop and complete a variety of activities to learn the program. In this Photoshop lesson plan, students distort pictures, swap faces of people, restore a car, and more.
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#### Distortion Unleashed

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students view examples of man-made structures and create a building that matches the style. Using the internet, they research the style of Frank Lloyd Wright and create plans for creating their own community. They use a painting of...
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#### Attributes of Shapes Guided Lesson

For Students K - 1st Standards
Teach your scholars about shape attributes using this brief activity, which could be used as an all-class warm-up. There are three sets of shapes for learners to assess here. First, they count the number of triangles, then shade the...
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#### WWI Propaganda Choice Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
World War I propaganda techniques employed by the United States government are the focus of this lesson plan. The resource includes an excellent handout of propaganda techniques, ranging from appealing to authority to repetition, lying,...
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US Holocaust Museum

#### Educational Modules Based on Audio Podcasts

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Imagine hearing someone claim an event like the Holocaust never happened. Pupils use audio podcasts and reading passages to dive into the lives of those impacted by the Holocaust of World War II. Using the information they gather, class...
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Annenberg Foundation

#### Placing Artifacts in Time

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Can history distort the true story behind famous people? Scholars analyze the many faces of the Native American Pocahontas. Incorporating technology and historical thinking skills, they uncover the many different sides to the Pocahontas...
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#### Don’t Fall Into the Thinking Trap

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The final lesson in a three-part healthy living series has class members examine five thinking traps that distort how they perceive themselves and/or situations. They also learn strategies that help stop the downward spiral and get them...
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#### Mindful Self-Awareness Exercise: Accurate Self-Perception

For Parents 6th - 12th
When we look in a mirror, we often don't see ourselves as others see us. Our mirror may be clouded, cracked, or distorted by what we see as our weaknesses. The final exercise in the mindfulness series focuses on building a more accurate...
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#### Forces Acting on a Spring

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teaching elastic forces in your physics class is a snap with this resource! Scholars compare the stretch of rubber bands with differing width, then measure the stretch of a spring and calculate force. In a whole-class experiment, wire is...
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#### Distorted Mirror Soul Search

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students participate in activities to gain a better understanding of how people with eating disorders see themselves. They attempt to see good things about themselves including inner qualities.
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#### Why All Maps Lie

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discover the fundamental advantages/disadvantages of both maps and globes. They see that maps may distort size, shape, distance and direction. They discuss the advantages and applications of 5 types of map projections and...
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#### Hillary Clinton's Voting Record Distorted

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how political advertisements can be used to deliver messages and stir emotions. Using a political ad from the 2006 Senate election, students generate questions based on the claims in the ads. They research information to...
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#### Digital Self Portraits

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use digital cameras and computers to create their own self-portrait. After taking their picture, they download the image and use brush and shape tools, colors and the elements of design to create a distorted portrait of...
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#### The Global Grapefruit - Maps vs Globes

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
Students tell how maps differ from globes, state some characteristics of 3 different types of map projections, and realize that distortions are inherent in various systems of map projections.