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Ant and Elephant

Ant and Elephant

In this problem students are comparing a very small quantity with a ... (more)

In this problem students are comparing a very small quantity with a very large quantity using the metric system. The metric system is especially convenient when comparing measurements using scientific notations since different units within the system are related by powers of ten. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Illustrative Mathematics
Provider:
Institute for Mathematics and Education
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Exploring Size

Exploring Size

In this activity, learners play a card game that explores different size ... (more)

In this activity, learners play a card game that explores different size scales--macro, micro and nano. Learners learn about objects within these different scales and the way these objects are measured. Learners compete to find matching pairs of cards. This is a fun way for learners to explore the nanoscale. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Collection:
SMILE Pathway
Provider:
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
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Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game

Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game

In this activity, learners play a card game that explores the relative ... (more)

In this activity, learners play a card game that explores the relative sizes of various objects. Learners compete to organize their hand of cards into lists of objects from largest to smallest. This is a fun and engaging way for learners to think about different size scales and learn about the nanoscale. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
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Collection:
NISE Network
Provider:
Nanoscience Informal Science Education
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General Chemistry I

General Chemistry I

This survey chemistry course is designed to introduce students to the world ... (more)

This survey chemistry course is designed to introduce students to the world of chemistry. In this course, we will study chemistry from the ground up, learning the basics of the atom and its behavior. We will apply this knowledge to understand the chemical properties of matter and the changes and reactions that take place in all types of matter. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Define the general term 'chemistry.' Distinguish between the physical and chemical properties of matter. Distinguish between mixtures and pure substances. Describe the arrangement of the periodic table. Perform mathematical operations involving significant figures. Convert measurements into scientific notation. Explain the law of conservation of mass, the law of definite composition, and the law of multiple proportions. Summarize the essential points of Dalton's atomic theory. Define the term 'atom.' Describe electron configurations. Draw Lewis structures for molecules. Name ionic and covalent compounds using the rules for nomenclature of inorganic compounds. Explain the relationship between enthalpy change and a reaction's tendency to occur. (Chemistry 101; See also: Biology 105. Mechanical Engineering 004) (less)

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Science and Technology
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Collection:
Saylor Foundation
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
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Learning Math: Measurement

Learning Math: Measurement

Learning Math: Measurement, a video- and Web-based course for elementary and middle ... (more)

Learning Math: Measurement, a video- and Web-based course for elementary and middle school teachers, examines some of the major ideas in measurement. You will explore procedures for measuring and learn about standard units in the metric and customary systems, the relationships among units, and the approximate nature of measurement. You will also examine how measurement can illuminate mathematical concepts such as irrational numbers, properties of circles, and area and volume formulas, and discover how other mathematical concepts can inform measurement tasks such as indirect measurement. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Annenberg Learner
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
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Measuring Up

Measuring Up

This unit of seven lessons, developed for middle school students, explores the ... (more)

This unit of seven lessons, developed for middle school students, explores the concepts of proportional reasoning, ratio, and indirect measurement. Students engage in a variety of activities that involve taking their own measurements, exploring different ratios, and examining similar figures. Students convert measurements into customary and metric units. Most activities require online applets. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Illuminations
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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Metric Capers

Metric Capers

In this outdoor activity, learners measure familiar objects in nature to practice ... (more)

In this outdoor activity, learners measure familiar objects in nature to practice working with the metric system. The goal is for learners to develop their "metric senses" by measuring and estimating in metric units the mass, length, temperature, and volume of familiar objects. Can be adapted into an indoor activity on a rainy day. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
Lawrence Hall of Science
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
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When in Rome: Does Polygon Need a Jacket?

When in Rome: Does Polygon Need a Jacket?

This activity asks students to decide if a tourist visiting Rome should ... (more)

This activity asks students to decide if a tourist visiting Rome should wear a jacket if the temperature is 35 degrees Celsius. The activity is part of the FigureThis! collection of challenges that emphasize math in the real world. Students are encouraged to approach the problem by drawing a thermometer and labeling it with the freezing and boiling points of water in both the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. The solution presents a diagram and the formula for converting Celsius to Fahrenheit. The activity includes links to related questions and additional resources online. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Collection:
Figure This!
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
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Science and Technology
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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