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Counting Your Lucky Stars
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In this activity, learners sample a star field to estimate the number ... More

In this activity, learners sample a star field to estimate the number of stars in the universe. This activity simulates how astronomers use sampling instead of census (counting) to more easily collect data in space. Learners predict, count, approximate, and average the number of stars in a Star Field Sheet. Less

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Science and Technology
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NASA
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NASA
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Berlina Taylor
Shannon Ricles
Tim Hatok
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Cross Section and Slope
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In this example, students learn how to read a topographic map and ... More

In this example, students learn how to read a topographic map and understand map contours. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications. Less

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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
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Design and Manufacturing I, Spring 2005
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This course develops students' competence and self-confidence as design engineers. Emphasis is ... More

This course develops students' competence and self-confidence as design engineers. Emphasis is on the creative design process bolstered by application of physical laws, and learning to complete projects on schedule and within budget. Synthesis, analysis, design robustness and manufacturability are emphasized. The subject relies on active learning via a major design-and-build project. Lecture topics include idea generation, estimation, concept selection, visual thinking and communication, kinematics of mechanisms, machine elements, design for manufacturing, basic electronics, and professional responsibilities and ethics. A required on-line evaluation is given at the beginning and the end of the course so students can assess their design knowledge. Less

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Science and Technology
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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Slocum, Alex
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Design and Manufacturing I, Spring 2009
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" Welcome to 2.007! This course is a first subject in engineering ... More

" Welcome to 2.007! This course is a first subject in engineering design. With your help, this course will be a great learning experience exposing you to interesting material, challenging you to think deeply, and providing skills useful in professional practice. A major element of the course is design of a robot to participate in a challenge that changes from year to year. This year, the theme is cleaning up the planet as inspired by the movie Wall-E." Less

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Science and Technology
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Frey, Daniel
Gossard, David
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A Different Way of Measuring
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In this experiment, students measure the area of a dime using methods ... More

In this experiment, students measure the area of a dime using methods similar to those used by scientists to measure the size of atoms. When working with atoms, scientists sometimes have to invent new ways of doing simple things. For instance, scientists can't use a ruler to measure the size of an atom's nucleus. This activity shows how ratios can be used to calculate the area covered by an object. Less

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Jefferson Lab
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Jefferson Lab
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Dollar Signs
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In this activity, learners use number sense and mental math strategies to ... More

In this activity, learners use number sense and mental math strategies to estimate the price of a sign. Learners pretend they are in charge of making signs for businesses and must calculate the cost of three orders using estimation. This activity provides an opportunity for learners to practice making estimates of the sum of more than two numbers. This activity guide contains sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum Of Houston
ExxonMobil
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Dueling Dice
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In this activity, learners explore probability with dice. Learners estimate how many ... More

In this activity, learners explore probability with dice. Learners estimate how many times they will need to roll two dice until they get a matching pair and then compare their estimates to the actual results. Learners conduct the same test using five dice. This activity provides experience with probability that allows learners to discover the relationship between opportunity for something to occur and its probability. This activity guide contains sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards. Less

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Social Sciences
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Children's Museum of Houston
Children's Museum Of Houston
ExxonMobil
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Economic Argument About Increasing Fuel Efficiency
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Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and ... More

Critique of an economic argument about increasing fuel efficiency involving linear and exponential growth. Less

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Mathematics and Statistics
Social Sciences
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
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Bernard Madison
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Estimating Length Using Scientific Notation
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This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students ... More

This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: estimate lengths of everyday objects; convert between decimal and scientific notation; and make comparisons of the size of numbers expressed in both decimal and scientific notation. Less

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
University of California Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
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Estimating Pi by Throwing Darts
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You can throw a collection of randomly-generated darts at a target. Some ... More

You can throw a collection of randomly-generated darts at a target. Some hit, some miss. We can use this to estimate Pi. Recommendation: Double-click the geogebra window to open separately. You may then simply use F9 to regenerate a new set o Less

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Simulations
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GeoGebra
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GeoGebraTube
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Estimating Planar Areas Using Analogue Methods
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This math problem determines the areas of simple and complex planar figures ... More

This math problem determines the areas of simple and complex planar figures using measurement of mass and proportional constructs. Materials are inexpensive or easily found (poster board, scissors, ruler, sharp pencil, right angle), but also requires use of an analytical balance (suggestions are provided for working with less precise weighing tools). This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications. Less

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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
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Estimation
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Explore size estimation in one, two and three dimensions! Multiple levels of ... More

Explore size estimation in one, two and three dimensions! Multiple levels of difficulty allow for progressive skill improvement. Less

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
University of Colorado Boulder
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
PhET Interactive Simulations
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University of Colorado
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Estimation (AR)
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Explore size estimation in one, two and three dimensions! Multiple levels of ... More

Explore size estimation in one, two and three dimensions! Multiple levels of difficulty allow for progressive skill improvement. Less

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Simulations
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University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Dubson, Michael
Gratny, Mindy
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Estimations and Approximations: The Money Munchers
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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students ... More

This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: Model a situation; make sensible, realistic assumptions and estimates; and use assumptions and estimates to create a chain of reasoning, in order to solve a practical problem. Less

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Mathematics and Statistics
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Assessments
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
University of California Berkeley
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
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Estimator Quiz
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Test your estimation skills by answering questions. This quiz asks you to ... More

Test your estimation skills by answering questions. This quiz asks you to estimate the answer to addition, multiplication, and percentage questions. Choose difficulty level, question types, and time. Estimator Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes. Less

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Computer Science
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NSDL Staff
Shodor
SMARTR
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NSDL Math Common Core
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
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Fill it to Capacity
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In this math lesson, learners rotate through six estimating and measuring centers. ... More

In this math lesson, learners rotate through six estimating and measuring centers. First, learners read the book, "Room for Ripley" by Stuart J. Murphy, as an introduction to measurement and estimation. Next, learners visit the six centers. At each center, learners estimate and measure how many cups of water it will take to fill various containers. Less

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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Utah Education Network
Utah LessonPlans
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Fire: Estimating Percent
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This activity will help you to learn about percents! In the activity, ... More

This activity will help you to learn about percents! In the activity, you will be estimating the percent of trees burned and the number that actually burned in a devastating forest fire. Less

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Social Sciences
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Interactive
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SMARTR
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SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
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