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Ant and Elephant
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In this problem students are comparing a very small quantity with a ...

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.

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Education
Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
Cutting it Down to Nano
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This simple activity uses paper and scissors to convey two key concepts ...

This simple activity uses paper and scissors to convey two key concepts to learners: the nanoscale is very small and working on the nanoscale requires special tools. Learners are challenged to cut a strip of paper in half repeatedly as many times as possible. Can they get to the nanoscale?

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Engineering
Technology
Mathematics
Physics
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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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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
National Science Foundation
NISE Network
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Exploring Size
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In this activity, learners play a card game that explores different size ...

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.

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Engineering
Technology
Mathematics
Physics
Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
National Science Foundation
NISE Network
Sciencenter
Exploring Size - Powers of Ten Game
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In this activity, learners play a card game that explores the relative ...

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.

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Engineering
Technology
Mathematics
Physics
Science and Technology
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Images and Illustrations
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Nanoscience Informal Science Education
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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NISE Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
National Science Foundation
NISE Network
Sciencenter
General Chemistry I
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This survey chemistry course is designed to introduce students to the world ...

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)

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Chemistry
Science and Technology
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The Saylor Foundation
How Big Is a Foot?
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In this math lesson, learners read the book "How Big Is a ...

In this math lesson, learners read the book "How Big Is a Foot?" by Rolf Myller. Then, learners create non-standard units (using their own footprints) and use the footprints to make "beds." As a result, learners explore the need for a standard unit of measure. This lesson guide includes questions for learners, assessment options, extensions, and reflection questions.

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Education
Mathematics
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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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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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
NCTM Illuminations
Thinkfinity/Verizon Foundation
Measuring Up
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This unit of seven lessons, developed for middle school students, explores the ...

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.

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Education
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Geometry
Numbers and Operations
Mathematics and Statistics
Physics
Social Sciences
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Illuminations
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Author:
Katie Carbone.
Metric Capers
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In this outdoor activity, learners measure familiar objects in nature to practice ...

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.

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Life Science
Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
U.C. Berkeley
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Lawrence Hall of Science
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Lawrence Hall of Science
Metric Converstion at a Glance
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Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students ...

Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students how to convert one metric measurement into another without the use of fractions. It works for one, two and three dimensions length, area and volume.

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Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Diane Nead
Diane Nead
Metric Converstion at a Glance
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Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students ...

Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students how to convert one metric measurement into another without the use of fractions. It works for one, two and three dimensions length, area and volume.

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Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Diane Nead
Diane Nead
Metric System Conversions: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) activity
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This activity helps student learn to convert within the metric system and ...

This activity helps student learn to convert within the metric system and begin learning about process skill necessary for working in groups.

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Education
Mathematics
Physics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Jeffrey Pribyl
Jeffrey Pribyl
Putting Robots to Work with Force & Friction
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Students learn about the concept of pushing, as well as the relationship ...

Students learn about the concept of pushing, as well as the relationship between force and mass. Students practice measurement skills using pan scales and rulers to make predictions about mass and distance. A LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot is used to test their hypotheses. By the end of the activity, students have a better understanding of robotics, mass and friction and the concept of predicting.

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Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program,
Raymond Le Grand, Donna Johnson, Tanjia Chowdhury, Joseph Frezzo, Robyn Tommaselli, Janet Yowell
Robot Wheels!
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Students solidify their understanding of the terms "circumference" and "rotation" through the ...

Students solidify their understanding of the terms "circumference" and "rotation" through the use of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robotics components. They measure the circumference of robot wheels to determine how far the robot can travel during one rotation of an NXT motor. They sharpen their metric system measurement skills by precisely recording the length of a wheel's circumference in centimeters, as well as fractions of centimeters. Through this activity, students practice brainstorming ways to solve a problem when presented with a given scenario, improve their ability to measure and record lengths to different degrees of precision, and become familiar with common geometric terms (such as perimeter and rotation).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
AMPS GK-12 Program,
Ursula Koniges
Slimy Cells
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In this activity, learners solidify their conceptualization of cells by building a ...

In this activity, learners solidify their conceptualization of cells by building a model of a cell in a ziplock bag. The three-dimensional nature of cells comes to life as learners use everyday objects to represent the many parts of a cell. In addition, learners can use this activity to develop a sense of scale, calculating how big a human would be if the ziplock bag cell model were really the size of a cheek cell. The quantities in the materials section are for a group for 30 learners. When choosing objects to represent organelles, it is best to avoid food items like beans and candy since they will decompose and grow mold inside slime, creating a disgusting mess.

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Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Irene Salter
My Science Box
String Scientific Notation/Metric System Demonstration
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Short demonstration on scientific notation by asking students to place numbers on ...

Short demonstration on scientific notation by asking students to place numbers on a number line using string and notecards.

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Education
Life Science
Biology
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Erin Krueger
Erin Krueger Henning High School
When in Rome: Does Polygon Need a Jacket?
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This activity asks students to decide if a tourist visiting Rome should ...

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.

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Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Figure This!
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Author:
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)