# Art, Science and Writing: Nature's Treasure Chest

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While taking a walk around their school, neighborhood, park, or nature trail, students (suggested ages 3-8) will be challenged to create a map of the 'nature treasures' they discover. Students will make thumbnail sketches and brief descriptive notes of what they observe. This activity is adapted from "Nature's Treasure Map" (page 34) found in "Opening the World Through Nature Journaling" a curriculum by Jack Laws, that integrates science, art and writing for grade 4-8 classroom.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

# Playing with Probability

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Students learn how to calculate both theoretical and experimental probability by rotating through a series of work stations.

Material Type: Interactive, Lecture Notes, Lesson Plan

# Fire: Modeling Probability

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Students use an applet to model probability in the spread of a forest fire.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson Plan, Student Guide

# St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: Listening Library

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1959, is widely regarded as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. In this free Listening Library, enjoy performances of more than 250 compositions written from 1691 to 2011.

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# Rational Vs Irrational Numbers

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The scope of this video lesson consists in studying the sets of Rational and Irrational numbers. It is best suited for an advanced math course: Algebra 2 or higher.

Material Type: Lecture

# Explore Leonardo's Studio

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The site is a colorful and interactive imaginary recreation of Leonardo da Vinci's studio. Users can click on 12 items for more information. Produced by BBCi/Open University, this site is part of a large collection of materials on da Vinci.

Material Type: Simulation

# Five Pointed Star Origami

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Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, originally from China and now practiced all over the world. In this activity, create an origami star. Introduce children to both geometry and analytical skills in a creative way.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game

# Art Within Math

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Watch this short video and try to identify the location of the sculptures. Then see how art and these sculptures relate to the science of mathematics.

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Four activities in this lesson give examples of probability problems with unexpected answers. The goal of the lesson is to demonstrate that people should be careful when using probability, and that some games that seem fair are not. The discussion helps users to draw conclusions from the activities.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Data Set, Game, Interactive, Lecture Notes, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Shodor

# National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults

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The "National Archives Experience: Digital Vaults" is a site that features digital items (mostly created or associated with the federal government) from the National Archives' extensive collection relating to United States history. The site provides interactive exercises and a tool to create posters, as well as slideshows with audio, captions, and multiple images.

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# The Pythagorean Theorem: Geometry's Most Elegant Theorem

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This lesson teaches students about the history of the Pythagorean theorem, along with proofs and applications. It is geared toward high school Geometry students that have completed a year of Algebra.

Material Type: Lecture

# The Quadratic Equation: It's Hip to be Squared

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Video lecture on quadratic equations and their graphs. The video connects the equation, the graph, the roots, and the minimum or maximum of the quadratic function.

Material Type: Lecture

# Venn Diagram Shape Sorter

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Students can choose a rule to sort shapes, and can choose whether to have one circle, two distinct circles, or an overlapping Venn diagram. Kindergarten students would need help with the reading on this page. From the Shodor Education Foundation.

# Introduction to the Concept of Probability

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An activity and two discussions of this lesson introduce the concept of probability and the basic set operations that are useful in solving probability problems that involve counting outcomes. This lesson builds on intuitive and experimental knowledge.

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This page contains sequential and supplemental activities that help teachers teach students to read word families, compound words, contractions, double-letter words, silent-letter words, -ed words and 's words.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

# PBS Learning Media: Daily News Story

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# Kids Video: Video Production for Students

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Kids' Vid is an instructional web site that gives teachers and students the tools necessary to implement video production in the classroom. Kids? Vid is part of 4Teachers.org. A free service for teachers in public and non-profit schools, grades k-12, with sole funding provided by ALTEC at the University of Kansas.

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# Technology Through Time

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Over the centuries our collective knowledge about the Sun and its direct connection to our planet has continued to grow. Visit this Website for new essays, and related images, each month related to the theme of how humans use technology (past, present, and future) to understand the Sun and the Universe beyond.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Lesson Plan, Reading