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Do your students love a good competition? You might want to try this lesson titled “Marshmallow Flight.” I have used this lab with junior and high school students, but have also done a simpler version of this lab with my kindergartner.
The file contains two versions of the same lab. The first is

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This is a one period activity/lab to teach students about the concept of density and Archimedes Principle, why things float. Students each get a piece of aluminum foil and design and make a boat. They then must calculate how many pennies it will carry before sinking, and then test it. This is an e

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Students love hands on learning. Help your students understand and remember the Pythagorean Theorem by having them do this lab.
Students will work in teams to use PCV pipes, tape measures, and calculators to determine the height of tape marks the teacher has placed high on a school wall.
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YOU DO NOT NEED A DRONE FOR THIS LAB!!! This lab actually has two separate folders: one for teachers who have access to a drone (or even a helium balloon that is tied to a kite string!) and one for teachers with no drone. Any way you do it, you get a customized lab, designed to help your students

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In this activity students will calculate the rate of the movement of Pacific Tectonic plate by examinining the formation of Hawaiian island chain. Students begin by determining ages of rocks found on each island using radiometric dating principle. Then they use scale maps to determine real world dis

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Through this activity students will discover properties of parabolas while comparing the parabola they all carry around with them every day - their dental arch. Students will brainstorm ways to measure a dental arch and ultimately take an "impression" of their arch by taking a bite out of a slice o

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Also included in: Quadratic Functions Activities Bundle

This interactive lab for middle school and high school students teaches students how to create a correct hypothesis, prove or disprove the hypothesis using the scientific method, correct use of lab tools like graduated cylinders, triple beam balances, how to calculate density, and how to read and un

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This highly engaging activity, gives your students practice at calculating the area of circles and practicing measuring with a ruler. Kids love this activity! Great for classroom or tutoring use!

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Students will add golf balls to a cylinder of water to measure the increase in water height. They will do this with two different trials, write equations, and compare changes in slope and y-intercepts. The final challenge is to predict the exact number of golf balls needed to overflow the water! Cal

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Human blood is complex. It is made up of four different components, each making a unique proportion This experiment will introduce you to human blood and will help you understand the proportions of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma.

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The fictional element, nailonite, is central to this inexpensive laboratory activity. Other than a balance, the only material required for this activity is a sample of 10-25 total nails of three different sizes for each lab group. Each nail in the sample represents one of the three isotopes of the e

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Lab for students that explores the connections between the salinity (saltiness), temperature, and density in ocean water.
This resource includes detailed procedural instructions for students as they perform the lab, and also three pages of notes, illustrations, observations, and reflections to make

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Newly revised and improved. As heating costs and power outages seem to be on the rise, many Americans are looking into alternative energy resources. The use of oil for home heating has many people looking into solar energy especially those living in the Southern sections of the United State

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Ever wonder how the price at a "Fast Food" restaurant may be determined. This activity may just answer that question for you. The application of mathematical theory has always been the "when will I ever use this Real Life" attitude from our students. I created this lesson to reinforce the t

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In this investigation, students will use raw spaghetti and mini marshmallows to discover how the surface area and volume of a prism relate to the surface area and volume of the respective oblique prism. Students will be asked to create a rectangular prism using marshmallows to connect the vertices.

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This is an activity that measures the temperature of water cooling and heating using the TI CBL. I am using this in my Math Models and Algbera II class during our exponentials unit. The worksheet lists specific steps on how to hook up the CBL to the TI-84 or TI-83 calculator, transfer the program to

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Newly revised and improved. How will the price a landlord charges affect number of apartments they rent? This lesson was created to reinforce analyzing and graphing data, identify the independent and dependent variable, calculate the slope of the line passing through the points, project rentals

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There are so many advertisers on TV trying to get you to buy their cell phone plans. How do you decide which cell phone plan will be more cost effective? This activity will try to help you decide the answer to this question. As you make your through this activity, it will improve your algebraic

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This lesson will help students see the application of algebra in the real world while also applying the scientific method. Students will learn how to average data in experiments in order to achieve more accurate results.
-Students will need a background in basic Algebra
-Includes experiment and dat

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Want to introduce your students to the probability of something happening? Want to peak their interest before you start a probability unit? This experiment based activity allows students to find the probability of something happening while having fun and popping bubble gum bubbles!

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A weights and measures conversion table is useful when converting and calculating engineering, construction and STEM problem solving projects and activities. It helps students learn how to locate information and convert that information into their calculations. The conversion table also allows teach

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This is a two part laboratory activity where students must create a hypothesis to test, design an experiment and then see if the experimental results support or refute their hypothesis. This lab incorporates application mathematics with the scientific method and critical thinking skills within the E

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