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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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Shadow Activity - Similar Triangles and Trigonometry (Geometry Outdoor Activity)
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This is a student led activity or project where students have an opportunity to apply similar triangles and trigonometry concepts in a real world situat

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This is an excellent activity to develop the mathematics of upwardly fired projectiles. It has low error, uses a free app for measuring motion and students must work as a team.
Students work in groups of 4 to toss a tennis ball or similar item a horizontal distance of 4-6 meters between them and v

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I created this lab as an intro into two dimensional motion for my physics classes. The lab uses all the techniques of adding vectors head-to-tail and demonstrates for them that the two vectors being added to make a resultant are the components of that resultant. This lab is great practice and very s

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Are your students struggling with understanding basic trig functions? Are you looking for something simple that will both excite your students and strengthen their basic trig skills? If you answered yes to any of those questions then this "trig lab" will be perfect for you! Before starting this you

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How does launch angle impact the range, hang time, and maximum height of a projectile?
Allow your students to investigate and explore angle launched projectiles with this Angle Launch Virtual Lab (which uses and online applet from PhET) and Nerf Launcher Lab (which uses Nerf guns).
Whether you use

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Goal: understand slope conceptually and calculate slope through any two points.
How do you plan to make the ratio of rise to run hands on and visual for students? How about by asking them to create zip lines? In this activity students will work in teams to create fast and slow zip lines using fis

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This lab is very fun and exciting! The bonus is you get to go outdoors. You will use a standard water balloon launcher to calculate the maximum height a balloon went after being launch as well as the velocity of the balloon. There are two parts to the lab. Part 1 involves collecting data and bui

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A lab exercise in which students complete a simulation of investigating a vehicle accident by measuring the length of skid marks and calculating the speed of the braking vehicle. Students will measure the length using the number of revolutions and diameter of a rolling rotary device (such as sewing

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Partners will work on separate columns of problems that will result in the same answer to check each others' work.There is a set of 10 problems for each partner to complete. 6 problems are on finding missing sides and 4 problems are on finding missing angles.The RELAY RACE has some of these same pr

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35-item teacher-lead inquiry into properties and behavior of Trigonometric/Inverse Trigonometric Functions. Best used at the beginning of a unit on trigonometric/inverse trigonometric functions (before demonstrating how to solve textbook problems), this activity invites students to use inductive rea

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9-item teacher-lead inquiry into properties and behavior of Trigonometric Equations. Best used at the beginning of a unit on solving trigonometric equations (before demonstrating how to solve textbook problems), this activity invites students to use inductive reasoning and class discussion to discov

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This lab offers a fun and interactive alternative to traditional vector addition introduction and practice. Students will have the opportunity to add vectors using the components method, on a large scale, by measuring larger magnitudes outside of the classroom.Students will work in groups to determi

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The following activity teaches how to determine the distance and displacement when an object is in motion. This is a good activity to reinforce following directions, graphing, vectors and trigonometry.
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The best lab you can do to teach your students how to add multiple vectors by graphical and analytic method. It shows the graphical method of adding vectors in step-by-step method starting from selecting the scale.
The graphical method is followed by the analytic method in great detail. An extensive

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2500 years ago Eratosthenes, using some trignometry, determined the circumference of the Earth with stunning accuracy. Students will determine the circumference of their own circles using his same methods.
Time: 55 minutes
Materials Needed: paper, rulers, compasses, protractors
An answer key is

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I think that when we use technology in the classroom with our students, we should teach them to use technology as a tool. One of the best applications for using a spreadsheet in class is in the solution of triangles. After my students have mastered the laws of sines and cosines with handheld calcu

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After weeks of doing right-triangle trigonometry, I find that my "best" trigonometry students struggle to apply what they learned to an outdoor setting. I wrote this activity so that students would have a chance to calculate the height of a school building tower. At some schools, I have called thi

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This is a set of directions for setting up a CBR to a TI graphing calculator to collect the distance a slinky is from the CBR.
By attaching a small rubber ball to a slinky you can collect the oscillating motion of the ball on the graphing calculator. Then students can learn about the equation f(

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This lab is a great way to safely view the sun without expensive telescopes. The tubes are free from the USPS or other shipping companies, and students can have fun making and modifying or decorating them!
This lab allows you to calculate the size of the Sun using the length of the tube!
This lab is

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Using right angle trigonometry, students will use a clinometer to determine heights of various items. Students will require a tape measure and a hand-made clinometer (instructions included). Students can make their own clinometer from a straw, string, weight such as a nut or washer, and protractor

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The answers are provided to the document, Trigonometry Application: Clinometer Activity also posted on this Math Matters MM site.
The activity is a math lab, where students measure distances and angles of various items and use a clinometer to determine the height of the objects. The school socce

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STEM/STEAM Festival Expo Ideas-Math with YouTube

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This can be used as an introductory activity for the Pythagorean Theorem. Students use centimeter cubes to form the sides of triangles and then expand those sides to form squares. The goal is for students to develop the rule that the square of the two short sides equals the square of the long side o

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