A perfect project for the holidays. Have students compare and contrast incandescent light bulbs and LEDs. Get students excited by decorating with Christmas lights. Learn about types of light bulbs and calculate the cost to use the different type of lights Then support your light choice in a informational essay. All activities connect to the common core standards.
Reading passages - Learn about incandescent lights and LED lights by reading a short passage. Reading comprehension questions included.
Project Challenge - Students will choose their decorating style in order to complete the project.
Choose between the Full Project: Students calculate prices for all 3 types of decorators or
Mini Project: Students only calculate for 1 type of decorator.
Data Tracking sheet- Use this tracking sheet through out the math portion of the project. Have students log their answers and determine total cost for their final choice of what type of decorator they will be.
Math Worksheets -
Lets go Shopping - Students calculate the cost of lights using pre-made store or an editable one to suit your classes needs. Skill: Multiplication an addition with decimals.
Watts Plugged in - Students will calculate wattage used and convert it into kilowatts per hour. Skill: Multiplication with decimals to the thousandth place.
Daily use - Students will determine the total hours of use for the holiday lights. Skill: Elapsed time, and multiplication.
Electric bill - Students will determine the total price of turning on the lights. Skill : Order of operations and multiplication
Home Decorating- Students will draw their light display and write up the statistics for their lights.
Writing prompts - 4 prompts to choose from for students to write about their understanding of the different types of lights and the cost for their use.
Writing final draft paper - Color and black and white choices.
Lesson guide - Lesson guides for each part of the project to guide your teaching.