Mass Activity for Middle School: Pennies

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Mike in the Middle School
Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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In 1984 the U.S. reduced the amount of copper in pennies because it cost more to make than they were worth. This provides a great student exploration with pennies and a balance. Note: You will need to collect some pre 1984 pennies for kids prior to the lab. This lab can be used in a variety of contexts, face to face or online with our added video resources.

Included in this lesson

  • Editable Spreadsheet with graphing instructions
  • Student printable worksheet
  • Video lab for data collection at home
  • Teacher help notes and videos.

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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).


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