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Learners assess an applet on the internet to measure the slope of a line. They follow a precise set of instructions to complete their task involving a set of coordinate axes and a graph. A variety of questions are asked at the end of the lesson to be answered by each student.
Students experience a treasure map on their search of a treasure chest. They follow the path that leads them to the treasure. A robot is utilized to help them in their treasure hunt and to recover their treasure. Each group searches for the same treasure; yet, only one group will find it first.
Middle schoolers direct robots to mimic an investigation in the book Moving Straight Ahead in order to write an algebraic equation. Mindstorms LEGO Kits are incorporated within this lesson. They write an equation showing the relationship between the time and distance from the starting time.
High schoolers work with motion-detector probes to graph their body movements. They work in groups and use the motion-detector to show the relationship of movement to their body parts and complete a worksheet. After graphing their movements they discuss their results as a class.
Young scholars comprehend that light is a form of energy and therefore is measurable and changeable to other forms of energy. They are shown that different colors reflect different amounts of energy that can be measured. Students determine the electromagnetic spectrum quantitatively. They complete data analysis using a data table and line graph.
High schoolers use the parts of the robotics provided, assemble the robots in order to achieve the longest distance when is let freely at the top of the ramp with a given angle. They change the angle to collect the data and make the graph "distance Vs angle." Students change the mass of the robot and collect data to graph "distance Vs mas."
Although it was written to use in a science class, this measurement instructional activity is adaptable to Common Core standards in math for measurement and data. Youngsters are introduced to two types of measurement systems. They use both the English and metric systems for measuring volumes of water, and then perform mathematical conversions.
Explore geometry with your young mathematicians! First, have them color in different two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Then take them on a walk around the classroom. Can they identify different shapes using the target vocabulary? Now take them outside, where this gets a little harder. Can they still identify these target shapes? You will have to create a shape worksheet of your own.