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Making Models of the Solar System
Students make several models of the solar system to learn the positions of the planets in the solar system as well as relative distances and sizes. Creation of these models will help them identify the planets by size, shape, color, features, and position in the solar system.
1st - 5th Math 56 Views 282 Downloads
Earth, Earth’s Moon, Mars Balloons
Very specific diameters are given for blowing up three different balloons to represent, in scale, the moon, Earth, and Mars. In groups of three, amateur astronomers explore scale measurements and distance in space.
K - 8th Science 12 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Great Circle Lesson
Guide your class in this computer-based activity to explore Earth's spherical geometry and the concept of the Great Circle. Map projections and relative distances between places on Earth's surface are used to facilitate spatial and aspatial queries.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 13 Views 36 Downloads
Interpreting Distance–Time Graphs
Pre-algebra protégés critique a graph depicting Tom's trip to the bus stop. They work together to match descriptive cards to distance-time graph cards and data table cards, all of which are provided for you so you can make copies for your class.
7th - 9th Math 19 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Connecting Algebra and Geometry Through Coordinates
This unit on connecting algebra and geometry covers a number of topics including worksheets on the distance formula, finding the perimeter and area of polynomials, the slope formula, parallel and perpendicular lines, parallelograms, classifying triangles, exterior angle theorem, circles, inductive and deductive reasoning, and conditional statements.
9th - 10th Math 20 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Proving Slope Criteria for Parallel & Perpendicular Lines
This lesson launches with learners graphing the fourth vertex of a given rectangle, and finding the length and slope of one of its sides; and ends with learners writing a summary sheet for parallel and perpendicular lines. In between, collaborative groups rotate through four stations containing investigations using patty paper, graph paper, similar right triangles, distance formula, calculators, and geometers’ sketch pad.
7th - 11th Math 15 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Beginning Rates of Change
Giddayup! How can we represent how far a horse can trot within a certain amount of time? Show it on a graph! After examining this example, math classes crate their own "stories" for different tables of time and distance data, and then address several more word problems in which rates are represented by data in tables and on graphs.
7th - 9th Math 10 Views 336 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Is Time Travel Possible?
What flies faster than the speed of light? A time traveler! This video explains the time-speed-distance relationship, time dilation, and the theoretical possibilities of time travel in a way that is super engaging. Along with the video, find multiple choice and discussion questions.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 29 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Distances Between Houses
This resource sneaks in the math so your learners will be adding and subtracting positive and negatives on a number line while thinking they are mapping out houses. The activity starts by putting houses the appropriate distance away from the school that sits in the middle of the street.
6th - 8th Math 19 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Stellar Distance Using Parallax
As a follow up to the Kahn Academy video on parallax, this video focuses on parallax as it relates to astronomical distance. Sal uses cardinal directions and the seasons to orient students in the proverbial night sky. After providing a context he connects parallax to the trigonometric equations necessary to determine a stellar distance.
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Scale Model of the Solar System
Young scientists gain a better understanding of space, the solar system and its vastness by creating a scale model. Students first need to calculate the distance between each of the nine planets according to the size of their scale. This can be done using calculators and a conversion chart, however a conversion chart is not included in this resource.
6th Science 12 Views 92 Downloads
Have learners graph complex numbers to gain a visual and mathematical understanding of the distance and the midpoint between two complex numbers. This lesson is short, but to the point, and addresses an important complex number concept. It also contains useful information to help guide your pupils' understanding.
10th - 12th Math 5 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Our Solar System - Comparing Planetary Travel Distances
NASA presents a mini-unit on distances in our solar system. It incorporates scientific concepts of gravity, mass, density, and payload while your aspiring astronauts also employ mathematics skills. They calculate speed, they determine ratios and proportions, and they compare fractions, decimals, and percentages.
7th - 8th Math 15 Views 159 Downloads
Dependence of Light Intensity on Distance
Hopefully you have a sensor interface for your physics class to use with graphing calculators when collecting data with a light sensor. If so, read on. Use this resource for learners to predict and then test whether or not the intensity of light is directly related to the distance from the point light source.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Exploring the Distance Formula with the TI- Navigator
Students explore the distance formula. In this geometry lesson, students investigate the relationship between movement on the coordinate lane and cardinal directions. Students explore the distance formula in terms of the Pythagorean Theorem and rise and run.
9th - 12th Math 6 Views 25 Downloads
Lesson Plan - Distance in the Coordinate Plane
Learners explore the distance formula. They use Cabri, Jr. to explore distances in a coordinate plane. The lessons requires pupils to calculate distance with both the distance formula and the Pythagorean Theorem in order to discover the relationship between the two.
8th - 10th Math 22 Views 178 Downloads
Lesson 22- Related Rates
Directions are written to solve a related rate problem step by step. There are five example problems to practice solving for related rates. Use of the Chain Rule and/or implicit differentiation is one of the key steps to solving these word problems.
11th - 12th Math 8 Views 34 Downloads
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, A Novel Study
"There is something irresistible about popcorn" and about activities designed to accompany the reading of a really good book. The nine activities in this packet support the reading of Elizabeth George Speare's Newbery Award winning novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.
7th - 8th Language Arts 107 Views 62 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Measuring with Our Foot: Lesson 2 of 7
Mini mathematicians measure the same distances as in a previous instructional activity using an outline cutout of their foot. This enables pupils to practice using nonstandard units and to compare the measurement totals using their feet and the teacher's foot.
Pre-K - 2nd Math 30 Views 90 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable