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Pocket Solar System
The scale of the solar system is difficult to grasp without some sort of concrete visual; with some register tape and different-sized stickers, teach astronomers of any age just how spread out our solar system really is. Try to use stickers (or have kids draw planets) that are somewhat to scale regarding the relative size of the planets to help with the overall understanding of the concepts.
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
High schoolers interpret the slope and y-intercept of the least squares regression line of the real-life data represented by number of hours traveled vs. distance traveled. This fine plan includes an interactive website where learners can practice problems, a worksheet that is used for a statistical analysis of classroom data, and excellent closing activities.
9th - 12th Math
Subjunctive in Relative Clauses
Reference guides provide information quickly and easily, so as you begin your unit on the subjunctive, distribute this guide to your learners. The first half provides examples and explanations for using the subjunctive in relative clauses. There's a practice opportunity located at the bottom of the page that has learners circle the correct form of the verb for eight sentences.
9th - 11th Languages
What Orbital Dynamic Variables Are Responsible For Earth's Weather?
Young scholars construct an Earth/Sun model of planet revolution that incorporates the orbital geometry concepts. They record Earth/Sun relative distance and Sun nadir observations acquired from model simulation of Earth's relative position and geometry at each solstice and equinox.
6th - 8th Science
Cepheid Variables 1
Sal provides a brief history of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who first discovered super massive stars called Cepheids. He explains what she found, what she observed, and how she was able to apply her observation of relative luminosity of Cepheids to determine distances in space.
9 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science
Sal defines and explains the premise of Hubble's Law and then uses trigonometry to show the relationship between velocity and distance. He explains that as the universe expands, objects get farther away from each other; as objects move away from each other, the relative velocity increases proportionally to the relative distance.
11 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science
Speeding Along in Motion
Your class will love this outdoor instructional activity! Learners participate in activities to calculate speed and motion using bicycles and skateboards. They determine the average speed among class members for the distance traveled and share their results.
5th - 6th Science
Parallax in Observing Stars
Parallax is the apparent change of an object determined by the line of sight. Sal defines the concept of parallax and applies it to how we determine the relative distance between us and near-by stars. He draws a diagram to illustrate what relative distance means in relation to the Stars, Earth, Sun, rotation, and orbital ellipse.
7 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science
Subtract Integers Using Distance on a Number Line
A hard concept to teach is why a double negative becomes a positive. The number line in this video demonstrates how the minus sign relates to the distance between two numbers. Show your learners how subtracting a negative number means to find the distance between those two numbers which adds them together.
4 mins 5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Learn how to explore the concept of linear functions. In this linear functions lesson, students collect linear data from a motion detector. Students walk to create a linear function. Students plot the points on a graph and determine a linear function to represent the data.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Surveying the Ancient World
Astrolabes have been used by explorers and astronomers throughout the ages. But how exactly do they work and what can a young mathematician do with one today? Students will build a simple version of this tool and then using the altitude, measure the height of various objects.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed