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Mix It Up—Making Sense of Percent Concentrations
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Concentrate on the beads as they mix. Groups physically create mixtures using scoops of colored beads. Using the manipulatives, team members get an understanding of how to determine the percentage of a mixture. They take their verbal...
Can You Solve the Egg Drop Riddle?
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
100 floors, 100 Faberge eggs, one thief, and one escape vehicle. Young logicians put together what they know to determine how a thief can safely drop a fragile Faberge egg out a window of the city museum into her waiting truck and escape.
Significant Figures | Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Sig Figs
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Selecting the proper measurement requires thought; for example, an odometer shouldn't be used to measure millimeters due to a lack of preciseness. An informative video from a Socratica playlist explains the importance of significant...
Creating a Water Tank—Part II: Selling the Tank
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Convince the city council to use water tanks. Scholars use their water tank designs from a previous activity to calculate costs. They then create videos and web pages highlighting their designs and write up a presentation for the city...