A Penny Saved is a Penny Heard
In this pennies worksheet, students compare pennies collected to determine the change in sounds of a penny starting from the 1960s. Students record their data in a chart.
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Fighting Corrosion to Save an Ancient Greek Bronze
Study corrosion on bronze statues with a hands-on lesson. As pupils place a penny in water with salt, they observe the changes in the penny throughout a period of a week. They then analyze the pre-conservation and the post-conservation...
3rd - 8th Science
Penny Perfect Properties (Solid-Liquid Interations)
I can get more water to stay on a penny than you can! Collaborative pairs determine the volume of liquids that can be contained on the surface of copper pennies and plastic coins. The pairs analyze their results using graphs and go on to...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Electroplating: When Is a Penny Worth Less Than One Cent?
Did you know that pennies were the very first coins minted in the United States? A demonstration starts the lesson proving the different material composition of pennies from different years. Then scholars complete an experiment to...
7th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
Pachyderms, Pennies, and Pasta
Hook scholars with the story of P.T. Barnum's 19th-century elephant march across the Brooklyn Bridge to test its safety (could there be another purpose to his famous parade?). For younger pupils, read April Jones' book 21 Elephants and...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts