Scale Models to Planet Size
Learners consider the comparative sizes of the planets in the solar system. In this scale instructional activity, students select balls of different sizes to represent the planets in the solar system.
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The Road to Proportional Reasoning
Just how big would it really be? Young mathematicians determine if different toys are proportional and if their scale is accurate. They solve problems relating scale along with volume and surface area using manipulatives. The last day of...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Solar System Model Project
Challenge young astronomers to demonstrate their knowledge of the solar system with this fun open-ended science project. Provided with a short list of requirements, students are given the freedom to use their creativity and whatever...
6 mins 3rd - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Use Area Models to Generate Equivalent Fractions
When using visual models, it can be difficult for learners to realize that the shape of the pieces doesn't affect the fraction they represent. The third video of this series explains that as long as the whole amount is cut into...
4 mins 2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
An Inflated Impression of Mars
Help your class understand the magnitude of the distance between Earth and Mars with an activity that asks small groups to use balloons to create scale models of the Earth, Moon, and Mars. Class members figure out the distances between...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed