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In this math lesson, learners apply the concepts of ratio and proportion to determine the length of the Statue of Liberty's torch-bearing arm.
Groups of learners are provided with a generic car base and an egg. Their mission: design a device/enclosure to protect the egg on or in the car as it rolls down a ramp with increasing slopes.
In this activity learners create patterns of hair beads.
In this activity, learners get hands-on experience with ratios and scaling while making their own jewelry out of recycled plastic containers.
In this activity, learners build a 1:140 "scale model" of NASA's X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Technology Demonstrator, and investigate how the model dimensions compare to the real vehicle.
In this engineering activity, learners examine bicycle mechanics and gear ratios. Learners determine which gears will help them bike a set course in the shortest amount of time.
In this activity, learners interpret three trackways and use measurements and a formula to infer the relative speed of dinosaurs.
In this activity, learners build a tool called an inclinometer that can find the height of any distant object, from a tree to the North Star.
In this math lesson, learners identify the likelihood of an event by using a walk-on probability scale.
Learners classify a variety of objects by their characteristics. They then design an experiment to determine which objects float or sink in water and add this characteristic to their classification.
In this activity (page 2 of PDF under GPS: Kinetic Sculpture Challenge Activity), learners will predict which objects have to overcome the most static friction to slide down a ramp.
In this activity, learners discover the importance of maps and scale as they work together to create a map of the classroom.
In this activity, learners use a string and pair of scissors to find pi in the world all around them. Take the circumference of a round object with string and cut the string to that length.
In this activity, learners explore the relative size of the Sun and Earth as well as the distance between them.
In this math lesson, learners are introduced to proportional reasoning through modeling, sharing, and questioning techniques.
This is an activity (located on page 3 of PDF under Gecko Feet Activity) about modeling a nanoscale phenomenon (gravity-defying gecko feet) with macroscale objects (shoes).
This is an activity about music, movement, and math. Learners will start a rhythm pattern with 2, 3, or 4 beats. For instance, tap your foot, jump, clap, repeat.
In this math lesson, learners use fruit to learn about proportions and percentages. Learners compare the weights of the edible and non-edible portions of fruit.
Choose a recipe to double (or triple, quadruple, or halve). Show everyone the recipe and engage them in figuring out: How much will we need to increase the recipe to feed everyone?