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#### Algebra: Aw Chute!

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners determine and compare the rate of descent of various learner-constructed parachutes. Learners construct parachutes that will have maximum hang times. Learners then...

#### Measurement: Million Dollar Giveaway

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners apply measurement skills to determine, in dollar bills, the capacity of a suitcase. In a fictional scenario, the prize for winning a radio contest will provide the...

#### Number Systems and Number Theory: Factor Game

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners play a game to identify the properties of prime, composite, abundant, deficient and perfect numbers. Learners use a game board comprised of the numbers from 1 to 30...

#### Measurement: How Many Noses Are in Your Arm?

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners apply the concepts of ratio and proportion to determine the length of the Statue of Liberty's torch-bearing arm. Learners use chart paper, string, and rulers to...

#### Statistics: Wet Heads

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners learn how to construct stem and leaf plots. Learners first estimate the number of drops of water that will fit on the head of a penny. Learners write their guesses on...

#### The Missing Link

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this activity, learners collect, analyze, and interpret information about objects in order to classify them into a cladogram. Use this activity to talk about how scientists classify things.

#### How Do We Convert Mechanical Energy into Electrical Energy?

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this activity, learners use a compass, powerful magnet, and copper magnet wire to build a special generator known as a dynamo. Learners observe what happens to the compass needle when the magnet...

#### Probability: Rock Around The Clock

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners apply the Monte Carlo method of simulation to determine a reasonable estimate. Learners are introduced to the problem of determining a reasonable number of packs of...

#### Patterns and Functions: Fill 'er Up

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners predict, interpret, and sketch graphs of functions related to the shapes of bottles. A measure of water is poured into a container. Learners graph this as an ordered...

#### Computation and Estimation: Roll Out The Barrel

PBSAdd to list DetailsIn this math lesson, learners apply mathematical modeling to solve a real-world storage problem, in which a manufacturing company is given two options for storing oil barrels. These options include...