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Rock Density Lab

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    1. Students will apply the knowledge they should have gained from the Phet Density Lab in order to calculate the density of individual rocks.

  1. Time: 55 minutes

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Phet Density and Buoyancy Lab

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    1. In this computer model lab, students will discover how volume, density, mass, and displacement relate to each other.

  • Time:  55 minutes

  • Whole Class instruction:

    1. Students will partner up.

    2. I will pass out the Phet Density lab sheet.

    3. They will grab a computer and go to the Phet lab.

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Mr. Edmond sing a good song about the difference between Mass and Weight.  He actually has a nice voice.  He holds up signs so that you can karaoke along with him.  I think I am going to try and karaoke with a couple of students about the mass and weight.  Should be fun.

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Use this website to find engaging math problems broaden students Depth of Knowledge in the math curriculum.  This website contains hundreds of math problems for K-12 students to solve.  The problems are engaging and help students understand situations in which mathematical concepts are taught.

Here is just a partial list of PDF topics that are covered in just the 1st Grade.

Problems of the Month Website
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Do you ever have those students who procratinate getting their science project turned in?  Well here is a relevant comic about an alien that needs a human for its science project, but procrastinated its deadline.  Might be a fun comic to show during your science fair time.  You can find more comics at Speedbump.com

Alien Science Project
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This math comic depicts a librarian finding school math books filed under the "Horror" section of the library.  

Math in the Horror Sectio
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Here is a great image from the Awkwardyeti that depicts a funny possible reason for the dinosaur extinction.  The image depicts two T-rexes that have arms too small to pass the food at the dinner table.

Dinosaur Extinction comic
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This is a great activity/demonstration that middle school math teachers could use to demonstrate the commutative property using skittles.  You can either demonstrate the concept in front of the class, or you can give yours students a chance to demonstrate it to the class using different configurations of individual and bags of skittles.  They can also see how combining like terms actually works.

Commutative Property of Addition using Skittles
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This TEDEd video discusses five parasites and how they affect the hosts brain.  The parasites it discusses are the Gordian Worm, Rabies Virus, Ophio-Cordyceps, Plasmodium, and Toxoplasma.  Each one of the parasites has a unique way of getting the host to help it reproduce.

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This SciShow video discusses what Demodex mites are, how we get them on our skin and why they would choose our faces to live.  This video teaches that students are never alone.  Millions of creatures depend on them for survival.

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