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McDonalds moves towards antibiotic-free chicken

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Math and Food Ratio and Proportion
   Recently McDonald's announced that by 2016 they will use only chicken raised without the antibiotics that are used in human medicine.  McDonald's plans to join Chick-fil-A, Pa...

Do you have text neck?

Algebra Geometry Math and Science Data and probability
What does looking down at your electronic device do to your breathing? To your muscles? To your spine curvature? To your pain?  It can lead to a condition called Text Neck.  To learn more about Text...

Kilauea's lava flow

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[caption id="attachment_15749" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Halema‘uma‘u Lights the Morning Sky - Photo taken from the overlook by the Volcano House on January 30, 2014 - NPS photo[/caption] Th...

Ebola updated

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Social Studies Data and probability
   Ebola has continued to gain strength and devastate regions of West Africa.  WHO (World Health Organization) updates their data frequently and the progress and lack of control of...

Saffron and paella

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Food
In order to cook Paella (a delicious Spanish rice dish) I needed to buy Saffron spice.  It was hugely expensive.  So, I've decided to start a business of growing saffron and becoming immen...

Cost of light bulbs - updated!

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Social Studies Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
There's a lot of misinformation out there about the cost to consumers of CFL and LED bulbs and the savings in energy and money that could be realized. Let your students "do the math" and realiz...

The Blue Marble

Geometry Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, is Earth Day. Use this activity to demonstrate the various mappings of our 3-d Earth to a 2-d piece of paper. Students compare maps with this famous photo and check to...

Shamrock Shake

Number Sense Math and Science Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events
For Saint Patrick's Day add a little nutrition math to your celebration.  In this post we look at calories, carbohydrates, sugars, fats, and proteins to decide what would be left for our day's ...

California wildfire

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science
Wildfires are burning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park.  In this activity we ask students to examine various maps of this California region, calculate distances us...

Bits, bytes, and nibbles

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Ratio and Proportion
Clicking on the image will show it larger. I'm not very good at understanding how large my device capacities are and how big the files that I want to download are in comparison.  I decid...
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