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Curiosity landed on Mars

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science
Keep your students up on what's happening in space while analyzing Curiosity the Mars Rover's speed, the speed of a radio transmission from Mars, and the deceleration involved in a "sky crane" lan...

What time is it in Cambodia?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science
I need help!  My daughter is traveling in Cambodia and we are supposed to Skype just before her dinner time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  What time is that here in Boston?Let you students ...

It sure is cold out ... or is it?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Data and probability
Students ponder the relationship between place latitudes and average January temperatures while they try to discover a correlation. Is this a linear or near linear relationship? … averaging, mis...

Launch of the next ISS crew

Number Sense Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
If all goes well, the next crew of the International Space Station (the ISS) will launch on Sunday, Novemeber 13, 2011 from the  Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Keep your student ...

Parabolic Pee

Algebra Math and Science
Mr. Mark's new little baby can make some amazingly tall streams.   Give your class a little chuckle as you introduce them to parabolic motion with this very short analysis of Mr. Mark's baby's...

Why Does it Stay in Orbit?

Algebra Geometry Math and Science
On Monday, the space shuttle Endeavor launched for the last time. The six astronauts on board docked this morning at the International Space Station to join the 6 astronauts and cosmonauts who l...

Radiation amounts

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science
This investigation will help you and your students to better understand the magnitude of normal, background radiation and the more serious radiation exposure that comes from nuclear accidents.  ...

Cholera in Haiti

Math and Science Math and Social Studies
On January 12th of 2010, there was a tremendous, 7.0 magnitude, earthquake in Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed or injured and a million people became homeless. Then on November 5th...

Benoît Mandelbrot

Algebra Geometry Math and Science Math and Art
In October, 2010, Benoît Mandelbrot died in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To honor his life and work in fractals and natural recurrence, we've created an investigation that teaches students a little a...

Oil Spill Tragedy

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Social Studies
As of May 28th, 2010  it is believed that the early estimate of 210,000 gallons of oil (around 5000 barrels) per day of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico was much too low. The flow rate was r...
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