Number Sense

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This shoe is huge!

Brian and his son were doing some shopping when he found this shoe.  Egad!  Could that be someone's real shoe? In this activity student use a shoe size chart, patterns or linear modelin...

How big is this hornet really?

Egad !!!!   Giant Asian hornets have now migrated to Washington state and British Columbia.  Even though they are sometimes called "murder hornets" their stings aren't fatal.  The...

World record Snickers Bar

In late January, workers at the Mars Wrigley plant in Waco, Texas created this giant Snickers Bar. It won a spot in The Guinness Book of Records as the World's largest Snicker's Bar. Wh...

﻿﻿ As we get ready for next week's holiday, students can study a map of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, describe, measure and hypothesize why this route was chosen and then calculate...

Giant iceberg

Ferryland, Newfoundland. JODY MARTIN / REUTERS Over the past Easter weekend this giant iceberg drifted passed Ferryland, Newfoundland.  Its hard to tell how large it actually is but...

Flag Art

A little ratio art might be a fun way to get ready for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. In this activity (Flags) students measure; create whole number ratios for the official U.S. flag; decide h...

How Many Donuts is That?

Act One:  Take a look at the first picture (Krispy-Kreme-photos). What is the first question that comes to mind? How many donuts is that?  What information would be useful?  ...

Kilauea's lava flow

[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...

How large a TV should I get?

Whether you are in middle school or high school, someday you are going to be moving out and you might need to select the right size HDTV for your living space. I found this guide th...

The growth of Godzilla

Image from Kris Holt: http://www.policymic.com/articles/76357/the-scary-way-godzilla-has-evolved-through-the-years-in-one-chart The new Godzilla movie is out at theaters.  ...