Penny Wars

Act One: Check out all of the pennies! What questions come to mind?

If you want the most money, which container should you pick?

What information do you need to answer this question?  What assumptions must you make to solve this problem?

Curiosity landed on Mars


Keep your students up on what's happening in space while analyzing Curiosity's speed, the speed of a radio transmission from Mars, and the deceleration involved in a "sky crane" landing.

Olympic schedule

I found this graphic online that should help me figure out when to try to watch an Olympic event on any day.  The chart seems a little confusing.  Can your students help me figure it out?

Legos

Act One:

The world record for the tallest structure made of Legos was set in Seoul, South Korea.  Check out the pictures and video below:


How much do you estimate that it costs for only the materials, to build this tower?