# Tag: 4th

## Will the Barbie movie out-perform Avatar at the box office?

Do you think that Barbie can out-earn Avatar?  Students study the numbers, recognize the need for an inflation adjustment, get to share their observations about the movie and its messages, and draw their own conclusions about how far Barbie will go as a money-maker.

## Monarch’s are flying south again

In mid-August and early September, the Monarch butterflies begin their annual migration south to more moderate climates to hibernate and overwinter. In this activity students read charts, do a little research, and make observations about the decline of Monarchs.

## What do you know about the Hawaiian islands?

Let your students explore Hawaii and better understand its depths, heights, and origins as they compare maps and deduce info from charts.

## Will sending you back to school this year cost a fortune?

In this activity students decide what equipment and supplies are necessary, estimate how much that will all cost, confer with classmates to refine their lists, and then research to find out more accurately how much it will probably cost to send them back to school. This activity could be used for students in upper elementary school all the way to high school. It offers an opportunity for kids to estimate, research, reason, calculate and communicate with each other.

## Women’s World Cup – How many matches are left?

The first round of Group play has finished and now the remaining teams start the second round of play. The teams have already played a lot of matches.  How many? And, how many matches are left?

## It’s opening weekend for Barbie

This activity lets students express their excitement (or lack of) in seeing this new movie, study the data of previously successful movies, and predict whether Barbie will be a financial success.

## Ice Cream Day – July 16th

We have two timely activities … Updated! All the ice cream that you can eat   All the ice cream that you can eat for only 10 cents!  Wow, that’s a great deal!  How great a deal was that? The history…

## What is heat index?

Is some heat more bearable? What is the heat index measure? How does that affect our risks and our tolerance of heat?  How does sweat come into all of this?

## The 4th of July

Flag art, creating a 5-pointed star with one cut, fireworks on your calculator, hot dog eating contest, and a possible new, 52-star flag.

## Father’s Day and Juneteenth

For Father’s Day Thank you Mother and Father for all of those diapers – Students compare the cost of buying disposable versus cloth diapers. They estimate how much they cost their parents in diapers and consider how much they will…

## How many scoops do I need?

In this 3-act activity, students need to invent a different way to measure the powdered chocolate than what the instructions dictate. How many 1/4th teaspoonsfuls of powder = 2 teaspoons? How many 1/8th teaspoons = 2 teaspoons? General rule?

## It’s almost summer now

How much water should you drink? How much pee is in this pool? How has the presence of lyme disease changed? Which is the best drink deal at the fair?

## Mother’s Day ideas (14 activities)

Updated! How much do we spend on Mother’s Day – Use the Mother’s Day event to engage your students in approximating, reasoning, and investigating as students estimate how much is spent in the United States for Mother’s Day. For what…

## The HAT tessellation

An Einstein aperiodic tile has just been discovered.  Find out what that means and why it is significant.  Plus – play with the tiles.  Do you want to tile your shower floor with these?  Could a tile setter pull this off?

## Spring and Easter ideas – 6 activities

Dyeing eggs with food coloring – Students use the chart on the back of a food dye package to compare the strangely different recipes listed for coloring a cake, icing, or dyeing eggs. They look for and create equivalent ratios…