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?
The 8th billion baby
How fast is the World’s population growing? Will the world’s population size increase indefinitely? Are all countries’ populations increasing at the same rate? What are some of the factors affecting this growth?
Effects of new MLB rules
Students use our recent data to graph, analyze and hypothesize about the affect of the new MLB rule changes.
Tax time, Patriots Day, Boston Marathon
The middle of April is a busy and interesting time. We have 6 timely activities to try in your classes.
March Equinox – big deal? … and 5 more Spring activities
Brand new! What’s with the March Equinox? Does it really affect our lives? Is it just some astronomical occurrence? Students calculate the daylight hours at the March Equinox by time between longest and shortest days. They examine the progression of…
MLK and efforts towards racial justice
Timelines for the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. – Students create one of two timelines about Martin Luther King Jr’s life or the efforts in America to create a more fair racial balance in the U.S. …
Lots of Cranberries
In this activity, students learn about how cranberries are grown and harvested; estimate their size and quantities; and see what they can deduce from published statistics.
Total lunar eclipse
On the morning of November 8, 2022, many of us will be able to see the last full lunar eclipse until March 2025. Luckily, many of us will be able to see the eclipse pretty close to when we would…
Willy Makeit or Betty Wont
Finally! I see a bathroom sign! Wait … it is in kilometers? How far is that? Should I run?
How much pee is in this pool?
A Canadian chemist, Xing-Fang Li, has found a marker for urine that chlorine doesn’t disguise. In this activity, students calculate volume of several pools, change that cubic foot volume to gallons of pool water, and try to approximate how much urine is in each pool.
Sunday, July 17th, is National Ice Cream Day
In this activity, we’ve created two small tasks to challenge your students. If you know how much ice cream is eaten every year, how much is the “average” American eating? And, what will it cost me to make my own…
Father’s Day, Juneteenth, and The Longest Day (summer solstice)
We have two Father’s Day activities, a Juneteenth activity, and a revised (and shortened) Longest Day/Summer Solstice activity.
How old are you?
We usually give our ages in years, but that isn’t very precise is it? In this activity students find their age in days, hours and minutes. First students take two minutes to estimate their age in days, hours and minutes.…
The Winter Olympics begins this week in Beijing.
Wikipedia had this schedule of events. We think that there is a lot of information missing and apparent in this graphic. What can you tell and what would you like to know?
2 New Macy’s Parade balloons
Students figure out the dimensions of these two new balloons using Macy’s hints and judging from the handlers’ sizes.