Today, Wednesday, January 4th, 2023, Earth will be as close as it gets to the Sun during its orbit. Shouldn’t that make this the warmest time of the year? In this activity students become familiar with the terms perihelion and aphelion as they calculate…
Mallie’s latest Big Burger
Students learn about the initial weight of the giant meat patty and calculate the final weight of the patty after it is cooked. They decide what percent lean this meat must have been and consider how long it would take their family to eat the entire world-record burger.
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.
Father’s Day blueberry surprise
Sunday is Father’s Day and there is still time to have a tiny fraction review in the guise of celebrating Father’s Day. This is a short activity that asks students to change the amounts in a blueberry muffin recipe to…
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.