# Tag: 7.G

## Thanksgiving, football, shopping and giving

Thirteen provocative activities for this holiday season of Thanksgiving, football, and shopping.

## What is a quantum dot?

Students learn about nanotechnology and why it works by looking closely at surface area and its comparison to volume. Hopefully they will begin to understand the incredible possibilities of this science.

## Heating with wood – What’s a cord?

Students get a visual and geometric understanding of the measurements and shapes of a cord of wood while using the relative size of a ruler in various images.

## Indigenous Peoples or Columbus Day

Two activities – Students calculate how large Columbus must have thought the circumference of the Earth was if he reached the East India when he landed in the Bahamas + history of who lived there. In the second activity, students use latitude and longitude to analyze the distances Columbus’s trip involved.

## Lego Fireman +

Students use our lego measurements to underestimate and over estimate this giant firefighter’s construction time and LEGO block quantity. Then students average their class estimates and compare to the real time and and quantity.

## 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?

## This shoe is huge!

In this activity student need to use a shoe size chart, patterns or linear modeling to try to figure out what size this shoe must be.  Then they try to estimate how tall this person must have been.

## How many times bigger?

Listen to students initial thoughts as they wrestle through what “bigger” means … length? height? wheel-base? volume? Come up with guesses that are too high and too low. Show that the average of guesses is pretty close to actual.

## 200 people

Let your students ponder this gif in full screen and then let them share what they notice and why this gif might have been created.

## 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?

## Earth Day actions for our planet

We have 16 activities that you could use for Earth Day! Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day. Help your students become activists for our planet? We have 16 activities that support recycling, conserving resources, awareness of climate change and protecting our planet.…

## Pi Day 2023 – 3/14

We have 9 great activities for Pi Day!

## Two 12s or one 18?

Which should we order and why? Two 12-inch pizzas or one 18-inch pizza?  Which will give you more pizza? More crust? Which is the better deal?

## Square or Round – which pizza should I buy?

Warm up for π day with this updated activity!
If that slice from Sbarro is from an 18-inch pizza cut into eight pieces, which deal is better when comparing area of pizza and cost?  How does the area of a square pizza compare to the area of a circular pizza?

## 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.  …