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Other

Description:

This lesson plan makes real world connections as students explore the ability to estimate the surface area of an oil spill. The lesson provides surface area information about the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and gives students opportunities to estimate small oil spills of their own making. This lesson includes two students activity sheets, one fractional amount overhead sheet, assessment and extension suggestions, and questions for reflection.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Grade 3,NSDL,Grade 4,Area,Addition,Nonstandard shapes,Visual representation,Representation,Mathematics,Social Sciences,Arithmetic,Analyze and persevere,Fractions,Process skills,Number and operations,Upper Elementary,Environmental science,Grade 5,Model with mathematics,Modeling,Real world applications,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-027,Science,Practice Standards,Elementary School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140728160610115T,Reason quantitatively,Estimation,Physics,Systems of measurement,Surface area,Communication,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Geoscience,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Measurement,Writing in mathematics,Education,Nonstandard

Language:

English

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