Students will use real archaeological data to create a scale model of Tikal Temple 1, a Mayan pyramid, using sugar cubes. Students will then set up and conduct a
scientific experiment using their sugar cube models to investigate the process of
erosion and its effects on archaeological sites.
This lesson is part of the Athabasca University Astronomy 230: Northern Lights, Northern Skies course. In this lesson, you will learn how to identify what causes days and years, how to describe the structure and reasons for time zones, and how to describe what causes the seasons.
The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), Nortel LearniT and Nintendo of America have teamed to develop Master the Science, an interactive, Internet-accessed learning inquiry including the familiar Pokémon characters to engage students in a program that incorporates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themes into activity units for elementary and middle school students. This teaming of three nationally-recognized, award-winning educational materials developers empowers teachers and students with easily accessible standards-based tools.
The learning games allow students to “Master the Science…Master The Game” by joining with Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl and other characters in exploring the dimensions of time and space. The collaboration provides an opportunity for children to learn 21st century science using 21st century tools with characters they know. Capturing learners' imaginations via recognizable characters and symbols is just one ingredient in generating effective, engaged learning.
In the Pre-Algebra Concepts lesson of NROC's Elementary Algebra, Chapter 1, Basic Principles, students will be able to review reading materials and example problems that will prepare them for the Elementary Algebra course. These materials outline pre-algebra concepts such as: Part I Sets of Real Numbers
Part II Operations with Fractions
Part III Operations with Decimals
Part IV Operations with Integers Also included in the Pre-Algebra Concepts lesson is a Glossary for students to return to as they move through each Elementary Algebra lesson.
Upon completion of Lesson 1 of NROC's Elementary Algebra Course, students should be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of properties and terminology when working with the real number system by developing the real number system using sets.
Use precise mathematical language as it applies to real numbers.
Use precise mathematical language as it applies to results of computations including sum, difference, product, and quotient.
Use precise mathematical language as it applies to operations indicated by mathematical symbolism including grouping symbols, exponents, radicals, rationals, and inequalities.
Translate verbal expressions to algebraic expressions.
Apply the order of operations agreement to simplify algebraic expressions.
Students view a row of space-related objects and must choose the one that comes next in the sequence.
Standard: NCTM -- Recognize, describe and extend patterns, such as sequences of sounds and shapes or simple numeric patterns, and translate from one representation to another.
The Think-Aloud helps students formulate questions before, during, and after reading the novel. It also can help them make predictions about what will happen and when, based on what they learn in a selected reading passage. The Reading Selection for this passage is the final two pages of Chapter 3.
Students will: Understand important economic factors that indicate whether the U.S. economy is experiencing an recession. Analyze historical charts that plot economic recessions for the past 50 years. Compare and contrast past recessions with the current recession. Plot the numbers for key economic indicators during the current recession. Using the economic indicators to theorize about the state of the economy in the current recession. Compare their theories on the state of the economy with economic experts.