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TeacherSource . Math . The Capacity of the Planets | PBS

TeacherSource . Math . The Capacity of the Planets | PBS | Math and Science Activities for the reading classroom | Scoop.it
Theme-based units for K-12 math teachers, including classroom activities and career connections showing how math is used in everyday life.
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Strategy: Use with 7th Grade unit on Venus as a precursor to develop background knowledge for the story "All Summer In A Day".

Team teach with Science or Math teacher

OK PASS Standards:  Setting

                                    Informational Text

                                    Compare and Contrast

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Mercury and Venus - Lesson - www.TeachEngineering.org

Mercury and Venus - Lesson - www.TeachEngineering.org | Math and Science Activities for the reading classroom | Scoop.it
Students explore Mercury and Venus, the first and second planets nearest the Sun. They learn about the planets' characteristics, including their differences from Earth. Students also learn how engineers are involved in the study of planets by designing equipment and spacecraft to go where it is too dangerous for humans.
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Strategy:  Use with 6th Grade Venus unit as a precursor to develop background knowledge for "All Summer In A Day" text.

Students can further explore the differences between Venus and Earth.

OK PASS Standards:  Setting

                                    Informational Text

                                    Making Inferences

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Venus Is Hot, Hot, Hot!

Venus Is Hot, Hot, Hot! | Math and Science Activities for the reading classroom | Scoop.it

Non-fiction, leveled, science reading material.

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Strategy:  Use as non-fiction, leveled text to introduce vocabulary in the 6th grade unit on Venus.

OK PASS Standards:  Vocabulary

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Classroom Activities: It's a Radical, Rational Universe! - Texas Instruments - US

Classroom Activities: It's a Radical, Rational Universe! - Texas Instruments - US | Math and Science Activities for the reading classroom | Scoop.it
Students explore values and optimization of rational and radical functions in real contexts by graphing and using spreadsheets.
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Strategy:  Use with 6th and 7th Grade Venus and Mars Unit.  

Students can use this process to look at the difference between gravity on earth and other planets.

OK PASS Standard:  Setting

 

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Classroom Activities: An Olympic Plot - Texas Instruments - US

In this activity, students find lines of best fit to model Olympic data.
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Strategy:  Use during an Olympic Games year.  Include with non-fiction text on a favored USA Olympic Athlete.  

OK PASS Standard:  Informative Writing

                                 Using Graphics

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Venus Transit 2012: Incredible Images Caught on NASA Satellite

Solar Dynamics Observatory shoots as planet crosses face of the sun.
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Strategy:  Use in Venus unit with 6th Grade.  Use with fiction text by Ray Bradbury "All Summer In a Day".  Incorporating Visual Literacy.

OK PASS Standard:  Setting

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Astronomy worksheets and printables

Astronomy worksheets and printables | Math and Science Activities for the reading classroom | Scoop.it
Astronomy activity and printable pages: From planets to the formation of stars. Let student explore the solar system and our universe , the history of Astronomy and space exploration.
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Strategy:  Use with 6th and 7th Grade Venus and Mars unit.

Graphic organizers to help students compare and contrast features of planets.

OK PASS Standards:  Compare and Contrast

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A Scale for the Solar System : nrich.maths.org

A Scale for the Solar System : nrich.maths.org | Math and Science Activities for the reading classroom | Scoop.it
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Strategy:  Use with 6th Grade Venus Unit when discussing the setting of the story "All Summer In A Day".

Compare the distance from the sun of the planets Venus and Earth.

OK PASS Standards:  Informational Text

                                   Setting

                                   Making Inferences

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NASA - Mars Math Educator Guide

NASA - Mars Math Educator Guide | Math and Science Activities for the reading classroom | Scoop.it
This collection of 24 activities integrates mathematics and science concepts in relation to the Red Planet.
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Strategy:  Use with 7th Grade in unit on Mars with fiction story "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed"

Students will look at features of Mars surface, atmosphere and temperature.

OK PASS Standards:  Informational Text

                                   Background Information

                                   Setting

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Classroom Activities: NCTE: Acrostic Contest - Texas Instruments - US

After sharing an example of acrostic poetry, the teacher divides the students into groups. Students, competing in groups to win the Speed Prize and Audience Prize, will write acrostic poems that creatively employ knowledge of a given topic.
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Strategy:  Use with 6th and 7th Grade Poetry unit or could use as a learning outcome on a specific unit topic.

OK PASS Standard:  Theme in Poetry

                                  Writing for different purposes

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NASA - Space Math I Educator Guide

NASA - Space Math I Educator Guide | Math and Science Activities for the reading classroom | Scoop.it
This collection of mathematics and reading activities explores the sun-Earth system.
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Strategy:  Use in Venus Unit with 6th grade "All Summer In a Day" or Mars Unit with 7th Grade "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed".

OK PASS Standard:  Setting

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