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| Issue 50

Grow your own statistical data

Would your students prefer to grow edible crops or wrangle with statistics? Here’s a way to combine these activities in a real-world application of statistical analysis.

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Mathematics
   

| Issue 43

Saving the Earth Hollywood-style

Challenge your students to save the Earth from an asteroid collision, using calculations based on the Hollywood sci-fi fantasy film Armageddon.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy / space
   

| Issue 40

Disease dynamics: understanding the spread of diseases

Get to grips with the spread of infectious diseases with these classroom activities highlighting real-life applications of school mathematics.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Biology, Health, Mathematics
         

| Issue 40

Finding the scale of space

How do astronomers measure distances to the stars? Using a digital camera to record parallax shift is an accurate and authentic method that can be used in a classroom.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy / space
     

| Issue 39

Parallax: reaching the stars with geometry

How far away are the stars? Explore in your classroom how astronomers measure distances in space.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Mathematics, Astronomy / space
       

| Issue 37

Measuring the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption

Using effervescent heartburn tablets, model the action of volcanoes to measure the intensity of the explosions and create your own measurement scale.

Ages: <11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Earth science, Mathematics, General science
   

| Issue 36

Smart measurements of the heavens

Get your students to use their smartphones for some hands-on astronomy.

Ages: 14-16, 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Earth science, Mathematics, Astronomy / space
           

| issue 35

Sunspots on a rotating Sun

Explore simple harmonic motion with real astronomical images.

Ages: 16-19;
Topics: Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy / space
     

| issue 35

Geometry can take you to the Moon

Measure the distance from Earth to the Moon using high-school geometry and an international network of schools and observatories. 

Ages: 14-16;
Topics: Physics, Astronomy / space, Mathematics