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What is a quantum dot?

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 In this activity, students work through the nomenclature to understand the possibilities of nano science and quantum dots.  Questions that are answered; How many nanometers are in a millime...

Huge Alaskan Vegetables

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The annual Alaskan State Fair has just been completed. As usual, there were some amazingly big vegetables that won the agriculture prizes. Evidently, even though the growing season in Alaska is s...

Little Amal walks across the United States

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With our world in so much turmoil and refugees trying to survive hardships by traveling away from their homes, the story of Little Amal is powerful, timely, and touching. Of course there is a lot...

Will I have enough stuff?

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Thursday, Aug 10th, is National S'mores Day! In my pantry I have one new box of Graham crackers, one bag of 6 full-sized Hershey bars, and one bag of marshmallows. Friends are meeting me at the b...

This shoe is huge!

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Brian and his son were doing some shopping when he found this shoe.  Egad!  Could that be someone's real shoe? In this activity student use a shoe size chart, patterns or linear modelin...

Lionel Messi, soccer star and influencer

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Lionel Messi is possibly the best soccer player in the world. How much influence does he have? Messi just shared an Apple TV link on his Instagram account.  The link takes you to Apple T...

200 people

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Show your students the video and have a discussion! What do you notice?Why did someone create this GIF?What's the point? For Adventurer members we have our solutions.

Doubling your money

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My friend and I were arguing about how long it would take me to double my investment amounts.  How will your students figure this out?  Are there any tricks?  Explore investing ...

Giant beach towel

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Beaches are starting to open again. Bring summertime smiles and hopes to your class with this activity.  Towel project by Misael Soto. Act One: Check out this beach towel!  Wh...

New bust of King Charles ... in chocolate

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Saturday, May 6th 2023 will be King Charles' coronation. It's been a long time since a new monarch was crowned in the United Kingdom. The artists at the Mars Wrigley company made the most beau...
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