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Mind Over Money
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INVESTIGATE THE ECONOMY
Economics is the study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services—in business, finance, government, education, health, politics, and beyond. Help your students learn more about the economy as it relates to science, mathematics, currency, the stock market, population trends, the energy crisis, and more.
Mind Over Money (Video)
Hear what rational economists and behavioral economists have to say about the New York Stock Exchange, the 2005 housing crisis, the Great Depression, and financial bubbles. (Chapters 4 and 5, approx. 16 min.)


Trillion Dollar Bet (Multimedia)
Learn about the inner workings of the Black-Scholes Formula, the impact of online stock trading, and the vocabulary of a stock trader.


Secrets of Making Money (Multimedia)
Explore the history of money, the future of digital money, and the anatomy of a bill.


Global Trends Quiz (Interactive)
Take this quiz to see how population changes could radically impact local and global economies and environments.


The Big Energy Gamble (Multimedia)
Hear from "The Governator," "The Skeptic," and "The Journalist" about how California's plan to cut greenhouse gases could affect the economy.


Emergence: Everyday Examples (Slideshow)
See how emergence, a science that studies how complex patterns and behaviors arise from the actions of individual units acting independently, is in action all around us, including in the stock market.


Play a Virtual Market (Lesson/Interactive)
Play the stock market without risk with a virtual fortune.

Curriculum Connections
Economics, stock market, investing, investments, stocks, stock options, call options, trading

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry



EXTENSION ACTIVITY
Secrets of Making Money (Lesson)
Design a bill and investigate properties of different kinds of materials.

Curriculum Connections
Currency, money, security thread, portrait, serial number, watermark, color-shifting ink, microprinting

Standards
Grades 5-8
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry

Grades 9-12
Standard A: Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry, Understanding about scientific inquiry



   

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