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Chasing El Niño
Have students collect articles (from newspapers, magazines and the Internet) over a period of three to four days...

Decoding Nazi Secrets
I have been experimenting with the Fibonacci Sequence and introducing the concepts of codes and patterns to students...

Escape! Because Accidents Happen -- Fire
We just finished NOVA's "Car Crash" program in physics. We invited an insurance agent-adjuster to class...

Lost King of the Maya
All of our 7th grade teachers participated in an integrated unit on the Maya. I created a worksheet which represented a "pure" base 20 system...

Proof, The
The following discussion is used to expand my math students' thinking about the nature of numbers we take for granted...

Special Effects -- Titanic and Beyond
There is no official place in my curriculum for this material, but I'm going to make room in the schedule for NOVA's "Special Effects -- Titanic and Beyond" program...

Time Travel
I use NOVA's "Time Travel" program to supplement my introduction to the time travel theme of my Science Fiction course...

Trillion Dollar Bet
Searching for the hedge fund "LTCM" with a search engine yields a huge number of sites with criticism of LTCM's financial practices...

Volcano's Deadly Warning
Create the teacher-made worksheets. The worksheet should be in four sections...

What's Up with the Weather?
Have students calculate if there's enough energy (resource) to power the United States or the world on renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass, and wind...

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