Bugscope

Session 2012-002 with S. Bronx Academy for Applied Media

Application

The School

School Name S. Bronx Academy for Applied Media
School Homepage www.sbaam296.org
Location Bronx New York, United States
Community Urban
Type Public

The Class

Subjects Taught Math
Grades Taught 7th Grade
Number of Students 48

The Project

Project Title Measuring things too small to see
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Project Description I am planning to do a measurement week with both sections of my 6th and 7th grade class. We will measure and compare a variety of items: a) Too small to measure directly - Features on SEM micrographs. b) Medium - using calipers, rulers, laser meters c) Too big to measure directly - astronomical items from NASA photos using scale conversions The highlight of the week would be the interactive Bugscope Session where they had an opportunity to actually determine the items that they wanted to measure and acquire the SEM photos. I have two classes. The best windows would be: June 01, 2012 - Friday at 9:30 - 10:30 EST June 01, 2012 - Friday at 12:30 - 1:30 EST New York State Curriculum and Standards that are relevant. Measurement Strand Students will determine what can be measured and how, using appropriate methods and formulas. 7.M.1 Calculate distance using a map scale Tools and Methods 7.M.9 Determine the tool and technique to measure with an appropriate level of precision 7.M.10 Identify the relationships between relative error and magnitude when dealing with large numbers Number Sense and Operations Strand Students will understand numbers, multiple ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems. 7.N.5 Write numbers in scientific notation 7.N.6 Translate numbers from scientific notation into standard form 7.N.7 Compare numbers written in scientific notation Communication Strand 7.CM.4 Share organized mathematical ideas through the manipulation of objects, numerical tables, drawings, pictures, charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, models and symbols in written and verbal form 7.CM.4 Share organized mathematical ideas through the manipulation of objects, numerical tables, drawings, pictures, charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, models and symbols in written and verbal form Representation Strand Students will create and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical ideas. 7.R.1 Use physical objects, drawings, charts, tables, graphs, symbols, equations, or objects created using technology as representations Students will use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena. 7.R.9 Use mathematics to show and understand physical phenomena (e.g., make and interpret scale drawings of figures or scale models of objects)

Miscellaneous

Where did you hear about Bugscope? I scheduled a session in 2010 (2010-044) and tried to set up one last year, but had trouble with scheduling and equipment availability.

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