March Facts Activity #2

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1. Your dad has decided to make Corned Beef and Cabbage from scratch for his first, annual St. Patrick's Day party.
How much corn will he need?

 

2. In March 1847, Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland.
What communication device did he invent?

 

What did he call his invention? (Watch the video)

 

TAI (Think about it) Name a few ways your communication device is different from Bell's invention?

 

Examine this Master Map of Bell's path to invention. What problem was he originally trying to solve?

 

Did it solve the problem?

 

Dig deeper. How is that problem solved today?

 

3. Joseph Priestley was a famous chemist who was born March 13, 1733.
Name two of his important discoveries.

 

 

4. Tornadoes are dangerous storms. Write two significant facts about tornadoes.

a.

 

b.

 

5. You are watching your favorite TV show at home.
They interrupt the show to say there is a tornado warning for your town.
List two actions you should take.

a.

 

b.

 

6. Robert Frost was an American poet. One of his most famous poems is "The Road not Taken".
Find this poem online. Read it. Finish this quote from it

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,

____________________________________________________________________

 

7. A credit card is a powerful tool. How you use the tool can be good or bad.

Take the Spending Challenge.
Record how well you do.

 

8. Someone took a slice from the cake you made for the bake sale.
When you ask your brother if he did it, he replies,"I take the fifth."
You realize he means the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

What rights are protected by the Fifth Amendment?

 

 

9. How did Alice Hamilton contribute to making this a healthier world?

 

 

10. The rules for daylight saving time have changed.

Why do we annually make these changes?

 

 

 

11. Which of these facts from Women's History Month: March 2015 @ the Census Bureau
is the most surprising to you? Why?

 

 

 

12. On March 4, 1917, Jeannette Rankin took her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Why is this noteworthy?

 

Extras:

Check out the Daylight Saving Time web site. We tend to think that what happens here,
happens all over the world.
Does the whole world switch time or just the U.S.A.?

 

Science Observation Skill Builders - try one

The Yes Men - democracy for sale - Try your hand at this approach to dealing with a problem facing you today.

Explore Science videos at DFTV - check it out and then do a Try It

Challenged by Math or science? Try the free videos at Khan Academy.
They start at the beginning. You can watch them many times.

Watch a video that covers what you are currently studying in math. Grade the video - Helpful | Not Helpful.

A Woman got it done. ~Virgil - Extraordinary Women Internet activity

March Civics Activity

 

"My interest is in the future because I'm going to spend the rest of my life there." Charles F. Kettering
More quotes from Mr. Kettering

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posted 2006 Cynthia J. O'Hora, Updated February 29, 2016
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