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Convert the American name to the power of ten (Scientific Notation). Some research is indicated.
Write the age of the country in scientific notation.
Write the age of your state in scientific notation.
Seek and you shall find...
2. On October 28, 1886, she was dedicated.
a. Her index finger is
b. Your index finger is
c. Your height is
d. In the USA, the standard residential door height is 6'-8".
Fascinating facts: Liberty Enlightening the World (French: La liberté éclairant le monde), was presented to the United States by the people of France in 1886. Her creator, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, meant her to symbolize freedom and to commemorate the alliance between France and the United States during the Revolutionary War. The statue depicts a woman escaping the chains of tyranny bearing the torch of "liberty". On the tablet she holds is written: JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals). At the feet of the statue lie broken shackles of oppression and tyranny.
What is the significance of the number on her tablet?
3. Antonio Vivaldi composed a piece of classic music
called The Four Seasons.
Based on what you know about the piece of music, evaluate the images, that are used in the video, while Autumn was playing.
4. Before 2007, Daylight Saving Time ended the last Sunday in October. In 2007, the U. S. Congress changed it.
Calculated challenge: What is the total amount of oil that is estimated to be saved by lengthening DST?
I hear October is a good time to see an Aurora. Why?
What are the chances you'll see one while standing in your backyard? (Hint: Consult the maps.)
6. Theodore Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858. He served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish American War.
Identify three of his accomplishments that impact your life today.
Consider the impacts Roosevelt has had on your life.
8. Write the names of the counties that border your home county.
9. Based on the information at Windows to the Universe, predict - How many planets will have been
Write a formula to solve this problem. (hint: Translating English to Algebra video)
10. Thinking required - Your class will be going on a field trip to the Grand Canyon National Park.
11. Your Choice - Complete one.
a. Science Observation Skill Builders - try one
b. Pythagorean theorem - Watch the Pythagorean theorem MathFLIX videos listed in the index.
c. Excellent resource - Free, online math videos at Khan Academy.
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2001 Cynthia J. O'Hora revised 9/2010, posted 10/2001, updated links 9/2021
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