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Fraction Lab

Students will review all things fractions and decimals. Fraction Lab is great as an introduction to the idea of fractions and decimals or for reviewing these concepts. During Fraction Lab, students will explore fraction comparisons and equivalency by creating equivalent fractions and comparing fractions with similar and different denominators. Students can also use their knowledge of dividing fractions and place their answers in order from least to greatest or greatest to least. While playing a memory game students will match a fraction to its equivalent decimal.

MATH SOLs: 4.2, 4.3, 5.2


Moon Lab

Students will learn why the Earth cannot survive without the Moon in this hands on collaborative lab. Students must identify the differences between waxing and waning cycles in order to successfully complete our memory board. Moon Lab is an interactive activity that uses images provided from NASA to introduce students to the phases of the moon or review the moon phases.  Students are challenged to arrange the moon phases in order, starting with the New Moon. This activity includes eight images of the moon as well as the names of the lunar cycle to help students to have a full understanding of our moon’s phases.

SCIENCE SOLs: 3.8a, 4.8


Galaxy Lab

Planets in our solar system can be divided into two groups: inner planets and outer planets. These planets share many similarities, but also have unique characteristics. Galaxy Lab challenges students to correctly identify the similarities and differences between these two groups of planets. Using NASA images, students will be challenged to order the planets from the smallest to largest and from closest to furthest from the Sun. What would the solar system look like if we shrunk if down to 60ft long? Discover what makes each of the eight major planets in our solar system unique!

SCIENCE SOLs: 4.7, 4.8

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