Pi Day

Our favorite Pi Day lessons and stories! Two Circles to Square Selfie Frame from NumbersAlive! Find Pi: the King of Circles! video and more resources on NumbersAlive! Article: Indiana’s State Legislature Once Tried to Legislated the Value of Pi (also described in a video in the Pi on Numberphile Playlist linked below. Pi Toss Activity…

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Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

This collection of resources are short, medium, and long-ish videos of Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell sharing her story about being one of the only women in astronomy during her time, discovering pulsars, not receiving her due credit for this discovery until recently, and working to support other women and underrepresented minorities in physics. These videos…

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Data Square – Nature of Science Activity

Print the templates below on card stock. There are two templates of the puzzle on each page. Cut out one of the large squares and then cut out the pieces as shown above. At first, just give students the four pieces on the left without the small square. Challenge them to form a square with…

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Understanding Earth The Journey of Dust by Nasa

n April 2001, the “Perfect Dust Storm” struck when wind whipped dust from deserts in Mongolia and China over Eastern Asia and the Pacific Ocean. Sensors aboard NASA Earth observing satellites tracked the movement and density of the aerosols as the cloud traveled eastward for more than two weeks. The booklet, “Understanding Earth: The Journey…

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Caster by Elsie Chapman

If the magic doesn’t kill her, the truth just might.Aza Wu knows that real magic is dangerous and illegal. After all, casting killed her sister, Shire. As with all magic, everything comes at a price. For Aza, it feels like everything in her life has some kind of cost attached to it. Her sister had…

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Lead From Outside by Stacey Abrams

Leadership is hard. Convincing others–and often yourself–that you possess the answers and are capable of world-affecting change requires confidence, insight, and sheer bravado. Lead from the Outside is the handbook for outsiders, written with the awareness of the experiences and challenges that hinder anyone who exists beyond the structure of traditional white male power–women, people of color, members of…

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