# Online Activities

We invite you to send us your ideas for online activities. We will format the lesson for inclusion in this area. If you have any questions, comments, likes, dislikes, or other remarks, you can send a message to

deggebre@kusd.kusd.edu (David Eggebrecht)

## Math

• ### The Math Treasure Hunt

• Skill: Navigating the web - finding math-related facts
• In this Internet Treasure Hunt you are going to be visiting sites around the world and gathering numbers. You will gain experience navigating through pages and deciding which link is most likely to provide you with the answer to the question.
• ### Snapshots from USA Today

• Skill: Reading and interpreting graphs - writing story problems
• Students will browse through the graphics archive of USA Today, select and print their favorite graphic and then write a math story problem.
• ### Silly Science Shopping Spree

• Skill: Decimal arith. - estimation - problem solving - money
• Students will visit the American Science and Surplus Store to purchase items needed for a science project. They will solve math problems along the way.
• ### My Birthday Weather Report

• Skill: Read and interpreting graphs - writing a report
• Students will use graphs from the National Climate Data Center to make a weather report for the day and location of your birth. They will also investigate and report other historic events on their birthday.
• ### The Titanic Sinks!

• Skill: Read and gather numeric information - use logic and common sense
• Students will investigate the sinking of the RMS Titanic and gather numeric facts about the ship and the event.
• ### Sunrise/Sunset

• Skill: Gather, organize, and analyze data - arithimetic - time
• Students will visit the U.S. Naval Observatory web site and gather information about sunrise and sunset at various locations. They will gather, organize, and analyze the data and answer questions.
• ### Pop Clock Projection

• Skill: Gather data - graph data pairs - interpret graph
• Students will use a Census Bureau population clock to gather and graph US population data for 10 minutes.
• ### My Dream House

• Skill: consumer math - interest rate - term - monthly payment
• Students will shop for a home in the Houston area and then use a monthly payment calculator to study how the term and interest rate effect the monthly payment and the total cost of the house.
• ### World Traveler

• Skill: logic - problem solving- organization
• The student has been hired by an airline to find the shortest distance among five cities worldwide. An online Distance Calculator helps the student gather information. There are also links to the cities.
• ### Cookin' for Math

• Skill: multiply fractions - mixed numbers
• The student will visit an online recipe archive, select and print several recipes, and then adjust the amounts of ingredients to serve more people.
• ### Stock Market Starter

• Skill: stock market terms - multiply fractions - mixed numbers- change mixed numbers to decimals
• This lesson presents a short glossary of stock market terms. The student will use an online stock quote server to get up to date information on several stocks, and then answer a set of questions.
• ### Who Bats Better?

• Skill: Statistics - range - mean - median - mode
• Students will visit the ESPN Sports Center and gather statistical data on the Major League Baseball batting leaders in the American and National League. They will calculate the range, mean, median, and mode of several sets of data, and they will try to answer the question: "Who bats better, AL or NL?"
• ### Currency Quandary

• Skill: problem solving - logic - orginization - decimal arithmetic
• The student has returned from an around the world trip with a pocket full of various currencies. With the help of an online currency converter, the student will spend the money and answer some puzzling problems.
• ### Animal Bytes Story Problems

• Skill: - writing story problems -
• The student will visit visit the Sea World Animal Resources site, select an animal to research, and write math story problems about the animal.

## English -

• ### Surviving the Titanic

• Skill:
• Students, working in groups of two, will refine notetaking skills and fact-finding skills. Students will practice the KWL learning strategy and will work together cooperatively. For the final project, each group will be expected to write an interview script, featuring an interviewer and an survivor of the Titanic. These interviews will be performed in front of their classmates, possibly video-taping them. All students will be expected to complete a self-evaluation at the end of this mini-unit.
• ### Cookin' for English -

• Skill: To practice following directions, sequencing and team-building skills. Students will have an opportunity to practice with graphic organizers.
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• ### A Proverbial Lesson -

• Skill: Understanding proverbs
• Students will visit online the University of Tasmania, Australia to investigate specific proverbs