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Science of Money Kit

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Grades 5–8.

  • Get your students' attention with money
  • Integrate math, science, and social studies
  • Teach experimental design

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$155.50

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Grades 5–8.

  • Get your students' attention with money
  • Integrate math, science, and social studies
  • Teach experimental design

Students sharpen their scientific investigation skills as they measure the thickness of a dollar bill, determine the chemical composition of a penny, and explain the magnetic behavior of paper currency. This 5-lesson unit teaches experimental design as students explore the physical and chemical properties of US currency and coinage.

Topics covered include:

  • National Science Education Standards
  • Details About Redesigned Currency
  • Specifications About Currency and Coins
  • Historical Facts About US Currency and Coinage
  • Mass, Volume, and Density Relationships
  • Surface Area Calculations
  • Graphing
  • Experimental Design
  • Identification of Unknown Substance

The included historical reader and writing assignments put the history of money in context and allow students to practice their writing skills. Materials are sufficient for 32 students working in pairs. Note: This kit cannot be shipped outside the U.S.

 

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