Martian Math Mania
Play our Martian Math Mania Game to determine if your skills are fast enough to outrun the Martians! Use formulas to discover the speed you need or the distance one must go to get to safety. Don’t let the Martians’ black smoke envelop you!
In this lesson, students will practice calculating surface area by designing and creating tin foil hats. Using recycled items, students will build hat structures. They will calculate the surface areas of the items in order to determine the amount of tin foil needed to cover their hats. Participants will measure out and cut the expected amount of tin foil and wrap their hats with it. The class will discuss surface area, waste, and recycling.Download Lesson PDF
Create a tinfoil hat to protect your brain from unwanted alien transmissions. Determine the surface area of your hat and how much tin foil is needed to create it. Your stylish design should allow you to be fashion-forward at first contact while also utilizing space-age tinfoil technology to block Martian signals.
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Creating a Modern Day Version of The War of the Worlds
The Martians have landed in DeKalb and they did not come in peace! Throughout the winter, we worked with Northern Public Radio and school and library groups to create our own adaptation of H.G. Wells’ classic The War of the Worlds, in the style of Orson Welles’ own 1939 radio adaptation. The DeKalb county community came together to make this collaboratively-created masterpiece!