From the Energy Kids pages website -
Do the Calculations:
1. The lighted tree at your house has 5 strings of lights. (You select the type.)
How much electricity does it use in one day?
The tree is up from Dec 1st to Jan 1st. How much electricity has it used?
List three strategies to conserve electricity during the holidays.
2. In December, there is a decided preference for evergreen trees that have a pyramidal shape.
Draw a pyramidal shape.
What 2 dimensional geometric figure does a pyramid resemble?
Name another geometric shape that is part of the December holiday symbolism.
3. In December, people in North America experience the winter solstice.
5. I always enjoy watching a performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas in staves.
How many Christmas Pasts have accumulated since the tale was first enjoyed?
How many decades has it been since the tale was first published?
How many scores have passed since people first enjoyed the story?
How many centuries have come and gone?
When should we celebrate A Christmas Carol's bicentennial?
Dickens was disappointed with the profit of his first printing.
Currency conversion challenge: How much would he have made, in US dollars, today? (Ignore inflation)
There are many 4's in the story. Challenge yourself, how many "fours" are there?
Advice: Write them down as you find them.
6. Watch the math video at Kahn Academy that applies to what you are studying in math class right now.
Calculate the cost of the Twelve Days of Christmas
Science Observations Skill Builders - do one that is winter related
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Proofread your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together.