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ERIC Number: EJ878047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
What Makes a Better Box?
Moyer, Richard; Everett, Susan
Science Scope, v33 n6 p64-69 Feb 2010
Every morning, many Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal. Some spend time while they eat breakfast reading the back of the cereal box, but few consider its size, shape, and construction, or realize that it was designed by an engineer. This article describes a lesson in which students design, build, and critique cereal boxes. The lesson follows the 5E learning-cycle model and incorporates engineering and measurement, with a focus on mathematics and the relationship between surface area and volume. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A