Test the Fairness of US State Quarters
|Goal||Test for the fairness of the new state quarters.|
|Task||Flip quarters and report your heads and tails.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
If you flip a quarter many times, it should land heads up just about as often as it lands tails up, assuming the coin is fair. But with so many different state designs, it's not clear that all U.S. quarters are fair. Help us check by taking a few moments to flip some quarters and report the results below.
|How to Join||
1. Begin with the quarter heads up.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At school, At home|
|Tags||buzz, fair, physics, quarter|
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yvonnegreene43 12/15/2016Middle school students would love this project.
salbury 12/15/2016There are no teaching resources but it is very simple to implement and the materials are readily available. My only concern is that the students may take the quarters, but that is very specific to the the students that I deal with.
SaRivera 12/15/2016Use this activity to practice collecting, recording, and analyzing data, and using technology to share data with others. also identifying variables and discuss the need for repeated trials.
pamela 12/15/2016I liked the hands-on flipping and kids would too!We used N.C. quarters
nikkimonique21 12/15/2016I enjoyed this activity a lot. Therefore, I know that the students will. It was fun!
nkasuboske 12/15/2016Teacher will need to extend this activity to meet higher DOK levels. Teacher should develop a series of questions prior to activity to ensure probing and clarifying questions throughout the lesson.
lenoirp23 12/15/2016Students can use the data collected to compare results and create different graphs.
katespencer 12/15/2016It was very interesting and provided info and a starting point for lots of questions about study design and how many times provide reliable data.
junejan 12/15/2016great at introducing Scientific method.
jred8987 12/15/2016This would be a great, simple way to teach scientific method
joannhoy 12/15/2016This experiment is easy enough to do with 2nd graders and requires little resources.
Debra (sunny) Turner 12/15/2016Easy to understand for students. A way to incorporate data analysis charts to curriculum
lunarangelcm 12/15/2016It would certainly be useful in math and science.
carolyn.santangelo 12/15/2016easy and quick and can provide a great starter for discussion on what a controlled experiment is at a very easy level.
Morgan Dunnagan 10/14/2015
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