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Exploring the Smithsonian
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This virtual tour of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., provides students with an opportunity to practice basic arithmetic skills and percent computations.

Grade Level:

5-8

Subject Matter:

Math

Curricular Uses:

Operations with Whole Numbers, Scientific Notation, Percent Calculations, Fractions



Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Search for and evaluate Web content.
  • Calculate percentages.
  • Review basic operations on whole numbers.

Use of Internet: Students will use the Internet to take a virtual field trip to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

This lesson was developed by Cindy Wilkins, a wNetSchool Master Teacher.



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