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The latest addition to the MathScience Innovation Center

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The Magic Planet has been a wonderful addition our programs here at the MathScience Innovation Center. We use the Planet to teach a classroom lesson entitled “Planet Trek: The Solar System Experience” for 6th graders. We have taught the lesson in 40 different middle schools in the Richmond, VA metro area. It has become one of our most requested lessons.

“One reason why we purchased it is it’s a dynamic virtual teaching tool,” Mascotti said. “It evolves with time. When new datasets are available we can use them. It’s a very democratic teaching tool.”

In Rochester, students come to the facility. Mascotti has a 90-minute session with third graders, teaching them how to tell the difference between stars and planets in the night sky, among other things. He also has developed lessons for eighth graders on plate tectonics on Mars and on Earth. He’s working with teachers in the district to develop materials on geography, and is also exploring using the Magic Planet to teach math.

2 Responses to "The latest addition to the MathScience Innovation Center"
  1. Byrd says:

    Just curious, how is Mascotti using the Magic Planet to teach Math?

  2. Teacher says:

    Me too. 2016 style.

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Pedestal Systems

Bigger. Brighter. The Magic Planet pedestal system is free standing and offers the choice of three globe sizes: 24” (61 cm), 30” (71 cm) and 36” (91 cm). It’s ideal for brighter locations and larger rooms. You can roll it around the school campus with ease, so it can be in the classroom for lessons or in the library for enrichment at other times. It delivers value all day every day.

Pedestal Systems

Bigger. Brighter. The Magic Planet pedestal system is free standing and offers the choice of three globe sizes: 24” (61 cm), 30” (71 cm) and 36” (91 cm). It’s ideal for brighter locations and larger rooms. You can roll it around the school campus with ease, so it can be in the classroom for lessons or in the library for enrichment at other times. It delivers value all day every day.