# Homework Help

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## What is three to the third power?

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Three to the third power equals twenty-seven. Since an exponent indicates how many times to multiply the base number to itself, this problem can also be visualized as three times three times three.

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• #### Q:What are some working models for science projects?

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Some examples of working models for science projects include a pinhole camera, a hovercraft and a baking soda volcano. The hovercraft and volcano projects are simple enough for upper elementary and middle-school students. The camera is best for high-school students.

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• #### Q:What is a learning aid?

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Learning aids are books, notes, charts, computers, recordings, diagrams or any equipment, tools, and devices that aids in the learning and development process. Learning aids enhance one's learning abilities and help to increase one's learning potential.

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• #### Q:What are the duties of a tutor?

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The duties of a tutor include providing students with academic support during assigned hours, developing academic materials and lessons relevant to the coursework, and collaborating with instructors to ensure the lesson materials are appropriate for the grade level or student's skill set. In an academic setting, a tutor may also be responsible for greeting guests at the front desk or answering phones in the tutoring center.

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• #### Q:What are some ideas for a middle school science project?

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Some ideas for middle school science projects include finding out what plants grow in which soil pH level and discovering the electrical conductivity of certain soil types, says Live Science. Other science projects include discovering natural water filters and the most effective plastic wrap to prevent evaporation, according to About.com.

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• #### Q:Where can you get help in precalculus?

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Help for precalculus is available at numerous websites and in person at tutorial centers. Websites like Coolmath.com and TheMathPage give topic overviews and examples of how to work specific types of problems. Mathway.com allows people to enter an actual problem and works it out for them.

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• #### Q:What is the object of a preposition?

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In English, the object of a preposition is the noun or pronoun phrase that follows a preposition. Therefore, in the sentence "The king of Italy lost the handkerchief in a storm," "Italy" is the object of the preposition "of," and "a storm" is the object of "in."

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• #### Q:What is a brief summary of "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

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The novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" deals with serious issues, such as rape and racial inequality, as told from the viewpoint of a 10-year-old girl. It was written by Harper Lee and is loosely based on her observations of events that occurred during her childhood in her Alabama hometown in the 1930s.

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• #### Q:What is the function of rods and cones?

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Rods and cones function as photoreceptors in the retina of the eye, turning visible light into neuronal signals, which are sent to the brain. This process is called transduction. Rods and cones perform at different wavelengths and sensitivities allowing detailed perception of light and color.

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• #### Q:What is the average hourly rate for a tutor?

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The average tutor rate for high school students is \$10 to \$15 per hour, and up to \$75 per hour for a certified teacher with experience.

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• #### Q:Where can I get help with my math homework?

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There are many websites that help students complete their math homework and also offer lesson plans to help students understand their homework. Some examples of these websites are Khan Academy, Pinchbeck, the Scholastic Homework Club and Slader. Students can also contact a tutor or go to their teacher for private help. Websites like All Homework also do homework for the user and let them see the solutions.

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• #### Q:What is a person called when they turn 100 years old?

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A person who lives to be 100 years old is called a centenarian. While some people believe that life choices such as diet and activity level can help a person to reach this unusual milestone in life, good genetics are also necessary.

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• #### Q:What are "Who Am I?" quiz questions"?

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"Who Am I?" questions are a series of questions (usually multiple-choice) that are designed to reveal something about the person who answers them. "Who Am I?" questions, unlike a knowledge quiz, have no right or wrong answers. Instead, the answers are compiled and analyzed to produce a response that supposedly indicates part of the respondent's personality and/or characteristics.

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• #### Q:What is a multiple in math?

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In math, the multiples of a number include all the numbers that result from multiplying that number by any whole number. A number's multiples include the number itself plus the numbers that are divisible by it without leaving a remainder.

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• #### Q:How do you make a model of a mountain?

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To make a model of a mountain, use a soda bottle or a tall cardboard cylinder as the center of the mountain. Attach cardboard strips from the high point to a wooden or cardboard base. Cover with paper-mache strips and paint.

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• #### Q:What are the eight steps of the scientific method?

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The eight steps of the scientific method are: identify the problem, ask questions, research the questions, create a hypothesis, conduct experiments, collect and analyze data, draw conclusions and share the results. The eight steps of the scientific method can be grouped into three stages: observation, experiment and confirmation.

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• #### Q:What is the strongest metal?

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The strongest known metal is tungsten. Its atomic mass is 183.84 amu, and it has the highest melting point of all metals: 3,422 degrees Celsius.

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• #### Q:What activities develop students' creative thinking?

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Listening to music and painting nurtures creativity in students, according to Global Post. The class can play "Questions Without Answer," which is a game where difficult questions are asked for everyone to answer. Students can create a haiku, and they must insert three chosen words in the poem.

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• #### Q:What is a scientific model and in what ways is it useful?

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The scientific model is "the generation of a physical, conceptual, or mathematical representation of a real phenomenon that is difficult to observe directly," according to Encyclopædia Britannica. In layman's terms, a scientific model is just a physical manifestation that combines data and observations with creativity to predict or explain occurrences in nature.

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• #### Q:What is meant by study skills?

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According to Penn State University, study skills refer to abilities that can be learned to improve study habits. Learning these skills helps improve the ability to learn, take tests and excel academically.

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• #### Q:What is an atlas used for?

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An atlas is a book that contains illustrations of maps, charts, plates and tables on any subject, such as geography, history, astronomy and anatomy. The term "atlas" comes from the Greek god Atlas, a Titan said to support the entire Earth on his shoulders. The modern term "atlas" was introduced between 1580 and 1590.

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