**EXPLORING OUR WORLD OF SCIENCE
Numbers 1- 9**

by Tapp Hancock

Copyrighted Library of Congress 1995

- 8 phases of the moon:
- new, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter and waning crescent8 legs on a spider

- 8 arms on an octopus
- 8 pints in a gallon
- 8 sides to an octagon
- 8 directions the wind blows: N, S, E, W, SW, SE, NE and NW
- 8 notes in an octave
- The number 8 represents only 8 things.

**What else can only be 8 in our world of science?**

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**PROBLEM SOLVING SHEET** to go along with the story

NAME ______________________

**Now 8's…
remember your fingers will now turn into different sets of things…**

*How many phases with 4 moons?

Remember 8 phases of the moon: new, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter and waning crescent, so there would be ___________ phases.

*How many legs on 8 spiders?

8 legs on a spider, so there would be _____________ legs.

*How many directions with 2 blows?

8 directions the wind blows:

N, S, E, W, SW, SE, NE and NW, so there would be_________ directions.

*How many arms on 6 octopuses?

8 arms on an octopus, so there would be__________ arms.

*How many sides on 5 octagons?

8 sides on an octagon, so there would be _________ sides.

*How many notes in 3 octaves?

8 notes in an octave, so there would be _________ octaves.

*How many pints in 3 gallons?

8 pints in a gallon, so there would be __________ pints.

**OKAY….now let's divide by 8's**

- 32 notes. How many octaves? ______
- 24 sides. How many octagons? ______
- 40 arms. How many octopuses? ______
- 48 legs. How many spiders? _______
- 16 phases. How many moons? _______
- 56 pints. How many gallons? ________

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