Keen at this point just to make a reference to Sarah’s page with a stack of activities around scientific notation. I’m going to try some of these out and ideally report back on here any reflections. (I’ve added a mockup word file of some of the resources below – the links had expired from Sarah’s page for the puzzle and bingo sheets!)
Here is another link to a page of Dan Meyer’s (from 2010!) helping to ‘develop the need’ (as he likes to do) for scientific notation. Worth checking out.
Also… a shame it’s superbowl and not Aus-centric, but this post also has a nice activity around advertising but with some more thought provoking questions as well.
And here is one from Robert Kaplinsky: ‘how many stars are there in the universe‘