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Navigational Vectors - Oct 14, 2016

This unique and highly engaging project provides opportunities for students to apply understanding of vectors as they learn airplane navigation by tracking airplanes flying in U.S. skies.

Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion - Sep 10, 2016

Multi-day unit for middle school explores kinetic and potential energy through waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum.

Science NetLinks: Exploring Pendulums - Sep 10, 2016

Lesson for Grades 6-12 helps students understand how gravitational forces act on objects by exploring the motion of pendulums.

Teach Engineering: Designing a Spectroscopy Mission - Jul 16, 2016

As part of ground- and space-based missions, engineers design spectrographs and other amazing equipment to study our universe. This lab for high school physics lets students develop ground or space-based missions to accommodate their own spectrograph designs.

Direct Measurement Video: Wave Properties - Jun 2, 2016

This resource features high-resolution video for interactive exploration of mechanical wave properties, plus link to a complete lesson plan.

CIESE Real Time Data Projects: Tsunami Surge - Jun 2, 2016

Cross disciplinary resource blends physics, earth science, and global history to get students excited about the science of tsunamis. Use real-time data to see how various global agencies monitor for tsunami activity, then develop your own "preparedness plan".

PhET Teacher Activities-Middle School: Build An Atom - Mar 31, 2016

Exemplary turn-key, scripted lesson plan that blends hands-on activities with the PhET simulation "Build An Atom". Excellent way to help kids visualize atomic structure.

TeachEngineering: Using Spectral Data to Explore Saturn - Mar 23, 2016

Using authentic data from the Cassini mission, students compare the chemical composition of Earth, Saturn, and Titan. Package includes lesson, worksheet with answer key, Power Point warm-up, and Flash interactive activity.

PhET: Gas Laws Lesson Plan - Mar 23, 2016

This lesson plan is a companion to the simulation "Gas Properties" and includes a series of questions, graphs and tasks with student worksheets available.

Body Science: Calculating Body Fat Percentage - Jan 5, 2016

Integrate physics and biology in this high school lab that employs sausages as model "cadavers" for calculating fat content as a percentage of total mass.

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