Lesson Plan Central Archive - Page 4
TryEngineering: Solar Structures - May 17, 2013
3-day unit explores passive solar design: students work on teams to build & test a scaled solar "house" that meets quality constraints.
EERE Energy Education: Comparing Light Bulbs - Apr 3, 2013
Kids investigate which type of lightbulb is most fuel-efficient: the incandescent bulb or the compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL).
CIESE Real Time Data Projects: Tsunami Surge - Mar 6, 2013
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".
Making Oatmeal Box Pinhole Cameras - Mar 6, 2013
Pinhole cameras are a great way to help kids understand how a beam of light projects from a point source to a particular spot. This lesson gives step-by-step illustrated directions for construction and use.
PhET: Teacher Ideas and Activities-Wave Unit - Mar 6, 2013
Standards-based unit on wave interactions created by a high school teacher for use with PhET simulations. Great use of multimedia!
This two-day lesson is built around a pair of online games that let beginners investigate single-vector and dual-vector systems. Includes post-lesson assessments with answers provided. NOTE: Requires Flash.
Animating Motion - Feb 5, 2013
Challenge students to apply knowledge of motion by animating sequences of hand-rendered pictures that model orbital motion and the effects of gravity.
Illuminations: Hay Bale Farmer - Feb 5, 2013
Students use math reasoning to solve a problem: what shape of hay bale is economically preferable for storing in a barn -- cylindrical or rectangular?
An excellent lesson plan developed specifically to accompany the PhET simulation "The Moving Man". Helps beginners understand the meaning behind the graph.
Build a Hydro Generator - Aug 21, 2012
Great resource for compliance with the new NextGen Science Standards. Kids build a water-powered electric generator from plastic spoons.