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Middle School Portal: Measurement Sliced and Diced - Aug 21, 2012

A standards-based collection of activities, t0o engage and support student learning about measurement. Helps to "bridge the gap of understanding" of measurement, estimation, scale and proportionality.

Engineering Design Challenges - Jun 7, 2012

Project based in scope, these lesson plans are based on topics found in the typical first year physics course. Students must work together to solve real world problems faced by NASA scientists and engineers.

Illuminations: Least Squares Regression - Jun 7, 2012

Help students build skills to interpret y-intercept and slope of linear equations with this 9-day instructional unit (can be taught in smaller segments).

The Science of Light: Colored Shadows - May 5, 2012

This site is part of a multimedia teachers' lab on properties of Users control the color of the light sources to see what happens when the primary RGB colors (red, green, blue) are mixed. The resource includes background information on color addition and subtractionlight, created by the Annenberg Media project.

TryEngineering: Build Your Own Robot Arm - Mar 30, 2012

Middle school students create a working robot arm from common household items, and in the process they learn about simple machines, force interaction, torque, stress, engineering design, and more.

Exploring the Nanoworld: Nanoville Activity - Mar 30, 2012

Project-based learning: students play decision-making roles for the town of Nanoville, as they investigate whether to pass a law requiring all new cars to be built with nanocomposites. They must investigate the properties of the new material, explore its costs/benefits, and present varying viewpoints about the implications to society. Module is completely turn-key, with student hand-outs, background info, and teacher's guide.

Imagine the Universe Lesson Plan: What's the Frequency, Roy G. Biv? - Mar 2, 2012

Engaging hands-on NASA developed activity on the visible spectrum for middle school physical science.

Canned Heat Experiment - Feb 12, 2012

Highlighting the integration between technology and physics, this thorough lesson plan gives details of how to graph results of an inquiry-based investigation about the nature of heating and cooling.

Concord Consortium: Melting Ice - Dec 12, 2011

This lesson plan combines a lab and simulation to graph the changing temperature of a melting ice cube. Additional opportunities available for teachers and their students.

University of Virginia Physical Science SOL Activities: Introduction to Static Electricity - Dec 2, 2011

This is a lesson plan that demonstrates static electricity and addresses the concepts of charge, transfer and polarization. Fast set-up time with conceptual questions and printable materials included.

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