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Teachers' Domain: Galileo: A Different Thinker - Sep 5, 2013

Galileo's classic experiments on gravity and inertia are presented in an entertaining multimedia format.

Science NetLinks: Sensing Energy - Sep 4, 2013

Kids use UV detection beads to explore unseen energy from the sun.  Great fun -- appropriate for upper elementary.

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).

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!

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?

Illuminations: Learning About Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software - Feb 5, 2013

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.

PhET Teacher Activities: Moving Man - Velocity vs. Time Graphs - Aug 29, 2012

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.

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