Lesson Plan Central Archive - Page 5
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.
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.
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.
Energy and Science Lesson Plans - Dec 1, 2011
Lesson plans for teachers of physical science and physics
Cultural Astronomy -- Bringing the Heavens to Earth - Nov 15, 2011
This cross-curricular module from the Adler Planetarium explores astronomy from the cultural context of past societies and their observations of the heavens.
Canada Science and Technology Museum: School Zone - Nov 12, 2011
Intended for upper elementary and middle school science, these lesson plans are standards-based and were designed as an augmentation to a tour of the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
Problem Based Learning: Get Out! Designing a Highway Exit - Aug 12, 2011
This problem-based learning lesson plan charges students with coming up with a solution based on their understanding and knowledge of force and motion concepts. Students must also learn to evaluate and synthesize needed data from "noise."
National Science Education Standards - Jun 22, 2011
The NSES are an overview of the nature of science and science content for K-12 Educators.