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Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion - Nov 11, 2013
Multi-day unit for middle school explores kinetic and potential energy through waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum.
NEED Project: Energy of Moving Water - Nov 9, 2013
13 complete lessons for teaching about hydropower and conversion of moving water to electrical energy.
This learning cycle features 19 videotaped experiments, organized sequentially for introducing fundamentals of motion in introductory physics courses. Each video includes learning goal, prior information needed to understand the material, and elicitation questions. Topics include constant velocity, constant acceleration, falling objects, projectiles, and the physics of juggling.
Scientific Inquiry for Elementary Students - Nov 9, 2013
This resource traces the beginning steps in science inquiry: high initial engagement, full participation in a real-world activity, and creative design.
Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets - Nov 9, 2013
Lesson plans on this site builds magnetic concepts with video and hands-on activities.
TryEngineering: Lesson Plans - Oct 17, 2013
Want to do more integration of engineering practices? Here are turn-key lessons with student guides and worksheets.
Science Buddies: Experimental Procedure - Oct 17, 2013
Explicit help in setting up experimental and control groups, writing detailed procedures, and understanding reliability.
PhET Teacher Activities-Middle School: Build An Atom - Oct 17, 2013
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.
Fermilab: Data-based Investigations - Sep 5, 2013
Investigations to support core proficiencies via use of data available through national laboratories. Activities include Top Quark Mass, Investigating Special Relativity, Cosmic Ray e-Lab, Search for Higgs, and Sloan Sky Server Project.
Navigational Vectors - Sep 5, 2013
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.
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