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PhET Teacher Activities: Air Resistance Lesson - Jul 7, 2014

An excellent two-day lesson for middle school, designed to accompany the PhET simulation Projectile Motion. It was crafted by educators to provide robust support to both teachers and learners on projectile motion with and without air resistance. You will find scripted teacher discussion, explanations of fluid properties of air, and modifiable worksheets.

Fermilab: Data-based Investigations - Jul 7, 2014

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.

Laboratory Survival Manual - Jul 7, 2014

A must for the beginning (and throughout) the year, these guidelines for safely working with chemicals and other materials in the laboratory promote safety awareness and safe work practices.

Science Educator's Guide to Assessment - Jul 7, 2014

This assessment guide is designed to help science teachers find their way through the maze of assessment by providing clearly written purposes and methods.

TryEngineering: Lesson Plans - Jul 7, 2014

Want to do more integration of engineering practices? Here are turn-key lessons with student guides and worksheets.

TeachEngineering: Using Spectral Data to Explore Saturn - May 1, 2014

Using authentic data from the Cassini mission, students compare the chemical composition of Earth, Saturn, and Titan. Package includes lesson, worksheet with answer key, Power Point warm-up, and Flash interactive activity.

Science Buddies: Experimental Procedure - May 1, 2014

Explicit help in setting up experimental and control groups, writing detailed procedures, and understanding reliability.

CERN: Antimatter Teaching Module - Apr 15, 2014

Comprehensive set of materials for teaching about antimatter in a high school physics course.

NanoSense: Clear Sunscreen - How Light Interacts with Matter - Apr 15, 2014

Classroom investigation for high school physics or chemistry: focuses on light absorption/scattering and ultraviolet light. Can be adapted as a 3-day mini-unit of a longer two-week Project Based Learning activity.

Cultural Astronomy -- Bringing the Heavens to Earth - Apr 15, 2014

This cross-curricular module from the Adler Planetarium explores astronomy from the cultural context of past societies and their observations of the heavens.

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