Lesson Plan Central Archive
Science NetLinks: Sensing Energy - May 17, 2013
Kids use UV detection beads to explore unseen energy from the sun. Great fun -- appropriate for upper elementary.
NEED Project: Energy of Moving Water - May 17, 2013
13 complete lessons for teaching about hydropower and conversion of moving water to electrical energy.
TryEngineering: Solar Structures - May 17, 2013
3-day unit explores passive solar design: students work on teams to build & test a scaled solar "house" that meets quality constraints.
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).
Fermilab: Data-based Investigations - Apr 3, 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.
Teach Engineering: Designing a Spectroscopy Mission - Apr 3, 2013
As part of ground- and space-based missions, engineers design spectrographs and other amazing equipment to study our universe. This lab for high school physics lets students develop ground or space-based missions to accommodate their own spectrograph designs.
CIESE Real Time Data Projects: Tsunami Surge - Mar 6, 2013
Cross disciplinary resource blends physics, earth science, and global history to get students excited about the science of tsunamis. Use real-time data to see how various global agencies monitor for tsunami activity, then develop your own "preparedness plan".
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.
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