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TeachEngineering: Using Spectral Data to Explore Saturn - Feb 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.
TryEngineering: Interactive Gumball Machine - Feb 1, 2014
Kids explore kinetic and potential energy as they work on engineering design teams to build the best gumball slide. For grades 7-9.
This multi-day module engages multiple sensory paths and learning styles through video, interactive simulation, animations, hands-on activities, and computational reasoning exercises. Developed for use in middle school.
Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion - Feb 1, 2014
Multi-day unit for middle school explores kinetic and potential energy through waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum.
PhET Teacher Activities: My Solar System-Gravity Lab - Jan 27, 2014
This lesson gives kids explicit guidance in using the PhET simulation My Solar System to investigate factors that influence gravity.
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.
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