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Laboratory Survival Manual - Aug 30, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Illuminations: Hay Bale Farmer - Feb 5, 2013

Students use math reasoning to solve a problem: what shape of hay bale is economically preferable for storing in a barn -- cylindrical or rectangular?

Illuminations: Learning About Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software - Feb 5, 2013

This two-day lesson is built around a pair of online games that let beginners investigate single-vector and dual-vector systems.  Includes post-lesson assessments with answers provided. NOTE: Requires Flash.

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