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Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion - Sep 10, 2016

Multi-day unit for middle school explores kinetic and potential energy through waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum.

Teach Engineering: Designing a Spectroscopy Mission - Jul 16, 2016

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.

Direct Measurement Video: Wave Properties - Jun 2, 2016

This resource features high-resolution video for interactive exploration of mechanical wave properties, plus link to a complete lesson plan.

CIESE Real Time Data Projects: Tsunami Surge - Jun 2, 2016

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".

PhET Teacher Activities-Middle School: Build An Atom - Mar 31, 2016

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.

TeachEngineering: Using Spectral Data to Explore Saturn - Mar 23, 2016

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.

PhET: Gas Laws Lesson Plan - Mar 23, 2016

This lesson plan is a companion to the simulation "Gas Properties" and includes a series of questions, graphs and tasks with student worksheets available.

Body Science: Calculating Body Fat Percentage - Jan 5, 2016

Integrate physics and biology in this high school lab that employs sausages as model "cadavers" for calculating fat content as a percentage of total mass.

PhET Teacher Activities: My Solar System-Gravity Lab - Jan 3, 2016

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 - Jan 3, 2016

13 complete lessons for teaching about hydropower and conversion of moving water to electrical energy.

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