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Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets - Nov 9, 2013

Lesson plans on this site builds magnetic concepts with video and hands-on activities.

PhET Teacher Activities-Middle School: Build An Atom - Oct 17, 2013

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.

Teachers' Domain: Galileo: A Different Thinker - Sep 5, 2013

Galileo's classic experiments on gravity and inertia are presented in an entertaining multimedia format.

Science NetLinks: Sensing Energy - Sep 4, 2013

Kids use UV detection beads to explore unseen energy from the sun.  Great fun -- appropriate for upper elementary.

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).

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!

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