## Lesson Plan Central Archive - Page 4

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CIESE Real Time Data Projects: Tsunami Surge
- Mar 6, 2013
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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".

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Making Oatmeal Box Pinhole Cameras
- Mar 6, 2013
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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.

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PhET: Teacher Ideas and Activities-Wave Unit
- Mar 6, 2013
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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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Animating Motion
- Feb 5, 2013
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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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Illuminations: Hay Bale Farmer
- Feb 5, 2013
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Students use math reasoning to solve a problem: what shape of hay bale is economically preferable for storing in a barn -- cylindrical or rectangular?

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Illuminations: Learning About Properties of Vectors and Vector Sums Using Dynamic Software
- Feb 5, 2013
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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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PhET Teacher Activities: Moving Man - Velocity vs. Time Graphs
- Aug 29, 2012
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An excellent lesson plan developed specifically to accompany the PhET simulation "The Moving Man". Helps beginners understand the meaning behind the graph.

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Build a Hydro Generator
- Aug 21, 2012
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Great resource for compliance with the new NextGen Science Standards. Kids build a water-powered electric generator from plastic spoons.

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Middle School Portal: Measurement Sliced and Diced
- Aug 21, 2012
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A standards-based collection of activities, t0o engage and support student learning about measurement. Helps to "bridge the gap of understanding" of measurement, estimation, scale and proportionality.

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Illuminations: Least Squares Regression
- Jun 7, 2012
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Help students build skills to interpret y-intercept and slope of linear equations with this 9-day instructional unit (can be taught in smaller segments).

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