Energy and Communications: How Can We Send and Receive Information? Documents

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Energy and Communications: How Can We Send and Receive Information? 

published by the New York Science, Technology, and Society Education Project

This teacher's guide and education module contains student activities related to the physics of electronic communications. These materials are developed for use in middle schools. The materials are divided into four units covering communications, circuits, electromagnetism, light, and sound. The units each contain several activities, teaching tips, supplementary resources, and interdisciplinary connections. Several design and construction activities are included.

The top document on this page contains the Introduction and Table of Contents. The Primary Documents link can be opened to access the units for this module.

This is one of several similar modules and activity books regarding science, technology, and societal issues.

Last Modified July 3, 2012

Primary Documents (5)

Unit 1: Sending and Receiving Messages 

This unit covers various methods for communication and the basics of electric circuits needed for simple communications.

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Published January 1, 1993
Last Modified July 3, 2012

Unit 2: Electromagnetism and Sound 

This unit provides the background in electromagnets, sound, and circuits necessary to construct a loud speaker

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Published January 1, 1993
Last Modified July 3, 2012

Unit 3:Using the Properties of Light 

This unit provides activities to study the properties of light and design and build a communication device using light to transmit messages.

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Published January 1, 1993
Last Modified July 3, 2012

Unit 4: The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Fiber Optics 

This unit involves activities to receive communications through radio waves and fiber optics.

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Published January 1, 1993
Last Modified July 3, 2012

Supplemental Materials 

These supplemental documents include a description of email messaging and references on electricity, optics, and communications.

Free for non-commercial uses with attribution

Published January 1, 1993
Last Modified July 3, 2012