Science and Engineering Practices
1) Analyzing and Interpreting Data, High School: Analyze data to identify design features or characteristics of the components of a proposed process or system to optimize it relative to criteria.
Activities correlating to this Practice:
  • AAPT Lesson: The Photoelectric Effect-Tinsel Electroscope
  • Trends in the Periodic Table-Threshold Frequency
  • Hyperphysics: Work Functions


2) Developing and Using Models, High School: Develop and/or use multiple types of models to provide mechanistic accounts and/or predict phenomena, and move flexibly between model types based on merits and limitations.
Activities correlating to this Practice:
  • AAPT Lesson: The Photoelectric Effect-Tinsel Electroscope
  • PhET Simulation: Photoelectric Effect
  • Concord Consortium: Excited States and Photons
  • Concord Consortium: Semiconductors


3) Planning and Carrying Out Investigations, High School: Plan and conduct an investigation individually and collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence.
Activities correlating to this Practice:
  • AAPT Lesson: The Photoelectric Effect-Tinsel Electroscope
  • TryEngineering: Here Comes the Sun
  • Clean Energy Institute: Nanocrystalline Dye Solar Cell Lab


4) Engaging in Argument from Evidence Make and defend a claim based on evidence about the natural world that reflects scientific knowledge and student-generated evidence.
Activities correlating to this Practice:
  • AAPT Lesson: The Photoelectric Effect
  • PhET: Photoelectric Effect Inquiry Lab
  • Clean Energy Institute: Nanocrystalline Dye Solar Cell Lab


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