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Photoelectric Effect: An AAPT Mini-Unit for High School Physics ` - Apr 12, 2021

Students build simple electroscopes out of tinsel to gather evidence for the energy needed to cause the photoelectric effect.

Determining Atmospheric Composition of Exoplanets ` - Jan 1, 2021

Eixplore how spectroscopic instruments on space-based telescopes are providing information about atmospheres of distant planets.

Teach Engineering: Designing a Spectroscopy Mission ` - Mar 16, 2020

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.

Eclipse Science: Modeling Eclipses in the Solar System ` - Mar 15, 2019

Blend physics and Earth/Space science to build a physical model that explores the geometry of eclipse events. Appropriate for Grades 6-10.

Roller Coaster Science: Using Smartphones to Measure g-Forces ` - Nov 2, 2018

Use smartphone accelerometer apps to record data and analyze g-Force on 3 types of popular amusement park rides.

Rocket Science: Using Conservation of Energy to Predict Max Height ` - Sep 2, 2018

Using TARC-approved model rockets, this lesson blends physics and engineering as students use thrust curves to predict maximum height.

UPC Science: The Real Prize Inside ` - Sep 2, 2018

Promote understanding of scientific inquiry as students analyze patterns in UPC barcodes to figure out their "language".

Fermilab: Data-based Investigations ` - Sep 2, 2018

Investigations to support core proficiencies via use of data available through national laboratories. Activities include Top Quark Mass, Investigating Special Relativity, Cosmic Ray e-Lab, Search for Higgs, and Sloan Sky Server Project.

CIESE Real Time Data Projects: Tsunami Surge ` - May 3, 2018

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".

Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum ` - Mar 7, 2018

If you haven't discovered DMVs (Direct Measurement Videos) yet, you're in for a treat. High-resolution video lets students explore physical processes by directly measuring how they move. This lesson focuses on conservation of momentum in a cannon-pendulum system.

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