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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.

Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion ` - Sep 2, 2018

Multi-day unit for middle school explores kinetic and potential energy through waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum.

Visionlearning: The Process of Science ` - Sep 2, 2018

Comprehensive instructional unit for Grades 8-12 will promote understanding of how real scientists design experiments, collect data, perform investigations, and communicate findings.

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".

Navigational Vectors ` - Sep 2, 2018

This unique and highly engaging project provides opportunities for students to apply understanding of vectors as they learn airplane navigation by tracking airplanes flying in U.S. skies.

Photoelectric Effect: An AAPT Mini-Unit for High School Physics ` - Jul 20, 2018

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

Jelly Filter Science: Exploring Color with Gelatin and Color Vision ` - Jun 2, 2018

This lesson blends a hands-on lab with an interactive simulation to explore color addition/subtraction and color filters. Can be adapted for either middle or high school.

NASA Engineering Design Challenges: Spacecraft Structures ` - Jun 2, 2018

This is NASA-sponsored design challenge would be a great choice for a summer camp learning experience.

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".

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