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NASA Engineering Design Challenges: Spacecraft Structures ` - Dec 20, 2018

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

Song Science: Build Your Own Vinyl Record Player ` - Dec 20, 2018

Complete lesson with assessment integrates engineering design and acoustics, as students build a homemade record player to investigate pitch, timbre, and sound intensity.

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

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

CME Science: Measuring the Velocity of a Coronal Mass Ejection ` - Nov 2, 2018

Use images from NASA's Solar Heliophysics Observatory (SOHO) to make sense of motion graphs by measuring the speed of a coronal mass ejection (CME).

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.

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".

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.

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