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Glaciers
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Adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see the glacier grow and shrink. ...

Adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see the glacier grow and shrink. Use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity, friction, and glacial budget.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
Physics
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
NGSS Aligned PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Anderson, Bob
Andrea Blair
Archie Paulson
Blair, Andrea
Bob Anderson
Chris Malley
Dylan Ward
Excellence Center of Science and Mathematics Education at King Saud University
Kathy Perkins
Malley, Chris
National Science Foundation
O'Donnell Foundation
Paulson, Archie
Perkins, Kathy
PhET
PhET Interactive Simulations
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Ward, Dylan
Wendy Adams
Forces and Motion
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Explore the forces at work when you try to push a filing ...

Explore the forces at work when you try to push a filing cabinet. Create an applied force and see the resulting friction force and total force acting on the cabinet. Charts show the forces, position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. View a Free Body Diagram of all the forces (including gravitational and normal forces).

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Kathy Perkins
Loeblein, Patricia
Noah Podelefsky
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Podolefsky, Noah
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
Fun with Air-Powered Pneumatics
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Working as engineering teams in this introductory pneumatics lab, students design and ...

Working as engineering teams in this introductory pneumatics lab, students design and build working pneumatic (air-powered) systems. The goal is to create systems that launch balls into the air. They record and analyze data from their launches.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power RET and ERC,
Will Durfee, Alyssa Burger, Jacob Givand, Jeffrey Schreifels, and Melissa Schreifels
Animals and Engineering
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Students are introduced to the classification of animals and animal interactions. Students ...

Students are introduced to the classification of animals and animal interactions. Students also learn why engineers need to know about animals and how they use that knowledge to design technologies that help other animals and/or humans. This lesson is part of a series of six lessons in which students use their growing understanding of various environments and the engineering design process, to design and create their own model biodome ecosystems.

Subject:
Engineering
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Katherine Beggs
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Seeing and Feeling Sound Vibrations
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Students examine the existence of sound by listening to and seeing sound ...

Students examine the existence of sound by listening to and seeing sound waves while conducting a set of simple activities as a class or in pairs at stations. Students describe sound in terms of its pitch, volume and frequency. They use this knowledge to discuss how engineers study sound waves to help people who cannot hear or talk.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Sharon Perez
Pitch and Frequency
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To further their understanding of sound energy, students identify the different pitches ...

To further their understanding of sound energy, students identify the different pitches and frequencies created by a vibrating ruler and a straw kazoo. They create high- and low-pitch sound waves.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Sharon Perez
Engineering in Reverse!
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Students learn about the process of reverse engineering and how this technique ...

Students learn about the process of reverse engineering and how this technique is used to improve upon technology. Students analyze push-toys and draw diagrams of the predicted mechanisms inside the toys. Then, they disassemble the toys and draw the actual inner mechanisms. By understanding how the push-toys function, students make suggestions for improvement, such as cost effectiveness, improved functionality, ecological friendliness and any additional functionality they determine is an improvement.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Megan Schroeder
Carbon Cycle Game
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The carbon cycle game is a short digital game that helps you ...

The carbon cycle game is a short digital game that helps you teach how carbon atoms move through various forms including soils, the ocean, plant and animal life and fossil fuels. Actions such as photosynthesis, plant and animal death and forest fires all convert carbon from one form into another. This is a card style game. It allows for single or multi players. Runs on a browser.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
The Yard Games
Magnetic Attraction
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Students complete a series of six short investigations involving magnets to learn ...

Students complete a series of six short investigations involving magnets to learn more about their properties. Students also discuss engineering uses for magnets and brainstorm examples of magnets in use in their everyday lives.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Abigail Watrous
Denise Carlson
Joe Friedrichsen
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Xochitl Zamora Thompson
Build an Atom
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Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how ...

Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas!

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Barbera, Jack
Blanco, John
Brahmia, Suzanne
ChemEd DL
Jack Barbera
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
Lancaster, Kelly
Loeblein, Patricia
Parson, Robert
Patricia Loeblein
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado
Reid, Sam
Robert Parson
Sam Reid
Suzanne Brahmia
A Bedtime Story About Evolution
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"Little Changes" is a children’s book which is an aide for primary ...

"Little Changes" is a children’s book which is an aide for primary school teachers looking to introduce the topic of evolution. The book is freely available online, as a free ebook (pdf file). Important principles are subtly introduced – such as variation, survival of the fittest, heritability and adaptation – in a way that is easily comprehensible by both primary school children and their teachers. This book is also coupled with a lesson plan and worksheets based around the characters, reinforcing the themes introduced in the book. Go to: http://www.rinkidinks.co.uk/ (link on image not working)

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
European Society for Evolutionary Biology
Author:
Tiffany Taylor, University of Reading. Illustrations by James Munro.
Wave Interference
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Make waves with a dripping faucet, audio speaker, or laser! Add a ...

Make waves with a dripping faucet, audio speaker, or laser! Add a second source or a pair of slits to create an interference pattern.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Danielle Harlow
Harlow, Danielle
Noah Podolefsky
PhET Interactive Simulations
Podolefsky, Noah
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Energy Skate Park
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Learn about conservation of energy with a skater dude! Build tracks, ramps ...

Learn about conservation of energy with a skater dude! Build tracks, ramps and jumps for the skater and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as he moves. You can also take the skater to different planets or even space!

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams
Carl
Carl Wieman
Danielle
Danielle Harlow
Dubson
Harlow
Kathy
Kathy Perkins
Loeblein
Michael
Michael Dubson
Perkins
PhET Interactive Simulations
Reid
Sam
Sam Reid
Trish
Trish Loeblein
Wendy
Wendy Adams
Wieman
Acid (and Base) Rainbows
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Students are introduced to the differences between acids and bases and how ...

Students are introduced to the differences between acids and bases and how to use indicators, such as pH paper and red cabbage juice, to distinguish between them.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Denise Carlson
Gwendolyn Frank
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Sharon Perez
Reactions & Rates
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Explore what makes a reaction happen by colliding atoms and molecules. Design ...

Explore what makes a reaction happen by colliding atoms and molecules. Design experiments with different reactions, concentrations, and temperatures. When are reactions reversible? What affects the rate of a reaction?

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Gratny, Mindy
Kathy Perkins
Kock, Linda
LeMaster, Ron
Linda Koch
Loeblein, Trish
Mindy Gratny
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Ron LeMaster
Trish Loeblein
Food Packaging
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This lesson focuses on how food packages are designed and made. Students ...

This lesson focuses on how food packages are designed and made. Students will learn three of the main functions of a food package. They will learn what is necessary of the design and materials of a package to keep food clean, protect or aid in the physical and chemical changes that can take place in a food, and identify a food appealingly. Then, in the associated activity, the students will have the opportunity to become packaging engineers by designing and building their own food package for a particular type of food.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Chloe Mawer
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Got Energy? Spinning a Food Web
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Students learn about energy flow in food webs, including the roles of ...

Students learn about energy flow in food webs, including the roles of the sun, producers, consumers and decomposers in the energy cycle. They model a food web and create diagrams of food webs using their own drawings and/or images from nature or wildlife magazines. Students investigate the links between the sun, plants and animals, building their understanding of the web of nutrient dependency and energy transfer.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Christopher Valenti
Denise Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Falling Water
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Students drop water from different heights to demonstrate the conversion of water's ...

Students drop water from different heights to demonstrate the conversion of water's potential energy to kinetic energy. They see how varying the height from which water is dropped affects the splash size. They follow good experiment protocol, take measurements, calculate averages and graph results. In seeing how falling water can be used to do work, they also learn how this energy transformation figures into the engineering design and construction of hydroelectric power plants, dams and reservoirs.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise Carlson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Sabre Duren
Xochitl Zamora-Thompson
Generator
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Generate electricity with a bar magnet! Discover the physics behind the phenomena ...

Generate electricity with a bar magnet! Discover the physics behind the phenomena by exploring magnets and how you can use them to make a bulb light.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Archie Paulson
Carl Wieman
Chris Malley
Danielle Harlow
Dubson, Michael
Harlow, Danielle
Kathy Perkins
Malley, Chris
Michael Dubson
Paulson, Archie
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Wieman, Carl