Iowa K-12 E-Curriculum Collection Resources (66)

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Birth Control- Implant
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This is a SoftChalk about the Birth Control Implant. It talks about ...

This is a SoftChalk about the Birth Control Implant. It talks about what it is, how to use, how much it costs, and more. By the end of the lesson you will be able to identify what the birth control implant is, explain how the implant works, discuss its pros and cons, and identify cost options.

Subject:
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Paige Bolton
Body Systems App Design Project
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This lesson ties in our 7th grade science curriculum where students study ...

This lesson ties in our 7th grade science curriculum where students study the Systems of the Body. It also looks at how these systems function in relation to athletics. Students are to design an app that looks at these systems and how an app can help an athlete train for their sport.

Subject:
Education
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Activity/Lab
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Troy Staudt
Leaf Photosynthesis NetLogo Model
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This Java-based NetLogo model allows students to investigate the chemical and energy ...

This Java-based NetLogo model allows students to investigate the chemical and energy inputs and outputs of photosynthesis through an interactive simulation. The simulation is a visual, conceptual model of photosynthesis and does not generate quantitative data. The central concept in the model is the role of chlorophyll in capturing light energy, and this concept is presented without delving into the biochemical details of the photosynthetic reactions. This allows students to focus on the core idea that photosynthesis transforms light energy into chemical energy. Along with exploring the basic process of photosynthesis, students can investigate the effects of light intensity, the day-night cycle (assuming the most common C3 photosynthetic pathway), CO2 concentration, and water availability on the rate of sugar production during photosynthesis. The model highlights the cycling within the chloroplasts between excited and unexcited states as energy is captured and released by chlorophyll. The lesson is written as an introductory learning experience, beginning with the question: What is needed for photosynthesis in a leaf, and what is produced? This resource is best suited as one in a series of learning experiences that either reinforce or extend the concepts addressed here. The model is embedded within an electronic form that provides instructions and guiding questions. Teachers and students should note that the electronic form does not save user data. An important limitation is that the model relies heavily on studentsÂ’ visual perception, and this may pose a barrier for some students.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
Concord Consortium
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
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NGSS@NSTA
ChemTeacher Resource: PhET Gas Properties
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This simulator enables students to study the microscopic interactions of gas particles ...

This simulator enables students to study the microscopic interactions of gas particles and the effects of volume, pressure, temperature, and the number of particles.

Subject:
Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Chemical Education Digital Library
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ChemTeacher
Author:
ChemEd DL
PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado
ChemTeacher Resource: PhET Balloons and Buoyancy
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This simulator expands on the PhET Gas Laws simulator. In addition to ...

This simulator expands on the PhET Gas Laws simulator. In addition to controlling the pressure, volume, temperature, and number of particles, students can now control balloons and other objects and balance pressures inside and outside of the object.

Subject:
Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
Chemical Education Digital Library
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ChemTeacher
Author:
ChemEd DL
PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado
ChemTeacher Resource: Titration Simulation with Worksheet
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This simulation and worksheet guide students through a titration and expect them ...

This simulation and worksheet guide students through a titration and expect them to do calculations along the way.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
Chemical Education Digital Library
Provider Set:
ChemTeacher
Author:
ChemEd DL
Chemical Education Research Group, Iowa State University
Enercities - Are you ready for the future?
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Are you ready for the future? Play now to find out. EnerCities ...

Are you ready for the future? Play now to find out.

EnerCities game helps young people through a learning platform to experience energy-related implications. The goal is to create and expand virtual cities dealing with pollution, energy shortages, renewable energy etc.

The development of the serious game is based on state of the art technologies and insights. The game is fully web-based, 3D perspective (via Unity3D plug-in) and is suitable to play on low-budget computers. The game offers a semi-realistic simulation with game-like visual styles (cartoony) and low entry barriers (easy to understand; multiple levels in order to bring-in more complexity). All these approaches enable a wide distribution of the Enercities serious game across Europe.

For guidelines use the toolkit available at: http://www.enercities.eu/shell/assets/toolbox_files/Toolbox_UK.pdf

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
Enercities
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Enercities
Using PhET simulations in high school  Open-ended Pendulum Labs
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These labs provide examples of using very open-ended questions to guide students ...

These labs provide examples of using very open-ended questions to guide students in exploring a simulation and designing their own experiments. These labs can lead to a high level of quantitative thinking about data analysis.

Subject:
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Sam McKagan
Tax Game
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The link between a set of taxes and income distribution is an ...

The link between a set of taxes and income distribution is an important, but difficult, concept taught in economics principles courses. The Tax Game simulation requires a student to set tax rates for an income tax, a property tax, a wealth tax, a payroll tax, a corporate income tax, a sales tax,and an excise tax. The student can choose any rates he or she wishes, but must achieve a given revenue target.

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Business and Communication
Education
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Betty J. Blecha
Economics and the Tragedy of the Commons
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In both macroeconomics and microeconomics principles courses, economists teach the virtue of ...

In both macroeconomics and microeconomics principles courses, economists teach the virtue of markets as an allocative mechanism. But markets sometimes fail. This example allows students to simulate the market failure associated with a common property resource, a salmon fishery, and evaluate ways to control fishing. The simulation also shows the distributional results of different allocative mechanisms. The simulation was developed by Paul Romer at Stanford University and is available on the Aplia web site.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Education
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Betty Blecha
Betty J. Blecha
MarketSim
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MarketSim helps students understand the functioning of markets by having them become ...

MarketSim helps students understand the functioning of markets by having them become consumers and producers in a simulated economy. There are two versions, both implemented over the internet. Jeremy's market is a consumer barter market. Adam's market introduces firms and money. MarketSim received funding from the National Science Foundation. The simulation is most appropriate for economics principles courses. The principle developers are Tod S. Porter and Kriss Schueller at Youngstown State University.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Education
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Betty J. Blecha
Moon Phase Simulation
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The representation depicts the moon orbiting the Earth and the related phases ...

The representation depicts the moon orbiting the Earth and the related phases of the moon as seen from Earth. The representation has two parts: 1) An animation of the moon orbiting the Earth over a 28 day time period as viewed from a vantage point above the North Pole, and 2) An animation of the moon depicting phases as they would be seen from Earth and the number of days elapsed since the last new moon. The animation includes buttons for starting,stopping, and changing the animation speed.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Phenomena and Representations for Instruction of Science in Middle Schools (PRISMS)
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PRISMS: Phenomena and Representations for the Instruction of Science in Middle School