Iowa K-12 E-Curriculum Collection Resources (120)

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Who's Hitchhiking in Your Food?
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How can you tell if harmful bacteria are growing in your food? ...

How can you tell if harmful bacteria are growing in your food? Students learn to culture bacteria in order to examine ground meat and bagged salad samples, looking for common foodborne bacteria such as E. coli or salmonella. After 2-7 days of incubation, they observe and identify the resulting bacteria. Based on their first-hand experiences conducting this conventional biological culturing process, they consider its suitability in meeting society's need for ongoing detection of harmful bacteria in its food supply, leading them to see the need for bioengineering inventions for rapid response bio-detection systems.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Bio-Inspired Technology and Systems (BITS) RET, College of Engineering, Michigan State University
Evangelyn Alocilja
Hannah Miller
Lisa Wininger
Circuit Construction Kit (AC+DC)
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This new version of the CCK adds capacitors, inductors and AC voltage ...

This new version of the CCK adds capacitors, inductors and AC voltage sources to your toolbox! Now you can graph the current and voltage as a function of time.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
Dubson, Michael
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Wieman, Carl
Moving Man
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Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. Move the little man back ...

Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. Move the little man back and forth with the mouse and plot his motion. Set the position, velocity, or acceleration and let the simulation move the man for you.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Harlow, Danielle
Kathy Perkins
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Wieman, Carl
Motion in 2D
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Try the new "Ladybug Motion 2D" simulation for the latest updated version. ...

Try the new "Ladybug Motion 2D" simulation for the latest updated version. Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration vectors. Move the ball with the mouse or let the simulation move the ball in four types of motion (2 types of linear, simple harmonic, circle).

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
ComPADRE Classroom-Ready Resources
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Dubson, Michael
Michael Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Battery-Resistor Circuit
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Look inside a resistor to see how it works. Increase the battery ...

Look inside a resistor to see how it works. Increase the battery voltage to make more electrons flow though the resistor. Increase the resistance to block the flow of electrons. Watch the current and resistor temperature change.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Carl Wieman
PhET Interactive Simulations
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Wieman, Carl
Wave on a String
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Watch a string vibrate in slow motion. Wiggle the end of the ...

Watch a string vibrate in slow motion. Wiggle the end of the string and make waves, or adjust the frequency and amplitude of an oscillator. Adjust the damping and tension. The end can be fixed, loose, or open.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Danielle Harlow
Dubson, Michael
Harlow, Danielle
Michael Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Wendy Adams
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
Electric Field Hockey
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Play hockey with electric charges. Place charges on the ice, then hit ...

Play hockey with electric charges. Place charges on the ice, then hit start to try to get the puck in the goal. View the electric field. Trace the puck's motion. Make the game harder by placing walls in front of the goal. This is a clone of the popular simulation of the same name marketed by Physics Academic Software and written by Prof. Ruth Chabay of the Dept of Physics at North Carolina State University.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Danielle Harlow
Dubson, Michael
Harlow, Danielle
Michael Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Physics Education Technology Project
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Nuclear Fission
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Start a chain reaction, or introduce non-radioactive isotopes to prevent one. Control ...

Start a chain reaction, or introduce non-radioactive isotopes to prevent one. Control energy production in a nuclear reactor! (Previously part of the Nuclear Physics simulation - now there are separate Alpha Decay and Nuclear Fission sims.)

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Blanco, John
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Harlow, Danielle
John Blanco
Kathy Perkins
LeMaster, Ron
McKagan, Sam
National Science Foundation
Noah Podolefsky
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Podolefsky, Noah
Ron LeMaster
Sam McKagan
Wendy Adams
Wieman, Carl
Maze Game
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Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration in the "Arena of Pain". Use ...

Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration in the "Arena of Pain". Use the green arrow to move the ball. Add more walls to the arena to make the game more difficult. Try to make a goal as fast as you can.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Dubson, Michael
Gratny, Mindy
Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
PhET Interactive Simulations
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Ladybug Revolution
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Join the ladybug in an exploration of rotational motion. Rotate the merry-go-round ...

Join the ladybug in an exploration of rotational motion. Rotate the merry-go-round to change its angle, or choose a constant angular velocity or angular acceleration. Explore how circular motion relates to the bug's x,y position, velocity, and acceleration using vectors or graphs.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Gratny, Mindy
Kathy Perkins
Mindy Gratny
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Sound
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This simulation lets you see sound waves. Adjust the frequency or volume ...

This simulation lets you see sound waves. Adjust the frequency or volume and you can see and hear how the wave changes. Move the listener around and hear what she hears.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Carl Wieman
Danielle Harlow
Harlow, Danielle
Kathy Perkins
LeMaster, Ron
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Ron LeMaster
Wendy Adams
Wieman, Carl
Projectile Motion
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Blast a Buick out of a cannon! Learn about projectile motion by ...

Blast a Buick out of a cannon! Learn about projectile motion by firing various objects. Set the angle, initial speed, and mass. Add air resistance. Make a game out of this simulation by trying to hit a target.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Dubson, Michael
Michael Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Wendy Adams
Resistance in a Wire
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Learn about the physics of resistance in a wire. Change its resistivity, ...

Learn about the physics of resistance in a wire. Change its resistivity, length, and area to see how they affect the wire's resistance. The sizes of the symbols in the equation change along with the diagram of a wire.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams, Wendy
Dubson, Michael
Gratny, Mindy
Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
PhET Interactive Simulations
Wendy Adams
My Solar System
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Build your own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet. ...

Build your own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet. With this orbit simulator, you can set initial positions, velocities, and masses of 2, 3, or 4 bodies, and then see them orbit each other.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Danielle Harlow
Dubson, Michael
Excellence Center of Science and Mathematics Education at King Saud University
Gratny, Mindy
Harlow, Danielle
Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
National Science Foundation
O'Donnell Foundation
PhET
PhET Interactive Simulations
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Lunar Lander
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Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your ...

Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Dubson, Michael
Michael Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Magnets and Electromagnets
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Explore the interactions between a compass and bar magnet. Discover how you ...

Explore the interactions between a compass and bar magnet. Discover how you can use a battery and wire to make a magnet! Can you make it a stronger magnet? Can you make the magnetic field reverse?

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
Curb the Epidemic!
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Using a website simulation tool, students build on their understanding of random ...

Using a website simulation tool, students build on their understanding of random processes on networks to interact with the graph of a social network of individuals and simulate the spread of a disease. They decide which two individuals on the network are the best to vaccinate in an attempt to minimize the number of people infected and "curb the epidemic." Since the results are random, they run multiple simulations and compute the average number of infected individuals before analyzing the results and assessing the effectiveness of their vaccination strategies.

Subject:
Engineering
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Complex Systems Science Laboratory,
Debbie Jenkinson and Susan Frennesson, The Pine School, Stuart, FL
Garrett Jenkinson and John Goutsias, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Pendulum Lab
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Play with one or two pendulums and discover how the period of ...

Play with one or two pendulums and discover how the period of a simple pendulum depends on the length of the string, the mass of the pendulum bob, and the amplitude of the swing. It's easy to measure the period using the photogate timer. You can vary friction and the strength of gravity. Use the pendulum to find the value of g on planet X. Notice the anharmonic behavior at large amplitude.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Dubson, Michael
Loeblein, Trish
Michael Dubson
PhET Interactive Simulations
Trish Loeblein
Digestion Simulation
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To reinforce students' understanding of the human digestion process, the functions of ...

To reinforce students' understanding of the human digestion process, the functions of several stomach and small intestine fluids are analyzed, and the concept of simulation is introduced through a short, introductory demonstration of how these fluids work. Students learn what simulation means and how it relates to the engineering process, particularly in biomedical engineering. The teacher demo requires vinegar, baking soda, water and aspirin.

Subject:
Engineering
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jacob Crosby
Malinda Schaefer Zarske