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3...2...1 Puff!
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3...2...1 Puff!

In this activity, learners build small indoor paper rockets, determine their flight ... (more)

In this activity, learners build small indoor paper rockets, determine their flight stability, and launch them by blowing air through a drinking straw. This lesson plan includes procedures for the two part activity, background information, diagrams for making Ares 1 paper rockets, discussion questions, extensions, and black-line masters for learners. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Deborah A. Shearer
Gregory L. Vogt, Ed.D.
NASA
AM in the PM
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AM in the PM

In this activity, learners will listen to as many radio stations as ... (more)

In this activity, learners will listen to as many radio stations as possible to discover that AM radio signals can travel many hundreds of miles at night. Learners log the call signs, locations, and quality of the transmissions on a data table. This resource includes information about how AM radio transmissions differ at day and night, the ionosphere, the history of call letters, and NOAA Weather Radio. Note: this activity must be completed during the evening or early in the morning before sunrise and learners must have access to an AM radio. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Computing and Information
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NOAA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
NOAA
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Weather Service
NOAA
Active Graphs
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Active Graphs

In this activity, learners track their movements with jumping and leaping graphs. ... (more)

In this activity, learners track their movements with jumping and leaping graphs. In part A, learners jump as high as they can and press their inked fingers or hands against a large true-to-life chart with vertical distance marked along the vertical edge. Learners compare the results. In part B, learners jump as far as they can and use masking tape to mark their spot on a true-to-life bar graph. Again, learners compare the results. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Chicago Children's Museum
Adherence to HIV Treatment
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Adherence to HIV Treatment

In this activity, learners simulate taking HIV antiretroviral drugs by using Tic ... (more)

In this activity, learners simulate taking HIV antiretroviral drugs by using Tic Tac mints and Kool-Aid packets. Learners will experience firsthand how easy or difficult it is to fully adhere to a treatment program. Participation in this activity does not require eating or drinking anything and can accommodate learners with allergies. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Airfoils
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Airfoils

In this experiment, learners discover how an airfoil creates lift. Learners use ... (more)

In this experiment, learners discover how an airfoil creates lift. Learners use simple materials to build an airfoil and test it at different angles to investigate Bernoulli's principle. This activity guide includes questions for drawing conclusions, extensions, and an answer key. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
AIAA Foundation
ASA Langley Research Centeräóťs Learning Technology Project and Aerospace Vehicle Systems Technology Program Office
Busch Gardens, Williamsburg
Dan Locke
Hampton City Public Schools
John Livingston
NASA
Shannon Ricles
Airplane Wing Investigation
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Airplane Wing Investigation

This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full ... (more)

This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into Bernoulliäóťs principle and airplane wings. Learners will design and build their own airplane wing models out of Styrofoam, record their mass, and then use a fan to measure the äóěweightäó change when air flows over the wing. Results from testing other wing shapes and sizes are then measured to chart relationships between lift and wing size and shape. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV GPS: Balloon Fiesta. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Alike and Different
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Alike and Different

This lesson focuses on the observation of properties and the classification of ... (more)

This lesson focuses on the observation of properties and the classification of objects to build ideas about variables. Learners compare buttons to identify similarities and differences. In addition, learners are introduced to Venn Diagrams by reading "The Elves and the Shoemaker" and sorting their shoes in a giant diagram. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Carol Midgett
Grace M. Burton
NCTM Illuminations
Thinkfinity/Verizon Foundation
Alphabits
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Alphabits

In this math lesson, learners apply the concepts of ratios and percentages ... (more)

In this math lesson, learners apply the concepts of ratios and percentages to the distribution of letters contained in a box of AlphabitsŒŹ cereal. Each learner is given a sample of cereal from the cereal box. Learners tabulate the number of times each letter of the alphabet occurs and the total number of letters included in their sample. Using this information, learners turn their totals into fractions, ratios, and percents. Next, all of the individual totals are compiled into class totals. As with the individual totals, these class totals are used to form fractions, ratios and percents. Based on their mathematical results, learners make observations and reflect on the process used in the investigations. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
PBS
US Department of Education
Altered Reality
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Altered Reality

In this activity, learners discover that the human brain is highly adaptable. ... (more)

In this activity, learners discover that the human brain is highly adaptable. Learners try to toss beanbags at a target while wearing prism goggles. Learners collect and interpret data and then have an opportunity to design additional experiments. This activity demonstrates how the brain adapts to new situations. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Brain U
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
ARRA
SEDAPA
SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) supported by the National Center for Research Resources, a part of the National Institutes of Health
University of Minnesota
Amphipods: More Than Mud
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Amphipods: More Than Mud

This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center ... (more)

This data tip from Bridge, the Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center archive, discusses the water quality significance of benthos, the group of variously-sized fauna that live on, in or near the bottom of a water body. The data activity uses amphipod reburrowing behavior to examine how this small crustacean may be used to indicate pollution in an estuary such as the Chesapeake Bay. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Bridge: Online Ocean Science Education Resource Center
Bruce Vogt
Linda Schaffner
Lisa Ayers Lawrence
National Marine Educators Association
NOAA Sea Grant
Angles and Area
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Angles and Area

In this activity (page 10 of PDF), learners approximate the area of ... (more)

In this activity (page 10 of PDF), learners approximate the area of the uppermost cross section of an impact crater using a variety of square grids. They conclude which angle of impact results in the greatest area. There are two versions of this activity: Challenge, where students construct a launcher and create their own craters; and Non-Challenge where students analyze pictures of craters. Includes a pre-lesson activity (p54). The Moon Math: Craters! guide follows a 5E approach, applying concepts of geometry, modeling, data analysis to the NASA lunar spacecraft mission, LCROSS. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Engineering
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Simulations
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
NASA
Animal Calendar
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Animal Calendar

This website contains links to 12 calendars (12 months). June contains seven ... (more)

This website contains links to 12 calendars (12 months). June contains seven activities that mix math with exploring animals. For instance, children conduct a survey about favorite animals, find an animal with paws bigger than their hands, and name as many spotted animals as they can in a minute. Works as a handout, take-home, or group activity. Available as a downloadable pdf and in Spanish. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
NSF
TERC
Animal Ears
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Animal Ears

This activity (page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation ... (more)

This activity (page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into animal behavior and communication. Groups of learners will fashion a headband with fake ears, similar in shape to those of the animal they are going to observe. Then, they record observations of the animaläóťs reactions when a learner, wearing the ears in different positions, brings it a snack. Learners develop categories of behavior to organize and evaluate the results. Safety Note: an adult handler must be present if working with a horse or even a large dog. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV: Horse Ears. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Animal Reflection Response
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Animal Reflection Response

In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners observe how an ... (more)

In this activity (page 1 of the PDF), learners observe how an animal responds to its own reflection. First, learners will observe the behavior of a small animal in a cage or aquarium (e.g., goldfish, gerbil, bird) for five minutes, grading the animaläóťs activity level on a scale. Then, learners repeat the observation period after placing a mirror up to the cage or aquarium, comparing the results. Relates to the linked video, DragonflyTV: Horse Ears. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
An Apple a Day
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An Apple a Day

In this math lesson, learners make estimates to analyze the number of ... (more)

In this math lesson, learners make estimates to analyze the number of apples per acre, and visualize the magnitude of one million. Using the thematic setting of Johnny Appleseed, learners practice their number sense and estimation skills as they progress from merely guessing the number of apples in a bushel to making a reasonable estimate based on a point of reference or benchmark. Learners use data from the Michigan Apple Growers to compute and analyze the total amount of apple yield per acre. They work at centers to gain experience in visualizing the magnitude of one million apples. Learners also gain experience in using a grid as a resource to make better estimations. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Computing and Information
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
PBS
US Department of Education
Arctic Sea Ice
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Arctic Sea Ice

In this activity, learners explore how the area of Arctic sea ice ... (more)

In this activity, learners explore how the area of Arctic sea ice has changed over recent years. First, learners graph the area of Arctic sea ice over time from 1979 to 2007. Then, learners use this information to extrapolate what the area will be in 2018 and graph their predictions. In part two of the activity, learners make a flip book to simulate the sea changes they just graphed. This resource includes background information related to the Northwest Passage and questions for learners to answer after completing this activity. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Beverly L. Meier
NOAA
Are you a Square or a Rectangle?
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Are you a Square or a Rectangle?

In this activity, learners investigate whether more people are squares or rectangles. ... (more)

In this activity, learners investigate whether more people are squares or rectangles. People with similarly sized heights and arm spans are classified as squares. People with different sized heights and arm spans are known as rectangles. Learners measure and analyze the body shapes of family and friends. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
National Science Foundation
PBS
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
WGBH
WGBH Boston
Atmosphere Composition Model
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Atmosphere Composition Model

In this activity, learners create a model using metric measuring tapes and ... (more)

In this activity, learners create a model using metric measuring tapes and atmosphere composition data. Learners will investigate the major components of the atmosphere (nitrogen and oxygen) as well as the minor components which raise questions about global warming and greenhouse gases. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Lori Lambertson
The Exploratorium
Attention to Scaling
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Attention to Scaling

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad adds a scale to ... (more)

In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad adds a scale to their bar graph to give a more accurate picture of the bug infestation at the Cybrary. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
U.S. Department of Education
WNET
Automotive Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect
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Automotive Emissions and the Greenhouse Effect

This is a laboratory activity in which students will compare the amount ... (more)

This is a laboratory activity in which students will compare the amount of carbon dioxide in four different sources of gas and determine the carbon dioxide contribution from automobiles. They test ambient air, human exhalation, automobile exhaust, and nearly pure carbon dioxide from a vinegar/baking soda mixture. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Chemistry
Ecology
Engineering
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Railroad Commission of Texas
Texas State Energy Conservation Office
U.S. Department of Energy
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