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Electromagnetics and Applications, Spring 2009
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Electromagnetics and Applications, Spring 2009

"This course explores electromagnetic phenomena in modern applications, including wireless and optical ... (more)

"This course explores electromagnetic phenomena in modern applications, including wireless and optical communications, circuits, computer interconnects and peripherals, microwave communications and radar, antennas, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems, and power generation and transmission. Fundamentals include quasistatic and dynamic solutions to Maxwell's equations; waves, radiation, and diffraction; coupling to media and structures; guided waves; resonance; acoustic analogs; and forces, power, and energy." (less)

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
Assessments
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Video Lectures
Other
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Staelin, David
Experiencing Parallax With Your Thumb
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Experiencing Parallax With Your Thumb

In this activity, learners investigate parallax, a method used to measure distances ... (more)

In this activity, learners investigate parallax, a method used to measure distances to stars and planets in the solar system. Learners can see the parallax effect in action by holding their thumb out at arm's length and following simple instructions. This activity will help learners understand how the brain uses information to detect distances. This resource also describes three other basic methods for determining distances in space: radar, standard candles, and the Hubble Law. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NASA
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
NASA
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
NASA
Experimental Physics I & II Junior Lab, Fall 2007
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Experimental Physics I & II Junior Lab, Fall 2007

Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses ... (more)

Junior Lab consists of two undergraduate courses in experimental physics. The courses are offered by the MIT Physics Department, and are usually taken by Juniors (hence the name). Officially, the courses are called Experimental Physics I and II and are numbered 8.13 for the first half, given in the fall semester, and 8.14 for the second half, given in the spring.The purposes of Junior Lab are to give students hands-on experience with some of the experimental basis of modern physics and, in the process, to deepen their understanding of the relations between experiment and theory, mostly in atomic and nuclear physics. Each term, students choose 5 different experiments from a list of 21 total labs. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Becker, Ulrich
Fading Dot
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Fading Dot

This online exhibit is a visual illusion in which a fuzzy blue ... (more)

This online exhibit is a visual illusion in which a fuzzy blue dot disappears into a green background. The illusion is created by the tiny jittering movements that your eyes are continually making. Take your investigation further by making your own hands-on fading dot illusion - instructions are at the Exploratorium Snack website (see related link). (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Exploratorium
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Exploratorium
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Cija Briegleb
Exploratorium
The Exploratorium
Zach Waller
The Fibre Optic Cable Class
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The Fibre Optic Cable Class

This activity is an interactive “out-of-the-seat” demo that allows the students to ... (more)

This activity is an interactive “out-of-the-seat” demo that allows the students to become involved in learning about fibre optic cables by imitating the way that one basically functions. While enjoying the physicality of the demo the children will pick up basic details of light, reflection, optical properties, and applications to technology. Additionally, the activity will go into details of how fibre optics are used in astronomy technology and how it is used to improve our understanding of the universe. An emphasis should be placed on asking direct questions to the children about how these concepts can influence technology, astronomy, and our world to reinforce the concepts that they are learning about. (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
astroEDU
Author:
Amee Hennig
The Formation of Images by Plane and Spherical Mirrors
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The Formation of Images by Plane and Spherical Mirrors

The formation of images by plane and spherical mirrors will be studied ... (more)

The formation of images by plane and spherical mirrors will be studied by examining paintings done by several masters which include images formed in mirrors. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Engineering
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Teaching and Learning Economics (SERC)
Author:
Ray Purdom
Fundamentals of Photonics: Quantum Electronics, Spring 2006
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Fundamentals of Photonics: Quantum Electronics, Spring 2006

This course explores the fundamentals of optical and optoelectronic phenomena and devices ... (more)

This course explores the fundamentals of optical and optoelectronic phenomena and devices based on classical and quantum properties of radiation and matter culminating in lasers and applications. Fundamentals include: Maxwell's electromagnetic waves, resonators and beams, classical ray optics and optical systems, quantum theory of light, matter and its interaction, classical and quantum noise, lasers and laser dynamics, continuous wave and short pulse generation, light modulation; examples from integrated optics and semiconductor optoelectronics and nonlinear optics. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
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Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kaertner, Franz
Fundamentals of Physics, II
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Fundamentals of Physics, II

This is a continuation of Fundamentals of Physics, I (PHYS 200), the ... (more)

This is a continuation of Fundamentals of Physics, I (PHYS 200), the introductory course on the principles and methods of physics for students who have good preparation in physics and mathematics. This course covers electricity, magnetism, optics and quantum mechanics. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Readings
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Provider:
Yale University
Provider Set:
Open Yale Courses
Author:
Ramamurti Shankar
Fun with Flatware
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Fun with Flatware

This is a series of three quick science activities to do with ... (more)

This is a series of three quick science activities to do with a spoon, knife, and fork. In the first two activities, learners use the flatware to explore optics, mirrors, reflection, and distortion. In the third activity, learners use the flatware to explore sound and vibration. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Colorado State University
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Colorado State University
General Atomics Sciences: It's a Colorful Life
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General Atomics Sciences: It's a Colorful Life

This page is a multi-day module for grades 8-12 on the topic ... (more)

This page is a multi-day module for grades 8-12 on the topic of color. It was designed as a set of six interlinked experiments to explore how colors are formed by light absorption and emission. Activities include: physical models to experiment with additive and subtractive color and explore how objects reflect and absorb light; examining color mixing by using a simple Power Point tool called CMYK; using magnification to examine the dot colors produced by an ink jet printer, and more. Detailed lesson plans, student activity guides, and background information are freely accessible online. The module was developed to be used with a set of unique hands-on lab materials sold by the publisher, however, many items are readily obtainable from teacher supply stores. This resource is aligned with national science education standards and has been refined through classroom testing. This item is part of a larger collection of inquiry-based modules. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE Classroom-Ready Resources
Author:
Lawrence Woolf
Geometric Optics
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Geometric Optics

How does a lens form an image? See how light rays are ... (more)

How does a lens form an image? See how light rays are refracted by a lens. Watch how the image changes when you adjust the focal length of the lens, move the object, move the lens, or move the screen. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Simulations
Provider:
PheT
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Danielle Harlow
Dubson, Michael
Gratny, Mindy
Harlow, Danielle
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Mindy Gratny
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Giant Lens
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Giant Lens

In this activity about light and refraction, learners discover how a lens ... (more)

In this activity about light and refraction, learners discover how a lens creates an image that hangs in midair. A large Fresnel lens creates upside-down images of distant objects and right-side-up images of nearby objects. Learners can locate the upside-down images by using a piece of white paper as a screen. The right-side-up images are harder to find. Activity includes detailed explanations and diagrams to explain how the images are created. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Exploratorium
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
Exploratorium
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
California Department of Education
Don Rathjen
National Science Foundation
NEC Foundation of America
The Exploratorium
Hands on Learning, Demonstrations on Video
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Hands on Learning, Demonstrations on Video

Watch science come alive in demonstrations of magnetic levitation techniques, ways to ... (more)

Watch science come alive in demonstrations of magnetic levitation techniques, ways to rig a sailboat, and much more. See video on: Atomic Physics & Quantum Effects; Circular Motion & Rotation; Conductors, Capacitors, Dielectrics; Electric Circuits; Electromagnetism; Electrostatics; Fluid Mechanics; Geometric Optics; Kinematics; Kinetic Theory & Thermodynamics; Magnetic Fields; Newton's Laws of Motion; Oscillations & Gravitation; Physical Optics; Systems of particles, Linear Momentum; Temperature & Heat; Waves; Work, Energy, Power. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT Highlights for High School
Author:
Lewin, Walter
Helping Students Discover Total Internal Reflection
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Helping Students Discover Total Internal Reflection

Students learn the basic relationship of Snell's Law, practice applying it to ... (more)

Students learn the basic relationship of Snell's Law, practice applying it to a situation, then are given another situation where it "doesn't work."??? This situation turns out to be one in which total internal reflection occurs. Students are then shown what happens with classroom apparatus. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kathleen Harper
How to Make a Kaleidoscope
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How to Make a Kaleidoscope

In this activity, students construct a kaleidoscope. A materials list, instructions, and ... (more)

In this activity, students construct a kaleidoscope. A materials list, instructions, and photos showing how the assembly is performed are provided. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
General Science and STEM Gateways and Resources
Author:
Dr. John Greivenkamp
Infrared: More Than Your Eyes Can See
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Infrared: More Than Your Eyes Can See

In this video segment adapted from NASA, astronomer Michelle Thaller introduces the ... (more)

In this video segment adapted from NASA, astronomer Michelle Thaller introduces the world of infrared light and demonstrates how infrared cameras allow us to see more than what the naked eye can perceive. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation