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The Ability of Permeability
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In this activity (page 11 of the PDF), learners investigate how quickly ...

In this activity (page 11 of the PDF), learners investigate how quickly water moves through various materials. They measure and compare the permeability of gravel, sand, and soil. Although this was created as a post-visit activity for a workshop about earth processes, it also makes an excellent stand alone activity.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Oceanography
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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COSI
Moving Molecules!
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In this activity about molecular diffusion (located on page 2 of the ...

In this activity about molecular diffusion (located on page 2 of the PDF), learners will make predictions and move molecules of iodine through a seemingly solid plastic sandwich bag. The process of diffusion will be visually indicated by a color change when the iodine reacts with starch inside the bag. Information in the resource explains how this activity relates to nanoparticles and research. Related to linked video, DragonflyTV Nano: Nanosilver.

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Engineering
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
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Activities and Labs
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Lesson Plans
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Permeable Pavement
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Students investigate how different riparian ground covers, such as grass or pavement, ...

Students investigate how different riparian ground covers, such as grass or pavement, affect river flooding. They learn about permeable and impermeable materials through the measurement how much water is absorbed by several different household materials in a model river. Students use what they learn to make recommendations for engineers developing permeable pavement. Also, they consider several different limitations for design in the context of a small community.

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Engineering
Hydrology
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Kaelin Cawley
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Tim Nicklas
There Must Be Something in the Water
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In this lesson, students explore how groundwater contamination can spread through aquifers ...

In this lesson, students explore how groundwater contamination can spread through aquifers by participating in a groundwater plume simulation. Students will consider where they would look to determine the source of groundwater contamination and where they could turn for assistance; explore the possible contamination of Nevada groundwater by a major nuclear test site by reading and discussing, "Concerns Arise Over Aquifer Near Nuclear Test Site"; investigate how underground contamination travels in plumes by participating in a lab simulation; and write a persuasive essay from the point of view of a Nevada resident living close to the groundwater contamination source discussed in the featured article.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Chemistry
Hydrology
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Traveling Nanoparticles Model
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This is an activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) about ...

This is an activity (located on page 3 of the PDF) about diffusion of small molecules across cell membranes. Learners will use gelatin to represent a cell and dye to represent molecules to model how small molecules such as nanoparticles can penetrate living environments. Relates to linked video, DragonflyTV: Nanosilver.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Anthropology
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:
Dr. Neil Forbes
National Science Foundation
Twin Cities Public Television
Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.
Where Has All the Water Gone?
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Students learn about the Earth's water cycle, especially about evaporation. Once a ...

Students learn about the Earth's water cycle, especially about evaporation. Once a dam is constructed, its reservoir becomes a part of the region's natural hydrologic cycle by receiving precipitation, storing runoff water and evaporating water. Although almost impossible to see, and not as familiar to most people as precipitation, evaporation plays a critical role in the hydrologic cycle, and is especially of interest to engineers designing new dams and reservoirs, such as those that Splash Engineering is designing for Thirsty County.

Subject:
Engineering
Hydrology
Material Type:
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Lesson Plans
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jeff Lyng
Kristin Field