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Beer's Law Lab
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The PhET project at the University of Colorado creates "fun, interactive, research-based ...

The PhET project at the University of Colorado creates "fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena." This particular one deals with Beer's Law. "The thicker the glass, the darker the brew, the less the light that passes through." Make colorful concentrated and dilute solutions and explore how much light they absorb and transmit using a virtual spectrophotometer! The simulation is also paired with a teachers' guide and related resources from PhET. The simulation is also available in multiple languages.

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Simulations
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
University of Colorado Boulder
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Chris Malley
Emily B. Moore
Julia Chamberlain
Kathy Perkins
Kelly Lancaster
PhET Interactive Simulations
Daylighting Design
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Students explore the many different ways that engineers provide natural lighting to ...

Students explore the many different ways that engineers provide natural lighting to interior spaces. They analyze various methods of daylighting by constructing model houses from foam core board and simulating the sun with a desk lamp. Teams design a daylighting system for their model houses based on their observations and calculations of the optimal use of available sunlight to their structure.

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Education
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Landon B. Gennetten
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Exploring Light: Absorb, Reflect, Transmit or Refract?
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In a hands-on way, students explore light's properties of absorption, reflection, transmission ...

In a hands-on way, students explore light's properties of absorption, reflection, transmission and refraction through various experimental stations within the classroom. To understand absorption, reflection and transmission, they shine flashlights on a number of provided objects. To understand refraction, students create indoor rainbows. An understanding of the fundamental properties of light is essential to designing an invisible laser security system, the ongoing objective in this unit.

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Education
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Meghan Murphy
VU Bioengineering RET Program, School of Engineering,
Heat Trappers, Inc
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In this inquiry activity, teams of students are challenged with engineering a ...

In this inquiry activity, teams of students are challenged with engineering a greenhouse heat trap for use with exotic plants. The investigation requires thermometers, plastic wrap, and a shoebox for each team. Students graph data and determine the effectiveness of their design. This activity is supported by a textbook chapter, Atmospheric Energy, part of the unit, Energy Flow, in Global Systems Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

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Life Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Introduction to Electromagnetic and Electro-Optic Propagation
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This lesson describes the properties of electromagnetic and electro-optical radiation and how ...

This lesson describes the properties of electromagnetic and electro-optical radiation and how their propagation is affected by the atmosphere and weather. Atmospheric variables that affect EM propagation include temperature, moisture, pressure, and composition. These variables control processes including refraction, absorption, and scattering.

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Life Science
Mathematics
Atmospheric Science
Geoscience
Physics
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
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COMET
Light It Up
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Through an introduction to the design of lighting systems and the electromagnetic ...

Through an introduction to the design of lighting systems and the electromagnetic spectrum, students learn about the concept of daylighting as well as two types of light bulbs (lamps) often used in energy-efficient lighting design. Students learn how the application of something as simple, and free, as natural light can help them improve the future of generations to come.

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Education
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Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Landon B. Gennetten
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Model Greenhouses
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Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the greenhouse effect. They ...

Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the greenhouse effect. They construct their own miniature greenhouses and explore how their designs take advantage of heat transfer processes to create controlled environments. They record and graph measurements, comparing the greenhouse indoor and outdoor temperatures over time. Students are also introduced to global issues such as greenhouse gas emissions and their relationship to global warming.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Landon B. Gennetten
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske