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Submarines and Aircraft Carriers: The Science of Nuclear Power
As physics masters view this presentation, they learn how nuclear power is used in submarines. They use Google Maps to plot a course through the ocean and calculate the time required for surfacing and traveling. They learn about fission, gamma rays, critical mass, and exponential decay.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Aircraft Carrier Documentary Part 3 of 3
Arguably one of the most perilous occupations in the world, pilots aboard these super carriers enjoy ready rooms, off-limits to anyone except aviators. What makes them successful? The training and high tech machinery kick in, even in the most stressful conditions!
9 mins 9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 0 Downloads
Aircraft Carrier Documentary Part 1 of 3
The most advanced carrier ever built, the George Washington, was christened in 1990. Weighing 100,000 tons, fully loaded, they are the muscle of the US Navy. Watch the christening, how the boat travels through water, and the long line of visitors who came to give the ship a closer look.
10 mins 9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 0 Downloads
Aircraft Carrier Documentary Part 2 of 3
There are 600 crew members aboard USS George Washington; what do they do? Where do they live? Take a glimpse into the lives of several different officers, where they work, and what they do in their spare time. Part two of three.
10 seconds 9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 0 Downloads
From Mach-20 Glider to Humming Bird Drone
"What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" This question guides Regina Dugan's exploration of amazing achievements in science and engineering that push the boundary of impossibility. From robotic hummingbirds and gecko-inspired adhesives, to metals that are lighter than styrofoam.
25 mins 7th - 12th Science 9 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fun with Speedboats!
After reading about marine engineers and naval architects, it's all hands on deck to design and test a speed boat. This lesson is designed for the Next Generation Science Standards in engineering and can be a centerpiece for a STEM lesson or a physical science unit on kinetic and potential energy and Newton's laws of motion.
5th - 12th Science 44 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Deficit and Debt Ceiling
Leave your class with a clear understanding of the difference between the federal deficit and debt, the effects of raising the debt ceiling in order to fund borrowing costs, and the risks of defaulting on governmental obligations, such as Social Security and Medicare.
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students explore and experiment with a durable form of ice called Pykrete. They test the properties of Pykrete and ice to determine if the claims about this mixture are true from their history around World War II. The lab report includes a heading, problem statement, procedure, data, calculations, sources of error and conclusions.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 10 Downloads
AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR II: THE PACIFIC THEATER 1941-1945
Tenth graders describe roles of key figures in the Pacific Theater of war during World War II. In this American History lesson, 10th graders research key events of the Pacific Theater of War during World War II. Students analyze primary source documents from World War II.
10th Social Studies & History 5 Views 29 Downloads
Tone and Mood: "Unhappy Hour"
Dark humor, anyone? Kerry Mitchell’s “Unhappy Hour,” compels readers to laugh at his very chilling tale. Explore with your class how the author combines tone and mood to create a sci-fi story with a very unhappy ending. Pre-reading questions, a comprehension check, vocabulary exercise, discussion questions, and activities are included with the resource.
10th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
You will need to prepare either a class set or a single demonstration catapult in order to teach this powerful lesson on kinetic and potential energy. Activity sheets are provided to walk learners through the construction of a catapult. If you choose to teach via demonstration, you can jump straight to Activity Sheet 3, on which is a data table for recording distances.
4th - 9th Science 39 Views 98 Downloads
Soar Into Spring With Kites!
The kite has an amazing history! It has been used for thousands of years, has led to many scientific disoveries, and has made some people very famous. Just ask Ben Franklin! This terrific instructional activity offers many cross-curricular activities that all have to do with the kite.
2nd - 8th Science 14 Views 22 Downloads
The Statue of Liberty: The Meaning and Use of a National Symbol
Engage your class in a series of activities, each related to the use or analysis of symbols used to convey patriotic or national concepts. They identify different national symbols and explain their meanings, discussing the importance of symbols.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 23 Views 63 Downloads
Itaipu Dam and Power Plant (Brazil and Paraguay)
Learners study South America's Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in order to gain an understanding that hydroelectric power is a major means of generating electricity throughout the world. They also look into the environmental impacts that these types of power plants have on the environment and the animals who live there.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 24 Downloads
Motion in the Ocean
How does the formation of currents and waves in the ocean happen? High schoolers will learn about the primary causes for ocean currents and waves by calculating a wave's amplitude and nautical mile speed. Then they will complete a problem solving worksheet.
9th - 12th Science 25 Views 178 Downloads
One Plus One Makes New
Young scholars discover the properties of matter and how they change when composite materials are produced. In this informative lesson students write up a question and procedure to an experiment then analyze and draw conclusions based on the resulting data.
5th - 8th Science 11 Views 54 Downloads