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Use Excel-generated graphs after experimenting with a simple pulley device, in order to demonstrate the relationship between work, force, and distance. The graphs help to illustrate the concepts that learners uncover during the experiment.
Students experience real life situations where trigonometry is used on a daily basis. They utilize trigonometry to the solving of application problems that involve the calculating of the sine, cosine, and tangents of a given angle as well as the finding of the length of a missing side of a right triangle given an angle and a side.
Students practice algorithm design, optimization and performance evaluation using the metaphor of building peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, rather than with computers. Following teacher instruction, students create sandwiches using complete algorithm instructions.
Learners explore the core concepts of Computer Science problem modeling, algorithm design, optimization, and performance evaluation using a metaphor of building peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They follow instructions to make a sandwich using a computer command narrative.
Students read and interpret handout about sleeping habits and disorders, and plan and create classroom bulletin board that displays causes, disorders and effects of sleep deprivation.
This lesson is intended to get the student to commit to a Science Fair project through a series of questions. They find beginning resources and commit to one Science Fair Project. Students review the scientific method.
After having a class discussion on the three states of matter, young scientists utilize the wonderful substance, Oobleck in order to experience something that changes states of matter. They also create "sparkle jars" which further-demonstrate the three states of matter. This engaging, hands-on lesson should be highly-motivating.
Students engage in a variety of activities that address the ethical issues surrounding the Love Canal case study.
Students, using robot kits, build simple robots. They attach a pencil to the robot and program it to make precise turns at a specified degree. Students demonstrate how to use loop commands. They explore the angle and number of sides relationship of polygons.
Students are introduced to the science of robotics through Lego Robotics and popular media. They explore robots, what they are, what they do, and what they represent in a sociological context.
Learners experience programming their robots to draw polygons. They explore the relationship of the sum of all the interior angles as well as the number of sides of a polygon. As a team, they design and construct the a robot that can make "precise" turns.
Students experience examining motion by exploring their own with the use of motion detectors, projectors and laptops. They discover how to measure their motion with a motion detector and how their motion looks as a p. A time graph is created to explore how various motions are represented on a distance position.
Students disassemble a toy. In this science lesson, students compare and contrast the inner mechanisms of a toy car. Students predict and illustrate what the inner mechanism look like. Then, they disassemble the toy, and illustrate the inner mechanisms for comparison.
Students study robotics in popular media. In this robotics lesson students explore what robots are, what they do and what they represent.
Eighth graders investigate the relationship between light intensity and distance. In this math lesson, 8th graders collect data using probes and sensors. They interpret their graphs and identify trends.
Students utilize microscopes to observe, compare, measure and count in a lab experiment. They incorporate their lab experiment as a bridge between the introduction to living things--cells, plants and photosynthesis. The scientific process is analyzed through an experiment with a leaf.
Learners explore space science by viewing a video in class. In this astronaut lesson, students identify the living habits of astronauts by researching the NASA website and observing a space science video in class. Learners participate in a space exploration discussion and decide if they would like to be astronauts.
Students examine the major food groups. In this classifying foods lesson, students discover the 5 food groups as they read books and play games. Students then sort foods into the appropriate food groups
Students explain how pollution affects ground water. They participate in a simulation to discover the location of an illegal dump. Students explore the monetary benefits, risk and environmental concerns are factors in business decisions.
Students, through personal testing, investigate factors affecting heart rates. They use heart rate probes to discover influences on their circulatory system. Students examine the results of their heart rate tests and complete worksheets.