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Students evaluate the Doppler effect. In this Doppler lesson, students investigate Doppler radars and sound waves. Students log on to Second Life and complete Mr. Doppler's Wild Ride.
Now this is a very good demonstration of the Doppler Effect and how it works. A police car with its siren blazing is filmed as it travels closer and then farther away. The effect is explained through text and an illustration. Good video.
Students use an ordinary toy to reveal the Doppler effect. The connection is also made to moving cars, and to the shifting of the lines in the absorption or emission spectrum when the distance between a star and Earth is increasing or decreasing.
For this Doppler effect worksheet, students read information about the Doppler effect. Students answer questions as it relates to the pitch and wavelengths of a demonstration simulates what happens with the Doppler Effect.
In this Doppler Effect worksheet, students answer questions about the movement of stars and the reason we see differences in the color of the stars resulting in a red shift or a blue shift.
In this Doppler weather radar instructional activity, students read about radar and Doppler weather radar and answer three questions about how they work and the Doppler effect.
Beginning with some general information about energy and then focusing on light, this PowerPoint is an easy-to-read note-taking guide. There is an abundance of text and a few diagrams of emission spectra, the Doppler effect, and other phenomena. The level is appropriate for high schoolers.
Learners explore the Dollper effect by finding the frequency and velocity of sound.  In this velocity lesson, students determine the impulse during a collision by using their data and a software program.
Eleventh graders investigate the Doppler effect as it relates to relative motion on frequency of a sound source. In this Doppler effect instructional activity, 11th graders assemble buzzer-battery devices, look for changes or lack of pitch in the sound waves emitted by the buzzers, and collect data. Students solve the Doppler effect problem and discuss details of their work and thought process.
Tenth graders explore the structure and content of galaxies. Through discussion, lab, and hands-on activities, they discover the general structure of the three types of galaxies as well as the effect they have on the structure and function of the universe. Two lessons are included.
Students research the constellations and discuss their findings. Then they construct their own maps of the galaxy using paper, black paint, aluminum foil, etc. They make a 3-D map of their chosen constellation.
Twelfth graders investigate the relationship between the apparent frequency of sound waves detected (perceived) and the relative motion between the detector and the source of the sound waves.
Students view video segments which reveal the parts of sound and what factors control sound. The viewing and post-viewing activities serve to reinforce the video segments using worksheets and hands-out experiments.
Students explore what astronomers are able to examine our galaxy and universe by examining light. They explore in this sub-unit the formation of the universe, commonly called "The Big Bang," and it follows studying from the Light: The Doppler Effect."
Twelfth graders stretch and shake a helical coiled spring rapidly with an up and down motion in order to generate wave pulses. They observe the patterns of movement produced in the spring. They read text and watch a video "The Nature of Waves."
Learners demonstrate how stellar spectra measures a star's motion relative to Earth along the line of sight.
Students investigate the effect of sound through liquid and solid. In this physics lesson plan, students compare the transmission of sound through air, solids, liquids and a vacuum.
This physics resource provides questions as well as information about sound, including frequency, oscillation, the Doppler shift, and more. There are 5 short answer questions that are mostly based on frequency. After the questions, there are 5 pages of information with examples. These pages could be used as notes or reference pages. Answers and explanations are included.
Students become familiar with the variables that control Earth's solar energy supply. They explore the source and nature of solar energy, the genesis of radiation, and the structrue of the Sun, gas spectra are observed and sample astronomical spectra are analyzed.
Designed by School Power...NaturallySM, this lesson plan familiarizes advanced earth science and physics learners about the variables that affect our supply of solar energy. They examine gas spectra and perform calculations. There is an abundance of learning to experience within the 24 pages of this resource!

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