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Introduction to Light Scattering
When young physicists study light, they will need to explore refraction, fiber optics, and birefringence. Within this resource are the background information and activity instructions for exploring all of these phenomena. Use all of the included material for a well-rounded unit on the behavior of light, or choose one of the many activities to support your own curriuclum.
11th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 22 Downloads
A Galaxy Up Close
For this Sombrero Galaxy worksheet, students observe infrared images taken by the Spitzer Infrared Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope. They answer 9 questions about the details of the images such as the radius of the stellar component, the thickness of the dust disk and the diameter of the bright nuclear core.
8th - 10th Math 13 Views 60 Downloads
The Electromagnetic Spectrum and Light
You could call this five presentations rolled into one resource! The first topic of concern is the characteristics of electromagnetic waves.The electromagnetic spectrum is examined next, followed by the behavior of light. Several slides are dedicated to color, and even optical illusions are introduced.
9th - 12th Science 18 Views 101 Downloads
Practical Illustrations of Astronomical Concepts Relating to the Solar System
Eighth graders are introduced to concepts related to the Solar System. In groups, they participate in an experiment in which they must describe a ray of light and how it travels. They draw a diagram of the electromagnetic spectrum and describe the wavelengths associated with each type of light.
8th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Waves: Sound and Light
A few definitions related to waves open this slide show. Note that the information only covers light waves even though the title mentions sound. Correct the title before using this resource. Another mention is a set of photos of a class project, which you can delete.
7th - 12th Science 27 Views 26 Downloads
People Who Made a Difference in New York's History
Fourth graders research a person who made a difference in New York's history, they write short biographies, and then they become the person during The Living History Museum. They can choose a person from any timie period.
4th Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads
Civil War Photography Lesson Plan
Students explore photographs from the Civil War Era. In this Civil War lesson, students consider how photography impacted public opinion of the war as they analyze the provided photographs and discuss the evolution of early photography.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 94 Downloads
Which Wrap Is Wrapped Right?
Students investigate the integrity and strength of different types of food wraps. They test the wraps and create a graphic organizer for the data. Once it is organized then a lab report can be written. The lesson plan contains background information for the teacher who may not understand chemistry.
10th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Inventions that Spurred the Industrial Revolution and Beyond
Students work in teams to research common categories of inventions and their development over time. They access primary and secondary sources; create timelines, glossaries and oral presentations and include a developed bibliography.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 33 Downloads