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How Does Work...Work?
What makes a clock tick or a bulb light up? The concept of work is explained to a backdrop of clever animation. Physics fans learn that the amount of work equals the product of the force and distance, and that the rate equals the amount of energy transferred over time.
5 mins 7th - 12th Science 21 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Working with Watermills
In collaborative groups, emerging engineers or environmental scientists plan and construct a water wheel or watermill that rotates for a total of three minutes. Everything you need to carry out this lesson is included: objectives, background information (both historical and scientific), and more!
3rd - 12th Science 72 Views 73 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
While this lesson plan includes several nice worksheets to identify and discuss the various limits on government (i.e. a constitution, the rule of law, separation of powers, consent of the governed, etc.), its main value lies in a case study of Alberto Fujimori's rise to power in Peru and rule as an autocrat.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Understanding Electricity Mix Tradeoffs
Use the accompanying presentation and colorful technology sheets to introduce your class to the 10 different energy technologies. Connect kids to an interactive computer tool that allows them to combine different types of power generation and find out how it will affect emissions and costs.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 4 Downloads
Exploring Enumerated and Implied Powers
Here is a most-impressive resource on implied powers that were established under the Marshall Court. Learners examine the court's interpretation of Article 1 in McCullough vs. Maryland. They also analyze the Constitution in order to see the differences between enumerated and implied powers.
10th - 12th Language Arts 11 Views 29 Downloads
Power Systems & Efficiency
Are you looking for a reading resource about the efficiency of power systems? Here is one that introduces the output/input ratio, measurement of energy by joules or calories, and efficiency ratings. For STEM classes that are learning about power systems, this would be a useful handout.
6th - 9th Technology & Engineering 13 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The "Federal" in Federalism
How are states in the United States related to each other? Does the government bind them together? Do states have different governments? After reading about federal power as a whole group, your class members will participate in a processing activity in which they will be given cut-outs of expressed, implied, and reserved powers to attach to a projected Venn diagram.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 26 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Power of Introverts
One-third to one-half of the population are introverts, yet they are increasingly subjected to a culture where being social and outgoing are prized. And as author Susan Cain argues in this video, "When it comes to creativity and leadership, we need introverts doing what they do best.
19 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 9 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Lesson 3: Branches of Government
Young historians climb through the three branches of the US government in the third lesson of this five-part series. While reading the first three Articles of the Constitution in small groups, children write facts on paper leaves that are used to create a government tree display.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 65 Views 36 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Why Aren't We Only Using Solar Power?
Drive the clouds away from your day with this video. It thoroughly details how photovoltaics work and how clouds prevent us from relying solely on solar as an energy source. Unique knitted-object animation (bunnies, clouds, and all other images) knits together the facts about solar panels and towers and the hope for overcoming the challenges
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Work and Power Worksheet #1
How much work is done when a force moves a block? How far will power lift a block? And how much work can be done by a motor? These are the kinds of questions you will find on this physics problem solving sheet. With 19 problems to solve, there is not enough space on this single sheet assignment.
9th - 12th Science 10 Views 22 Downloads
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
The Power of One - Math in a Different Angle
In this 2-day lesson focused on exponents, middle schoolers will cross the curriculum by engaging in science, history and language arts activities. Exponential growth will be explored using grains of rice on a chess board. Exponential power, as well as the power of one, will be connected to a historical event as a way for the class to make connections to real-world events.
5th - 7th Math 30 Views 151 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Power Plants Work 3
Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! Find out what drives a turbine to generate electricity and whether or not it has an impact on the environment. A discussion and lecture is divided by a hands-on activity in which teams turn pinwheels with wind (their own breath) and steam.
7th - 12th Science 4 Views 5 Downloads
Extensive background material, clear objectives, and more are provided to help you teach an introduction to nuclear power. Learners will be able to explain how nuclear power is generated and how it compares to coal-created power. Provide a visual comparison of how much uranium and coal are required to produce an equal amount of power.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 6 Downloads
New Review The Presidential Veto Power
Get into the nuts and bolts of a key element of the checks and balances system in the United States: the presidential veto. Not only will your class members learn about the mechanisms of the veto, but they will also review the major presidential vetoes in the history of the nation and conduct individual research on a president of their choice.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Powers and Roots of Complex Numbers
Explore a few powers of complex numbers numerically and decide if there is a pattern and use parametric equations to represent a complex number graphically. Use De Moivre's theorem to represent the roots of the complex number graphically. Finally, write the real and imaginary parts of the complex number.
9th - 12th Math 7 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed
WINDMILLS: PUTTING WIND ENERGY TO WORK
Students review the engineering design process and discuss a variety of windmills, focusing on the different materials used in the construction and the type of work each windmill does and they use simple materials to build their own windmills.
3rd - 5th Science 11 Views 35 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