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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and more! An entire year's earth science curriculum is assessed by taking this exam.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 220 Downloads
Refraction of Seismic Waves
Mr. Khan uses a metaphor of a car to help explain the change in direction of waves as they hit a boundary between two mediums. He then goes on to explain the relationship between the structure and density of the earth and the behavior of waves after an earthquake.
9 mins 8th - 9th Science 5 Views 3 Downloads
Earthquakes and Tectonic Plates
Here is a comprehensive package in which middle schoolers learn about types of seismic waves, triangulation, and tectonic plate boundaries. Complete vocabulary, colorful maps, and a worksheet are included via links on the webpage. You will need to have some Slinky® spring toys on hand to demonstrate P and S waves, and a way to project the accompanying maps.
6th - 7th Science 43 Views 36 Downloads
Propagation of Sound
This short video explains the two types of waves involved in sound wave propagation. Very simplistic computer animations support the verbal explanation. You could embed this video into your high school physics PowerPoint or SmartBoard lesson.
2 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Protecting Yourself Against the Harmful Affects of UV Rays
Students study about the different types of UV rays and how they can protect themselves against their harmful effects. They explain how to interpret the UV index in order to plan the best time to participate in outdoor activities
5th - 8th Health 9 Views 27 Downloads
Roots of the Mariana Arc
Plumb the depths of the Submarine Ring of Fire and explore seismic waves with this lesson. Junior geologists simulate s-waves and p-waves, calculate their speeds, and then apply the data to discover the material that makes up inner Earth. Detailed directions, student handouts, and internet resources provide everything you need to present a memorable lesson on seismology.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 31 Downloads
A Whole Lotta Shakin'
Students read first hand accounts of earthquake survivors in order to begin the describe the different types of earthquake waves and the order in which they arrive. They engage in using earthquake waves as a means to indirectly study the Earth's interior.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Students research and describe the causes of earthquakes and identify where earthquakes are likely to occur. They view videos, explore interactive software and use Silly Putty and sugar cubes to illustrate the forces at work behind an earthquake.
6th - 10th Science 75 Views 189 Downloads
Slinky Movement Lab
In this wave worksheet, students use Slinky's to observe the properties of waves. They observe longitudinal waves, transverse waves, traveling waves and standing waves and record their observations. They calculate the frequency and velocity of the waves and answer 3 questions about their data.
8th - 11th Science 22 Views 122 Downloads
Myths and Legends on Natural Disasters: Making Sense of Our World
Young scholars explore different natural and manmade disasters through a webquest. In this earth science lesson plan, students explain their causes. They also discuss how disasters affect society.
5th - 8th Science 43 Views 308 Downloads
Physical Setting: Physics Exam 2004
Twelve pages of mostly multiple-choice questions comprise this comprehensive New York Regents physics exam. It covers an entire year's worth of physics curriculum and requires about three hours for completion. Review the questions to make sure that they are all covered in your class, then create your own answer sheet for student use.
10th - 12th Science 8 Views 71 Downloads
Differential Thermal Calorimetry
Students access prior knowledge of infrared rays, ultraviolet rays, gamma rays, x-rays and cosmic waves. In this electromagnetic waves lesson, students hold a mock trial electromagnetic spectrum. Students present characteristics of the various wave types and their position in the spectrum and debate over whether government should control them.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads