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The Effects of Earth’s Upper Atmosphere on Radio SignalsLesson Planet
8th - 12th
Assist your class with understanding how Earth's atmosphere is affected by radio signals. They discuss current knowledge of radio waves and construct an aluminum screen to mimic the effects of the ionosphere. They continue the lesson by...
Radio Reception and TransmissionLesson Planet
3rd - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
After reading about radio transmission, application, and the difference between AM and FM, small teams of engineers use a kit to construct an FM radio and then send and receive broadcasts. This is an ideal activity for middle school STEM...
Radio Waves and the Electromagnetic SpectrumLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
A discussion of radio waves and the electromagnetic spectrum starts an innovative lesson about wavelengths. Then, a guided practice problem on how to convert kHz to wavelength gets pupils on the right track. Finally, they solve a series...
Master of the Airwaves: How FDR Used Radio to Ease the Public’s FearsLesson Planet
7th - 12th CCSS: Designed
The political and economic climate during the 1930's was uncertain and tumultuous. But Americans' minds and hearts were eased with the reassuring words of their president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and addresses over the radio. High...
Radio Waves and Electromagnetic FieldsLesson Planet
6th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Radio waves can travel through concrete, wood, and bricks — that's power! Watch as radio waves are broadcast by moving an electron manually or by having it move on its own. Learners see how radio waves travel in waves and can manipulate...
Cinema, Radio, and Television: Crash Course History of Science #29Lesson Planet
12 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The earliest movies were a whopping one minute long! While the practice has evolved quite a bit over time, the invention of the movie camera was significant in its time. A video describes how not only movie cameras but also radio and...
Communication In U.S. Society; Radio In AmericaLesson Planet
10th - 12th
Students see how radio began the modern consumer society, shaped societal views on peoples and cultures and changed family home life forever. Radio shrank the world by bringing far-away places, events, and individuals into peoples living...
Evaluating News ReportsLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The news can be scary, but is it always accurate? Young journalists read about the necessary elements of evaluating a news story for accuracy, thoroughness, newsworthiness, and biased or balanced reporting. After reading a description of...