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#### How Big Is That Star?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Aspiring astronomers study stars. They compare stars and explain the relationship between radius, mass, and diameter. By creating a star simulation, they discover how a binary star system's orbit can cause changes in the observed...
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#### Study Jams! Earthquakes

For Students 5th - 9th
Have a seismic moment with your class as you show this animated video on earthquakes. Viewers find that quakes occur on faults and are caused by shifting of continental plates. They learn what properties are studied by seismologists and...
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#### Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Motion

For Students 9th - 12th
Seven pages with 33 multiple choice questions about motion make up this learning exercise. Calculations must be performed in order to choose the correct answer. Physics majors will solve for angles, displacement, acceleration, speed, and...
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#### Slope, Vectors, and Wind Pressure

For Teachers 9th - 11th
A hands-on lesson using the TI-CBR Motion Detector to provide information to graph and analyze. The class uses this information to calculate the slope of motion graphs and differentiate scalar and vector quantities. There is a real-world...
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#### Earthquake Detector

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students investigate earthquakes and describe the interactions inside the Earth that cause them to occur. Then they research the equipment and systems for detection and measurement of earthquakes. Students also build and engage in a...
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#### Geometry Worksheet 9.5: Rotational Symmetry

For Students 9th - 12th
In this rotational symmetry worksheet, students solve 14 short answer and graphing problems. Students identify the order and magnitude of given figures.  Students find the scale factor of a dilation given a graph.
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#### Regents High School Examination PHYSICAL SETTING PHYSICS 2003

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this chemistry exam, physics pupils complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions by completing calculations on speed, velocity, magnitude and inertia.
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#### NUMB3RS Activity: Where’s the Source? Episode: “Undercurrents”

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Several real-world problems are posed as a way to learn about vector fields in order to make some predictions after analyzing the data. The main problem comes from the tv show NUMB3RS and is based on solving a crime where a body has...
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#### Visualizing Vectors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate vectors in standard positions and use the CellSheet application on the TI calculator to find the sum of two vectors. Convert from polar to rectangular coordinates and vice versa, and show graphs of the vectors.
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#### Vectors: Traveling, But in What Direction

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
High schoolers watch a video of real-world situations regarding speed, direction, velocity, force, etc. and answer questions while viewing. They then practice drawing and using vectors to solve more real-world problems.
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#### Vectors

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Investigate vectors and learn how to use them. Explore why size and direction, as well as knowing speed and distance, are important components of the vector problems you are trying to solve. This is an extensive lesson which includes six...
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#### NUMB3RS Activity: Fresh Air and Parabolas

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore parabolas and investigate linear and quadratic functions to solve problems symbolically and graphically. Also use parametric functions to display trajectories on a graphing calculator.
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#### Black Death Biology

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students in pairs explore the transmission of the Plague, through experimentation. Cooperative groups use the scientific method to solve the fictional problem of a bacteria spreading in the Amazon. Groups also create a vector to visually...
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#### Stars Lab

For Students 9th - 11th
After making a list of top 10 brightest stars, your class will learn to classify the colors of the hottest and coolest stars.  The spectral classes will help with understanding of nuclear fusion and the life of a star.
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#### Counting Circles

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners look at bands of colors and estimate how many rings of color there are. While working in groups, they come up with a plan of how to accurately count the rings. They attempt to find a pattern in the colors, and decide whether...
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#### Isoseismal Maps

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the difference between magnitude and intensity in earthquakes. They complete map work and write a first hand account of a person living in each level of intensity on the Modified Mercalli Scale.
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#### Chemistry: Significant Digits

For Students 7th - 12th
In this significant digits learning exercise, students review the rules of working with significant digits and then give the number of significant digits in the given measurements. This learning exercise has 30 problems to solve.
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#### Swim the Open Sea: Analyzing Duel Vectors

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
This dual vector lesson has the class watch a video about a person's swim of the English Channel. The class then uses a computer program to analyze dual vectors of wind's effect on a flight path of a plane as compared to the water...
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For Teachers 9th - 12th
Vectors and their connection to motion. A video will be presented to provide information for the class to use methods of solving vectors with and without grids. Real-world physical concepts will be explored in reference to vectors.
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#### Vectors

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
High schoolers listen to a lecture and complete a number of problems as they go. There are a variety of examples given and they are guided through the problem solving steps for each of the real-world scenarios regarding the purpose of...
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#### Vectors: How Much Force Can You Apply

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This lesson entails the viewing of two videos to get an overview of force and its application. The lesson covers how vectors use force in real-world situations.
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#### Vector Investigation: Car Storm Chaser

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students investigate the relationship between vectors and motion. For this geometry lesson, students create a system that exemplifies the principles of motion. They solve for the acceleration, velocity and displacement.
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