Construction And Use of an Audible Continuity Tester
Young scholars participate in a lecture and discussion of Ohm's Law and the construction of series and parallel circuits. They then use an electrical breadboard to construct a circuit and use a continuity tester to check the circuit.
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Acoustics: The Sound Lab
If the delay between a sound and its echo is less than 1/10th of a second, the human ear can’t distinguish it. Through the use of a Slinky, rubber band guitar, and straws, scholars explore where sound comes from and how it travels. Whole...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Intertropical Convergence Zone
Young scientists know it is hotter along the equator, but why is it also rainier? Through the process of completing two experiments and a worksheet, scholars discover the answer is the intertropical convergence zone. First, they...
3rd - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Making Sense of Sensors
Have small groups in your class construct working hygrometers as an example of the benefits of using sensors in engineering. This lesson plan can be used during a weather unit when covering humidity or in a STEM lesson plan as a...
3rd - 12th Technology & Engineering CCSS: Adaptable
Get Connected with Ohm's Law
Ideal for your electricity unit, especially with middle schoolers, this lesson gets engineers using multimeters in electrical circuits to explore the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance. Older learners may even plot data...
5th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
How does something remain the same in order to change? The video discusses homeostatic evolution from both the continuity and changing perspectives. An analysis of the excretory system in flatworms, earthworms, and vertebrates shows...
11 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Motion of the Ocean
What drives the ocean's motion? Get your class moving toward understanding by using this video. Viewers find that thermohaline circulation is caused by the concentration gradients of temperature and salinity. Using adorable animation in...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable