High schoolers listen to a brief lecture on the precession of the equinoxes and of its possible link to the occurrence of ice ages. They discuss the theories proposed by Louis Agassiz and Milutin Milankovich.
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Two Versions of Gravity: Newton and Einstein
We have all heard the debate about teaching both theories, but an innovative lesson takes the discussion to a new level. Scholars research and debate Newton's Law of Gravitation versus Einstein's General Theory of Relativity with...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Navigation in the Ancient Mediterranean and Beyond
Ancient texts, like Homer's Odyssey, mentions navigating ships by observing constellations. Pupils learn about the link between history and astronomy as they relate to navigation in the Bronze Age. Scholars complete two hands-on...
9th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Historical Climate Cycles
Scientists use ice core samples to obtain temperatures of the earth from 400,000 years ago! The third of five lessons instructs pupils to interpret historical climate data to see changes over time. In part I, participants interpret...
7th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Physics 240: Kinetic Energy and Angular Momentum
In this energy activity, students determine the total kinetic energy of different systems and determine the distance two objects will travel down an inclined plane starting at a given height. This activity has 5 problems to solve.
12th - Higher Ed Science
An Eclipsing Binary System with a Precessing Accretion Disk
Students work together to complete an experiment over binary sources. They determine values for the orbital period of certain objects and interpret intensity changes. They also calculate a value for the period of precession of an...
11th - 12th Science