Some Activities For Teaching the Mechanics of Vision
Students learn the mechanics of vision. In this biology lesson plan, students discover the relationship of light to vision, how light moves, how that affects what we see, and some structural aspects of the eye.
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Cell Exploration Activities
Engage young biologists in exploring the mysteries of life with this collection of hands-on activities. Enlisting the help of numerous digital resources, students get an up-close look at the structure of plant and animal cells as they...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Hooke's Law to Understand Materials
Provide a Hooke for a lesson on elasticity with an activity that has groups investigate a set of springs. They use a set procedure to collect data to calculate the spring constant for each spring using Hooke's Law. The groups predict the...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What does stretching a balloon have to do with equilibrium? Groups explore preconditioning by stretching a balloon to a point of equilibrium. They then measure the amount of force required to stretch the balloon to the same point several...
10th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
What Can Schrödinger's Cat Teach Us About Quantum Mechanics?
Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. Step out of the macroscopic world and into the strange, bizarre realm of quantum mechanics with this short instructional video. Using the example of the Schrödinger's Cat thought...
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Machines and Tools (Part 2)
Which pulley system will give us a whale of a good time? Teams compare the theoretical and actual mechanical advantages of different pulley systems. They then form a recommendation for how to move a whale from an aquarium back to the ocean.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed