Student Sampling Using the STM
Students review the results they collected during the previous part of the simulation. After discussing STM technology, they review how to use the software program. They produce images and relate them to the amount of atomic resolution.
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Use of Dichotomous Keys to Identify Stream Organisms
What kind of organisms are living in the stream? After an explanation on how to use a dichotomous key, groups of three to four use the keys to identify macroinvertebrates from a local freshwater stream. Using the the concept of Stream...
8th - 12th Science
The Tide is High, but I’m Holding On… Using ICESat Data to Investigate Sea Level Rise
Based on the rate of melting observed from 2003-2007 in Greenland, it would take less than 10 minutes to fill the Dallas Cowboys' Stadium. The 17th lesson in a series of 21 has scholars use the ICESat data to understand the ice mass...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Analyzing Tiny Samples Using a Search for the Beginning Mass Spectrometry
Teach the basics of mass spectrometry with a hands-on lesson. The fourth in a series of six lessons explores how mass spectrometry measures the ionic composition of an element. Learners then compare and contrast relative abundance and...
9th - 12th Science
Community Ecology and Sampling
Seamounts in the Coral and Tasman Seas are home to more than 850 different species. Groups explore hydrothermal vents, researching the organisms found there and their energy source. They also learn about seamounts, exploring their unique...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Finding the Focal Length of a Lens Using the Ray Box
The iPhone 7 has double the focal length on the secondary camera than the iPhone 6, but what is focal length? The fifth lesson in an 11-part series teaches scholars to solve for focal length of a lens using a ray box. After finding the...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Electrolysis Using a Microscale Hoffman Apparatus—Microscale Chemistry
Get big results out of a small-scale lab! Young chemists observe the electrolysis of sodium sulfate using a microscale experiment. A colorful indicator solution combined with the production of gas bubbles yields a variety of observations...
9th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable