Using Parallax to Determine Distances
Students examine the concept of parallax. They determine a method to calculate the distance of objects from their data, participate in a demonstration, and describe how our eyes use parallax to determine the distance of objects.
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What are Wind Shear and Turbulence?
Let's go fly a kite. By flying a kite, class members observe the difference in air flow. The class notices the characteristics of banners tied to the kite string to determine where wind turbulence stops. Adding an anemometer to measure...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Speed and Following Distance
How much distance should you keep between your car and the one in front of you? Did you think of an answer in terms of time when the question clearly stated distance? The lesson covers the relationship between distance, time, and speed....
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Using Conservation of Energy to Determine Average Impact Force
Explore the center of gravity with your science class as they create a deadfall trap with common materials. They research the concepts of energy conservation and gravitational force before dividing into small groups to create a model of...
7th - 12th Science
Using Trigonometry to Determine the Height of a Tall Object
How can you calculate the height of a tree without having to climb it all the way to the top? The sixth installment of an 11-part Math in Science video series demonstrates how to use trigonometry to determine the height of a tree.
2 mins 9th - 12th Math
Stellar Distance Using Parallax
As a follow up to the Kahn Academy video on parallax, this video focuses on parallax as it relates to astronomical distance. Sal uses cardinal directions and the seasons to orient students in the proverbial night sky. After providing a...
12 mins 11th - Higher Ed Science