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Density Cubes

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 6-9)

Uploaded: March 23, 2012

Activity begins on page 14 To determine the density of different metals. Activity Overview: Using mathematics, students will determine the density of differing metals by first calculating each one’s mass and size, then solving as required.

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Shape Memory Alloys (SMA)

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 6-9)

Uploaded: March 23, 2012

Activity begins on page 11. Objective: Through experimentation, students will learn how a Shape Memory Alloy reacts to heat in order to regain its shape. Activity Overview: By stretching the nitinol sample and then immersing it in hot water, students will see how the sample reacts. This can be repeated as many times as necessary with each student or group of students

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Views: 582
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How to Keep Gelatin from Melting

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-12)

Uploaded: March 07, 2012

Students will design and build a platform that will be placed on top of a heat source. A 6 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm cube of gelatin will be placed on the platform, with a thermometer inserted in it. The goal is to keep the temperature inside the cube as cool as possible and prevent the gelatin from melting.

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Views: 862
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Food for Thought Webinar Powerpoint for IN and SD by Kat Balch

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: 4-10)

Uploaded: March 07, 2012

This is the powerpoint that was used in the Indiana and South Dakota Webinars for Summer of Innovation.

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Views: 690
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Solar System and the Periodic Table of Elements

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: 3-12)

Uploaded: January 18, 2012

This an introduction to the periodic table using the solar system as basis for understanding. Suitable for Grades 3+

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Views: 520
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Why is the Sky Blue

Quicktime Video (Grade Level: K-5)

Uploaded: January 11, 2012

KSNN video explaining why the sky is blue.

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Views: 623
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The Air We Breathe

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: K-4)

Uploaded: January 11, 2012

This colorful picture book is designed to introduce Earth's atmosphere and its importance to life on Earth. It's appropriate for students in grades K-4.

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Views: 580
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NASA's Math and Science @ Work

URL (Grade Level: 10-12)

Uploaded: September 13, 2011

NASA's Math and Science @ Work project provides challenging supplemental problems based on space exploration topics. This project engages students by providing real world applications to promote critical thinking and problem-solving while exposing students to careers working in space exploration. These problems are for high school students in advanced classes, grades 10-12, and are formatted in a free-response style. Problems are available for Calculus, Statistics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History and Human Geography. All materials are free to download from the website.

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Views: 805
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Nature of Salt

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 9-12)

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students examine the molecular structure of salt and the elements that compose it.

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Views: 573
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Composite Materials

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Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students explore the properties of composite materials through a series of four demonstrations.

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Reaction Rates

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Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students explore factors affecting reaction rates. A whole antacid tablet and a crushed tablet are added to separate beakers of water so that their relative reaction rates can be compared. Students will: Discover conditions that make a reaction proceed faster or slower, and demonstrate how increasing the surface area of a chemical increases its reaction rate.

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Views: 524
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3-2-1 Pop!

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-6)

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students construct a rocket powered by the pressure generated from an effervescing antacid tablet.

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Views: 725
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Potato Float

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 6-8)

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students will float an object in varying density solutions.

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Views: 584
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Liquid Rainbow

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: K-5)

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students use salt and food colorings to generate different density water and create a density rainbow

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Views: 617
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Heat As The Agent of Change: Atoms and Molecules in Motion

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 3-9)

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students study heat and its effects on the states of matter in a physical simulation. Module from Genesis mission education.

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Views: 656
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Whats Out There?

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: K-12)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students look at dry food mixtures in sealed bottles to compare elemental abundances in stars and other celestial bodies.

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Views: 547
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Elements and You

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 15, 2011

Students are introduced to the periodic table and elemental compsition of the universe through a series of activities.

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Views: 538
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Thermal Protection Systems Challenge

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 08, 2011

This activity challenges students to solve a real-world problem that is part of the space program while learning about heat and heat transfer.

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Views: 656

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