A Private Universe
This site describes and provides access to a twenty-minute video documentary on education research for grade 5-12 educators. With its opening scene at a Harvard graduation, this video program explores why so few students truly grasp basic science concepts. The program traces the problem through interviews with Harvard graduates and their professors, as well as with a bright ninth-grader who has some confused ideas about the orbits of the planets. This site also provides individual program descri
Ready, Set, Escape
During this project, students will be asked to design a device that will measure out a time period of exactly 3 minutes. They will be asked to brainstorm ideas using the different materials provided. Students will observe and explain the effects of conservation of energy.
This hypertext book by Andy Carvin includes chapters on the role of the Web in education, a crash course in HTML, history and explanations of the Internet, educational reform and information technology, successful case studies, and K-12 resources on the net.
The Pythagorean Theorem
This math site has students try to figure out the Pythagorean Theorem by themselves. Included are review pages, five clues to help them find the relationship, a section that compares their results to other students, a section that gives historical information, and examples and activities for students to solve. Each clue page allows students to check to see if they have the formula correctly relating to the three sides of the right triangle. A template page that contains figures used in three of
Uncertainty in the science of climate change
This November 1, 2007 entry in the NSDL Expert Voices blog Connecting News with National Science Education Standards deals with uncertainty in the science of climate change and how scientists deal with it. Though uncertainty is integral to science, few middle school students recognize that. Teachers can use this opportunity to introduce students to uncertainty in science and how scientists account for it. Additional links to teaching resources related to climate change, the nature of science, an
Simple Coordinates Game
This activity allows the user to plot points on the coordinate plane and to read the coordinates of a point plotted by the computer.
Compare Human-made Objects with Natural Objects
In small groups, students will experiment and observe the similarities and differences between human-made objects and nature. The students will compare the function and structure of hollow bones with drinking straws, bird beaks, tool pliers, bat wings and airplane wings. A classroom discussion can be held to discuss similarities and differences that were observed along with follow up assessment activities such as journal writing and Venn diagrams.
Problem solving with design
Students, faculty and other experts from the U of M gather to tackle some of the biggest health issues facing society - obesity and smoking - using "design thinking" to solve those issues.
Lecture 21, March 30
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C9 Lectures: Stephan T Lavavej - Advanced STL, 3 of n Many thousands of you have watched Stephan T. Lavavej's great introductory series on the STL on Channel 9. If you haven't, then you should. There are two STLs: the Standard Template Library and Stephan T. Lavavej Y
Many thousands of you have watched Stephan T. Lavavej's great introductory series on the STL on Channel 9. If you haven't, then you should.
There are two STLs: the Standard Template Library and Stephan T. Lavavej Y
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is an interesting and somewhat publicized environmental problem. A swirling soup of trash up to 10 meters deep and just below the surface of the waters is composed mainly of non-degradable plastics. These plastic materials trap aquatic life and poison them either by physical blockage or as carriers of toxic pollutants. The problem relates to materials science and the advent of plastics in modern life, a case of technology having unintended consequences. Stu
In this activity, students examine various materials and investigate how they interact with light. Students use five new vocabulary words (translucent, transparent, opaque, reflection and refraction) to describe how light interacts with the objects.
Engineer a Sneaker
The goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering that go into the design of a sneaker. The bottom or sole of a sneaker provides support, cushioning, and traction. In addition the sole is flexible and can have some fashion based functions such as cool colors and added height. The sneaker is a well-engineered product, utilizing a variety of materials to create a highly functional, useful shoe. This unit focuses on having the students select specific design requirements, such as goo
Energy Intelligence Agency
An active way for students to find a few critical facts about how we use energy and how much energy we use. Each student has a “clue”, some of which are pertinent energy facts and others are silly statements that are clearly not related. The students ask each other for clues and mingle until they have collected all the facts they need. This provides a more interactive way to communicate energy statistics without a lecture and introduction with board work. The goal is to introduce students to
Energy Forms, States and Conversions
The students participate in many demonstrations during the first day of this lesson to learn basic concepts related to the forms and states of energy. This knowledge is then applied the second day as they assess various everyday objects to determine what forms of energy are transformed to accomplish the object’s intended task. The students use block diagrams to illustrate the form and state of energy flowing into and out of the process.
Security System Design
Students apply everything they have learned about light properties and laser technologies to designing, constructing and presenting laser-based security systems that protect the school’s mummified troll. In the associated activity, students “test their mettle” by constructing their security system using a PVC pipe frame, lasers and mirrors. In the lesson, students “go public” by creating informational presentations that explain their systems, and serve as embedded assessment, testing e
Induced EMF in a coil of wire
Students use a simple set up consisting of a coil of wire and a magnet to visualize induced EMF. First, students move a coil of wire near a magnet and observe the voltage that results. They then experiment with moving the wire, magnet, and a second, current carrying coil. Students connect the coil to a circuit and the current from the induced EMF charges a conductor.
This lesson begins with an activity in which students induce EMF in a coil of wire using magnetic fields. Then, demonstrations on Eddy currents show how a magnetic field can slow magnets just as Eddy currents are used to slow large trains. There is then a demonstration in which a loop “jumps” because of a changing magnetic field. Finally, formal lecture reviews the cross product with respect to magnetic force and introduces magnetic flux, Faraday’s law of Induction, Lenz’s Law, Eddy curr
Light It Up
Through an introduction to the design of lighting systems and the electromagnetic spectrum, students learn about the concept of daylighting as well as two types of light bulbs (lamps) often used in energy-efficient lighting design. Students learn how the application of something as simple, and free, as natural light can help them improve the future of generations to come.