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Your handy guide to gravitational waves, and their ripple effects to our understanding of the cosmos.
Grade Level   11 12
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This is a 4-5 day unit on the physics of waves and encounters in the marine environment. Students will have the opportunity to work with actual data, learn about different types of waves, and understand how waves are used in the ocean to learn about the environment. The unit consists of three...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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We are all told that the Earth turns and we accept that. But an actual demonstration of how scientists proved this can have lasting impact on the acceptance of this authoritative statement and also on how students judge other authoritative statements for themselves, scientific or otherwise....
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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View a simulation of the visible spectrum is displayed under the curve, corresponding to 400 nm (blue), 500 nm (green), and 650 nm (red) values. The colored circles on the left represent the percent of each color present and a simulation of the total color of the object.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The Geophysical Society of Alaska (GSA) is an organization dedicated to the study and practice of Geophysics in Alaska and about Alaska. Geophysics is the application of physics to improve our understanding of the Earth, including its hydrosphere, atmosphere, and its environment in space. GSA is the...
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Follow the adventures of Spectra, a middle school superhero who possesses the powers of a laser beam. Through eight volumes (with a ninth on the way), Spectra and friends meet and overcome challenges and obstacles through physical science, addressing topics such as power, force, heat energy, water...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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Published in 2017
This hands-on, guided-inquiry activity helps students to understand the geometry of lunar and solar eclipses by creating a physical, proportional model of the Earth and Moon system and observing shadows.
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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This models uses a household sponge to demonstrate several characteristics of the relations of soil and water.
Grade Level   3 4 5 6 7 8
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"Since the 1960 launch of Tiros I, weather satellites have been our """"""""eyes in the sky"""""""". Today, the ubiquitous nature of satellite technology augments every aspect of modern life while promising ever-increasing capabilities for stewardship during the 21st century. In this module,...
Grade Level   7 8 9 10 11 12
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This activity can be used as one means of explaining isostasy, in the context of the Earth's structure and its surface relief. Students will model the principle of isostasy with wooden blocks.
Grade Level   11 12
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What makes an airplane fly? How does a spacecraft stay in orbit? Why does a balloon float in the air? What are you waiting for? Come and find out!
Grade Level   3 4 5
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Explore the concepts that underlie the study of the stars and other heavenly bodies, and how astrophysicists analyze their distant light for cues to their physical and chemical properties. This Special Collection sets out the fundamentals and demonstrates them in a set of articles, activities and...
Grade Level   5 6 7 8
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Our Moon acts like training wheels for the Earth, allowing for a stable cycle of seasons. In part A, children ages 11 to 13 model how Earth's tilt creates the seasons. In part B, children model that if its tilt was not stabilized by the Moon, Earth's axis would slowly wobble betwen straight up and...
Grade Level   6 7 8
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In this activity, students investigate three different soil samples with varying moisture content. They use a soil moisture probe to determine the percentage (by volume) of water in each of the soil samples.
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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Published in 2006
This report lists common misconceptions about solar-terrestrial physics. The misconception is given along with a detailled description of the correct processes.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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"Have you ever heard of capillary action? Learn more about the phenomenon of how water is able to """"""""climb"""""""" up to the tops of plants and trees with this gravity-defying water science experiment."
Grade Level   K 1 2 3 4 5
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This is a demonstration of the affects on a continental land mass of an ice sheet growing and then melting. Students can relate their models to the changing state of balance in the Earth's lithosphere when additional loading, such as an ice sheet, is added or removed.
Grade Level   11 12
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The AAPT ComPADRE Digital Library is a network of free online resource collections supporting faculty, students, and teachers in Physics and Astronomy Education. each of the collections contains materials designed for a specific group or course.
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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Jefferson Lab, a world-class nuclear research facility, offers STEM resources for middle to college-level teachers and students. Organized by user (Teacher or Student) and by resource type (Games and Puzzles, Science Cinema, and Programs and Events), the webpage has something for everyone interested...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Access this online resource portal for middle and high school students and educators. The site features science resources organized by topic, such as Nature of Science, Science Safety Techniques, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics, General Resources for Science, Study Strategies,...
Grade Level   6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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