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NASA Wavelength Digital Library

NASA Wavelength Digital Library
This is an activity during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which classrooms are able to interact with scientists studying the Sun. Outside of Solar Week, information, activities, and resources are archived and available... (View More) online at any time. This is an activity about reflection. In this hands-on activity, learners will build a solar water heater by lining a box with reflective material, adding a translucent cover, and adding water-filled cans that are painted black. The temperature of the water is taken and recorded every fifteen minutes.

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Periodic Table Mystery By Chuck Roser, Retired Chemistry Instructor North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics National Science Education Standards Grades 9–12 (HU2—Evidence and Models, HB2—Structure and Properties of Matter) Objective Intermediate Curriculum Resources Intermediate Energy Infobook (e-publication) Energy Infobooks are the resource for many NEED activities and include an introduction to energy, information on major sources of energy, new technologies, energy conservation, electricity, climate change, and other energy information. They are available on four reading levels and are revised and updated annually. Blueprint for Success (e-publication) This essential gusdide helps educators develop effective energy education programs. It provides an outline of a basic energy curriculum unit and matrix of all curriculum options. also included within the Blueprint for Success is a sample work plan and suggestions for energy outreach activities to conduct other classes, schools, families, and communities. the Youth Awards Program Guide and Application Form can also be found in the Blueprint for Success. Building Science This unit teaches the science behind keeping building occupants healthy and comfortable and the buildings energy efficient.

beyond benign : green chemistry curriculum Green Chemistry Online Course for Educators Green Chemistry is the science of creating safe, energy efficient and non-toxic products and processes and offers a concrete path towards solving the environmental problems our society faces today. This course begins with an introduction to the 12 principles of green chemistry and then concentrates on the exploration and creation of green chemistry lesson plan materials. Educational resources that are proven vehicles for bringing green chemistry concepts to high school students will be introduced. These lesson plans are designed to integrate into current curriculum and meet national education standards in science and connecting disciplines.

space.htm Space Project Descriptions (& a cautionary reminder . . .) Assignments Lab writeups will be due as per the syllabus, generally on lab days after each test. Only projects from this set are available for credit for the due dates labled "space project due". Two credits are due for each duedate - graded on a 20 point basis - projects exceeding 10 points are accepted as multiple credits / 10 pts. CE3 Cyber-Enabled Earth Exploration Are you interested in using the CE3 curriculum? Fill out the form below to receive the password for the Teacher's Guide and additional information about the curriculum. We will send updates to you as new versions of the curriculum become available. Thanks, -The CE3 Team Registration Form for CE3 Curriculum

Chapter 4: The Periodic Table & Bonding Skip Navigation Middle School Chemistry big ideas about the very small Lessons Tesla Town teaches students about electricity system From nuclear power plants to solar powered homes, TCIPG’s free new iPad app, Tesla Town, allows young students to explore and learn about different energy sources used for electricity production today. “Most people don’t have a lot of information about where electricity comes from,” said Jana Sebestik, Assistant Director of STEM Curriculum Design for the Office for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (MSTE) and co-creator of the app. “One of our goals is just to educate people about the various sources.” The Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG), a multi-university center administered by Illinois' Information Trust Institute, worked with Sebestik and MSTE to create this interactive application. The app includes realistic, interactive illustrations of how electricity is produced, such as burning coal to create steam or controlling water flow through a dam. “People see these structures in our cities, but they might not know what they are,” Sebestik said.

Chemistry, Life, the Universe, and Everything: A New Approach to General Chemistry, and a Model for Curriculum Reform - Journal of Chemical Education (ACS Publications and Division of Chemical Education) † Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States ‡ Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and CU Teach, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, United States J. Chem. Educ., 2013, 90 (9), pp 1116–1122 DOI: 10.1021/ed300456y

Marsbound! Mission to the Red Planet - JPL Education by David Seidel David Seidel manages JPL's K-12 education program. Before joining JPL he taught high school astronomy and physical science and ran a planetarium. Oil: Abundant, Dependable, Ready Interdisciplinary Fossil Fuels Unit Also, students will critically consider the personal and societal impacts fossil fuels have in regards to travel, product development, job opportunities, and more. With recognition of the importance of fossil fuels, students will develop an experiment to simulate the process of distilling crude oil.

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