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2D Motion with Constant Velocity

2D Motion with Constant Velocity

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This activity is intended to introduce students to the distinction between vector and scalar quantities and to give them practice manipulating vectors (converting between X/Y and magnitude/angle representations) in a context that is concrete and easy to understand.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Matt Vonk
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Adjusting Your Water Heater to Conserve Energy

Adjusting Your Water Heater to Conserve Energy

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In this lab activity, students will accomplish two sequential goals. The first goal is to understand the law of conservation of energy through an activity where students mix cold and warm water with predetermined volumes and temperatures. THe second goal is to use their knowledge in part one to determine the temperature of hot water with a known volume and an unknown temperature that has been mixed with cold water with known temperature and volume.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Nour Sinada
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Airline Revenues: Supply and Demand (Context Rich Problem)
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Airline Revenues: Supply and Demand (Context Rich Problem)

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In this activity, students are asked to write a one page report analyzing the effect of changes in underlying economic factors on airline revenues. The exercise is based on a current economic event. The student can be given a diagram representing the initial equilibrium. The completed diagram and explanation are presented in the one-page report.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Date Added:
08/04/2017
Airplane on a String - Student Activity

Airplane on a String - Student Activity

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In this activity, students will analyze a video featuring an airplane on a string. The tension in the string can be read from an on-screen scale, timing measurements can be made from the frame-counter, and the angle of the string can be determined from an overlaid protractor. While this doesn't seem like enough information, it's actually enough to allow students to calculate the angular and linear velocity of the plane, the mass of the plane, the radius of its circular path, and the length of the string. It is an engaging problem that forces students to think clearly about some concepts that they frequently find confusing, like tension, circular motion, and centripetal acceleration.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Matt Vonk
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Analyzing Forces and Motion Graphs by Riding an Elevator

Analyzing Forces and Motion Graphs by Riding an Elevator

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In this activity, students will collect data using a Force Plate and accelerometer and then download the data to the computer for further analysis. They will be asked to draw Free Body Diagrams at different points in the motion, calculate forces and compare this to the data retrieved from their computer graphs.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Kim Hoehne
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Analyzing Plate Motion Using EarthScope GPS Data

Analyzing Plate Motion Using EarthScope GPS Data

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In this lesson, students will access Global Positioning System (GPS) data from the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) and analyze the data in a spreadsheet to measure the motion of GPS stations in the Pacific Northwest. From their analyses, they will generate and map annual velocity vectors of GPS stations. Finally, they will explore patterns in the direction and length of velocity vectors on the map to understand tectonic motion and surface deformation associated with the subduction of the Juan de Fuca plate under the North American plate.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Shelley Olds, Susan Eriksson, Deborah Munson, and LuAnn Dahlman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Analyzing the Motion of a Marble Down a Ramp

Analyzing the Motion of a Marble Down a Ramp

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In this lab activity, students roll a marble down a ramp in order to investigate constant acceleration motion. The students collect data and then make a position vs. time graph and a velocity vs. time graph in order to investigate the change in motion.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Gavin Johnson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Anatomy of Coral-Introduction Part One of Three

Anatomy of Coral-Introduction Part One of Three

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In this unit students will draw conclusions about corals by examining the behavior of hydra; explain and model how corals eat, grow, and reproduce; and explain the difference between hard and soft corals.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Anatomy of Coral-Part A: Coral's Cousin Hydra Part Two of Three

Anatomy of Coral-Part A: Coral's Cousin Hydra Part Two of Three

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In this lab students will examine hydra, a fresh-water relative of coral, under a microscope to observe feeding behavior and identify stinging cells that are characteristic of corals.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Anatomy of Coral-Part B: Coral Polyps Part Three of Three

Anatomy of Coral-Part B: Coral Polyps Part Three of Three

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In this activity students will explain and model how corals eat, grow, and reproduce. Students will also explain the different types of symbiotic relationships that can exist between coral and the difference between hard and soft coral.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
And On His Farm He Had Some Fish

And On His Farm He Had Some Fish

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In this lesson, students learn about aquaculture, the most rapidly growing food-production industry in the world. In Part A of this investigation, students examine and analyze U.S. and global aquaculture data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Fisheries and Aquaculture database. In Part B, students examine global trends in aquaculture production and learn about aquaculture methods and their associated environmental impacts. In Part C, students use ImageJ to analyze before and after satellite images of the Pacific coast of Honduras to illustrate how aquaculture is altering coastlines.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Erin Bardar, TERC
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Animal and Plant Cell Models, Research, 9 M X 9 M Construction, and Cell Tour given to Life Science Students.

Animal and Plant Cell Models, Research, 9 M X 9 M Construction, and Cell Tour given to Life Science Students.

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A class is divided into two groups: one an animal cell, and the other one, a plant cell. They are given a list of cell organelles to research and construct in their 9 M X 9 M model. Students must organize and assign duties, provide materials for this activity, and write a written report to hand in the day of the "Cell Tours" given to the Life Science Students for credit.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Becky Salo
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Are You Going to Eat That?-Introduction Part One of Four

Are You Going to Eat That?-Introduction Part One of Four

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In this unit students should be able to describe multiple types of irresponsible fishing practices contributing to the collapse of currently fished seafood; identify sustainable seafood available in your community; and
make responsible seafood choices.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Are You Going to Eat That?-Part A: Irresponsible Fishing Practices Part Two of Four

Are You Going to Eat That?-Part A: Irresponsible Fishing Practices Part Two of Four

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In this unit students should be able to describe multiple types of irresponsible fishing practices contributing to the collapse of currently fished seafood; identify sustainable seafood available in your community; and make responsible seafood choices.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Are You Going to Eat That?-Part B: Identifying Sustainable Seafood Part Three of Four

Are You Going to Eat That?-Part B: Identifying Sustainable Seafood Part Three of Four

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In this unit students should be able to describe multiple types of irresponsible fishing practices contributing to the collapse of currently fished seafood; identify sustainable seafood available in your community; and make responsible seafood choices.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Are You Going to Eat That?-Part C: Sustainable Seafood in Your Community Part Four of Four

Are You Going to Eat That?-Part C: Sustainable Seafood in Your Community Part Four of Four

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In this unit students should be able to describe multiple types of irresponsible fishing practices contributing to the collapse of currently fished seafood; identify sustainable seafood available in your community; and make responsible seafood choices.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Are You in a Hotspot?
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Are You in a Hotspot?

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This PPT is designed to help students differentiate hotspot island chains from volcanic island arc systems. The focus sights for this activity are the Society Island hotspot chain and the Caribbean island arc system. Using map images, students are asked to describe and differentiate the topography and geologic features of the two tectonic settings. Vertical exaggeration and topographic profiles are introduced for each site. Students compare the difference in volcanism and seismicity of the two locations. This activity can be used as a lecture enhancement or as a homework or lab exercise.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Date Added:
08/16/2018
At the Speed of Bowling

At the Speed of Bowling

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In this lab activity, students will measure the energy of a bowling ball with Vernier motion detectors. The students will calculate the energy of the ball at the beginning, mid point, and end of a bowling alley. Students will inquire about the relationships of speed, mass, and energy, acceleration, and transfer of energy. To close out the activity students will create a lab conclusion using the data collected from observations and information collected from the motion detectors.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Derek Parendo
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Balloon Rockets in 1D

Balloon Rockets in 1D

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In this inquiry activity, students solve a 1D motion challenge in groups. Students build their own balloon rocket from the provided materials. They collect data and prepare a position vs. time graph of their data and determine the average velocity of the rocket.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Mary Hoelscher
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Bring 'Em Back Alive - Coverslip Traps
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Bring 'Em Back Alive - Coverslip Traps

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In this activity students make and use coverslip traps as a method to collect bacteria and microorganisms from marine and freshwater environments. Many organisms, including bacteria, ciliates and diatoms will colonize bare surfaces in an aqueous environment. By providing a substrate one can encourage the formation of these biofilms. Coverslips are a suitable substrate for colonization, and can easily be observed under the microscope.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Date Added:
06/03/2017
Bring 'Em Back Alive - Plankton Nets
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Bring 'Em Back Alive - Plankton Nets

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In this activity, students make and use simple nets to collect plankton, organisms that spend all or some of their lives living at the water surface. Viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, and animals ranging in size from nanometers to several centimeters can all be found in the plankton of fresh or marine waters.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Date Added:
06/03/2017
Bring 'Em Back Alive - Styrofoam Traps
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Bring 'Em Back Alive - Styrofoam Traps

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In this activity students make and use styrofoam traps as a method to collect bacteria and microorganisms from marine and freshwater environments. The tiny spaces in foam peanuts and blocks of polyurethane foam can be colonized by microorganisms.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Date Added:
06/03/2017
Building A Reef-Part A: Building a Skeleton Part Two of Three

Building A Reef-Part A: Building a Skeleton Part Two of Three

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In this lab, students will learn about the life cycle of corals, including how they grow and reproduce. Students will also consider the chemistry of seawater and demonstrate how calcium carbonate precipitates to form skeletal reef material.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Building a Reef-Introduction Part One of Three

Building a Reef-Introduction Part One of Three

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In this lab, students will learn about the life cycle of corals, including how they grow and reproduce. Students will also consider the chemistry of seawater and demonstrate how calcium carbonate precipitates to form skeletal reef material.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Building a Reef-Part B: Coral Reproduction and Reef Formation Part Three of Three

Building a Reef-Part B: Coral Reproduction and Reef Formation Part Three of Three

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In this lab, students will learn about the life cycle of corals, including how they grow and reproduce. Students will also consider the chemistry of seawater and demonstrate how calcium carbonate precipitates to form skeletal reef material.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College and its partners
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Calculating Kinetics of a Student Designed Machine

Calculating Kinetics of a Student Designed Machine

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In this interactive building experience, students will design and construct a complex machine to do a fairly simple task. Students will calculate several kinetic quantities of different parts of their machine. Students will create an engineering manual that provides a step-by-step method of building the machine and also calculates costs associated with the machine's production. Students will brainstorm ideas to increase the effectiveness of their machine while decreasing the costs of its production.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Robert Dahlin
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Calculating the Declination of the Sun for Elementary Students

Calculating the Declination of the Sun for Elementary Students

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In this lesson, students measure the apparent path of the sun across the sky using a toilet plunger. Students will then generate questions as to why the sun appears to move, and what is really happening in the process. They will then construct paper astrolabes and measure the angle of the sun compared to earth (its declination).

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Claire Torrey
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Calculating the Speed of Sound

Calculating the Speed of Sound

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In this lab activity, students will calculate the speed of sound. The will observe that the speed of sound is constant, regardless of wavelength and frequency, and see the inverse relationship between wavelength and frequency.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Nicholas Brouwer
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Camping Trip: How Can We Measure the Wavelength of Light Emitted From Stars?

Camping Trip: How Can We Measure the Wavelength of Light Emitted From Stars?

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In this activity, students are presented with the situation that they are on a camping trip and wish to know the wavelength emitted by a star. They are given a laser to simulate the starlight and use a diffraction grating and a ruler to determine the wavelength of its light, then compare their results with accepted wavelengths given on the electromagnetic spectrum chart.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Kelly Laumeyer
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Car Sliding Across an Ice Rink - Student Activity

Car Sliding Across an Ice Rink - Student Activity

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This activity guides students through the process of analyzing the motion of a car as it moves across an ice rink and then rapidly decelerates as the brakes are pressed. In addition to one dimensional kinematics, the worksheet prompts students to consider both the frictional force and measurement uncertainty.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Matt Vonk
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Carbon Dioxide Exercise

Carbon Dioxide Exercise

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In this lesson, students work in groups, plotting carbon dioxide concentrations over time on overheads and estimating the rate of change over five years. Stacked together, the overheads for the whole class show an increase of carbon dioxide over five years and annual variation driven by photosynthesis.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Randy Richardson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Carbon Footprint Exercise

Carbon Footprint Exercise

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The goal of the assignment is to increase student awareness of the various sources of energy consumption and of the impact that each one of them is having on the atmospheric carbon budget. Students will use an online carbon footprint calculator to determine their footprint during one specific week.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Cinzia Cervato, Adam Sanford, and Karly Wortmann
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Carbon Sequestration in Campus Trees

Carbon Sequestration in Campus Trees

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In this Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module, students will build a spreadsheet to calculate the net carbon sequestration in a set of trees using an allometric approach based upon parameters measured on the individual trees. Students determine the species of trees in the set, measure diameter at breast height (dbh), and, from the allometric relationships determined by forestry researchers, use the spreadsheet to calculate carbon content of the tree. Students can then compare their data to that measured a year earlier on the same set of trees, to determine the rate of carbon sequestration.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Robert S. Cole
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Changes in a Monarch's Life Cycle

Changes in a Monarch's Life Cycle

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In this lesson, students will explore the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. They will go outside and observe milkweed plants and identify the stages of monarch that are seen on the plants. Students will also make a pop-up book of the life stages.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Author:
Linda Edmondson
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Choosing Output Quantity Under Perfect Competition (Context Rich Problem)
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Choosing Output Quantity Under Perfect Competition (Context Rich Problem)

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In this activity, students are presented with price, average cost and marginal cost information to determine whether a perfectly competitive firm - in this case, a farm selling vegetable shares - should increase, decrease or keep constant its production level.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Date Added:
08/04/2017