Students design and build devices to protect and accurately deliver dropped eggs. The devices and their contents represent care packages that must be safely delivered to people in a disaster area with no road access. Similar to engineering design teams, students design their devices using a number of requirements and constraints such as limited supplies and time. The activity emphasizes the change from potential energy to kinetic energy of the devices and their contents and the energy transfer that occurs on impact. Students enjoy this competitive challenge as they attain a deeper understanding of mechanical energy concepts.
Once students demonstrate proficiency in VEX Robotics, it is time for the application of knowledge in Real World Situations.
Students will learn Automated Straightening, Studying Variables in code, how to run true/false statements, setting parameters in a sonar function, implementing functions with parameters in programs, and how to encapsulate discrete behaviors in functions.
Students then go on to work on straightening statements using if/then, how to change values which the Vex Sonar Sensor measures in, and explore values associated with the sonar sensor when it receives an echo and when it does not.
Duke Professor and behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we're not as rational as we think when we make decisions.
This activity demonstrates diffusion, osmosis, and active transport through 12 interactive models. Students will begin by following the path of a molecule of dye in water, create concentration gradients on either side of a cell membrane and watch the movement of substances in and out of a cell, and monitor the movement of oxygen into red blood cells with and without hemoglobin.
CK-12's Basic Geometry FlexBook is designed to present students with geometric principles in a simpler, more graphics-oriented course. Students will explore geometry at a slower pace with an emphasis placed on visual aids and approachability.
In this activity, students will observe and perform experiments with the elements sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur and phosphorus. Conclusions will be made about trends down groups, across periods and relating to acidity/basicity of metal oxides vs. nonmetal oxides.
Students will listen to a Quebecois song about World War II and complete various interactive online activities to show comprehension, practice grammar and vocabulary, and read and interpret short related texts. The themes of love, friendship, and family are addressed in the song.
Students will be working with a virtual lab partner, Maxine, with the goal being to demonstrate proper lab safety techniques throughout a variety of scenarios.
This activity provides students the basic rules for drawing Lewis dot diagrams and asks students to use manipulatives (colored fruit loops cereal pieces) to represent valence electrons and model covalent bonding between atoms.
In this interactive learning object, students will work side-by-side with a virtual instructor to review the basics of microscopy and perform a guided practice experiment, practice using the microscope at their own pace, and complete an assignment from their virtual instructor successfully to receive a certificate.
CK-12 Foundation's Middle School Math Grade 6 Flexbook covers the fundamentals of fractions, decimals, and geometry. Also explored are units of measurement, graphing concepts, and strategies for utilizing the book's content in practical situations.
This short video lesson examines the parts of a cell using the model of a factory run by robots. Assessment and discussion questions, as well as links to additional resources, are included.
Students will create a PowerPoint presentation on an animal of their choice and present it to the class.
- Business, Finance and Information Technology Education
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This resource supports English language development for English language learners. This activity helps students to express theuir opinions on various subjects. Students complete a survey individually and in partners. Students must give reasons to support their answers as well. After all the surveys are completed, students get together in small groups and attempt to describe the views of the entire class in written statements. Students will listen, speak, read, and write in this lesson.
This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory social psychology courses. The 8 units include 27 modules covering key social psych topics such as research methods, group processes, social influence, and relationships. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. The book includes a comprehensive instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentations, a test bank, reading anticipation guides, and adaptive student quizzes.
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- Allan Rossman
- Bertram Malle
- Beth Chance
- Brad J. Bushman
- Cynthia L. Pickett
- Dan P. McAdams
- David A. Schroeder
- David Matsumoto
- David M. Buss
- Dennis L. Poepsel
- Donelson R. Forsyth
- Jennifer T. Kubota
- Jerry M. Burger
- Joel A. Muraco
- Leslie Zebrowitz
- Matthias R. Mehl
- Neil Thin
- Rajiv Jhangiani
- R. Chris Fraley
- Robert Biswas-Diener
- Stephen Garcia
- Tiffany A. Ito
- Yanine D. Hess
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In this activity, students will be provided a blank periodic table and will fill in the electron-dot model for the first twenty elements. This will help students see the relationship between numbers of valence electrons and properties of elements.
In this activity, students are trying to guess how many miniature Starburst packs will have exactly one yellow Starburst, two yellow Starbursts. This activity is one of many provided by Dan Meyer from his series The Three Acts Of A Mathematical Story. These activities address the question "How do we turn the world outside the math classroom into a math problem that's both fun and challenging, not boring and easy?"