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Adhesives: Measuring Stickiness

Adhesives: Measuring Stickiness

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In this lesson, students will make a simple device to test the ...

In this lesson, students will make a simple device to test the stickiness (adhesion) of household "glues" to determine strength or weakness of the substance to stick two surfaces together. This experience leads to a discussion of adhesion, adhesives (glues), product testing, and applications to daily life. Optional suggestions for Internet research on adhesives are provided.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Dr. Katharine Owens
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Balloon Ball Bounce

Balloon Ball Bounce

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In this activity, students will realize that different sports use balls with ...

In this activity, students will realize that different sports use balls with different amounts of rebound. Understanding this idea, the students will determine if the number of balloons in a balloon ball affect the rebound height. The students will then use the ball to discuss energy conversions.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Adrienne Studd
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Bending and Bouncing of Light

The Bending and Bouncing of Light

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In this lesson, students will learn about the transfer of light energy ...

In this lesson, students will learn about the transfer of light energy as it interacts with matter. Key terms of refraction and reflection will be explored through hands-on inquiry. The science of the formation of rainbows will also explored.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Joyce Brumberger
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Build a Better Bouncer

Build a Better Bouncer

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In this activity, students discover the effect of placing additives in a ...

In this activity, students discover the effect of placing additives in a glue-based putty to alter the physical properties of the putty. They are then challenged to use their knowledge to design the best bouncing ball possible from the simple materials available to them.

Subject:
Science
STEM
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Sandy Van Natta
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Can You See the Light?

Can You See the Light?

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In this lesson, students will learn through design and implementation of their ...

In this lesson, students will learn through design and implementation of their own experiments about the transmission of light energy. Vocabulary terms such as transparent, translucent, and opaque are introduced and explored through hands-on exploration.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Joyce Brumberger
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Check Out Lights and Shields With Beads

Check Out Lights and Shields With Beads

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In this lesson, students explore ultraviolet (UV) detecting beads, conduct several investigations ...

In this lesson, students explore ultraviolet (UV) detecting beads, conduct several investigations with them to find sources of UV radiation, and find materials that block UV radiation. Students will realize that over-exposure to UV radiation is harmful to their eyes and skin.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Beth Kennedy
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Classifying Solids: Matter

Classifying Solids: Matter

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In this lesson, students are introduced to the three states of matter. ...

In this lesson, students are introduced to the three states of matter. They will make observations of solids and classify the items into groups based on their properties.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Ken Kingston, Tracy Schmitz, Francesca Niekamp, and AGPA Staff
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Cling On's

Cling On's

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In this lesson, through design and implementation of their own experiments, students ...

In this lesson, through design and implementation of their own experiments, students will learn about static electricity and its relationship with various materials. Additionally, students will learn the conditions in which static electricity is produced and how it can be reduced.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Joyce Brumberger
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Consider Your Options

Consider Your Options

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In this lesson, students will contemplate how much our society depends on ...

In this lesson, students will contemplate how much our society depends on plastic and the effect this has on quality of life. Students will watch another student make a lunch to take to school and list all of the plastic items used to make the lunch.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Roberta Gangl, Jill Morton, Sandy Van Natta, Mary Harris, and Kathie Owens
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Describing the Motion of a Battery Powered Car

Describing the Motion of a Battery Powered Car

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In this lesson, students analyze distance vs. time graphs for the motion ...

In this lesson, students analyze distance vs. time graphs for the motion of a battery powered car operating with one battery then again with two batteries. Students will use the time and distance data collected for the motion of the cars in the two trials to calculate the average speed of the car in each case. The average speeds will then be compared to the slopes of the respective distance vs. time graphs.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Sandy Van Natta
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Determining the Age of Fossils

Determining the Age of Fossils

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This lesson is designed to help students understand the concepts of radioactive ...

This lesson is designed to help students understand the concepts of radioactive dating to help determine the approximate age of fossils and rocks. After this lesson students will have an understanding of how materials undergo radioactive decay and that the rate of decay allows scientists to predict the approximate age of the specimen.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Vicki Peplin
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Determining the Coeffecient of Friction for Various Tires on a Ramp

Determining the Coeffecient of Friction for Various Tires on a Ramp

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In this lesson, students will use force sensors and CBL equipment to ...

In this lesson, students will use force sensors and CBL equipment to determine the coefficient of kinetic and static friction for various tires such as tractor, truck, bike, high performance, tourism and graph the friction force as a function of normal force. They will then apply this knowledge to solve a practical problem.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Jake Saylor
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Determining the Density of Water

Determining the Density of Water

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In this lesson, students will determine the density of one drop of ...

In this lesson, students will determine the density of one drop of water using experimental laboratory methods and graphing techniques, and then independently find the density of another liquid such as cooking oil. This lesson can be teacher directed or conducted as an open investigation.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Jon Valasek
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Diaper Dilemma

Diaper Dilemma

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In this STEM activity , students will research the polymer sodium polyacrylate, ...

In this STEM activity , students will research the polymer sodium polyacrylate, and then use inquiry and the engineering design process to plan a series of tests with given materials to see which brand of diaper will be best for the city hospital to use. Students will have to interpret their results and data to formulate the plan. They will write their results in a letter and will present their results to the class.

Subject:
Chemistry
STEM
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Rita McMillen
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Dirt on Soil

The Dirt on Soil

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In this lesson, students will learn about three basic soil types and ...

In this lesson, students will learn about three basic soil types and some of their physical properties. Concepts of porosity and permeability will be developed through experimentation. Students will design and implement a model water treatment plant.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Joyce Brumberger
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Electromagnetic Energy and its Spectrum

Electromagnetic Energy and its Spectrum

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In this lesson, students will learn about electromagnetic radiation and the electromagnetic ...

In this lesson, students will learn about electromagnetic radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum. Students will create waves to understand the relationship between energy and wavelength. Students will design and implement an experiment to reduce UV exposure to an object.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Joyce Brumberger
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Forces and Motion - The Downhill Racer

Forces and Motion - The Downhill Racer

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In this lab activity, students investigate the motion of a car traveling ...

In this lab activity, students investigate the motion of a car traveling on an inclined plane and along a flat surface. Students observe the pattern of drops left by the moving car. The changing distances between the successive drops indicate that the car was not traveling at a constant speed. From the drops, students will be able to collect data and graph both the velocity and acceleration of the car.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
P-16 Science Education at the Akron Global Polymer Academy
Author:
Sandy Van Natta
Date Added:
02/26/2019