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The Great Plant Escape

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This content resource builds students' knowledge and conceptual understanding about plants through interactive activities, printable worksheets, and hands-on explorations. There are six investigation cases for students to complete; each case examines a different aspect of plant life, including plant structures, life cycles and reproduction, proper environmental conditions for growth, and ecological importance. Supplemental background information and a teacher's guide with suggestions for using the materials in the classroom are also provided. A Spanish version of the web site is available.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Curriculum, Interactive, Lesson, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: University of Illinois Extension

Wave Machine

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This instructional video shows educators how to set up a wave machine using wooden kabob sticks, jelly candies, and duct tape. The video also demonstrates how the wave machine can then be used to illustrate various wave properties. Background content on waves and wave energy is also provided.

Material Type: Demonstration, Lesson

Author: The National STEM Centre

PhET Interactive Simulations Color and Light

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PHET Description:Make a whole rainbow by mixing red, green, and blue light. Change the wavelength of a monochromatic beam or filter white light. View the light as a solid beam, or see the individual photons. Teacher Description: if you are a science teacher you are probably familiar with PhET Simulations. The website has many sims for things like matter, waves, and molecules that are help students visualize the abstract or very tiny. This sim is good is appropriate for teaching students how color filters work, and demonstrates that white or colorless light is made up of all colors.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Artur Ara Jo Cavalcante E Gilvandenys Leite Sales, Elyse Zimmer, Jaya Ramchandani, Jim Hewitt, Kathy Perkins, Martin Hofkamp, Natasha Samousenko, Paul G, Trish Loeblein Updated Diana L Pez, Zach Yindra