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2011, 2012, and 2014 Wayne State University (WSU) Professional Development Course on Electric-Drive Vehicles Technology
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This resource is composed of materials from Wayne State University's professional development workshops which are designed to introduce educators to hybrid electric and electric vehicle fundamentals. Included materials are an event agenda, faculty presentations, and fliers.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Wayne State University
Date Added:
06/10/2011
APS: PhysicsQuest
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This web site hosts the materials for an annual middle school competition that consists of four physical science experiments centered on a mystery. The experiments are designed for small groups in a classroom or after school setting. Each of the experiments gives students a clue to solve the mystery. The current year's competition is available to join and the materials from previous years are available for download.

Subject:
Education
History, Law, Politics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Date Added:
07/02/2009
APS PhysicsQuest: Ben Franklin's Secret Message (2006)
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This web site has links to the materials for the 2006 Physics Quest middle school competition, hosted by the APS. The 2006 lesson covers static electricity, conductors and insulators, heat, and optics. These are connected to the life and science of Benjamin Franklin. The experiments are designed for small groups in a classroom or after school setting. Each of the experiments gives students a clue to solve the mystery.

Subject:
Engineering
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Date Added:
07/16/2009
AUTO-2920 - Introduction to Electric Vehicle Propulsion Systems
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This four credit course offered by Macomb Community College provides practical training in the theory and basic design aspects of electric vehicle propulsion systems and is a required course for MCC's Electric VehicleDevelopment Technology Certificate. Primary subjects covered include rationale forelectric vehicles(EVs), safety, battery technologies, basic battery testing, electric machine (motor) types, electric machine operation, power management, power inverters, DC to DC converters, accessory systems, and potential future technologies. Educational materials included arethe first day handout, detailed course outcomes, homework (no solutions), labs, pre/post assessments, presentations, sample quizzes/exams, syllabus, and more. If you're an instructor and need access to homework solutions or complete exams/quizzes, please contact theCAAT. This course is composed of nine modules thatcan be used to supplement existing courses or can betaught together as a complete course.These modules are The Need for EVs, EV Safety, Introduction to Battery Chemistry, Battery Pack Integration with Vehicle Systems, Electric Machines (DC Motors, AD Induction Asynchronous Motors, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, and Switched Reluctance Motors), Power Inverter/Electronic Motor Controls, DC to DC Converters, Vehicle Accessory Systems, and Introduction to Advancing Technology (Fuel Cells, Ultra Capacitors, and Hydraulic Propulsion)

Subject:
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Macomb Community College
Date Added:
09/18/2012
About Electronic Magnetometers and Tobacco Smoking
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This web page, authored and curated by David P. Stern, provides a non-mathematical introduction to modern magnetometers that depend on the saturation of magnetic materials. Applications include the observation the very weak magnetic fields in space and a 1979 experiment on the effects of cigarette smoking and the damage caused by asbestos. This is part of the site "The Great Magnet, the Earth". Also available in Spanish, German and French.

Subject:
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
David Stern
Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Date Added:
05/07/2004
About Temperature
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Beverly Lynds at the Unidata Program Center has made available the About Temperature Web Site. Lynds provided a thorough discussion of temperature along with information about and diagrams of thermometers, heat and thermodymanics, kinetic theory, and radiation temperature. Additionally, she provides links to acknowledgment and external resources for further study.

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Beverly Lynds
Lynds, Beverly
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
10/10/2003
Accelerated Frames of Reference: Intertial Forces
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These web pages, authored and curated by David P. Stern, provide an explanation of forces in accelerating reference frames. Topics include centrifugal force and what is felt in vehicles that are speeding up or slowing down. The page is structured in this fashion: inertial forces, unit vectors, a decelerating bus and a lesson on jetliners taking off. This is part of "From Stargazers to Starships," an extensive web site that introduces physics and astronomy using topics in space exploration and space science.

Subject:
Technology
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
David Stern
Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Date Added:
09/27/2005
Acids & Bases: An Introduction
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This module provides an intrioduction to acid and base chemistry. The Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry concepts of acids and bases are discussed as well as the pH scale and neutralization reactions.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Date Added:
03/18/2003
Active or Not? That Is The Question
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In this activity, learners will evaluate seismic activity along major San Francisco faults using satellite images and a fault map of San Francisco. They will identify a location where new housing can be built that is as close to downtown as possible, but far away from active faults. Links to the image and map are provided. This activity is part of the Event-Based Science (EBS): Remote Sensing Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Date Added:
11/05/2014
Additional Topics
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach quality cost analysis, combination testing, regression testing, GUI regression automation, high volume test automation, requirements analysis, test documentation, test scripts, and scripted testing and inattentional blindness. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, and suggested readings.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Software Testing Education and Research
Provider Set:
Black Box Software Testing
Author:
Association for Software Testing
Cem Kaner
Douglas Hoffman
James M. Bach
Rebecca L. Fiedler
Date Added:
03/01/2005
Advanced Engines in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)
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The following module consists of a PowerPoint presentation, two lab sheets, and a syllabus for modifying automotive engine courses to include HEV technologies and was developedthrough a seed grant from theCAAT. The PowerPoint discusses the application of variable valve timing (VVT) and Atkinson cycle principals to HEVs, and the extra hydrocarbon capturing devices added to HEVs due to the use VVT and Atkinson principles. The lab "Compression Testing VVT systems" reinforces the ideas of the presentation illustrating engine malfunctions caused by a faulty VVT system. For additional insight on HEV engine service procedures, an oil change lab sheet for HEVs is included. For educators looking to modify current courses, the syllabus has highlighted fields where HEV technologies were incorporated to an engines course at Lewis and Clark Community College.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Lewis and Clark Community College
Date Added:
12/17/2014
Advances in Paleontology: New Ways to Study Ancient Life
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This collection is intended to provide scientific resources and information to help students explore paleontology and learn about research in the field of paleontology. It features a module that explores a variety of current topics in paleontology, including morphology, histology (the study of biological tissues), taphonomy (the study of preservation), and ichnology (the study of tracks and traces). It also addresses ethics issues in paleontology and includes links to some news articles on current research and discoveries.

Subject:
Education
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Erin Klauk
Ewan Wolff
Wolff, Ewan
Date Added:
10/31/2002
Adventures in Statistics
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Read the Fine Print
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This Web unit describes a project involving fifth grade students and the areas of the fifth and sixth grade classrooms. Included in the unit are measurement, graphing, computation, data analysis, and presentation of results. The lesson descriptions and extensions, student worksheets and charts, figures, and tables appeared as an article in the NCTM journal Teaching Children Mathematics.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Tom Scavo
Date Added:
11/05/1996
Aging Heart Valves
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In this unit, students learn about the form and function of the human heart through lecture, research and dissection. Following the steps of the Legacy Cycle, students brainstorm, research, design and present viable solutions to various heart conditions as presented through a unit challenge. Additionally, students study how heart valves work and investigate how faulty valves can be replaced with new ones through advancements in engineering and technology. This unit demonstrates to students how and why the heart is such a powerful organ in our bodies

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Carleigh Samson
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Airplane Flight
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This web site, authored and curated by David P. Stern, contains an elementary discussion of the physics of airplane flight. Concepts of frames of reference and vectors are used to explore lift, drag, and thrust for wings swept backward or forward and to propellers. The linked web page contains a discussion about the dependence of lift and drag on speed and altitude, using the "Voyager" non-stop flight around the world as an example. There is also a link to a related lesson plan. This is part of the extensive web site "From Stargazers to Starships" that uses space science and exploration to motivate the study of basic concepts in physics and astronomy.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
David Stern
Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Date Added:
06/06/2004
Algebraic Thinking
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This session, the first one in the Annenberg series "Patterns, Functions, and Algebra" enables the teacher to discover what it means to think algebraically, and to learn to use algebraic thinking skills to make sense of different situations. Topics covered include describing situations through pictures, charts, graphs, and words; interpreting and drawing conclusions from qualitative graphs; and creating graphs to match written descriptions of real-life situations. The session includes sequentially organized problems, video viewing, interactive activities, readings, and homework. The materials may be used on your own, in a study group, or as a facilitated online course for graduate credit, which is offered at a reasonable cost.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Annenberg Learner
Date Added:
11/05/2002
Alternative Fuels First Responder Training Modules
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These modules were originally presented to First Responders during a two-day workshop at the North Carolina Solar Center (now known as the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center) and were taught by National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium trained instructors. Three separate modules were used to educate them on the properties, technology, and safety precautions to take when working with alternative fuel vehicles utilizing gaseous fuels, biofuels, and electric drivetrains.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
North Caroline State University
Date Added:
09/07/2013
American Museum of Natural History: Resources for Learning
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This collection of resources, published by the American Museum of Natural History, is intended for educators, parents, students, or anyone who is interested in teaching and learning about science. The resources include activities, curriculum materials, articles, evidence and analysis materials, exhibition materials, and lists of references. Items may be text-based, pedagogical, or multimedia (photos, videos, interactives) in nature. The collection is searchable by keyword or browseable by main topic: anthropology, astronomy, biology, Earth science, or paleontology. There are also special collections, groups of resources organized around specific themes such as Antarctica, ocean life, and the dynamic Earth.

Subject:
Life Science
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
General Science and STEM Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
11/03/2014
Amusement Park Physics, 2nd Edition: Supplemental Materials
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These materials are written to supplement the book Amusement Park Physics, 2nd Edition by Clarence Bakken. They include descriptions of contests, projects, and demonstrations related teaching physics through amusement park rides. There is also a set of short histories of Physics Day at four amusement parks to provide ideas for improving these events, examples of data taken on amusement park rides, and a Powerpoint presentation on vertical loops on roller coasters. The Amusement Park Physics book will be available from the AAPT store in the Spring of 2011.

Subject:
Technology
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Clarence Bakken
Date Added:
04/19/2011
Analyzing a Famous Speech
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After gaining skill through analyzing a historic and contemporary speech as a class, students will select a famous speech from a list compiled from several resources and write an essay that identifies and explains the rhetorical strategies that the author deliberately chose while crafting the text to make an effective argument. Their analysis will consider questions such as: What makes the speech an argument?, How did the author's rhetoric evoke a response from the audience?, and Why are the words still venerated today?

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Melissa Weeks Noel
Date Added:
08/01/2012
Android Acceleration Application
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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In the first of two sequential lessons, students create mobile apps that collect data from an Android device's accelerometer and then store that data to a database. This lesson provides practice with MIT's App Inventor software and culminates with students writing their own apps for measuring acceleration. In the second lesson, students are given an app for an Android device, which measures acceleration. They investigate acceleration by collecting acceleration vs. time data using the accelerometer of a sliding Android device. Then they use the data to create velocity vs. time graphs and approximate the maximum velocity of the device.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Brian Sandall
Scott Burns
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Arthropod Identification
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After researching the characteristics of arthropods, students observe arthropods in the field, analyze their data, and learn how to develop their own arthropod collection. The unit is designed to be completed in eight or more sessions. The comprehensive curriculum materials contain information for teachers, including activity tips and an overview of the characteristics that define arthropods.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
10/15/2014
Arthropods in Their Microhabitats
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This unit, in which students prepare to observe arthropods in their field site's different microhabitats, helps set the stage for a discussion on the ramifications of habitat loss. It's designed to be completed in four or more sessions and has comprehensive curriculum materials for teachers, including activity tips and an overview of the microhabitats in a temperate forest. The unit is designed to answer the following two target questions. What microhabitats exist at our site? Do different arthropods occur in different microhabitats?

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
American Museum of Natural History
Provider Set:
American Museum of Natural History
Date Added:
10/15/2014
Asteroid Impact
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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Through this earth science curricular unit, student teams are presented with the scenario that an asteroid will impact the Earth. In response, their challenge is to design the location and size of underground caverns to shelter the people from an uninhabitable Earth for one year. Driven by this adventure scenario, student teams 1) explore general and geological maps of their fictional state called Alabraska, 2) determine the area of their classroom to help determine the necessary cavern size, 3) learn about map scales, 4) test rocks, 5) identify important and not-so-important rock properties for underground caverns, and 6) choose a final location and size.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
The Atmosphere
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The lessons at this website were prepared to introduce 5th-8th grade students to the fundamental principles of the earth's atmosphere: history, composition, and structure. Includes three pages of information and features to allow for exploration and expansion of current knowledge. In addition, there are four activities to develop performance skills, not only in science, but in math and language arts as well. Links to external sites also included.

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Date Added:
10/30/2014
Atomic Force Microscopy
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This website contains a series of videos describing the operation of Atomic Force Microscopes. These videos include outlines of microscopy, models of AFM's, and examples of the operation and output of real microscopes. Also included are student activities and curricular resources for teachers. This is one of a series of similar modules on Nanotechnology produced by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center on Hierarchical Manufacturing.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Date Added:
06/07/2012
Atomic Theory II: Ions, Isotopes and Electron Shells
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This lesson explains the presence of ions, isotopes and discusses N. Bohr's theory on the quantum behaviour of electrons. This module is the second in a series on atomic structure.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Interactive
Unit of Study
Provider:
NSDL Staff
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Science Refreshers
Visionlearning
Author:
Anthony Carpi
Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.
Date Added:
11/06/2003
Basics of Radio Astronomy
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This online workbook is used for training teachers and volunteers who wish to operate the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope. The students in this district operate the telescope from the Apple Valley location. Also, students and teachers across the country can register to operate the telescope from their own classrooms. This workbook can also be used as a resource for information on how radio telescopes work, the fundamentals of the electromagnetic spectrum, thermal and non-thermal radiation, 21-cm hydrogen line, Kirchhoff's laws of spectral analysis, the Doppler effect, coordinate systems, and the SETI project.

Subject:
Technology
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Diane Fisher
Fisher, Diane
Date Added:
12/01/2003
Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: Describing the Lightning Rod Experiment
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This lab manual describes Franklin's thoughts on the electrical nature of lightening and the use of lightening rods. It includes descriptions of historical experiments and studies and electrostatic experiments with simple and inexpensive generators and Leyden jars.

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Robert Morse
Date Added:
03/02/2006
BioEd Online: Food and Fitness
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BioEd Online continues in their fine tradition on online teaching resources with the release of the Food and Fitness professional development workshop for teachers and other interested parties. Created with funding from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, the workshop provides "an opportunity to explore research that uncovers ways to reduce space-related health problems through diet, exercises or rehabilitation." The materials include seven classroom activities which are designed to help students examine techniques to make life-long healthy meal and activity choices. Additionally, users of the site can learn about the workshop's educational objectives, their peer review board, and also examine their disclaimers and disclosures.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
10/16/2007
Biofuels vs Fossil Fuels Unit
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The Biofuels vs Fossil Fuels unit has students explore the similarities and differences between fossil fuels and biofuels. In the process, students investigate the carbon-transforming processes of combustion, photosynthesis, fermentation and respiration. They apply their knowledge of these processes to the global carbon cycle to examine how use of fossil fuels and biofuels have different effects on atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and consequently global climate change. Students use their understanding of the global carbon cycle to study the claim that biofuels, such as ethanol made from plant material, can help reduce the rate of increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide. In addition, students examine the environmental impact of biofuels agriculture.

Overall, this unit has three important goals. These focus on: Matter and energy changes associated with the carbon-transforming processes, the effects of the use of fossil fuels and biofuels on the global carbon cycle and global climate change, and a cost/benefit analysis of the production and use of biofuels.

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
Date Added:
01/11/2017
The Biosphere/Climate Connection
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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This article continues an examination of each of the seven essential principles of the climate sciences on which the online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is structured. Principle 3 states that life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate. The climate dictates where and how species can survive. The author discusses the scientific concepts underlying the life forms' dependence on the climate and expands the discussion with diagrams, photos, and online resources.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
National Science Foundation
Date Added:
05/17/2011
Bird Song System
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Image library of songbird nuclei allowing comparisons examining sex differences and effects of various doses of estrogen given to females in posthatch development. Bird Song System is an instructional tool for teaching neurophysiology that requires only a computer. Bird Song System is available for free, along with student and instructor tutorials.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Data Set
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Biological Sciences Gateways and Resources
Author:
Dr. William Grisham, Ph.D
Date Added:
10/21/2014
Bone Mineral Density and Logarithms
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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Students examine an image produced by a cabinet x-ray system to determine if it is a quality bone mineral density image. They write in their journals about what they need to know to be able to make this judgment. Students learn about what bone mineral density is, how a BMD image can be obtained, and how it is related to the x-ray field. Students examine the process used to obtain a BMD image and how this process is related to mathematics, primarily through logarithmic functions. They study the relationship between logarithms and exponents, the properties of logarithms, common and natural logarithms, solving exponential equations and Beer's law.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Physics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Kristyn Shaffer
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Bug Advocacy: Effective Bug Investigation and Reporting
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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This subset of the Black Box Software Testing collection includes resources to teach Bug Advocacy: Effective Bug Investigation and Reporting. Bug reports are not just neutral technical reports. They are persuasive documents. The key goal of the bug report author is to provide high-quality information, well-written, to help stakeholders make wise decisions about which bugs to fix. Resources include lecture videos, slides, activities, suggested readings, and study guide materials.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Software Testing Education and Research
Provider Set:
Black Box Software Testing
Author:
Association for Software Testing
Cem Kaner
Douglas Hoffman
James M. Bach
Rebecca L. Fiedler
Date Added:
09/01/2008
Building towards the Future
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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Students are introduced to some basic civil engineering concepts in an exciting and interactive manner. Bridges and skyscrapers, the two most visible structures designed by civil engineers, are discussed in depth, including the design principles behind them. To help students visualize in three dimensions, one hands-on activity presents three-dimensional coordinate systems and gives students practice finding and describing points in space. After learning about skyscrapers, tower design principles and how materials absorb different types of forces, students compete to build their own newspaper towers to meet specific design criteria.The unit concludes with student groups using balsa wood and glue to design and build tower structures to withstand vertical and lateral forces.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Ben Burnham
Date Added:
09/18/2014
CERES: Educational Activities
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This page from CERES (Center for Educational Resources Project) features classroom-ready lessons for K-12 classes, developed by a team of master teachers, NASA researchers, and university faculty. The activities are designed to integrate themes and unifying concepts in science with astronomy objectives, and provide concrete experiences for observation, comparison, and organization of data about our solar system and the Milky Way galaxy. Lessons are organized by grade bands: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Some integrate NASA data to allow students to construct first-hand knowledge of the universe. All lessons are aligned to the NRC National Science Education Standards.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Student Guide
Unit of Study
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Date Added:
11/30/2011