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STP Random Walk 1D Continuous Program
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The RandomWalk1DContinuous program simulates a random walk in one dimension for steps ...

The RandomWalk1DContinuous program simulates a random walk in one dimension for steps of any length between 0 and 1. The default number of steps is N = 16 and the probability p of going to the right for a single step is 0.5. RandomWalk1DContinuous is part of a suite of Open Source Physics programs that model aspects of Statistical and Thermal Physics (STP). The program is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the stp RandomWalk1DContinuous.jar file will run the program if Java is installed on your computer. Additional programs can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, STP, or Statistical and Thermal Physics.

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Mathematics
Physics
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Full Course
Interactive
Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Anne Cox
Harvey Gould
Jan Tobochnik
Wolfgang Christian
Optimization and Scalability Series - Part 1: Planning for Parallel
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This set of three modules describes how to analyze and optimize the ...

This set of three modules describes how to analyze and optimize the performance of an application on Ranger. It covers multiple scales, from collective MPI communication on thousands of nodes, down to individual threads on the AMD Barcelona processors.

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Computing and Information
Technology
Education
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Full Course
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Shodor
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CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
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Cornell University
Modeling Instruction Program: Inertia Worksheet 1-Sketching Forces
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This item is a worksheet/assessment on inertia for students of introductory physics. ...

This item is a worksheet/assessment on inertia for students of introductory physics. It contains 18 drawings of a block-like object. The object is depicted both at rest and in various types of motion. Differing forces are applied to the block, and students are asked to sketch all the forces acting on the object, as well as the appropriate vector arrows. This assessment was developed to accompany a related educator's guide for teaching a unit on the topic of Newton's First and Third Laws. <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS</b> on this page for a link to the educator's guide. This item is part of a larger collection of resources and pedagogic materials developed by the Modeling Instruction project at Arizona State University.

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Technology
Education
Physics
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Data Set
Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Jane Jackson
Larry Dukerich
Population 1: Global Population and Carrying Capacity
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This video looks at the global population and trends. It also explains ...

This video looks at the global population and trends. It also explains the concept of carrying capacity and how a person's behavior influences carrying capacity. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

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Engineering
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Lecture Notes
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Cal Poly Materials Engineering
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Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
David Maloney's Physics Examples: Kinematics Example 1-Vectors On A Line
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This item is an annotated homework problem in vector addition for introductory ...

This item is an annotated homework problem in vector addition for introductory physics students. Explanations are provided for finding the resultant of two vectors which lie on the same line. This resource is intended to supplement classroom instruction and traditional text materials. It is part of a larger collection of similar physics homework problems.

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Education
Mathematics
Physics
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Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
David Maloney
1st Grade Geometry
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This page hosts a collection of geometric tasks in pdf format that ...

This page hosts a collection of geometric tasks in pdf format that are aligned to the CCSS standards 1.G1 through 1.G3. It also has links to supplementary literature and learning materials.

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Geometry
Physics
Geoscience
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Lecture Notes
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Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Terrific Tenths (Lesson 1 of 3)
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In this lesson, students will work with math manipulatives to understand that ...

In this lesson, students will work with math manipulatives to understand that it takes 10 tenths of something to make one whole. They will use manipulatives with money (dimes), fractions (one tenth pieces), and base ten blocks (rods) to show different values. They will express values with combinations of the given manipulatives and draw their solutions. This is lesson one in a three lesson unit. Lesson two (HAPPY HUNDREDTHS) deals with hundredths and lesson three deals with combining and solving problems with tenths and hundredths (SHOPPING WITH TENTHS AND HUNDREDTHS).

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Education
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
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Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Robert Lengacher
The Snodgrass Tapes, Lecture 1
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Facts and Theories on the Insect Head, Part 1. Audio recording accompanied ...

Facts and Theories on the Insect Head, Part 1. Audio recording accompanied by illustrated transcripts of lecture given in 1960 by seminal insect morphologist Robert E. Snodgrass. This lecture series covers the morphology and evolution of the insect head in two parts. Part I discusses the structures of the head and mouthparts, and begins to address the evolution of segmentation (continued in Part II). The web page is clear and easy to follow. The transcribed text makes it possible to follow along with the entire lecture even though parts of the audio file are difficult to hear. The text is clearly annotated to tell the reader when Snodgrass is using a figure, and those figures are labeled accurately and placed properly throughout the text. This is an excellent supplemental resource for anyone taking or teaching an insect morphology class. The lecture was moderated by William Bickley and transcribed by Jeffrey W. Shultz, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland.

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Life Science
History, Law, Politics
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Lecture Notes
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Amazing Arrays 3X1 or 1X3
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This lesson is the third lesson in a unit beginning with Amazing ...

This lesson is the third lesson in a unit beginning with Amazing Arrays and Amazing Arrays 2X1. In this lesson students solve a multiplication problem by drawing arrays and segment the areas in several ways to solve the problem. Students will also apply the distributive property, explore rotations of area models to demonstrate the commutative property of multiplication, and match a word problem with its array.

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Education
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Lecture Notes
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Unit of Study
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Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Cassandra Burnham
Addressing learning difficulties in Newtons 1st and 3rd Laws through problem based inquiry using Easy Java Simulation
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This paper describes an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to ...

This paper describes an Easy Java Simulation (EJS) model for students to visualize Newtons 1st and 3rd laws, using frictionless motion and a spring collision during impact. Using Physics by Inquiry instructional (PbI) strategy, the simulation and its problem based inquiry worksheet aim to enhance learning of these two Newtonian concepts. We report results from Experimental (N=62 students) and Control (N=67) Groups in 11 multiple choice questions pre and post tests, conducted by three teachers in the school. Results suggest, at 95 percent confidence level, significant improvement for concept of Newtons 1st Law while not so for Newtons 3rd Law. A Focus Group Discussion revealed students confirming the usefulness of the EJS model in visualizing the 1st Law while not so much for the 3rd Law. We speculate the design ideas for constant velocity motion in the computer model coupled with the PbI worksheet did allow for making sense and experiencing of the 1st Law, where traditional pen-paper representations could not.

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Technology
Education
Physics
Material Type:
Case Study
Lecture Notes
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ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Khoon Song Aloysius Goh
Kim Wah Yip
Loo Kang Wee
Ping Yong Jeffrey Toh
Sze Yee Lye
Explicit Information 3rd Grade Unit Lesson 1: Conducting Research
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In this resource, students will create questions about an assigned nonfiction topic, ...

In this resource, students will create questions about an assigned nonfiction topic, then use text-based evidence to answer their questions.

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Education
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
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ReadWorks
Problem-Based Learning: Galilei 27 Orbiting Iris 2 (Part 1)
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This item is Part 1 of a two-part experiential learning activity for ...

This item is Part 1 of a two-part experiential learning activity for beginning physics students relating to the universal law of gravitation. This scenario involves Spacecraft Galilei, which is orbiting Iris, a planet with a smaller radius and lower mass than Earth. Students must determine the acceleration at orbital height and the force exerted on Galilei in orbit. They will then calculate the gravitational acceleration on the surface of the planet, the force exerted by the planet on a measuring instrument, and the time it takes for that instrument to fall to the planet’s surface. <i>Allow two hours</i> In keeping with Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy, students will separate useful from irrelevant data, then collaborate to apply physics in finding solutions. This resource includes a printable student manual and links to background information on the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) instructional method. Registered users may also access a teacher's guide. <b>SEE RELATED ITEMS ON THIS PAGE</B> for a link to Part 2 of this problem.

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Technology
Education
Mathematics
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Camil Cyr
Caroline Viger
Systems Thinking 1: Introduction
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Introduction to the concept of a dynamic system. Includes discussion of system ...

Introduction to the concept of a dynamic system. Includes discussion of system and surroundings and system boundaries. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives, Assessment, and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Energy 1: Types and Global Resources
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This video defines energy, reviews a model of different types of energy ...

This video defines energy, reviews a model of different types of energy and presents the four known stable global energy resources. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Cal Poly Materials Engineering
Provider Set:
Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Figurative Language 1st Grade Unit Lesson 1: Hyperboles
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This is a first grade lesson on figurative language. Students will identify ...

This is a first grade lesson on figurative language. Students will identify and describe hyperboles in literature.

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Education
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Lecture Notes
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Provider Set:
iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
ReadWorks
Sustainable Development 1: An Introduction
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This video looks at the meaning of sustainable development and why the ...

This video looks at the meaning of sustainable development and why the current best practices prescribe participatory methods. It also presents a visual model for sustainable development that is closer to the physical reality than the "triple bottom line" model of environmental, equity, and economic goals. This video is part of the Sustainability Learning Suites, made possible in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. See 'Learn more about this resource' for Learning Objectives and Activities.

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Engineering
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
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Cal Poly Materials Engineering
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Sustainability Learning Suites
Author:
Linda Vanasupa
Problem Based Learning: Collision Investigation (1-D)
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This item is a PBL (Problem-Based Learning) activity for introductory physics relating ...

This item is a PBL (Problem-Based Learning) activity for introductory physics relating to conservation of momentum, frictional force, and kinetic energy. This scenario involves a car crash in which a small car is struck broadside by a vehicle of more than double its mass. Students have the task of determining whether either driver engaged in reckless driving. To solve the problem, students work cooperatively to determine the coefficient of friction on the roadway, velocity of each vehicle at the time of the crash, and velocity of the vehicles prior to braking. They will use a combination of strategies: Work-Energy Theorem and kinematic equations. PBL is an instructional method designed to strengthen student competency in reasoning and problem-solving. The activities mirror real scenarios encountered by practicing scientists and engineers. Learners sift through information to separate useful from irrelevant data, locate missing information on their own, and then apply physics in finding solutions. This resource includes a printable student manual and a password-protected teacher's guide with solutions and tips for instructors.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
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ComPADRE Digital Library
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ComPADRE Classroom-Ready Resources
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Camil Cyr
Amazing Arrays 2X1
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This is a hands-on lesson for extending and practicing drawing arrays using ...

This is a hands-on lesson for extending and practicing drawing arrays using area models that show a 2-digit number times a 1-digit number. Students are also required to use the distributive property of multiplication and the equations they represent.

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Education
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
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iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
Author:
Cassandra Burnham
Measuring 1 Worksheet
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This ready-to-print worksheet gives students practice measuring to half and quarter inches ...

This ready-to-print worksheet gives students practice measuring to half and quarter inches with a ruler. The ten problems posed give students a length to measure and a line to plot the measurement. There is also an example for students to get started.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core
Author:
Melvin Robinson
Geometry Word Problems - Level 1
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This site presents students with five word problems in which students apply ...

This site presents students with five word problems in which students apply their knowledge of calculating perimeter and area. Students type in and check their answers, or if they are stumped, they can get the answer by pressing "Show Answer."

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Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
NSDL Math Common Core