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Lesson Plans (4) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (2) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (2) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
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Subject: Science (2 - 3), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: May the Force Be With You!
Description: The goal of this lesson is to provide students with hands on experiences, while learning about magnets. This lesson engages students in experiments which explore magnet use. An emphasis is placed on open-ended questions which encourage students to ask questions to each other.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.


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Subject: Science (2 - 3), or Technology Education (K - 2)
Title: Simple Machines
Description: During this lesson students learn about the six types of simple machines. They define each type of machine, experiment with each type, utilize the Internet to explore each type of machine, and build their own simple machine. This lesson is designed for third grades students but can be adapted for second grade.


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Subject: English Language Arts (3), or Science (3), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Pendulums Swing Into Motion
Description: This lesson will allow students in groups to describe the relationship between energy, work, and force through the use of pendulums. The results will be reported through a graphing activity as well as a paragraph written and printed on the computer.


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Subject: Science
Title: Gravity Launch     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, students explore how the Earth's and moon's gravity affects the path of a rocket launched into space. The focus of this lesson is on Earth's gravitational pull, as well as forces and how the motion of an object changes.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



ALEX Podcasts


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The Physics of Football
Overview:
This podcast tells about the physics that are applied in the game of football: Momentum, acceleration, and force.


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Einstein Demonstrations- General Relativity
Overview:
Space-Time Sheet – use a spandex sheet it is possible to show a heavy mass in the center of the grid distorting space-time. Rolling smaller balls past the mass, within the well but not into the mass, will illustrate the deflection of light that appears in an intense gravitational field. This deflection also lends itself to supporting the particle nature of light.


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Assessments


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Friction Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
The concepts of frictions placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.

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Forces Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
The concepts of forces are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery. Quiz is computer graded.

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Science Games
http://mint.ua.edu/g...
A collection of science games from the Center for Materials for Information Technology.

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Gravity Launch
http://www.kineticci...
This interactive game challenges students to launch their ship to dock with 1 or more stations in outer space. To do this, the student must select the thrust and angle for their ship to land successfully. THRUST: How much force your rocket ship will use to fly. ANGLE: Set the path you'll take off on your mission. LAUNCH: Blast off.

Learning Activities


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Science Games
http://mint.ua.edu/g...
A collection of science games from the Center for Materials for Information Technology.

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