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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (9 - 12)
Title: Automotive Brakes Hydraulic System Diagnosis 
Description: The hydraulic distribution system is the heart of the brake system. The effects of Pascal's Law allow for vehicles weighing many thousands of pounds to be brought to a stop with minimal effort. Understanding of hydraulics is the keystone to successful brake repair.


Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Gas laws
Description: The teacher will preform a demonstration of imploding a coke can. This will be a lead in demonstration for the gas laws. We will then discuss Boyle's law. After this discussion we will conduct the science in motion lab "Boyle's Law". Each lab group will load their graphical results into a powerpoint presentation to be viewed by the class.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Physical Education, Science
Title: Curve Balls      Add Bookmark
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the mathematics behind baseball pitching. Mathematician Chuck Romine discusses a new mathematical model that describes the trajectory of a curve ball. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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