Title: Understanding Solar Energy. Part 1
This lesson discusses how electromagnetic radiation transfer the sun's energy to earth. This lesson will also talk about the eight types of electromagnetic waves in the electromagnetic spectrum and how each type is used or found in our everyday life.
Standard(s): [S1] ENV (9-12) 3: Evaluate other sources of energy for their effectiveness as alternatives to fossil fuels.
Title: Submarines: Underway on Nuclear Power
In this lesson, from Xpeditions, students consider the role of nuclear submarines during the Cold War. They explore the uses of nuclear submarines, the dangers faced by their crews, and the effect of the Cold War build-up. They look at incidents involving submarines both during and after the Cold War, including the K-19 disaster. Finally, students assemble their findings into a classroom presentation.
Standard(s): [SS2010] US11 (11) 11: Describe the international role of the United States from 1945 through 1960 relative to the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, the Berlin Blockade, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). [A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.g., A.1.i., A.1.k.]
Title: Weather and Agriculture
In this Xpeditions lesson, students research, discuss, and write reports on the relationship between climate and agriculture. They pretend that they've just purchased farms in specific parts of the United States and investigate that region's weather and climate in order to maximize the chances that their farms succeed.
Standard(s): [S1] GEL (9-12) 9: Describe the movement and storage of water in terms of watersheds, rainfall, surface runoff, aquifers, and surface water reservoirs.
Title: Flashcard Machine
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[SC2015] ESS (9-12) 3: Evaluate and communicate scientific information (e.g., Hertzsprung-Russell
diagram) in reference to the life cycle of stars using data of both atomic
emission and absorption spectra of stars to make inferences about the presence
of certain elements.Digital Tool Description: Flashcard machine is a tool which can be used to create and share flashcards. Teachers can create flashcards for their students to use. Students can create flashcards to share with each other. Creating flashcards could also be used as an assignment.