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ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Rocket Activity: Heavy Lifting
Description:

Raising heavy payloads to orbit is challenging.  Rockets require powerful engines and massive amounts of propellants. NASA is looking for creative ideas for launching heavy lift vehicles to deliver supplies to Mars.  Student teams receive identical parts to build rockets. The team that is able to lift the greatest payload into space (the ceiling) is the winner.

This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Derivatives: Crash Course Physics #2
URL: https://www.pbs.org/video/crash-course-physics-derivatives/
Description:

This video explores the language of physics and mathematics. Every branch of science has its own way to describe the things that it investigates. And, with physics, that's math. In this episode, Shini talks us through derivatives and how calculus helps us to understand the world around us.

Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Integrals: Crash Course Physics #3
URL: https://www.pbs.org/video/crash-course-physics-integrals/
Description:

Dr. Shini leads us through the ways that integrals can help us figure out things like distance when we have several other key bits of information. Say, for instance, you wanted to know how far your window was off the ground. By using integrals, a tennis ball, and a stopwatch, you can figure that out.

Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Newton's Laws: Crash Course Physics #5
URL: https://www.pbs.org/video/crash-course-physics-5/
Description:

I'm sure you've heard of Isaac Newton and maybe of some of his laws. Like, that thing about "equal and opposite reactions" and such. But what do his laws mean? And how do they help us understand the world around us? In this episode of Crash Course Physics, Dr. Shini talks to us about just that.

ALEX Classroom Resources: 3