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This is a 15-day unit of inquiry-based lessons about the surface features of the Moon and the Earth and how these two worlds formed and continue to evolve. Students participate in real science as they help lunar scientists map the surface of the... (View More)

This is a math-science integrated unit about spectrographs. Learners will find and calculate the angle that light is transmitted through a holographic diffraction grating using trigonometry. After finding this angle, the students will build their... (View More)

Audience: High school

In this activity, student teams design small-scale physical models of hot and cold planets, (Venus and Mars), and learn that small scale models allow researchers to determine how much larger systems function. There is both a team challenge and... (View More)

This is an activity about constructing and conducting experiments to determine what part(s) of the spectrum cause a reaction to ultraviolet light-sensitive beads. Learners will design an experiment, present this design for peer review, make... (View More)

This is an activity about whether different wavelengths (colors) in the light spectrum heat objects differently. The activity also focuses on the process used to explore scientific questions pertaining to this topic, thereby developing tools and... (View More)

In this lesson, learners will create a series of predictions about the nature and behavior of light and color, collect data on the same questions and make conclusions using evidence from the exploration. This is lesson 1 in a collection entitled, In... (View More)

Audience: Middle school, High school
Materials Cost: Free

This is an activity about the spectra of different colors of light. The activity also focuses on the process used to explore scientific questions pertaining to this topic, thereby developing tools and strategies for student inquiry. Learners will... (View More)

This is an activity about constructing and conducting an experiment. Learners will choose a question of their individual design about light and the light spectrum, design an experiment to answer the question, present this design for peer review,... (View More)

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