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Introduction to the Photovoltaic Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Four engaging lessons introduce scholars to the photovoltaic effect, solar cells, and electricity. After learning related vocabulary, pupils watch a video to learn why silicon is often used as a photoelectric semiconductor and how solar...
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Ricochet Science: Biology 101 - The Chemical Basis of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce young biologists to basic chemistry concepts with a series of eight informative videos covering the structure of an atom, properties of water, acids, bases and pH, electronegativity, polar bonds, and hydrogen bonds, isotopes,...
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Middle School Chemistry: Chapter 4 - The Periodic Table and Bonding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The Periodic Table and Bonding are the topics of the fourth chapter in the middle school chemistry unit. Class members demonstrate their understanding of how atoms form covalent bonds by drawing the bonds between given molecules. Also,...
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Surface Tension

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Adhesion and cohesion, capillary motion and wetting states, hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces are the focus of a nine-resource collection that has high schoolers examine some of the interesting properties of water. The four lessons...
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College Physics for AP® Courses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Take a look at an organized physics course. The 34-section electronic textbook covers material in AP® Physics 1 and 2. Teachers use the text to supplement lectures and have the class work through the labs. Each section contains multiple...
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Biology for AP® Courses

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
An eight-unit electronic textbook provides a guide to AP® Biology. Each of the 28 chapters include an introduction, multiple lessons, a summary, review questions, and test prep questions. Teachers see how each lesson connects to a big...
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Acids and Alkalis—Gifted and Talented Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a comprehensive plan for teaching acid-base chemistry? Science scholars discover acid-base interactions through a thoughtfully written unit. The resource is divided into paced activities and individual work designed to...
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Hydrophobic Surfaces—Deposition and Analysis

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Couches, carpets, and even computer keyboards now advertise they are spill-resistant, but what does that mean? Scholars use physical and chemical methods to coat surfaces with thin films to test their hydrophobic properties. Then they...
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Energy Levels, Electrons, and Ionic Boding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners see how electrons are transferred in the bonding of NaCl. They then create models of NaCl using styrofoam balls and toothpicks to assist them in explaining the formation of ions and ionic bonding. 
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The Periodic Table and Energy-Level Models

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Teach your class to think of electrons as tiny packets of energy that travel in waves. Through a short video and diagram, participants see how electrons are located around the nucleus of an atom. They then get into groups and try to...
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Energy Levels, Electrons, and Covalent Bonding

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Through discussion and viewing videos, pupils begin to see how atoms form covalent bonds. Then they draw the covalent bonds between given molecules to show their understanding. 
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Protons, Neutrons, and Electrons

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Atomic bombs harness the power in the nucleus of an atom, creating devastating power and damage. Classes review parts of an atom by charging a piece of plastic and holding it near their fingers, discussing what is happening and why....
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Green Chemistry, Biomimicry and Intermolecular Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know plywood was invented around 3500 B.C.? It was also featured as something new and unusual at the 1905 World's Fair. Scholars complete an experiment with various types of adhesive. Then they read three case studies and answer...
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The Attraction is REAL

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How attractive is your intermolecular forces lesson plan? Draw your class in with an activity that includes research, presentation, and demonstrations. Chemistry scholars work together to create claims about the each intermolecular...
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Women and the Manhattan Project

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The Manhattan Project was a massive undertaking involving multiple sites and thousands of scientists and technicians. To gain an understanding of the women who participated in the project, groups select an oral history of a woman...
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African Americans and the Manhattan Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A lesson about the Manhattan Project will explode young physicists' understanding of the racial attitudes in the United States during and after World war II. Groups select an African American scientist or technician that worked on the...
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Balancing Liquid on a Coin: How Intermolecular Forces Work

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
Let knowledge of chemistry flow like water. Future scientists conduct two different experiments to investigate the properties of water. They learn about surface tension and cohesion as they see how many drops of water they can place on a...
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Macro-Scale Solar

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There's no substitute for the power of the sun. The second of four installments of the Solar Resources Assessment unit looks at macro-scale photovoltaic (PV) technology. Future scientists first learn about PV modules with a PowerPoint...
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Introduction to the Photovoltaic Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Let a video light the way to a better understanding of solar energy. Scholars first learn vocabulary terms related to the photovoltaic effect, solar cells, and electricity. They then watch a video to learn why silicon is often used as a...
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Synthetic Properties

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
So many of the man-made products in the world are made of polymers. An inquiry-based lesson has learners explore the properties of polymers in a laboratory environment. They collect data on physical properties such as melting point,...
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Utah Open Textbook: Chemistry

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Technology can help save money and add convenience. The resource offers a free textbook for a complete Chemistry course. The text begins with a review of the scientific method and continues to explain topics such as chemical bonding,...
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Materials Lab

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why is wood good for building houses, but not the best choice for high-rise apartments? Future materials scientists put building materials to the test using a hands-on interactive. Pupils pull and push on substances such as reinforced...
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Gelatin Microfluidics

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Micro what? Analyze microfluidics as an application in the medical community. A lab investigation highlights the importance of channel design in biotechnology. Learners modify channels and observe the behavior of the flow of the fluids.
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Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's all about the scale—they're not just wires, they're nanowires! The second lesson of the series builds on the oxidation-reduction experiment in the first lesson. Scholars synthesize a sample of nanowires using electrolysis. As they...