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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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TeachEngineering: Electromagnet Design Challenge - Clean Up This Mess

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Young engineers are challenged to design an electromagnet that can separate steel from aluminum. Taking on the role of recycling plant managers, groups research the properties of metals, magnets, magnet fields, and electric circuits. The...
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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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PS3A - Definitions of Energy

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Energy has many forms ... but very few sources! How do we present this to young scientists? Explore the Definitions of Energy, PS3A, in a video about the Next Generation Science Standards. The narrator keeps it simple by relating each...
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Faraday's Law

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Could a flux capacitor really work? An engaging simulation encourages scholars to investigate Faraday's law. They experiment with various speeds, magnitude, voltage, and different-sized coils. Hopefully experimenters will be able to...
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Simplified MRI

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Cancerous tissues contain more water than normal tissue, which causes the cancerous tissue to resonate longer on the screen and be seen. High school learners can see how MRIs detect tumors in someone's head. Radio transmitters emit their...
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AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Have you ever wondered what type of AP Physics investigations The College Board wants? This is the guide for you! Sixteen labs covering both Physics I and II will get you started and inspire you to meet the requirement of 25 percent of...
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MAGNETS: How Do They Work?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Let this video teach the basics of magnetism for you in a flipped classroom scenario. In a six-and-a-half minute feature, physics fans find out about the intrinsic properties of magnetism and its relation to electricity.
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Conductors and Insulators: Materials and Design | UNC-TV Science

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does a material encourage or discourage the flow of thermal energy? Pupils learn that the answer determines whether a material is a conductor or insulator in a concise video presentation. The lesson also includes several examples of...
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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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Fast Lane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How are electromagnets used in modern technology? Scholars explore the uses of electromagnets, then build their own with household products and test them with magnetic materials. They discuss how the different properties of...
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Floating on Air

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It'd be even cooler if we could build hovercrafts that can carry people. Young engineers use CDs and other materials to create miniature hovercrafts. They test out their hovercrafts to see how long they float. The goal is to build a...
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Why It's so Hard to Make Better Batteries: Crash Course Engineering #32

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Better batteries may be just around the corner. Viewers of an engaging video first learn how batteries work and how charging batteries uses a reverse process. They then learn why it is difficult to make better batteries.
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Electricity: Crash Course History of Science #27

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It's almost impossible to imagine living without electricity, but it isn't that long ago that was the norm. An informative video lesson briefly discusses each important discovery related to electricity. The narrator highlights each...
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Electric Field Intensity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learning about electrostatics can be pretty intense! Physics fanatics explore the factors that affect electric field intensity using an interactive from the Static Electricity series. Learners work to complete data tables that relate...
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Climate Change Impacts

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Turn up the heat! Young mathematicians develop models to represent different climates and collect temperature data. They analyze the data with regression and residual applications. Using that information, they make conclusions about...
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Hiding Behind the Mask

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Microchips are a man-made wonder. Investigate the manufacturing wonder with a hands-on inquiry-based lesson plan. Scholars simulate the process of pattern transfer using photoresist. Their conclusion identifies how their process...
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Electromagnets

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Discover the connection between electric current and magnets. Scholars create electromagnets by passing a magnet through a coil. They experiment with different materials to determine the variables that affect the strength of the current.
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Electric Potential Energy and Type of Charge

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars are sure to get a charge out of an electric lesson! They examine the potential energy of charged particles while they make changes to the electrical field. The simulation allows them to change the position of particles and the...
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PS2B—Types of Interactions

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Create a unit about types of interactions that your class will be attracted to! Delve into Next Generation Science Standard PS2B with a thought-provoking video. The narrator explains how to present interactions in elementary, middle, and...
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Electric Potential Energy and Charge Intensity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does the charge on a particle affect its energy? Scholars first explore how the strength of a charge affect the potential energy. They observe the change in the electric fields as this potential energy changes.
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Target Game—Distance/Force Relationship

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Explore the relationship between the distance and the force of charged particles. Scholars adjust the location of charged particles to change the path of a launched particle. By displaying the electric field, they can make a connection...
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Target Game—Charge Magnitude/Force Relationship

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Build an electric field to direct a charged particle to a target. Scholars determine how location and strength of charge affect the electric field that surrounds the object. They complete two challenges to strengthen their understanding.