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#### TeachEngineering: Earthquakes Living Lab

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Seven activities make up the TeachEngineering: Earthquakes Living Lab Collection. Activities designed for grades K-8 include “Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Quake,” “Designing for Disaster,” and “The Theory of Plate Tectonics.”...
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#### Earthquakes Living Lab: Geology and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th Standards
Class members look at two historical earthquakes: San Francisco, California, and Kobe, Japan. Pairs compare the two earthquakes and their impacts, then determine how engineers may use the information gleaned from previous earthquakes to...
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#### Earthquakes Living Lab: Designing for Disaster

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Pairs research building design in earthquake-prone areas and use computer simulations to see the effects of earthquakes on buildings. They sketch and explain a building design that would withstand a strong earthquake.
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#### Earthquakes Living Lab: Finding Epicenters & Measuring Magnitudes

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Pairs use an online simulation to determine the epicenter and magnitude of an earthquake. Using actual data about the earthquake's maximum S wave amplitudes, they then determine the magnitude.
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#### Crash Course: Physics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Dr. Shini Somara narrates a 46-video Crash Course Physics course based on the 2016 AP Physics I and II curriculum. Topics covered include linear, circular, rotational, simple harmonic, 2D motion, derivatives, integrals, vectors, Newton’s...
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#### Electric Field of Dreams

For Students 6th - 12th
What is the largest electric field in the world? The world itself! This explains why you use a magnetic compass to determine direction. During the simulation, scholars add charges to their electric field to see how the field reacts. An...
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#### How Big Is That Star?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Aspiring astronomers study stars. They compare stars and explain the relationship between radius, mass, and diameter. By creating a star simulation, they discover how a binary star system's orbit can cause changes in the observed...
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#### No Slip Grip

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The force will be with you during an inquiry-based lesson focused on friction. Young scientists explore the effect of different surfaces on friction. They use rubber bands to measure the amount of force needed to move an object on the...
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For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Model vector addition graphically. A simple interactive has users add vectors and adjust the lengths and angles of the vectors. The interactive automatically updates the magnitude, angle, and components of the sum.
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#### 2015 AP® Physics 2: Algebra-Based Free-Response Questions

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
As one of the few AP tests that count for second year college course credit, the AP Physics 2 exam requires a higher level of knowledge than most. Help young scientists study for their upcoming AP Physics 2 exams with previous...
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#### Vectors: A Curriculum Module for AP® Calculus BC

For Students 10th - 12th
It is all in a matter of time. The model curriculum module uses parametric equations and vectors to solve problems dealing with particle motion along a curve. At the beginning of the lesson, the unit reviews parametric equations and...
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#### Vectors

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Come in on a vector. A video introduces vector notation and basic definitions. Given a shortened version of representing the vector, the presenter shows how to add vectors algebraically. Using parallelograms and trapezoids, the resource...
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#### Lives of Stars

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Stars exist from a few million years to over 10 billion years, depending on their mass. Scholars perform a play acting as stars to learn about their different life cycles. They develop an understanding of many of the fundamental concepts...
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#### Electric Fields: Crash Course Physics #26

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Help your classes visualize the invisible. The 26th episode in a Crash Course physics playlist highlights the fields created by charged particles. Using examples and diagrams, the presentation demonstrates the magnitude and direction of...
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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.
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#### Directed Line Segments: Dog Park

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Its a dog's world! Using a vector in standard position, pupils model the path a dog takes to different items in a dog park. The individuals use the interactive to find the magnitude and direction of the directed line segment.
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#### Translation of Vectors and Slope: Identical Vectors

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Translate vectors to find equivalent ones. An interactive shows 10 randomly displayed vectors. Pupils grab the vectors and move them to group them with similar vectors in magnitude and direction. Scholars find the groups of vectors that...
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#### DeMoivre's Theorem and nth Roots: The nth Roots of Unity

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
The nth roots of unity all have a magnitude of one. Scholars use the unit circle and DeMoivre's Theorem to find the complex roots of one and discover that the complex numbers all lie on the unit circle and are equally spaced around it...
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#### Vectors as Directed Line Segments: Directed Line Segment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Direct your class' attention to directed line segments. The interactive resource allows pupils to create segments with specific endpoints. Scholars plot the initial and terminal points to determine the direction and magnitude of the...
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For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
View vector addition with a greater magnitude. The interactive provides learners with the opportunity to determine the magnitude of vectors and their resultant vectors when added. Pupils investigate the relationship between the...
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#### Position and Displacement Simulation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How can we use vectors to determine a person's position when traveling? The simulation offers guided practice at determining the coordinates and the distance between coordinates on a map grid. It reinforces the importance of positive...
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#### How Light Pollution Affects the Stars: Magnitude Readers

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Did you know light can decrease visibility? Light pollution absolutely makes it more difficult to see stars. Scholars build a simple magnitude reader to determine the magnitude of stars. They use these data to estimate the impact of...
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#### Driverless Car

For Students 9th - 12th
Who's driving that car? Science is! Through a simulation, learners adjust the magnitude and angle of motion on a driverless car. Two different motions create a resultant motion. Vectors represent the motion and graphs depict the...
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#### Earth Shaking Events

For Teachers 6th Standards
The world's largest measured earthquake happened in 1960 in Chile, reaching a terrifying 9.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale. The second lesson in the 20-part series introduces earthquakes and fault lines. Scholars map where previous...