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Activity
DiscoverE

LIDAR: Mapping with Lasers

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
We would be lost without maps! How are they made? Introduce junior topographers to LIDAR technology with a fascinating activity. Set up a mock city, then have learners operate a laser measure to determine the shape of the landscape using...
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Scholastic

Study Jams! Light

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Let there be light in your classroom with a video that explains that light travels in waves, the electromagnetic spectrum contains seven colors, and the color of an object depends on which light waves it reflects and absorbs. With...
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Interactive
American Museum of Natural History

Light, Matter and Energy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Let Einstein's work shine the way. Pupils read about Einstein's iconic equation, E=mc^2, using a remote learning resource and see how ideas from other scientists such as Kepner, Curie, Galilei, and Newton led to its discovery. They...
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Activity
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Lines on Paper - Laser Box

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
See what you cannot see by getting a little creative. An intriguing lesson has learners use lasers to explore X-ray diffraction. Given a box with unknown structures, they shine a laser through the box and interpret the results....
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Activity
DiscoverE

Laser Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Help your class become laser focused on the connection between sound and light. Scholars set up mirrors to bend and direct lasers that are connected to a music source. Music should start playing when the laser hits the photoresistor.
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Lesson Plan
NOAA

Through Robot Eyes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How do robots assist ocean explorers in collecting data and images? The final installment in a five-part series has science scholars examine underwater images collected by robots and identify the organisms shown. Groups then calculate...
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Unit Plan
Intel

Help Wanted! Physicist

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Groups discover physics as they take an assigned scenario, perform research about different aspects of the subject matter, and present their findings to the class. From the presentations, learners must develop and support a point of view...
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PPT
Urbana School District

Light

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
You matter, unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light ... then you energy. Presentation covers the behavior of light as both a wave and a particle, light versus sound, space travel, why objects have colors, depth perception,...
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PPT
Curated OER

Fun Physics You Can See

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Fascinating aspects of electromagnetic radiation and its use in obtaining and transferring information are described here. Learners will find the connections to current technology interesting. Although the slides are text-heavy, they do...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Typical Numeric Questions for Physics I - Photoelectric Effect

For Students 10th - 12th
As the title implies, here is a collection of typical photoelectric effect problems that physics learners need to be able to solve. They determine the amount of energy of a photon, the photons produced per second, the frequency required...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Protecting the Mummified Troll

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop an invisible security system to protect a mummified troll.  In this security system lesson students view a portion of Mythbusters and begin their challenge.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Security System Design

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explain how laser security systems work.  In this security system design lesson students create a presentation of their system that they designed. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Applied Science - Technology (5A) Lab

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore electromagnetic waves and light. In this light instructional activity, 5th graders draw the parts of a wave of the electromagnetic spectrum. They compare a flashlight to a laser to see how the light looks when...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Machines Rice Farmers Use

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate rice farming. In this farming equipment lesson, 2nd graders discover what type of equipment is needed to get rice farms ready to plant. Students gain knowledge about what a combine does and how it is important...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Light and Laser

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders investigate the refractive index of water. In this physics lesson, 12th graders explain the operation of laser. They write a lab report about the activity.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Laser

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders explore the different steps in the engineering process. In this physics lesson, 11th graders design an experiment based on topic given. They prepare a presentation and share it with the class.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Delta, Delta, Delta

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners construct equilateral triangles and a 'laser' triangle.  In this reflection lesson students build a retro-reflector using mirrors.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Technology of Light

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the different types of light bulbs. In this exploratory lesson students complete several activities and create an electrical circuit.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

LASER HOLOGRAPHY

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study holographs.  In this laser holography lesson students make a laser holograph and understand why it works.  This can be done as a class.