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157 resources with the concept resistance

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On This Day: The Battle of the Alamo

For Students 7th - 12th
A thought-provoking resource shares information on the Battle of the Alamo and its lasting impact on history. Scholars learn about Davy Crockett, a famous frontiersman, killed defending the Alamo. Video clips also explain that...
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The Secret Student Resistance to Hitler

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hans and Sophie Scholl were part of The White Rose, a student-lead Hitler resistance group. Find out more about these brave siblings in a short video that details their work and the price they paid for standing up for their beliefs.
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From Pacifist to Spy: WWII’s Surprising Secret Agent

For Students 9th - 12th
Radio operators acting as spies for the Allies during World War II didn't survive very long, six weeks at most. But one woman, Noor Inayat Khan, due to her quick thinking and charisma, managed to survive twice that long and forward...
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Fred Seibel, the Times-Dispatch, and Massive Resistance

For Teachers 4th Standards
A lesson challenges scholars to analyze editorial cartoons created by Fred Seibel, illustrator for the Times-Dispatch, during the Massive Resistance. A class discussion looking at today's editorial pages and Jim Crow Laws leads the way...
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Climate, Weather…What’s the Difference?: Make an Electronic Temperature Sensor

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
What's the best way to record temperature over a long period of time? Scholars learn about collection of weather and temperature data by building thermistors in the fourth installment of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series....
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How Do Hand Sanitizers Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Many hand sanitizers claim to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria—is that true? Learners explore how hand sanitizer actually works and how effective it is in an interesting video. They learn how hand sanitizer works to break apart the...
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Sitting Bull: Spiritual Leader and Military Leader

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Sitting Bull was not expected to be a great warrior. Yet, he led the Lakota people and other tribes to several pivotal victories against the United States government when federal troops threatened their land. Using primary sources, such...
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Light – Just Right!

For Teachers 4th Standards
What does it mean to be resistant to electricity? Scholars answer the question in a six-part STEM lesson on electricity. They begin by assessing the conductivity of several different materials and progress to designing their own circuits...
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Design of a Door Alarm

For Teachers 4th
How does electricity work? Budding scientists explore the concepts of electrical currents and open and closed circuits with class discussion and a hands-on activity using a battery to turn on a light bulb. Learners also make predictions...
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Electrical Power, Conductors, and Your Dream Home: Crash Course Engineering #21

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have young engineers always wondered how a light bulb works? Now's their chance. Viewers of an illuminating YouTube video learn about electric current, conductivity, and resistance. They see how engineers use low-conductivity conductors...
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Unit Converter I

For Students 6th - 12th
Talk about a cool tool! Convert between units with the click of a mouse using a handy online resource. Enter the starting measurement and units for quantities such as torque, speed, and inertia, then sit back and relax while the computer...
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Parallel Circuits - ∆V = I•R Calculations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Parallel circuits often provide less of a challenge for teens than parallel parking. An installment of a series on parallel electric circuits requires learners to solve increasingly difficult  levels of calculations. Each level provides...
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Series Circuits: ∆V=I•R Calculations

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Better than some television series, parallel series circuits provide practice for calculations. Scholars work through a series of problems, each progressively more difficult. They apply knowledge of voltage calculations, resistors, and...
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Ohm's Law: Voltage-Current-Resistance Relationship

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Join the resistance—Ohm! Scholars apply Ohm's Law to problems of increasing difficulty as part of a series on electric circuits. The lesson begins with simply doubling and tripling voltage or resistance. It ends with having pupils solve...
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Know Your Potential

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Never underestimate potential—electric or your own. Scholars apply a color scheme based on the changes in electric potential as part of a series on electric circuits. They consider splitting wires, light bulb placement, and voltage as...
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Resistance Ranking Tasks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Resistance is not futile ... it is voltage divided by current. Scholars apply their knowledge to a series of ranking puzzles. First, they consider wires of varying lengths and then wires of varying cross-sectional areas. Finally, they...
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Do You Take the Oath?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why did so many go along with Nazi policies during World War II? An investigatory unit includes four handouts, reading analyses, classroom discussion topics, and intriguing philosophical questions, helping learners understand the...
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Characterizing a Solar Cell

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Young classes are sure to get a charge out of this instructional activity! Learners experiment with circuits of a solar cell. They practice determining current, voltage, and power for the circuit and maximize the voltage and current of...
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Electric Current: Crash Course Physics #28

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore the basics of electric current with an introductory video lesson. The 28th installment in the Crash Course physics series discusses characteristics of electric current. An explanation of Ohm's Law helps scholars understand the...
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Teaching the Holocaust

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What is the difference between prejudice and discrimination? Between collaborators and bystanders? Guilt and responsibility? Prompt learners to think critically about a very complex and textured topic with an innovative packet of materials.
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Power Lines

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does electricity travel through power lines? The simulation demonstrates the how changes in voltage and resistance are related to the distance between power polls and the thickness of the cable. Scholars control three variables in...
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Flashing Neon Light

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does a neon light work and does it actually contain the gas neon? An enlightening simulation encourages pupils to play with circuits and neon lights. They control the capacitance, resistance, and color of the bulb, and the simulation...
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Flashlight

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In a simple circuit, does electricity start instantly? A simulation encourages thinking about the flow of electrons at a microscopic level. Pupils control the voltage, resistance, and switch in order to observe the change in both ideal...
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It’s Electric!

For Teachers 7th Standards
Shocking! Who knew so many great ideas existed for teaching middle schoolers about electricity? Find them all within this energetic framework. You'll light up at the variety of printable and web-based resources within! After building...