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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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Energy Skate Park: Basics

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Keep calm and half pipe. An exciting simulation teaches pupils about energy transfer from potential to kinetic and thermal as a skater moves through a half pipe or other track. After a brief introduction, scholars can build their own...
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Energy Skate Park

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Apply the concepts of conservation of energy to a skater to introduce a fun way the concepts apply to real life. Scholars build tracks, ramps, and jumps then analyze the various types of energy and friction. For an added challenge,...
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Electric Field Hockey

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Have you ever watched a goal in hockey when it looked like the puck was being pulled by magnets? In this game, the puck relies on magnets. Scholars place electric charges onto ice, then trace the puck's motion as it heads for the goal....
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Forces and Motion

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The average American will move 12 times, which results in a lot of moving furniture! Class members consider the forces required to move objects with a creative simulation that opens with the forces required to push a filing cabinet....
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Faraday's Electromagnetic Lab

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
"But still try, for who knows what is possible." - Michael Faraday. Faraday's advice features in a simulation that permits pupils to play with a bar magnet in order to make a light bulb glow connecting electromagnetic induction to...
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Energy Forms and Changes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is the ice cooling down the water or is the water melting the ice? Here is a simulation that explores thermal energy transfer with iron, brick, and water. It demonstrates the flow of energy and what happens when each material is either...
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Inaugural Words: 1789 to the Present

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
One of the reasons presidential inaugural speeches are so inspiring is the way word choice reflects the historical context of the time. An interactive timeline invites learners to click on their president of choice and view the most...
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The Greenhouse Effect

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do greenhouse gases impact temperature? Have your classes use the interactive software to explore different concentrations of greenhouse gases and their effect on climate. Learners can recreate different atmospheric concentrations...
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Wave on a String

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
The sound waves of thunder are made when lightning very quickly heats the air surrounding it, expanding faster than the speed of sound. Learners explore waves through their own movement of string or set waves to constantly oscillate....
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Balancing Chemical Equations

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just like the old saying goes, "What goes in must come out." This simulation allows pupils to balance chemical equations. The introduction gives three examples before scholars switch to game mode, pick their level, and continue to...
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Sugar and Salt Solutions

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Ionic bonds form from electrostatic energy, allowing for higher conductivity than those seen in covalent bonds. In the simulation, learners add sugar and salt to water and see the effects on concentration and conductivity of their...
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States of Matter

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Water is the only molecule on Earth that can naturally exist in all three states of matter. The interactive simulation shows different molecules changing states of matter with the addition or removal of heat. Learners then see how...
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Reactants, Products and Leftovers

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know when you mix the reactants sulfur, tungsten, and silver, you get the products SWAg? The simulation begins with making sandwiches, to show pupils reactants and products of something familiar. They then can make water,...
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Radioactive Dating Game

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Uranium 235 has a half-life of over 700 million years and is the fuel used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. Pupils see the half-lives and decay rates of Carbon-14 and Uranium-238. They also take measurements of these two...
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Isotopes and Atomic Mass

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Some isotopes are unstable, or radioactive, meaning they will decay over time and turn into another isotope or stable element. In the interactive simulation, participants manipulate elements to create isotopes and gather information....
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Molecule Shapes: Basics

For Students 6th - 12th
In molecules, bonds rotate about the nucleus due to the repulsion of subatomic particles. In a simulation, learners manipulate the bonds of a molecule to meet the atoms' needs. They can then see the specific molecular shapes of five...
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Build a Molecule

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
How many different molecules can you build? In a simulation, learners make molecules from given atoms. There are numerous collections from which to build three to five molecules from given kits of atoms. Scholars can also view their...
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Study Jams! Transformations

For Students 7th - 9th Standards
Flip, spin, and shift with this vocabulary-rich video on transformations. Learners watch different movements and see how to move an object without affecting its size. The video follows with a multiple choice assessment that...
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Study Jams! Classify Triangles

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Jam on with this multi-faceted activity teaching triangle classification. Start with a learner-paced lesson describing the different qualities of triangles and follow with a fun karaoke session. Also provided are two types of...
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Literature Circles: Getting Started

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Make reading more enjoyable and interactive with literature circles! Here you'll find detailed lessons to begin the literature circle process. Ten lessons introduce each role learners take on. Literature circle roles include...
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Study Jams! Elapsed Time

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Identify the larger number, place the smaller number on the bottom, and then subtract in order to determine elapsed time. Animated slides of each step are also narrated by a friendly voice to teach elementary math minds how to solve such...
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Study Jams! Tell Time

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Third graders learn to read an analog clock to the minute by going through this interactive presentation. They view animated slides, try it themselves, and review vocabulary, all within the same website.
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Study Jams! Circle Graph

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Over a pizza dinner, RJ and Mia discuss how to use a circle or pie graph to represent data. After viewing, data analysts can use a Test Yourself feature to assess their own understanding. This is ideal for use in a flipped classroom lesson.