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Interactive
Royal Society of Chemistry

Periodic Table 1

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Richard Feynman predicted the periodic table might go up to number 137—but never to 138. Scholars practice naming which elements belong in groups 1, 2, 7, and 0 on the periodic table in puzzles. They work through four puzzles reinforcing...
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PPT
Curated OER

Quantum Mechanics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Mostly what you will find here is a history of quantum mechanics. Influential scientists are introduced (along with some of their recorded quotes), the progression of atomic models is reviewed, and finally experssions and equations are...
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PPT
Curated OER

The Who's Who of Quantum Physics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This wonderful recap of powerful figures in scientific history includes pictures, important dates, and the information about their inventions or impact. Atomic structure and the photoelectric effect are introduced. The first slide gives...
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Lesson Plan
Cornell University

Sometimes You Behave Like a WAVE, Sometimes You Don't!

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Electromagnetic radiation behaves like both a wave and a particle. Help classes explore this concept through a lab investigation. Young scientists create optical interference patterns on a glass slide using a carbon layer. They analyze...
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Lesson Plan
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Quantum Dots

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Does the size of a sample change the physical properties of that substance? It turns out it can! Young scientists combine physics and chemistry to synthesize CdSe quantum dots and record their color properties. Learners should notice a...
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Lesson Plan
Colombia University NSEC

Lesson #3 ~ Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a six-page script for your biology, chemistry, or physics class to read out loud as a way of investigating nanoscience. This particular instructional activity is actually a continuation of "Lesson #2 - Nanoscience and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Frozen Film

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discover how light reflects off surfaces. In this hands-on demonstration, students examine how variations in color are produced by light interference.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Frozen Film

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students are introduced to the topic of light interference through this hands-on activity. They observe how light reflects off two surfaces and then meets to form an interesting variation of color on a film surface.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Space Quiz

For Students 5th - 6th
In this space worksheet, students complete a five question multiple choice on-line interactive quiz about the American space program.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

An Introduction To Carbon Nanotubes

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students engage in a study of nanotechnology that is meant to be an enrichment to the already established chemistry curriculum of high school. They are encouraged to make connections to daily life. The lesson includes background...