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NASA

#### Two Versions of Gravity: Newton and Einstein

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
We have all heard the debate about teaching both theories, but an innovative lesson takes the discussion to a new level. Scholars research and debate Newton's Law of Gravitation versus Einstein's General Theory of Relativity with...
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Fun Music Company

#### Relative Major and Minor

For Students 2nd - 12th
It's all relative. Young music theorists are asked to count to three and identify the relative major and minor keys of keys that share the same signature.
PPT
Glynn County School System

#### Light, History, Gravity, Distance, Relativity, and Space-Time

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Let the star's color be the guide! The color of a star indicates its temperature and its mass and distance affect the gravitational force. The lesson presentations address these concepts as well as how the theory of special relativity...
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DocsTeach

#### Introduction to the Domino Theory and Containment Policy in Vietnam

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Scholars analyze a propaganda poster against communism. The resource uses the poster to examine the domino theory and containment policies used by the United States to stop the spread of communism in Vietnam. Scholars work in pairs or...
Activity

#### Special Relativity

For Teachers 7th - 12th
According to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity, time moves slower when you're working. That's not quite what it says, and in a hands-on lesson, pupils learn the actual theory. Scholars plot the half life of muons, then compare it...
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Virginia Department of Education

#### Modeling the Big Bang Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young astronomers learn about the Big Bang Theory and redshift through a hands-on activity in the last installment of a three-part series. Participants draw dots on balloons and then inflate them to model how galaxies moved farther apart...
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Steinhardt Apps

#### Kinetic Molecular Theory

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Building off young chemists' knowledge of the states of matter, kinetic molecular theory is the focus of the unit. Eight days of lessons including multiple demonstrations, one lab experiment, directed instruction, and worksheets,...
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Curated OER

#### Fact vs. Opinion: Theory, Hypothesis, and Bias

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Emphasize the differences between a theory and a hypothesis to teach your class how to avoid scientific bias.
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Virginia Department of Education

#### The Germ Theory and Koch’s Postulates

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Explore the history of cholera and its effect on society with your biology class. Young biologists will then proceed to grow their own germs, prepared from live cultures, and follow the steps of the scientific method to generate data....
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NASA

#### The Evidence is “Clear”!

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do you think you know better? Become a scientist and prove it. Scholars review the evidence for two different theories of the origins of the universe. They notice the empirical observations as well as the inferences to determine which is...
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NASA

#### Cosmic Microwave Background

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Begin your next class with a BANG! Pupils discuss the formation of our universe and its expansion before proceeding with an activity designed to demonstrate what most likely occurred billions of years ago. They conclude with a discussion...
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Curated OER

#### Relative Masses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate relative mass using 8 different items. In this relative masses lesson plan, students discuss as a class John Dalton's atomic theory. They take the masses of the 8 items and record their data. They discuss relative...
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Curated OER

#### WS 5.1 Kinetic-Molecular Theory of Gases/Pressure

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In this gases worksheet, students answer six questions related to the kinetic molecular theory of gases. They summarize the kinetic theory and they draw diagrams to illustrate different components of the theory.
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Curated OER

#### Theories, Hypothesis, Laws, Facts & Beliefs

For Students 8th - 10th
In this scientific statements instructional activity, students are given 35 statements and they are to identify if each statement is a fact, law, hypothesis, theory or belief.
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Curated OER

#### The Big Bang Theory

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students will use scientific reasoning to formulate ideas about the formation of the universe using the Big Bang Theory. The use of critical thinking skills is part of the activity and the foundation of the scientific method will serve...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Number Theory Unit Word Search

For Students 6th - 7th
In this word search worksheet, students locate words related to number theory. The word list includes composite number, definite, and factors.
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Virginia Department of Education

#### The Particle Theory of Matter

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Demonstrate the particle theory of matter to high school scientists with an engaging experiment that allows them to visually see the results as substances change from one state to another. The class concludes with a discussion about how...
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NASA

#### Gravitational Waves

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Young scientists participate in a hands-on experiment to explore Einstein's theory of relativity in a creative manner. They investigate various waves and compare their characteristics as they discuss how each wave is created. Next,...
Activity
Exploratorium

#### Traveling Networks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Show your class the path to understanding graph theory. Scholars learn about basic graph theory using an activity based on the Bridges of Konigberg problem. They draw networks on the playground and decide whether it is possible to travel...
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Mr. E. Science

#### Energy and Power

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Teens often display potential energy in class and kinetic in the hallways. This third presentation covers the six types of energy, each in potential and kinetic form. It also covers the Law of Conservation of Energy and Einstein's Theory...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### Chapter 6 - Bonds

For Students 9th - 12th
Although there are only 16 questions here, this chemistry handout makes a terrific unit assessment. It queries youngsters on the properties of ionic and covalent compounds, relates bond length tho stability and enrgy, compares polar and...
PPT
Curated OER

#### Atoms, Molecules and Ions

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Atomic theory, experiments that contributed to our knowledge of matter, atomic structure, isotopes, and ions are covered in these 33 slides. Quality diagrams and labeled charts will help activate understanding. The presentation concludes...
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Curated OER

#### A Musical Composition Experience

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders having skills in music performance will extend their abilities through creative musical composition. They'll use Finale 2000 to explore facets of music composition, they'll then compose a piece for their instrument in C, F,...
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Curated OER

#### Independent Harmonies

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Independent harmonies, homophonic music, intervals, and melody are all part of music theory and practice. Prepare your budding musicians for the big time with these activities focused on playing with accompaniment. This lesson plan is...