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Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.

 
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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students review characteristic properties of model using a fun vocabulary strategy and create a graphic representation of electromagnetic waves and their uses.

 
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Wave Behavior Lab Rotation: Day 1

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students go through a series of hands-on lab stations that engage students in not only identifying the properties of waves, but in creating mathematical representations as well!

 
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prism lesson
   

Wave Behavior Lab Rotation: Day 2

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students go through a series of hands-on lab stations that engage students in not only identifying the properties of waves, but in creating mathematical representations as well!

 
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Absorption, Transmission, and Reflection: Creating Models

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves: An Introduction and Exploration of Wave Properties
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

By using a "Mystery Box" students create their own models of wave energy!

 
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sunglasses lesson
   

Electromagnetic Spectrum

8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
8th Grade Science » Unit: Where Is Earth In Space?
Ryan Keser
Brookline, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore how knowledge of the EM Spectra has allowed scientists to study a wide variety of objects and phenomena in the universe

 
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Engineering Earthquake Structures: Day 5

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students dig into the differences between analog and digital signals. What's the connection to earthquakes? It's all about how waves impact our lives in the real world!

 
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earthquake lesson
   

Engineering Earthquake Structures: Day 4

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students test their prototype earthquake resistant structures, and are introduced to analog and digital signals. What's the connection of analog and digital signals to earthquakes? It's all about how waves impact our lives in the real world!

 
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earthquake lesson
   

Materials Affect the Rate of Heat Transfer - Experimental Design

7th Grade Science » Unit: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
7th Grade Science » Unit: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Warming trends are destroying the habitats of penguins on the icy continent of Antarctica. We must build homes for their survival. What materials will prevent heat transfer?

 
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Refracting Telescopes: Day 2

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use text to engage in scientific discourse and then use their knowledge of refraction to design a telescope!

 
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telescope lesson
   
6th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
David Kujawski
East Walpole, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The EM Spectrum has infiltrated many aspects of our everyday lives, whether we realize it or not. The goal of this web quest is for students to develop an understanding of the common ways we are affected, both positive and negative.

 
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Checking Temperatures

7th Grade Science » Unit: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
7th Grade Science » Unit: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The heat conductivity of different materials can be measured qualitatively.

 
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Sound Waves and Ocean Waves

6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
6th Grade Science » Unit: Oceanography
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

For social animals such as whales, the use of sound is extremely important for communicating with others and sensing their environment in the absence of light. But how does sound travel under water?

 
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Learning Eye Physiology through Optical Illusions!

High School Science » Unit: Senses, Perception and Movement
High School Science » Unit: Senses, Perception and Movement
Tamica Stubbs
Charlotte, NC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The different parts of the eye can cause the optical illusions that highlight their functions.

 
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Understanding Nuclear Waste

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Nuclear Waste Facility
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Nuclear Waste Facility
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does the government store nuclear waste? Why does it have to be stored for thousands of years?Students learn about nuclear waste and they conduct an investigation exploring the half-life of nuclear waste.

 
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Designing a Nuclear Waste Facility Part 2

8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Nuclear Waste Facility
8th Grade Science » Unit: Designing for the Future: Nuclear Waste Facility
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Content is king! Armed with answers to their own questions about nuclear energy, students develop design ideas for solving the problem, "Why is it important to design a nuclear waste facility?"

 
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