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Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.

 
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Acid Alert! The Effects of Climate Change on Ocean Ecology

High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
High School Biology » Unit: Unit 3: Basic Chemistry in Biology
Maria Laws
Walnut Creek, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

How does climate change affect ocean ecology? Get your students thinking about the wide ranging effects of climate change through this online lab simulation.

 
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Skate Park Energy

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Energy is conserved and changes from one type to another.

 
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MODELING: City Farm Sustainability Model

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The number of urban farms in New York City has grown rapidly over the last decade. How might we apply sustainability principles to environmental problems, especially the need for sustainable farming practices that maximize crop yield and soil quality?

 
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Parallel and Series Circuits

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In a series circuit, the current remains constant and voltage-drops add together and in a parallel circuit the currents add together and voltage-drops are constant.

 
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CAPSTONE: Feeding 9 billion through sustainable farm design (2 of 3)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Food (biosphere and geosphere)
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The human population will approach 9 billion by 2050, but our current food system was not designed to sustainably feed so many. How might we apply our understanding of agricultural methods to feed 9 billion people in an environmentally sustainable manner?

 
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Exploring Orbits Where the Centripetal Force is Gravity

High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

For a planet traveling in a circular orbit, the force of gravity is the centripetal force and the tangential velocity is required to keep the planet in orbit.

 
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Ohm on the Range

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Ohm's Law, V=IR, is the mathematical relationship between voltage, current and resistance.

 
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Spaceship Earth: Concept exploration (3 of 5)

Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Environmental Stewardship by Design » Unit: Citizen science, Student design
Daniel Babauta
New York, NY
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Gamification is an increasingly central aspect of students' lives. How might we use video games to extend our understanding of the need to manage our planet as though we are on a spaceship flight?

 
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graphic spaceship
   

Exploring Projectile Motion

High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
High School Physics » Unit: Forces in Two Dimensions
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Complicated situations of motion, such as projectiles, can be analyzed using component vectors.

 
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Skate Park Energy Revisited

High School Physics » Unit: Energy
High School Physics » Unit: Energy
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

The total energy of a system is conserved as the energy changes from one form to another.

 
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Combinatorial Chemistry Lab C - Conducting a Kirby-Bauer Analysis

High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The Kirby Bauer Assay ability to both identify new potential antimicrobial compounds and identify the presence of antibiotic resistance makes it a valuable research tool.

 
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Combinatorial Chemistry - Designing Novel Drug Therapies to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Pose reasonable, testable hypotheses in order to make logical predictions and draw conclusions about the global impact of antibiotic resistance.

 
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Simulating Charge Motion

High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
High School Physics » Unit: Electrostatics and Circuits
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Charge stays in place on an insulator and charge is free to move around on a conductor.

 
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Combinatorial Chemistry Lab A - Reagent and Media Prep

High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
High School Science » Unit: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
Ericka Senegar-Mitchell
Washington, DC
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Mathematics is the foundation of any type of scientific research!

 
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medicinal chemistry
   

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye

High School Physics » Unit: Magnetism and Induction
High School Physics » Unit: Magnetism and Induction
Jameson Parker
Danbury, CT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A transformer, which is two separate coils of wire in close proximity to each other, changes the voltage of an alternating current by the same ratio as the two coils of wire.

 
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