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Energy Systems and Solutions

The Energy Systems and Solutions unit brings students through the exploration of science and engineering concepts as they relate to energy issues in everyday life. Issues surrounding energy production...
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Curricular Unit 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 3
Lessons: 8
Activities: 17
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Air Pollution

Students are introduced to the concept of air quality by investigating the composition, properties, atmospheric layers and everyday importance of air. They explore the sources and effects of visible a...
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Curricular Unit 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 3
Lessons: 10
Activities: 32
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Energy of Motion

By taking a look at the energy of motion all around us, students learn about the types of energy and their characteristics. They first learn about the two simplest forms of mechanical energy: kinetic ...
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Curricular Unit 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 3
Lessons: 5
Activities: 9
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Mechanics Mania

Through 10 lessons and numerous activities, students explore the natural universal rules engineers and physicists use to understand how things move and stay still. Together, these rules are called "me...
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Curricular Unit 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 2
Lessons: 10
Activities: 25
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Photovoltaic Efficiency

Through a series of four lessons, students are introduced to many factors that affect the power output of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Factors such as the angle of the sun, panel temperature, speci...
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Curricular Unit 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 2
Lessons: 4
Activities: 4
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All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design

Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is a hot topic in marine conservation today. The surprisingly high level of bycatch—about 25% of the entire global catch—is r...
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Curricular Unit 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 3
Lessons: 2
Activities: 3
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Cellular Respiration and Population Growth

Through two lessons and their associated activities, students explore cellular respiration and population growth in yeasts. Yeast cells are readily obtained and behave predictably, so they are very su...
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Curricular Unit 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 2
Lessons: 2
Activities: 2
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Bone Mineral Density and Logarithms

Students examine an image produced by a cabinet x-ray system to determine if it is a quality bone mineral density image. They write in their journals about what they need to know to be able to make th...
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Curricular Unit 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 1
Lessons: 4
Activities: 3
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Walk the Line: A Module on Linear Functions

Prepared with pre-algebra or algebra 1 classes in mind, this module leads students through the process of graphing data and finding a line of best fit while exploring the characteristics of linear equ...
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Curricular Unit 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 1
Lessons: 5
Activities: 4
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The Energy Problem

This six-day lesson provides students with an introduction to the importance of energy in their lives and the need to consider how and why we consume the energy we do. The lesson's associated activiti...
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Lesson 2014-09-23 Subject Areas: 3
Curricular Units: 1
Activities: 4
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