MicroWorlds Teacher Packet
The Advanced Light Source held a workshop for local teachers in 1996. Hands-on classroom activities on electricity, magnets, and polarized light created for that workshop, and several other fact sheets about the ALS, are available below. These materials are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and/or print them; go to Adobe's web site for easy instructions on how to download this free software...
Sustainability: Home Energy Efficiency (Green Consulting Unit)
Walks students through the process of building a model home while considering 11 parameters that influence energy use, such as building orientation, room configuration, building envelope, and energy systems (heating, cooling, lighting, etc.).
The students will be able to: Use models to learn how to maximize the comfort-conditioning of a home. Observe, gather, and analyze data from the model simulations. Draw conclusions from the data...
Connect with High school students, teachers, and physicists to work together on physics research projects exploring the hidden nature of matter, energy, space and time...
Teacher Resource Center: Fermilab Web Resources
A collection of online classroom activities for teachers and students developed by Fermilab staff and teachers. Units cover topics related to Fermilab: particle physics and the prairie, Quadrants, physical sciences...
Fermilab: Teacher Resource Center
Teacher Resource Center: Putting It All Together Library (sciencelines). Teacher's Lounge Science Lab Tech Room. The Teacher Resource Center provides a preview collection of K-12 instructional materials. TRC services include professional development workshops, consultation assistance, bibliographies and reference assistance...
Special Relativity with Particle Physics Data Project
What Happens When Things Go Near the Speed of Light? Investigating Special Relativity with Particle Physics Data Project Page - [ Abstract:] This exercise is NOT a complete unit, rather it supports teaching and learning about special relativity in a regular physics course...
NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Oil Slick Emergency !: Habitat Recovery
A lesson created for NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will learn about recovering, removing, or dispersing spilled oil through role-play. Students will apply dispersant to disperse the oil into the water column, use in-situ burning to burn off oil from a slick, and evaluate how to allocate response resources to remove as much of the spilled oil from the sea surface as possible before the slick reaches a sensitive site...
NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Alien Invasion: Invasive Species
A lesson from NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will define, compare, and contrast invasive species, alien species, and native species, describe at least three problems that are associated with invasive species, and describe at least three invasive species, explain how they came to be invasive, and discuss what can be done about them...
NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: Bad Algae: Harmful Algal Blooms
A lesson from NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will define and describe harmful algal blooms, compare and contrast ways in which algal blooms may be harmful, and describe actions that can be taken to reduce the impact of harmful algal blooms...
NOAA National Ocean Service Education: Lesson Plan: The Seeds Tell the Story: Nonpoint Source Pollution
A lessonfrom NOAA's National Ocean Service for grades 9-12. In this lesson students will measure the toxicity of nonpoint source pollution using bioassays. Students will describe five sources of nonpoint source pollution runoff, at least five actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate contaminated runoff, define and discuss the meaning of toxicity, dose, sensitivity, and route of exposure, explain the concept of a "dose-response relationship," and discuss why this relationship may not be adequate to define "safe levels" of potentially toxic substances...