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1 Marshmallow Nuclei

[ Marshmallow Nuclei] Using white marshmallows for protons, and colored marshmallows for neutrons. Be courteous, use the spoon to take the marshmallows. Nuclear forces are short ranged. (Try licking the marshmallows to get them to stick together.) Alpha particles are Helium nuclei. Make an alpha particle with two...

2 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...

3 Classroom Teaching Modules

Exploring the Material World: Three Classroom Teaching Modules Bring the scientific research done at the the Advanced Light Source into your classroom using these complete teaching modules...

4 The Cosmic Connection

The Cosmic Connection The Berkeley Lab Cosmic Ray Telescope Project We have produced a simple cosmic ray detector that can be built by high school teachers. This detector can be used to measure the rate, energy and direction of cosmic rays. It can also measure how cosmic rays vary with elevation. In addition, it is a valuable tool to teach elementary measurement statistics...

5 Science Fairs

Science Fairs - Got Judges? How can Sandia help with your school science fair? Are you looking for science fair judges for your school? Sandia National Laboratories' employees may be able to help. Provide your school name, contact, and date & times of your event and we will advertise your request for judges to our employees...

6 Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Education Programs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a long history of linking with academia. Currently ORNL has educational programs in place for all scientific disciplines, and for all levels in the educational continuum from pre-college through postgraduate...

7 Solar Energy Science Projects

The first three activities contained in the packet focus on the practical uses of solar energy. The activities deal with the heating of solids, liquids, and gases. The final activity investigates the transformation of light to electrical energy. And how different wavelengths and intensity can effect the transformation to electricity. The packet also contains a glossary...

8 R.E.A.C.T. Renewable Energy Activities

R.E.A.C.T. Renewable Energy Activities Choices for Tomorrow Teachers Activity Guide for Middle Level Grades 6-8...

9 "Solar Circuitry" with the Solar Powered Energy Kit

Students will learn how the solar cell changes light energy to electrical energy. Students will work in small groups and construct different solar panel configurations to see the differences and similarities in parallel and series circuits. Student will work with solar cells to see how panels can power loads with different voltage and current requirements. Students will be able to see applications of solar power as a renewable resource. Background information, assessment questions and extensions are provided along with supply sources...

10 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.). Objectives 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...