Wave on a String Investigation Lesson Plan: PhET Wave on a String Simulation

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 9-12, students construct their own definitions for amplitude, tension, damping and frequency using the interactive simulation Wave on a String as a guide. As ...

The Greenhouse Effect Lesson Plan: Molecules and Light

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 6-12, students use an interactive simulation called Molecules and Light to examine how different wavelengths of light affect certain molecules....

Exploring Point-Slope of a Line: PhET Graphing Lines Simulation

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In this lesson plan, students use an interactive simulation called Graphing Lines to explore the parameters of the slope formula and how modifying the graph affects the equation or modifying the equat...

Exploring Concentration Lesson Plan: PhET Concentration Simulation

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In this lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, students use an interactive simulation called Concentration to explore the concentration of different solutes and solvents. This simulation covers sever...

Reducing the National Debt Lesson Plan: The Fiscal Ship Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 5-12, features the game The Fiscal Ship, from our partners the Hutchins Center at Brookings and the Serious Games Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The ga...

Virtual Lab: PhET Color Vision Simulation Lesson Plan

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In this lesson plan, students investigate how colors are seen by the eye through additive and subtractive processes. Then they connect their discoveries to real word situations that use these processe...

Balancing Act Inquiry: PhET Balancing Act Simulation

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In this lesson plan, students use an interactive simulation to describe the factors whether objects will balance each other, predict how changing the position of mass on a balance will affect the moti...

Scaling Shapes Lesson Plan: PhET Interactive Simulations

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In this lesson plan, students use an interactive simulation to predict the area and perimeter of shapes that have been scaled by factors of 2 or 3. Then they’ll generalize how the area and perimeter...

The Meaning of Beep Lesson Plan: A Context Clues Game

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This lesson plan, adaptable for all BrainPOP topics, challenges students to play a game called The Meaning of Beep in which they use context clues to figure out the meaning of an unknown word associat...

Election Prediction Lesson Plan: Voters Ed Trial Edition

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This lesson plan, adaptable for grades 3-12, is built around Voters Ed: Trial Edition, an interactive designed to help students better understand the presidential election process. After watching a Br...