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Sherry Franklin

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High school is an excellent place for students to begin honing their research and writing skills. Practicing these skills enables students to become better writers and thinkers. This activity could easily apply to clubs that have a project component which may require research, such as robotics club... Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Medium Group (at least 10), Small Group, Whole Class

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Research
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Time Frame 130-175 minutes
8-Up

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary - Undergraduate

This collaborative strategy can be used to help a whole class or large groups come to a consensus of agreed upon ideas. 8-Up makes it possible for all students' ideas to be considered. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10), Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Explore/Learning Activity, Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • 10 - 20 Minutes, 20 - 30 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Collaborate, Organize, Persuade, Problem Solving

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary - Undergraduate

Students taking AP or Concurrent Enrollment courses will be able to benefit from actively thinking about how they study for these college-level courses compared to their other courses. Students who know how to approach their college courses differently will be better prepared to succeed with these study... Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year
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Time Frame 105-205 minutes
Diffraction Unit, Lesson 1: Bending Light

What Is Diffraction?

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary - 12th

Students will learn that light is formed by waves and can change direction through diffraction. They will use pencils to build a spectroscope and make observations as to the color and size of light. Students will research wave diffraction and use what they learned to build and test a spectroscope. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Tag Sponsor

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Chemistry, Physics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • HS-PS4-3, CH.PS4.3 , PH.PS4.3
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Time Frame