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Science 911

December 5, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

So you really want to know – did dinosaurs really roam the earth in what is now Kansas? What the heck is a quark? Just […]

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DIY Kites

October 27, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Kites are a welcome outdoor project after being cooped up inside all winter, right? In fact, they’re the perfect celebration of the end of winter. Students study and create their kites indoors, and then you just wait for the ideal weather to take them out for testing. For the younger students, try a quick and easy Paper Bag Kite. Older students can tackle the Tetrahedral Kite, which can be scaled for a large or small format creation.

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Altering Climate in the Classroom

October 27, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

If it rains in, you close the window. But what if your room is too hot or cold? Get students involved in trying to moderate temperature extremes based on their level of competence and how you can integrate the project into existing weather or science lessons.

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Speed of Sound

October 27, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

Parents can help their students with this exercise using readily available items to figure the rough speed of sound. Incorporate this into your regular lessons on sound.

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Magneto-hydrodynamic Drives

October 27, 2010 Teachnet Staff 0

The objective of this lesson and demonstration is to get the students to see how electric and magnetic fields can be used to force water out of a chamber in order to propel a vehicle such as a submarine.