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STEM Discipline: Physics Grade Level: 9-10, 11-12, 12+

What Happens when Things Go Near the Speed of Light?External link

Students study the theory of relativity; they predict how far an energetic particle will travel during its lifetime and compare their predictions to data generated by Fermilab experiments.
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STEM Discipline: Chemistry Grade Level: 3-5

Hot and ColdExternal link

Students investigate the effects of heating and cooling on different materials.
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STEM Discipline: Energy Grade Level: 6-8

Sustainability: Energy EfficiencyExternal link

Students use models and simulations to learn about energy efficiency in heating and cooling a house and waste management.
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STEM Discipline: Chemistry, Nanoscience Grade Level: 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

Making Stuff Cleaner - Argonne's Vilas Pol on NOVAExternal link

This resource provides an innovative way of recycling plastic shopping bags. Plastic material can be converted into nanotubes which conduct electricity and may be used to make small batteries.
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STEM Discipline: Physics Grade Level: 3-5

Human AcceleratorExternal link

In this activity, students simulate Jefferson Laboratory’s accelerator by passing tennis balls down a straight line.
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STEM Discipline: Physics, Mathematics Grade Level: 9-10, 11-12

Radiation Makes House CallsExternal link

In this activity, students demonstrate that some household items are radioactive.
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STEM Discipline: Chemistry Grade Level: 6-8, 9-10

Polar moleculesExternal link

This clip demonstrates the effects of the polarity of water using PVC pipe.
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STEM Discipline: Chemistry, Material Sciences Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

A Green Solution for the Electronic AgeExternal link

This resource provides information about a new type of solder that is lead free; it uses a combination of tin, silver and copper. Discussion questions are included.
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STEM Discipline: Physics Grade Level: 9-10, 11-12, 12+

Catching some Z'sExternal link

Students access Monte Carlo particle physics data and apply conservation of momentum and energy to determine the mass of a particle that the machine did not directly observe.
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STEM Discipline: Physics, Energy Grade Level: 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

“Solar Circuitry” with the Solar Powered Energy KitExternal link

Students build series and parallel circuits to learn how energy is generated and converted.
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