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Industry: Sensors

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Is the Sun Toxic?

Although the sun is the primary source of energy for all life, it can also be considered a toxin.  The essence of this lesson is to have students understand that a toxin is a poisonous substance and that the sun is an example of a toxin. Students will be introduced to other toxins including ones…
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Let’s Heat Things Up

This activity will explore heat transfer and temperature conversion.  Students will conduct Internet based inquiries on conduction, convection, and radiation to understand a thermal sensor lab.  Use of the data collected from this lab will be implemented in the investigation, design, and testing of solar cooker.  Through a provided scenario students employ their knowledge to…
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Thermal Insulators

Students will explore thermal insulators through a design challenge in which students study and test insulative properties of common materials after which they will conduct data analysis and use their findings to propose a solution for the design challenge.  This lesson includes a student designed experiment as well as a structured experiment. If you have…
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Target Practice

In this activity students investigate and research the reflection and refraction of light. The speed of light will be altered by creating multiple scenarios where the light must pass through a variety of media.  Through the use of a variety of objects students will learn about reflection and refraction of light. Physical Sciences Grade 5…
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