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Programmable Robot Introduction

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Learn basic skills of coding such as sequencing a set of instructions. This introduction lesson helps you and your students explore the possibilities of the Programmable Robot tool.

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Nuclear Reactions

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Students will: compare and contrast chemical reactions and nuclear reactions, identify and describe fusion and fission, understand forms of radioactive decay.

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Traits in our Classroom

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Students will understand how various traits can be passed from parent to offspring.

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Specific Heat

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Students will: understand that the specific heat of a substance is the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of that substance by one degree Celsius, understand the specific heat equation.

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States of Water

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Students will compare the three states of water (liquid, solid, gas) and understand how water transforms from one state to another (the water cycle).

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Transferring Energy

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Students will explore ways in which energy can be transformed from one form to another.

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Ways an Object Will Move

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Students will: understand the different ways an object can move (e.g., side to side, back and forth, zigzag, straight line, round and round), understand that motion is the result of a force, understand that a force is a push or a pull.

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Static Electricity

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Students will: understand the nature of static electricity, understand that static electricity is caused by positive and negative charges, understand that “like” charges repel and “unlike” charges attract each other.

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Conductors and Insulators

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Students will: review the parts of a simple circuit, understand the meaning of the conductor and insulator, identify whether particular solids and fluids are conductors or insulators using virtual experiments.

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Sound Waves

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Students will: understand that sound is a vibration that travels in waves, understand frequency and amplitude, and how they define the pitch and loudness or softness of a sound.

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The Gas Laws

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Students will: explore the relationship between temperature, pressure and volume in gases, investigate and understand Charles’ Law and Boyle’s Law.

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Density

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Students will: understand density, and how to calculate it by dividing mass by volume, compare the density of a variety of objects and substances.

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Buoyancy

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Students will: define buoyancy, explore the concepts behind Archimedes’ principle, investigate how and why the shape of an object can determine whether it floats or sinks.

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The Electromagnetic Spectrum

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Students will: understand the spectrum of wavelengths such as radio waves, microwaves, and x-rays, understand that many of these waves are found in our daily lives but are invisible to us.

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Graphing Motion

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Students will: learn to graph motion, interpret motion graphs of distance vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time.

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Voltage, Current and Resistance

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Students will: define and compare and contrast voltage, current and resistance, experiment with the relationship between electrical quantities, understand and make calculations using Ohm’s law.

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