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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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Earth's History through Rocks, Fossils and Tree Rings

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Students will learn how fossils, rocks, and tree rings help us to understand—and help provide a timeline for— Earth’s history.

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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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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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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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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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Contour Maps

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Students will: understand that topographic maps show the features of a region, understand how contour lines provide details of the elevation of features and structures, learn how to use topographic maps to draw cross sections.

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Daylight Saving Time

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Learn the facts about Daylight Saving Time and practice time calculation with different time zones.

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Time Zones

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Learn about the history of US time zones and make calculations based on

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Physical Characteristics of Animals

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Students will: describe similarities and differences in the physical characteristics of animals, classify animals based on these characteristics.

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Fossils

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Students will: understand the nature of a fossil and how fossils are formed, understand what fossils can teach us about organism development and Earth’s history, examine a variety of fossils, create strategies for identifying a fossil’s organism.

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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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Dinosaurs

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Students will: identify the common characteristics of dinosaurs, compare and contrast different types of dinosaurs, understand the current theories of extinction.

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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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Electromagnets

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Students will: discover how to create electromagnets, how the strength of an electromagnet can be altered by changing elements such as the number of coils or the strength of the electric current, recognize how electromagnets differ from permanent magnets.

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