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Reaction Rates With Stella, Vince Vitale Aug 2003

Reaction Rates With Stella, Vince Vitale

Lesson Plans

The purpose of this lesson will be to reinforce the concept of using appropriate mathematical functions to model a realistic situation.


Modeling Enzymes Using Stella, Karen Mccann, Ken Steffen Jul 2003

Modeling Enzymes Using Stella, Karen Mccann, Ken Steffen

Lesson Plans

A. Description of the topics that the lesson is intended to address 1. SWBAT understand the role of enzymes 2. SWBAT manipulate variables that effect the rate of enzyme action and therefore better understand reaction rates. 3. SWBAT work with a mathematical model on STELLA and use it to better understand #1 and #2.


Interactive Physics Lab On Kinematics, Ed Chi, Jeff Mckinney, Keri Rouse Jul 2003

Interactive Physics Lab On Kinematics, Ed Chi, Jeff Mckinney, Keri Rouse

Lesson Plans

In this activity students will be utilizing an Interactive Physics interactive lab on kinematics. Students will observe how reaction rate is affected by temperature, concentration, surface area and a catalyst.


Computer Graphics Using Agentsheets, Peggy Foos Jul 2003

Computer Graphics Using Agentsheets, Peggy Foos

Lesson Plans

My project uses Agent Sheets. There are three worksheets to display three separate situations that arise when filling graphics.


Pool Table, Karthik Rajasesupathy, Davis Joki Jul 2003

Pool Table, Karthik Rajasesupathy, Davis Joki

Lesson Plans

This activity is used to show students how physics can be used in a life situation to better themselves at a game of billiards. This project shows how velocity, angles, action and reaction, elasticity, and the rules of pool interact together in a fun environment. The students would be able to change characteristics of this model to see how changing different parameters will change the outcome of the pool shot.


Can You Save Your Egg?, Stephanie Monk-George, Scott Koch Jul 2003

Can You Save Your Egg?, Stephanie Monk-George, Scott Koch

Lesson Plans

Students will design a bungee jump that allows their egg to stop within 5 centimeters of the floor when dropped from 1.5 meters. After achieving success with their design, they will model their solution using Interactive Physics and then discuss and reflect upon energy and force.


Early Evolution, Daniel Esler Jul 2003

Early Evolution, Daniel Esler

Lesson Plans

Upon completion of this lesson, students will: · Have a better understanding of the characteristics of early Earth · Have a better understanding evolution · Be able to manipulate parameters in Agentsheets · Be able to create spreadsheets in Excel


Mathematical Modeling, Motion Applications, Jerry Moon Jul 2003

Mathematical Modeling, Motion Applications, Jerry Moon

Lesson Plans

1.) Introduce Mathematical Modeling as a problem solving 2.) Identification of required information. 3.) Gain skills in obtaining information. 4.) Explore ideas of motion in relationship to velocity as a Rate of change and representation as a slope of a line. 5.) Show examples of constant motion as a linear relationship, And instantaneous velocity as a curved graph. 6.) To be able to explain the differences between average velocity, Average acceleration and instantaneous velocity by graph study. 7.)To devise simple mathematical models.


Incorporating Interactive Physics In The Science Classroom, Lisa Englert Jul 2003

Incorporating Interactive Physics In The Science Classroom, Lisa Englert

Lesson Plans

Prior to the written portion of the Intermediate Level Science Assessment (8th grade), students are required to complete a Laboratory Performance Test (January) during which concepts and skills from Standards 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7 will be assessed.


The Big Dig!, Chioma Owunwanne Jul 2003

The Big Dig!, Chioma Owunwanne

Lesson Plans

How do Archeologists and Forensic Scientists determine the height, build and age of a person based upon the lengths of major bones such as the humorous, radius or tibia?


Graphing Quadratics Using Ti Calculator, Vanessa Youmans Jul 2003

Graphing Quadratics Using Ti Calculator, Vanessa Youmans

Lesson Plans

Upon Completion of this lesson the student will be able to:

Recognize a, b, and c in quadratic equations

Understand the role of a

Understand the role of –a


Population Dynamics Using Stella For Modeling, Bruce Mellen, Joann Bell Jul 2003

Population Dynamics Using Stella For Modeling, Bruce Mellen, Joann Bell

Lesson Plans

To…Introduce students to Stella modeling software by having students develop a simple population model and have students experiment with parameters on a more complicated food chain model.Students will be able to…▪ Build a basic Stella model of a population incorporating birth and mortality rates.▪ Use a pre-built Stella model to represent relationships, make conjectures, and model the dynamics of a food chain.


Ny State Standard :Key Idea 7 Patterns/Functions, Dion Rahill Jul 2003

Ny State Standard :Key Idea 7 Patterns/Functions, Dion Rahill

Lesson Plans

By the end of this lesson, all students will be able to calculate the amount of monthly payments at a given interest rate for a specific loan using Excel. They will also calculate the total cost of the loan.


What Is Temperature?, John Goodwin Jul 2003

What Is Temperature?, John Goodwin

Lesson Plans

Upon completion of this lesson student will: - Choose a scale and graph data in tables. - Identify the independent and dependent variables.


Ice Cream Graphing Lab, Julia Maloney Jul 2003

Ice Cream Graphing Lab, Julia Maloney

Lesson Plans

Guided data collection through graphing with provided example.

Student survey will be conducted in the classroom, focusing on the (3) favorite flavors of ice cream, frequency of eating ice cream, soft versus hard and preference for brand of ice cream.


Plant Growth Rate, Laura Merkl Jul 2003

Plant Growth Rate, Laura Merkl

Lesson Plans

The lesson is intended to address the different in growth rates exhibited by plants by the amount of water they receive and the amount of sunshine they receive. The lesson will incorporate observation, writing, use of technology, group work and individual work. Standard 4.


Does Exercise Affect A Person’S Heart?, Lisa Englert Jul 2003

Does Exercise Affect A Person’S Heart?, Lisa Englert

Lesson Plans

1. Students will count off 1-7 forming 7 groups of 4. 2. Assign each group an exercise: sit-ups, jump rope, running in place, hand weights, walking and jumping jacks. One group will be a control at rest. 3. Each student in the group will perform the exercise for a total of 20 minutes, taking a pulse rate every 2 minutes and record. 4. Students are to enter the data onto an EXEL Spreadsheet. A summation of the “20 minute” data for the 4 students is then averaged. 5. A class data is added to spreadsheet by having the students post ...


Oh, Deer (Population Dynamics Using Excel), Paul Geary Jul 2003

Oh, Deer (Population Dynamics Using Excel), Paul Geary

Lesson Plans

The learner will be able to identify the carrying capacity, and population trends of an animal population. The learner will be able to understand the interaction of one population is dependent upon another in an ecosystem and see how non living factors play a vital role in that ecosystem. The learner will demonstrate their proficiency in their understanding in these things by participating in and completing the “Oh Deer” lab.


How Does A Little Add Up To A Lot?, Stephanie Monk-George Jul 2003

How Does A Little Add Up To A Lot?, Stephanie Monk-George

Lesson Plans

Students find the amount of water wasted due to a leaky faucet as a result of designing and carrying out their own experiments that model this common, real-world situation. Graphing their data, students are then able to write an equation for the line of best fit. This equation, in turn, allows them to make predictions concerning the amount of water wasted over a long period of time or the amount wasted by multiple leaks.


Graphing Linear Equations Using Ti-Calculator, Tina Thomas Jul 2003

Graphing Linear Equations Using Ti-Calculator, Tina Thomas

Lesson Plans

Students will be able to represent and analyze using verbal descriptions, tables, equations, and graphs working in groups of two within a given block period.


How To Manage Your Money, Maria Roman Jul 2003

How To Manage Your Money, Maria Roman

Lesson Plans

This lesson will teach students how to manage the money earned from a summer business. Students will have a lemonade stand, offering lemonade, ice tea, cookies, and twinkies. They will use Microsoft Excel to calculate the amount they need to start up the business, and to keep track of their expenses and revenue each week. They only need Microsoft Excel to do this lesson. They will also have to create their own spreadsheet according to their needs and vision.


Population Simulation With M&Ms, Michael Baskin Jul 2003

Population Simulation With M&Ms, Michael Baskin

Lesson Plans

This activity involves two simulations with M&M`s® to explore population growth and decay. The follow-up activity, Population Simulations with Calculators introduces NOW-NEXT or recursive equations as an accessible way to model this behavior and expand to other population models.


Gravity Influence On Flight Paths, Davis Joki Jul 2003

Gravity Influence On Flight Paths, Davis Joki

Lesson Plans

This activity models the height of a projectile with the TI-83+ graphing calculator. The topics covered are gravity, acceleration due to gravity, rate of change, and height in a real world situation that students might one day have to solve. This presentation would fit into the physics or math curriculum best, but it could be used to teach students how to interpret graphs from the calculator in a different course that isn’t worried about the equations behind it.


Ecological Equilibrium, Daniel Esler Jul 2003

Ecological Equilibrium, Daniel Esler

Lesson Plans

Upon completion of this lesson, students will: · Have been introduced to computer modeling. Have a better understanding of setting up and utilizing the functions of Microsoft Excel. Have a better understanding of the complexities of the ecological equilibrium time and evolution have created


Marble Motion Lab, Ed Chi Jul 2003

Marble Motion Lab, Ed Chi

Lesson Plans

In this lab you will be recording the distance a marble travels over a period of time with a TI-83 CBR and TI-83 Plus Silver. Upon completion of this lab and analysis of the data, you will be able to determine the average speed of the marble over a given time interval and the average distance the marble traveled during the time period.


Unit On Volume And Surface Area, Bruce Mellen Jul 2003

Unit On Volume And Surface Area, Bruce Mellen

Lesson Plans

To solidify computation of volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders using a technology tool, and comparing volumes and surface areas between objects.

Students will be able to…

• setup an Excel spreadsheet for the calculation of volume and surface area of any two rectangular prisms and any two cylinders,

• check their setup to assure accuracy of their model,

• compare volume between rectangular prisms of different dimensions,

• compare surface area between rectangular prisms of similar volume,

• generalize minimizing surface area of a rectangular prism,

• compare volume between cylinders of different dimensions,

• compare surface area between cylinders of similar volume ...


Toothpickase Activity, Karen Mccann Jul 2003

Toothpickase Activity, Karen Mccann

Lesson Plans

1. Enzyme activity 2. Enzyme reaction rates/slopes 3. Use of the TI-83 4. Use of Excel 5. Regents Living Environment Standard 1 and 4


African Population Modelling Using Stella, Jerry Moon, Vanessa Youmans Jul 2003

African Population Modelling Using Stella, Jerry Moon, Vanessa Youmans

Lesson Plans

At the end of this lesson, the student will be able to identify factors that hinder or enhance population growth. The student will be able hypothesize a plan that will provide population control for Africa. The student will then test their hypothesis on the model.


Mathematics Of Bungee Jumping, Helen Fox Jul 2003

Mathematics Of Bungee Jumping, Helen Fox

Lesson Plans

Upon completion of this lesson, students will:

  • create their own model of bungee jumping
  • analyze graphs comparing acceleration, distance, and speed versus time