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Reaction Rates With Stella, Vince Vitale
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.
Interactive Physics Lab On Kinematics, Ed Chi, Jeff Mckinney, Keri Rouse
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.
Modeling Enzymes Using Stella, Karen Mccann, Ken Steffen
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.
Pool Table, Karthik Rajasesupathy, Davis Joki
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.
Early Evolution, Daniel Esler
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
Can You Save Your Egg?, Stephanie MonkGeorge, Scott Koch
Can You Save Your Egg?, Stephanie MonkGeorge, 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.
Computer Graphics Using Agentsheets, Peggy Foos
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.
Mathematical Modeling, Motion Applications, Jerry Moon
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
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
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?
Population Dynamics Using Stella For Modeling, Bruce Mellen, Joann Bell
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 prebuilt 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
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.
Ice Cream Graphing Lab, Julia Maloney
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
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
Does Exercise Affect A Person’S Heart?, Lisa Englert
Lesson Plans
1. Students will count off 17 forming 7 groups of 4. 2. Assign each group an exercise: situps, 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 ...
What Is Temperature?, John Goodwin
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.
Oh, Deer (Population Dynamics Using Excel), Paul Geary
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 MonkGeorge
How Does A Little Add Up To A Lot?, Stephanie MonkGeorge
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, realworld 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 TiCalculator, Tina Thomas
Graphing Linear Equations Using TiCalculator, 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
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
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 followup activity, Population Simulations with Calculators introduces NOWNEXT or recursive equations as an accessible way to model this behavior and expand to other population models.
Gravity Influence On Flight Paths, Davis Joki
Gravity Influence On Flight Paths, Davis Joki
Lesson Plans
This activity models the height of a projectile with the TI83+ 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
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
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 TI83 CBR and TI83 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
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
Toothpickase Activity, Karen Mccann
Lesson Plans
1. Enzyme activity 2. Enzyme reaction rates/slopes 3. Use of the TI83 4. Use of Excel 5. Regents Living Environment Standard 1 and 4
Graphing Quadratics Using Ti Calculator, Vanessa Youmans
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
African Population Modelling Using Stella, Jerry Moon, Vanessa Youmans
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
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