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Bullseye Models Using Excel And Geometer's Sketchpad, Heather Hoad
Bullseye Models Using Excel And Geometer's Sketchpad, Heather Hoad
Lesson Plans
Throughout this problem students explored the concepts of probability, percentage, and graphic representations of data. Students began by discussing the variables involved in playing a game of darts including: player skill level, strength, accuracy, coordination, gravity, etc. They then made hypothesized the number of darts out of 100 attempts that would land in each of the point value areas. During the remainder of the project, the class tested their hypothesis through a real life dart board model and an online dartboard simulation model. Students used a reallife magnetic dartboard to collectively gather data on 100 darts thrown and an online ...
Catapult  Throwing Device, Maria Huot
Catapult  Throwing Device, Maria Huot
Lesson Plans
Students will use multiple modeling tools to have conceptual, mathematical, and physical control over, at least, one of the variables in the design of a “Throwing Device”, to accomplish the desired goal. For safety reasons, all the devices must have a trigger mechanism.
Force And Extrusion In The Food Industry, David Rogers, Beth Hall
Force And Extrusion In The Food Industry, David Rogers, Beth Hall
Lesson Plans
Students will use Interactive Physics to “model” the forces needed to extrude PlayDoh. Modeling will allow the prediction of force to push flexible material through extruders. Students will compare surface area to force. Excel was used to collect data.
Modeling Traffic Patterns Using Java, Kim Meek
Modeling Traffic Patterns Using Java, Kim Meek
Lesson Plans
The students plan to create a program that models the traffic during the day at Twelve Corners. Like the Marine Biology Simulation, the cars will be able to move forward and make turns according to the traffic patterns. They will use the MBS as a guide to develop their own program, which will enable an analysis of various traffic patterns. If it turns out that this is too lofty a goal, the students will be able to make modifications to the MBS to enhance its capabilities. Either way the students will learn the MBS by applying it to a realworld ...
Freshman Class Analysis Using Agentsheets, Kristen Frank, Brian Bizzigotti
Freshman Class Analysis Using Agentsheets, Kristen Frank, Brian Bizzigotti
Lesson Plans
The 2005 CMST Challenge Project is to survey the ninth grade class at East High School to see how many of their lives are affected by: pregnancy, drug use, crime arrests, family structure, student employment, and value of education. It was very hard to find the percentages of these factors for the United States. Therefore only certain questions will be used in the simulation. The results of the survey will be run through an agent sheet simulation to estimate the number of students that will successfully graduate using the data collected from the 2004/2005 freshman class.
In order to ...
Deadly Scorpion Stings Modeled With Stella, Kristin Schwartzmeyer
Deadly Scorpion Stings Modeled With Stella, Kristin Schwartzmeyer
Lesson Plans
This project uses Stella to simulate a poisonous scorpion sting. By changing variables such as weight and amount of poison, students can see how quickly the poison causes death.
A New Angle On Looking At Angles, Michael Baskin, Karen Samis, Jessica Phillips, Christopher Sheffer
A New Angle On Looking At Angles, Michael Baskin, Karen Samis, Jessica Phillips, Christopher Sheffer
Lesson Plans
Demonstrates measurements of angles, and relations between related angles.
Potential And Kinetic Energy  What's It All About?, Fayne Winter, Larry Bedgood, Susan Cooper
Potential And Kinetic Energy  What's It All About?, Fayne Winter, Larry Bedgood, Susan Cooper
Lesson Plans
Our investigation deals with the difference between kinetic and potential energy, and different situations that model those energies. Students needed to define kinetic and potential energy. In addition they needed to discover what the equations are to calculate these energies. Students were to investigate different situations where these energies are evident using various modeling technologies and design a tangible model they could use to assist in explaining the difference between the two energies. Once students designed these models, they needed to be able to explain where these energies exist in these situations using verbal explanations, mathematical equations, physical displays, and ...
Ballistics, Kristin Schwartzmeyer
Ballistics, Kristin Schwartzmeyer
Lesson Plans
This project demonstrates the laws of gravity as well as information about the distance and speed of an object being thrown or fired.
Virtual Rube Goldberg Device, Ed Chi
Virtual Rube Goldberg Device, Ed Chi
Lesson Plans
Use Interactive Physics to build Rube Goldberg devices, ie complicated devices to do mundane jobs.
Gone Fishing With Stella, Stephen Pudiak
Gone Fishing With Stella, Stephen Pudiak
Lesson Plans
A model of a fish population, with a number of variables affecting it. This information is used to draw conclusions about future populations.
Newton`S Law Of Cooling, Carneathea Melson
Newton`S Law Of Cooling, Carneathea Melson
Lesson Plans
Uses Stella to model cooling of objects, after obtaining real data with a TI calculator.
Work, High School Students And Horses, Brian Dinitto
Work, High School Students And Horses, Brian Dinitto
Lesson Plans
Calculates horsepower of an electric motor using Interactive Physics
Radioactive Decay Using Stella And Agentsheets, Annette Pennella, Dorothy Java
Radioactive Decay Using Stella And Agentsheets, Annette Pennella, Dorothy Java
Lesson Plans
The topic of our Challenge Project is the halflife of radioactive elements. We chose this topic for several reasons. The 8th grade curriculum includes the investigation of fossils and radioactive elements. Students often have difficulty understanding and relating to this natural event since it cannot be observed. They do not see how it affects their lives today. Mrs. Java and I decided to have at least two of the investigated elements be related to medical procedures. The students are able to relate what they have learned and see how this information has an impact on peoples’ everyday lives. The radioactive ...
Central Limit Theorem, Douglas Brown
Central Limit Theorem, Douglas Brown
Lesson Plans
A model to simulate distributions and show a variety of concepts related to statistics.
Using Interactive Physics To Show Coulomb’S Law, Steve Whitman
Using Interactive Physics To Show Coulomb’S Law, Steve Whitman
Lesson Plans
Goals:
To test the relationship between electrostatic force vs distance
To test the relationship between electrostatic force vs charge
How Long Will The Earth’S Oil Reserves Last?, Miriam SantanaValadez
How Long Will The Earth’S Oil Reserves Last?, Miriam SantanaValadez
Lesson Plans
This is a model that examines the question of when the worlds oil will run out. Students can change variables such as average miles traveled per car, number of cars, and gas mileage to see the effects on the model as a whole.
Independent Living Modeled With Stella, Valerie J. Huff, Allison Leckinger
Independent Living Modeled With Stella, Valerie J. Huff, Allison Leckinger
Lesson Plans
You have graduated from high school and you want to live on your own. You are investigating different options for your living situation and expenses. There are several jobs you are considering and you must find one that will allow you to pay for all of your anticipated expenses without going into debt.
The following model allows you to set up a personal budget based on how many hours you work a month and how much you make an hour. It also allows for overtime hours at a rate of time and a half. You include such anticipated expenses as ...
Using A Ballistic Pendulum To Determine Muzzle Velocity Of A Marble Launcher, Steve Whitman
Using A Ballistic Pendulum To Determine Muzzle Velocity Of A Marble Launcher, Steve Whitman
Lesson Plans
Goals:
To use a ballistic pendulum to determine muzzle velocity of a marble launcher
To determine the kinetic energy lost in the collision
To simulate a ballistic pendulum and compare results.
Centripetal Forces: Circular Motion, Steve Whitman
Centripetal Forces: Circular Motion, Steve Whitman
Lesson Plans
Goal:
To test the factors which determine centripetal forces required for circular motion
Roller Coaster Energy Audit –Conservation Of Energy, Steve Whitman
Roller Coaster Energy Audit –Conservation Of Energy, Steve Whitman
Lesson Plans
Goals:
To account for the mechanical energy of a ball rolling on the coaster
–potential energy (gravitational)
– kinetic energy
–energy lost to friction
Why Cells Are Small, Kendra Brewster, Henry Elich, Scott Koch
Why Cells Are Small, Kendra Brewster, Henry Elich, Scott Koch
Lesson Plans
Students will discover that math calculations such as surface volume, volume and shrinking and stretching concepts have a lot to do with how biological systems function. Students will participate in a lab that models the diffusion of molecules through cubes of different shapes. They will take measurements to see how far a substance diffuses into different sizes of cubes (ie cell). Students will then use Geometer's Sketch pad to manipulate sizes of different objects and be able to relate how size changes surface area & volume (shrinking & stretching). Using Geometer's Sketch pad student will collect data and use Excel ...
Cmst Summer Institute Interactive Physics Lab Guide, Steve Whitman
Cmst Summer Institute Interactive Physics Lab Guide, Steve Whitman
Lesson Plans
98 page Interactive Physics Lab Guide including labs on:
TITLE
EQUIPMENT
Hooke's Law
springs
Cons of Energy: IP Sim: stopping d vs V,m,g
IP
Range of a Projectile
CPO: marble launchers
Newton's Second Law
CPO: cars & ramps
Atwood Machine
Atwood Pulleys
Circular Motion Dynamics
Circular Motion Apparatus
Conservation of Energy: Rollercoasters
CPO: Rollercoaster
Planetary Motion: Kepler's 1st & 2nd Laws
Computer Lab
Planetary Motion: Kepler's 3rd Law
Computer Lab
Ballistic Pendulum
PowerAide Bottle Ballistic Pendulum
Conservation of Momentum: 1D Collisions
Air Track
SHM Kinematics: Bunjie Jumper
Spring  Mass System
Electrostatics: Coulomb's Law
Coulomb's ...