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Middle School

What's In Your Neighborhood?

Subject: General Science

Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School

This activity is designed to help students understand the size and scale of objects using their classroom as a frame of reference.

The Micro and Macro Worlds

Subject: General Science

Audience: Elementary, Middle School, High School

This activity is designed to help students understand the size and scale of objects that can and cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Electroplating

Subject: General Science

Audience: Middle School

An electroplating lesson exploring factors effecting deposition, morphology, and thickness of thin metallic layer of copper or nickel.

Design Challenge: Incorporating Shape Memory Alloys into Rube Goldberg Devices

Subject: General Science, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson challenges students to use shape memory alloys as part of a Rube Goldbery device

Changing Conductive Properties by Diffusion

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Compares diffusion in gelatin to the doping of silicon wafers

Smart Materials-Shape Memory Alloys

Subject: Chemistry, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson that demonstrates properties of shape memory alloys-materials that "remember" their former shape

Understanding Waveguides

Subject: General Science, Physical science

Audience: Middle School, High School

Optics and refraction are explored in a 3 part lesson consisting of 1) refraction tank, 2) geletin waveguides, and 3) optical fibers.

Nanobacteria

Subject: Biology

Audience: Middle School, High School

Lesson has students relate real-world applications to mathematical concepts by monitoring bacterial growth over one week

Solar Ovens-Understanding Energy Transfer

Subject: General Science

Audience: Middle School

In this first lesson students will be instructed on how to build a solar oven

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