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The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
Students are asked to numerically and then analytically determine the relations governing the depth of compensation.

Investigation of Newtonian Forces on Plate Tectonics
Margy Schipper, Holy Cross Catholic School, Webster, MN, based on an original activity by Daniel Bugenhagen, Yutan Jr-Sr High, Yutan, NE as printed in Holt, Reinhart, Winston Earth Science, 2005
This model-making activity gives students an opportunity visualize Newtonian forces acting on a single point as well as combined forces acting to produce synclines and anticlines in Earth's crust. Students will analyze models to interpret findings of plate movements.

The Waves and Tsunamis Project
Ralph Stephen
How is a tsunami like a wave on a string? We assemble rubber bands, paper clips and washers into strings with various mass distributions to observe the effects on wave characteristics. The project is supplemented ...

The Floating Lithosphere - Isostasy
Len Vacher, Dept of Geology, University of South Florida
Students are asked to numerically and then analytically determine the relations governing the depth of compensation.

HydroViz virtual hydrologic observatory
Emad Habib
HydroViz is an educational "virtual" hydrologic observatory developed for a "real" watershed and is based on integration of field data, remote sensing observations and computer simulations of hydrologic variables and processes. The main purpose of HydroViz is to support hydrology education in engineering and earth science courses.

Heat on the Move
Laura Schofield
To introduce students to the concept that heat transfer via convection is more efficient then heat transfer via conduction.

Physics of Sound: How does length affect pitch?
Medora Gruber Faithful Shepherd Catholic School, Eagan, MN Based on an investigation from FOSS Kit Physics of Sound, copyright 2000
This activity is an investigation where students use tools to determine how the length of a sound source affects its pitch.

Learning the science behind electricity.
Andrea Dammann
This is an interactive powerpoint lecture on the science of electricity followed by a laboratory investigation where students dissect a disposable camera.

Investigating Static Electricity: Creating Lightning on a much smaller scale
Kathy Ahrndt Northside Elementary Benson, MN 56215 References: The Science Mailbox, p. 61, Copyright 2006 MNSTEP Handouts on Static Electricity (1985 The Bakken) Website: Physics Education Technology. "Simulations". Balloons and Static Electricity, http://phet.colorado.edu/new/simulations/sims.php?sim=Balloons_and_Static_Electricity (14 August 2007) Website: Science Made Simple. "Static Electricity". Learn about Static Charge & Static Shocks, http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html (14 August 2007)
This activity is a guided exploration of how static electricity works and how it relates to lightning.

Investigating Projectile Motion: Predicting Point of Impact
Andrea Dammann
Students will understand that projectile motion is a result of two independent motions, horizontal and vertical by reading, problem-solving, and experimentation.


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