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Radioactive Dating: Looking at Half-Lives Using M&Ms

Kathleen Babich, South St. Paul Junior High School, South St. Paul, MN, based on an original activity retrieved from http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fosrec/McKinney.html also with the help of Jenni Johansen (other 8th grade science teacher at So. St. Paul Junior High School

This is an activity that students will use M&Ms to gain a better understanding of radioactive dating and half-lives.

Quantum Physics: An Introduction

Cory Hubble, MA, ATC/R, CSCS
Secondary Technical Education Program
Anoka-Hennepin ISD #11
Anoka, MN

Introduction to Quantum Physics concepts with an activity demonstrating Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, wave/particle duality, Planck's Constant, de Broglie wavelength, and how Newton's Laws go right out the window on a quantum level.

Two Dimensional Motion and Conservation of Energy

Mark Schmieisng

Lab investigating conservation of energy and projectile motion.

Investigating Motion - Graphing Speed

Linda Breckenridge
Black Hawk Middle School
Eagan, MN

This introduction to motion activity has students exploring speed and acceleration using a wheeled office chair and rope to pull a student a given distance and record the time. The results are graphed and different outcomes are predicted when variables are changed.

Metric Converstion at a Glance

Diane Nead

Metric Conversion at a Glance is an easy way to teach students how to convert one metric measurement into another without the use of fractions. It works for one, two and three dimensions length, area and volume.

The physics and engineering of a trebuchet

Brad Hubred, Little Falls Community Middle School, Little Falls, MN
Some of the activities for this lesson are from the activity book called "Trebuchet's teacher's guide" by: Jennifer Fenske, published by: Pitsco, Inc. in 2006.

This activity is a hands on investigation in which students will construct, and launch a trebuchet.

Investigating Earth and Moon Surface: Impact Craters

Corliss Thomas

In this activity students use a simple model of the moon to do an experiment to see how impact craters are formed. The lesson worksheets are differentiated and students are put into pre-determined teams by ability to conduct the experiment.