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  • Unit 6.1 - Light & Matter+

    Unit 6.1 - Light & Matter

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    How does a one-way mirror work? Though most everyone knows that one-way mirrors exist, having students model how they work turns out to be a very effective way to develop their thinking about ho

  • Unit 7.1 - Chemical Reactions & Matter+

    Unit 7.1 - Chemical Reactions & Matter

    Seventh grade chemistry students' conceptual understanding of chemical reactions for middle school science is foundational to much science learning. Understanding atomic level reactions is crucial for learning physical, life, earth, and space science. Even more importantly, they open up new windows of curiosity for students to see the world around them. By seventh grade, students are ready to take on the abstract nature of the interactions of atoms and molecules far too small to see

  • Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces+

    Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces

    Oh, no! I’ve dropped my phone! Most of us have experienced the panic of watching our phones slip out of our hands and fall to the floor. We’ve experienced the relief of picking up an undamaged phone and the frustration of the shattered screen. This common experience anchors learning in the Contact Forces unit as students explore a variety of phenomena to figure out, “Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?”

    Student questions about the factors th

  • Copy of Copy of Copy of Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces+

    Copy of Copy of Copy of Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces

    Oh, no! I’ve dropped my phone! Most of us have experienced the panic of watching our phones slip out of our hands and fall to the floor. We’ve experienced the relief of picking up an undamaged phone and the frustration of the shattered screen. This common experience anchors learning in the Contact Forces unit as students explore a variety of phenomena to figure out, “Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?”

    Student questions about the factors th

  • Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces+

    Copy of Copy of Copy of Copy of Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces

    Oh, no! I’ve dropped my phone! Most of us have experienced the panic of watching our phones slip out of our hands and fall to the floor. We’ve experienced the relief of picking up an undamaged phone and the frustration of the shattered screen. This common experience anchors learning in the Contact Forces unit as students explore a variety of phenomena to figure out, “Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?”

    Student questions about the factors th

  • Copy of Copy of Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces+

    Copy of Copy of Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces

    Oh, no! I’ve dropped my phone! Most of us have experienced the panic of watching our phones slip out of our hands and fall to the floor. We’ve experienced the relief of picking up an undamaged phone and the frustration of the shattered screen. This common experience anchors learning in the Contact Forces unit as students explore a variety of phenomena to figure out, “Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?”

    Student questions about the factors th

  • Copy of Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces+

    Copy of Unit 8.1 - Contact Forces

    Oh, no! I’ve dropped my phone! Most of us have experienced the panic of watching our phones slip out of our hands and fall to the floor. We’ve experienced the relief of picking up an undamaged phone and the frustration of the shattered screen. This common experience anchors learning in the Contact Forces unit as students explore a variety of phenomena to figure out, “Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?”

    Student questions about the factors th