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Exploring Solar Energy: The Science Behind Design
Lesson about energy-related problems and design solutions in which students investigate the sources and properties of energy, conduct Internet research, and create a workshop for their classmates.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Animation Flip Books
Lesson introducing students to basic elements of animation. While learning about the role of design in entertainment from classic cartoons, students create a “bouncing ball” flip book to demonstrate knowledge of sequential motion.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Color My World
Lesson using the scientific method to explore how to make different colors with paint, then using the paint to create a "Colors of the Season" book.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Making Friends with Franklin
Lesson plans in which portraits of Benjamin Franklin introduce his writings and scientific experiments. Students do their own writing and conduct their own experiments. In addition, they learn about the international scientific community in which Franklin was a prominent member.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: How Things Fly
Lesson plan introduces students to the four elements of flight – drag, lift, thrust, and weight – through fun-filled experiments. Students "fly" for short periods and then evaluate factors that might either increase or decrease their "flight" duration.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Air is All Around Us!
Lesson plan helps children understand that which is ubiquitous yet invisible—air. Begins with a visual demonstration to illustrate the existence of air. Students then brainstorm, design, and create an invention that shows air.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Shadow Games
Lesson plan experimenting with the distance of light sources to see how it affects the shapes of shadows. Students experiment with distances, record the results in a data table, and discover the relationship between distance, light source, and dimension of the shadow.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Animals Up!
Lesson plan builds on “Pencils Up!” activity. Young students tackle a design challenge: they must build a platform or structure to hold up a plastic toy animal. A good activity to teach young students about gravity and a few new design related vocabulary words.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Black Holes – Space Warps and Time Twists
Companion website to the Black Holes traveling exhibit. Includes exhibit walkthrough, educational resources, multimedia, black hole primer, live Gamma-Ray burst map, printable activities, interactive games, and much more.
Provider: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Grade(s): 9–12
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Designing Musical Instruments
Lesson plan shows how musical instruments can be used in a study of sound energy. Students employ observation, logic, and reasoning to determine how different pitches are made. They then invent their own instruments to produce various sounds and pitches.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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