Activate Learning - Next GEN PET

Table of Contents with Time Estimates & Sample Activities

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A# Activity (A) Title ~Time (min)
Magnetism and Static Electricity Module
Unit M: Developing a Model for Magnetism (~9 Hours)
A1 Modeling and the Mystery Tube 80
A2 Exploring Magnetic Effects 90
Ext A 1 Exploring the Region Around a Magnet Online
A3 Developing a Model for Magnetism 90
Ext B Evaluating Magnetism Models Online
A4 Better Model for Magnetism 90
A5 Explaining Magnetic Phenomena 90
Ext C Explaining Another Magnetic Phenomenon Online
A6 ED Engineering Design: The Maglev System 80
Unit SE: Developing a Model for Static Electricity (~ 10 hours )
A1 Exploring Static Electric Effects  90
Ext A Which Charge is Which? online
Ext B The Law of Electric Charges online
A2 Your Initial Model for Static Electricity 120
A3 Representing Uncharged Objects in Your Model 90
Ext D Nature of Charged Entities online
A4 Refining Your Model for Different Materials 110
Ext E Discharging Charged Objects online
A5 Interactions Between Charged and Uncharged Objects 80
A6 Explaining Phenomena Involving Static Electricity 70
A7 Engineering Design: Refueling Safety 60
A# Activity (A) Title ~Time (min)
Interactions and Energy Module
Unit EM: Energy-based Model for Interactions (~11 hours)
A1 Interactions and Motion 120
Ext A Representing Motion on Speed-Time Graphs online
A2 Motion and Energy 50
Ext B Explanations using Energy Ideas. Online
A3 Slowing and Stopping 120
Ext D Scientific Explanations online
Ext E Simultaneous Interactions online
A4 Warming and Cooling 70
Ext G Mechanisms for Heat Interactions online
A5 Keeping Track of Energy in Electric Circuit Interactions 120
A6 More on Keeping Track of Energy 80
A7 Conservation of Energy 50
Ext I More on Efficiency and Conservation of Energy online
A8 Engineering Design: The Solar Shower 60
Unit PEF: Potential Energy and Fields (~7/8 hours)
A1 Elastic Objects and Energy 70
Ext A More on Elastic Energy online
A2 Comparing Magnetic and Static Electric Interactions (optional) 50
Ext B Representing Magnetic Poles and Electric Charges online
A3 Magnetic and Static Electric Interactions and Energy 110
Ext C Exploring Magnetic and Electric Fields online
A4 Gravitational Interactions 80
Ext D Exploring Gravitational Potential Energy online
A5 Electromagnetic Interactions 80
Ext E More on Electromagnetic Interactions online
A6 ED Engineering Design: Storing Energy from Braking 70
A# Activity (A) Title ~Time (min)
Interactions and Forces Module
Unit FM: Force-based Model for Interactions (~10 hours)
A1 Interactions and Force 120
Ext A Force Diagrams online
A2 Motion with a Continuous Force 110
Ext B Pushing a Skateboarder online
A3 Pushes and Slowing Down 60
Ext C Connecting Force and Energy Models online
A4 Friction and Slowing 90
Ext D How Does Friction Work? online
A5 Changing Force Strength and Mass 80
Ext E Changing Direction online
A6 Falling Objects 80
A7 Engineering Design: A Better Car Bumper 80
Unit CF: Combinations of Forces (~7 hours)
A1 Combinations of Forces 60
Ext A Newton’s Second Law online
A2 Motion with Balanced Forces 90
Ext B More on Balanced Forces online
Ext C Balanced and Unbalanced Forces online
A3 Comparing Forces During Interactions 90
Ext E Newton’s Third Law and Balanced Forces online
A4 Explaining Phenomena Using Force Ideas 60
Ext D More on Vertical Motion online
A5 Engineering Design: Inspiration from Nature 90
A# Activity (A) Title ~Time (min)
Waves, Sound and Light Module
Unit WS: Mechanical Waves and Sound (~7 hours)
A1 Wave Pulses 120
A2 Continuous Waves 50
Ext A How Do Waves Move? online
A3 Two-Dimensional Waves 90
Ext C Reflection of 2D Waves online
A4 Sound Waves 60
Ext D Seismic Waves online
A5 Engineering Design: Locating an Earthquake 90
Unit L: Light and Color (~7 hours)
A1 Pinholes and Shadows 110
Ext A Drawing Light Ray Diagrams for Pinholes and Shadows online
A2 Reflection of Light 80
Ext B More on Mirror Reflections and Images online
A3 Refraction of Light 90
A4 Color 110
A5 Engineering Design: Measuring the Moon’s Distance 60
A# Activity (A) Title ~Time (min)
Matter and Interactions Module
Unit PC: Physical Changes (~15 hours)
A1 An Introduction to Pressure 90
Ext A Introduction to Spreadsheets and Graphing online
A2 Pressure and the Amount of Gas 90
Ext B Pressure-Volume Relationship online
A3 Pressure and Temperature Relationship 90
Ext C Gas Law Graphing online
A4 Explanations Involving Gases 90
A5 Properties of Liquids 90
A6 More on Liquids and Characteristic Properties 100
A7 Solids and SPT 100
Ext D Energy Involved in Heating Substances and Phase Changes online
A8 Density 100
Ext E SPT and Density of Gases, Liquids and Solids online
A9 Mixing and Solubility 90
Ext F Characteristic Physical Properties online
A10 Explanations Involving Physical Changes 90
A11 ED Evaluating Ballonet Designs 90
Unit CR: Chemical Reactions (~15 hours)
A1 Physical Changes vs. Chemical Reactions 90
A2 Classification of Matter 90
Ext A Separating Mixtures Using Physical Properties online
A3 Evidence of Chemical Reaction 90
Ext B Reaction Rates and Temperature online
A4 Conservation of Mass and SPT 90
Ext C Collision Theory and Chemical Reactions online
A5 Chemical Reactions and Energy Transfer 90
Ext D Reaction Rate and Energy Diagrams online
A6 Elements and the Periodic Table 90
Ext E Models of the Atom online
A7 Atoms and the Periodic Table 90
A8 Electrons and Chemical Bonding 90
A9 Molecular Structure (Supplemental) 110
A10 Using the Class Consensus Ideas to Explain Observations 90
A11 ED Which Hand Warmer Is Best? 90

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