In this activity from the Stanford Solar Center, students will learn the basic principles of magnetism and how they apply to the sun. The activity is intended for high school students who have taken or are taking pre-calculus and should take three class periods to complete. A printable version of the activity is also available.
This module from the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center introduces students to computer aided design tools that can be used to develop Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs). This page includes links to download required software which may be used to gain hands-on experience with this technology. Two PDF documents of instructional materials are also available for download here.
This site provides a series of online textbooks covering electricity and electronics. The information provided is great for both students and hobbyists who are looking to expand their knowledge in this field. These textbooks were written by Tony R. Kuphaldt and released under the Design Science License. Please keep in mind that the textbooks are not complete.You may find missing pages and...
Students measure sunspot speeds and shapes across the solar disk to determine whether the spots are on the Sun or are planets revolving around it (Galileo's dilemma). Includes links to hands-on demonstration of concepts.
Students build a working spectroscope to study the nature of light. (Younger students use a prism to learn about the rainbow.) The curriculum includes study guides for various grade groups, PowerPoints to explain concepts, age-appropriate hands-on activities, and 3 videos.