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SIE14049: Science in Focus: Force and Motion - Keep on Rolling
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This workshop for elementary and middle school science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. It provides a model lesson that helps first-grade students to build on their prior experience with rolling objects. By designing and constructing their own roller coaster made from ramps, cardboard tubes, and flexible tubes, the students experiment with ways to get a marble from the top of a table into a bucket on the floor some distance away.

SIE14050: Science in Focus: Force and Motion - Force Against Force
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This workshop for elementary and middle school science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. It provides a model lesson wherein fourth-grade students explore ways to balance the force of magnetism against the force of gravity. A magnet placed in a cup on one side of a pan-balance is stuck to a stationary magnet beneath the cup. The students experiment in order to find out when enough washers will have been placed on the opposite side of the balance in order for the magnets to separate. Graphical analysis shows some unexpected results.

SIE14051: Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science (K-5) - Shine and Shadow
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This workshop for elementary science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in partnership with the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. It provides model activities that introduce students to the idea that light is a form of energy that affects all facets of our lives. In order to understand light, the students explore how shadows are formed, as well as the role of light in seeing. In particular, we examine several big ideas about light through watching second grade students explore light and shadow and view light demonstrations. We also hear fourth grade students talk about how they see light and visit with an astronomer and other experts.

SIE14052: Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science (K-5) - Laws of Light
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This workshop for elementary science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in partnership with the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. It demonstrates model lessons that introduce how light energy interacts with matter and how it has predictable properties that we refer to as reflection and refraction. We then explore what happens to light when it strikes a smooth surface, a rough surface, or a transparent surface. In particular, we examine several big ideas about light through viewing demonstrations with light and mirrors, visiting an artist and an astronomer who use mirrors in their work, watching fifth grade students investigate refraction, and listening to experts talk about light.

SIE14053: Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science (K-5) - Pigments, Paint, and Printing
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This workshop for elementary science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in partnership with the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. It demonstrates model lessons that introduce students to the rich visual world we experience due to the diversity of the colors that surround us. In this segment, students create rainbows and learn how and why these magnificent phenomena occur in the sky. After looking at the Sun's electromagnetic spectrum we examine the reflection and refraction of photons of light and investigate the primary colors of light and pigments. We then explore color televisions and look closely at the pixels which form images.

SIE14054: Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science (K-5) - Color, Cones, and Corneas
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This workshop for elementary science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in partnership with the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. It provides model lessons that facilitate an investigation into human vision. Students featured in this workshop learn that humans are able to see objects when light energy enters the eye. After holding interviews with the students, we then use models to study the function of the major parts of the human eye and we explore refraction by following the path of light through various lenses. We also visit an optometrist for a vision check-up, a discussion on the perception of color, and to actually see inside a human eye.

SIE14055: Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science (K-5) - Sunlight to Starch
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This workshop for elementary science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in partnership with the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. It provides model lessons that facilitate an exploration into how plants get their food. Starting with seeds, which have their own source of food, the program traces the growth of a plant, the development of chlorophyll in its leaves, and the production of sugar and starch in a process known as photosynthesis.

SIE14056: Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science (K-5) - Energy and Ecosystems
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This workshop for elementary science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in partnership with the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. It provides model lessons that facilitate an exploration into how light energy that has been absorbed by plants during photosynthesis and transformed into chemical energy can now be transferred to other organisms. Energy is contained within food molecules made by plants such as sugar and starch, therefore when animals eat plants, or when they eat other animals, the energy is passed to them. Participants in this program explore the source of this energy in our ecosystems, which is generally visible light.

SIE14057: Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science (K-5) - Sun and Seasons
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This workshop for elementary science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in partnership with the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. It provides model lessons that introduce students to how the tilt of the Earth's axis causes the cycle of the seasons. Participants discuss how different parts of the Earth receive different amounts of light energy and, in particular, we look at the tilt of the Earth's axis and how the hours of daylight change throughout the year. We also touch on the long-term history of climactic changes on Earth.

SIE14058: Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science (K-5) - Wind and Weather
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This workshop for elementary science teachers was produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in partnership with the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science. It provides model lessons that facilitate an exploration of the climactic conditions of each season. In particular, participants in this workshop examine the effect of light on our weather. We follow the path of light as it enters our atmosphere and is absorbed, reflected, and radiated as heat by the land and by the water. We then visit a fifth grade classroom as they explore these phenomena and examine a weather map to discover the significance of high and low pressure.

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