Experiments

Makey Takey: Forces and Motion

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This kit is designed for use in the 3rd grade classroom. This was designed to address the Next Gen. Science standard 3-PS2-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object. The accompanying lesson plan can be found later in this catalog record.

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Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

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Copies: 6

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the famous romantic poet, Lord Byron, develops her creativity through science and math. When she meets Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer, Ada understands the machine better than anyone else and writes the world's first computer program in order to demonstrate its capabilities.

Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Using the Scientific Method (2011)

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This informative and understandable program uses practical examples to help students understand and use the components of the scientific method.

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Primary
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00:12
Using the Scientific Method

Probability, Part 2: Probability Complement and Tree Diagrams (2003)

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--calculating the complement of an event (the probability of the event not occurring)
--the changing probabilities of each of three events occurring in a small number trial experiment without replacement
--representing all possible outcomes from multiple events with a tree diagram

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Middle
High
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00:15
Probability, Part 2: Probability Complement and Tree Diagrams

Probability, Part 1: Experiment, Theory and Odds (2003)

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--expressing a probability between certainty and impossible as the likelihood of an uncertain event occurring
--conducting and recording probability experiments using small and large number trials with replacement
--calculating the theoretical probability of a particular event occurring
--expressing probabilities as odds

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Middle
High
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00:13
Probability, Part 1: Experiment, Theory and Odds