A VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Today we are going on a field trip.
This time you do not need to have your permission slip signed, nor comfortable walking
shoes. Instead, pull up a seat, grab your mouse and allow the world to come to
you! To begin, follow the directions to the links found below. Be sure to
click "back" on the toolbar to return to this page.
Click on the link below to enter The Atoms Family. Go to the "Mummy's Tomb" and then click on "Building a Better Pyramid". Next, go to "The Phantom's Portrait Parlor" and then click on "Phases of Matter" and "Spectroscope of an Atom". After that, check out "Dracula's Library" and click on "Radiometer". Last, click on "Electrical Safety" in "Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory". If you have extra time, tour the rest of the site. Use "back" to return to this page.
Click on the link below to enter Energy Quest. Work on "Connect the Dots" to discover the Earth's main energy source. Next, click on the computer icon in the upper lefthand part of your screen to read The Energy Story Introduction . When finished, go to "Crossword Puzzles" and complete "What is Energy" after you read chapter 1, The Energy Story. If your teacher does not give you a copy, you will have to print out the puzzle. When finished, you will hand it in to your teacher. Try the energy quizzes #1 & #2 and then check your answers with the key at the bottom. If you have extra time, tour the rest of the site. Use "back" to return to this page.
Click here to go to EIA Kid's Page. Read about energy and its sources. Then click on "Fun Facts" before answering the questions found in the "Energy Quiz". Use "back" to return to this page.
To find out how energy is related to a roller coaster, let's go to an amusement park! After clicking on the link below, read the introduction, go to the bottom of the page and click on "Roller Coaster". Let's review over the "Physics Glossary" first. Click on the glossary icon. Use "back" on your toolbar to return to the roller coaster page. Now, read about roller coaster physics. You may create your own roller coaster once you are finished. See if you can pass the fun & safety inspections. There are other rides you may go to using the links on the roller coaster at the bottom. When you are finished, use "back" to return to his page.
After you are finished, complete the handout provided. If you do not have a copy, here it is:
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Created by S. Sharpless