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This wonderful recap of powerful figures in scientific history includes pictures, important dates, and the information about their inventions or impact. Atomic structure and the photoelectric effect are introduced. The first slide gives some helpful learning objectives and activating questions. Use this at the beginning of your quantum physics unit.
There are plenty of mechanical principles that are inherent in the performance of athletic skills. These mechanical principles can be directly related to physics because they have to do with movement. The class may be familiar with terms like force, resistance, and levers because they have heard them in science class. Show them how these mechanical principles apply to the body's movement.
Here is an innovative and unique physics lesson. Pupils go on a field trip to a theme park. They are divided into groups. Each group chooses a ride to analyze. They film the ride in order to study the aspects of the ride they want to demonstrate. Once back at school, each group uses iMovie and divides their movie into smaller clips that demonstrate a principle of physics. This lesson is sure to cause lots of excitement!
Investigate physical education and sports throughout the years. Third graders view primary source prints and photographs and analyze what they see. Then, they compare different types of physical education programs and sports. The final product is a bulletin board or poster display.
This is a stellar overview of everything light and quantum! There are 30 multiple choice questions, none of them requiring any mathematical computation. There are a few diagrams to analyze: light rays striking reflective and refractive materials, spectral lines, and more. You can use this comprehensive set of conceptual questions as an exam.
Using the fascinating topic of extreme sports, learners are prepared to research and write a report. Unfortunately, most of the Internet links for the research are no longer valid, but the lesson can still be implemented by having pupils conduct their own web search on the topic. This is useful when you are in need of a writing activity in your physical science class.