Physical Sciences Teacher Resources
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6th Grade Physical Science Thermal Energy:So hot in here!
Sixth graders discover heat is conducted in a variety of ways. In this physical science lesson, 6th graders investigate various conductors of heat, they explain their findings, and discover how energy is exchanged between objects through radiation.
6th Science 31 Views 139 Downloads
Second graders study physics through the investigation of magnets. In this physical science lesson, 2nd graders watch a PowerPoint about magnetism and complete a magnet experiment. Students review terms associated with magnets and complete a chart of items in their classroom that would be repelled or attracted to magnets.
2nd Science 14 Views 96 Downloads
A Snapshot of Science
Sixth graders explore physical and chemical changes. In this physical science lesson, 6th graders study vocabulary, discuss the changes they see in the world and look up information on chemical and physical changes. Students create graphic organizers to compare chemical and physical changes, take a walk outside and identify 10 examples of each.
6th Language Arts 10 Views 75 Downloads
Learners explore the different features of a roller coaster using an interactive website. In this physical science lesson, students explain the role of science to make this thrill ride possible. They develop a creative presentation about what they have learned.
6th - 8th Science 9 Views 36 Downloads
The Process of Scientific Experimentation
Students identify the steps involved in the scientific method. In this physical science lesson, students compare and contrast their description of scientific process with what they saw in the video. They share their findings in class.
9th - 12th Science 25 Views 40 Downloads
Race the Track! Design Challenge
Students use the design process to investigate physical science. In this force and motion lesson, design a track to achieve a specified outcome. Students complete additional experiments with speed and distance. Students recognize the resistance caused by friction.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 123 Downloads
Architecture on Ice: The Challenge of Building on Permafrost
Students identify the problems associated with building a structure on permafrost. In this physical science instructional activity, students investigate how heat and pressure affect the rate of ice melting. They read an article about traditional housing and write an essay that explains why the permafrost underneath the structures did not thaw.
9th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 19 Downloads
Science Puzzlers, Twisters & Teasers: The World of Physical Science
Challenge your class with these physical science puzzlers, twisters, and teasers. Each individual responds to a series of riddle-style questions that are related to scientific terminology. While this has little educational value, it could be a fun in-class activity that would engage learners in science.
5th - 8th Science 13 Views 262 Downloads
Students explore the concept of density and buoyancy. For this physics lesson, students discover the different factors that affect an object's density and buoyancy in water. Students conduct several investigations to further understand the concept.
5th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 70 Downloads
The Ups and Downs of Technology
Middle schoolers create a visual timeline of skyscrapers built in the past 20 years. In this physical science lesson, students research important facts about the building. They discuss the challenges architects face when building skyscrapers.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 4 Views 13 Downloads
Second graders investigate how sound is made through vibrations. In this sound waves lesson, 2nd graders visit five different Vibrating Cups centers, record observations in their notebooks, and share their findings with the class. To conclude, students complete a thinking map and answer two questions.
2nd Science 5 Views 24 Downloads
Students explore physical science by completing a lab assignment. In this sunlight lesson, students define a list of scientific vocabulary terms and complete fill in the blank questions. Students conduct a photographic experiment in which they view heat rays in class.
4th - 7th Math 3 Views 9 Downloads
Call to Arms: Robotic Analogues for Human Structures
Investigate deep sea discovery through the emerging technology being built. In this physical science lesson, students analyze the different types of motion available in the human arm. Students research educational websites discussing deep sea research and complete worksheets.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads