Physics Teacher Resources
Find Physics educational ideas and activities
Showing 1 - 20 of 14,043 resources
Experimenting with Physical Changes
Fourth graders explore physical changes. They discuss that physical change is a change in size, shape, or state of matter of a substance. Students explore what change takes place when two substances can dissolve each other. They observe physical changes.
Energy and Work: Transformation Through Engines
High schoolers conduct a webquest on an energy source they chose. In this physics lesson, students design an experiment to determine the factors affecting potential and kinetic energy. They calculate speed and create distance vs. time graphs.
Exploring the Physical and Chemical Properties of Polymers
Pupils identify the physical and chemical properties and explore the differences. In physical and chemical property lesson students test polymers for the differences between the physical and chemical properties, record their observations and orally, and in writing communicate their results.
Study Guide for Lelavision's Physical Music
Young scholars complete activities for physical music analysis. In this physical music lesson, students read the biography for Lelavision musical sculptures, complete a sound and motion activity, and a making music activity. Young scholars also write about a musical creation participate in partner pose activity.
Physical or Chemical?
Students read about matter by creating an in-class diagram. In this chemical lesson, students identify the properties of solids and liquids and discuss ways they can transform chemically and physically. Students define a list of vocabulary terms and create a diagram based on a chemical and physical change.
Reading Comprehension: Max Planck and Electromagnetic Energy
Present information about Max Planck and quantum physics while practicing reading comprehension. Class members read a short text and then use a dictionary and an acronym finder to complete the 4 reading comprehension questions about Max Planck and quantum physics. This is not the most innovative resource, but it does provide complicated text to read. Check for errors.
Principles of Physics: A Real Scream!
Students apply their knowledge of the physics principles of force, energy and motion to researching the physics behind amusement park rides.
Physical Setting: Physics Exam 2004
Twelve pages of mostly multiple-choice questions comprise this comprehensive New York Regents physics exam. It covers an entire year's worth of physics curriculum and requires about three hours for completion. Review the questions to make sure that they are all covered in your class, then create your own answer sheet for student use. This is an outstanding resource to use as a final exam.
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and more! An entire year's earth science curriculum is assessed by taking this exam.
Vectors: Traveling, But in What Direction
High schoolers watch a video of real-world situations regarding speed, direction, velocity, force, etc. and answer questions while viewing. They then practice drawing and using vectors to solve more real-world problems.
Capital Investments: Human v. Physical
High schoolers define human capital and examine why it is necessary for economic growth. They explore how people can increase their personal level of human capital.
Physical Properties and Changes
Fourth graders expand their knowledge about the physical properties of matter and how those properties can be changed. Students are given multiple opportunities, using first-hand experiences and familiar objects in different contexts, to identify characteristics of a physical change.
Physics 240: Test 3
Oscillation is the topic of this exam. Physics learners show what they know about the speed of transverse waves, frequency of wavelengths, pendulum and spring motion. Plenty of space is allowed for test takers to display their work.
Applied Science - Physics Pre-Lab
Students describe the science of physics. In this Physics lesson, students observe examples of physics within their classroom. Students create a definition for physics.
Electromagnetic and Physical Waves
Young scholars compare and contrast electromagnetic and physical waves. In this wave lesson, students discover that all waves reflect, refract, and diffract energy. Young scholars work in small groups to experiment with waves and evaluate the type of motion being produced.
Using Java Applets for Inquiry-Based Physics Lessons
Using Java Applets in the physics classroom can be a great way to reinforce scientific concepts.
Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum
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.
Getting Physical with Estuaries
Students investigate estuaries and the variations in physical factors from one estuary to another. In this estuaries lesson plan, students explore water depth, salinity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen in estuaries using an on line tutorial and make inferences about their relationships. Students use an on line database to gather information about the estuaries and they analyze the data. Students complete an 88 question self test and 2 puzzles.
The Same, But Different Part II
Learners characterize a physical change as something that changes to a different size, but retains its basic substance. They measure volumes using milliliters, and perform an experiment that proves that gases expand when hot and contract when they cool off. The experiment is easy to implement, and the instructions are clear and concise.
A Delicate Balance
Students investigate energy balance equation for five fictitious middle school students by using an energy balance clinic scenario.