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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.
11th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 35 Downloads
Energy and Work: Transformation Through Engines
Students 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.
9th - 12th Science 21 Views 111 Downloads
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.
4th Science 30 Views 79 Downloads
Electromagnetic and Physical Waves
Students compare and contrast electromagnetic and physical waves. In this wave instructional activity, students discover that all waves reflect, refract, and diffract energy. Students work in small groups to experiment with waves and evaluate the type of motion being produced.
9th - 12th Science 17 Views 142 Downloads
A Guide (on the Side) to Physics
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the concepts related to the study of Physics. They participate in class discussion and list common misconceptions of Physics. Students write and discuss the problem of Science illiteracy.
6th - 12th Science 11 Views 28 Downloads
Building Background Knowledge About Physical Environment: What Makes it Hard for Some People to Get Books?
How far would your pupils go to be able to have access to books? Revisit Heather Henson and David Small's That Book Woman and challenge class members to take on the role of Cal or the Book Woman. By putting themselves in someone else's place, learners will discover different perspectives and understand better the envrionmental difficulties that Cal and the Book Woman face.
3rd Language Arts 22 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Chemical and Physical Changes Lab
In this chemical and physical change worksheet, students conduct a variety of experiments with unknown solutions and make observations. Students determine if the properties of the solutions have changed and if there is a chemical or physical change for each reaction.
7th - 9th Science 40 Views 204 Downloads
Physical or Chemical?
Students read about matter by creating an in-class diagram. In this chemical lesson plan, 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.
8th - 9th Science 19 Views 73 Downloads
Students encounter a real-life robotic arm that may help stroke victims regain control of their environment. The Robotic physical therapy--the new science. They research the history and foundation to this unique alternative to long care rehabilitation.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
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.
3rd Science 5 Views 10 Downloads
Discovery Science Library: The Basics Physical Science
Learners examine friction and gravity. affect four sports. In this scientific discovery lesson, students examine how friction and gravity affect sports. They discuss, write, and illustrate the effect of different forces on various sports.
6th - 8th Language Arts 19 Views 28 Downloads
Physical Changes and States of Matter - One
Third graders study the three states of matter and identify the physical changes that take place between them. There is an initial teacher-led demonstration followed by a meaningful whole-class inquiry. These two activities should lead to a greater understanding of physical changes that take place between the three states of matter.
3rd Science 43 Views 87 Downloads
Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter
Students identify the physical and chemical properties of matter. They review the types of matter. Students list the four states of matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas and Plasma). They recognize and describe the different types of matter.
8th - 9th Science 60 Views 298 Downloads
Physical vs. Chemical Changes
In this chemical and physical change worksheet, students are given details about chemical and physical changes. They are given 2 examples using water and salt and they identify 15 statements as chemical or physical changes. Students choose 2 examples and explain why they identified them as physical or chemical changes.
8th - 10th Science 88 Views 430 Downloads