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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
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 25 Views 47 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Dark Matter: The Matter We Can't See
It's looking like the dark side is bigger than we thought! Physicists speculate that perhaps 96% of the universe consists of invisible dark matter and dark energy, while only 4% is what we can view with the aided eye. This flabbergasting concept is explained with simplifying graphics and animated narration.
6 mins 7th - 12th Science 11 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Energy and Work: Transformation Through Engines
Students conduct a webquest on an energy source they chose. In this physics activity, 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 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 64 Views 100 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Math 11 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 6 Views 11 Downloads
After reading to learn about golf ball aerodynamics, eager engineers put their minds together to apply their new knowledge to an aerospace design challenge. Additionally, they work in teams to predict and test the bounce heights of different balls, then share their results with the class.
2nd - 12th Science 13 Views 12 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 51 Downloads
Science of the Olympic Winter Games: Figure Skating Physics
Learn about the center of mass and projectiles by examining the movement of Olympic figure skaters! Physics and skating fans will be delighted as they watch super athletes perform unbelievable feats. Arrows and text appear to highlight direction and velocity, a narrative voice explains the concepts, and upbeat skating music plays in the background of this top-notch video.
5 mins 6th - 12th Science 16 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Investing in Yourself: An Economic Approach to Education Decisions
What is the difference between physical capital and human capital, and in which should you invest? While considering the concept of return on investment, take a look at the payoffs and consequences of investing in training and education.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Amusement Park Physics
Young scholars conduct a series of experiments on conservation of energy and momentum. In this physics instructional activity, students investigate the factors affecting the period of the pendulum. They build a roller coaster and calculate the marble's average speed.
6th - 8th Science 19 Views 68 Downloads
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.
9th - 12th Science 15 Views 45 Downloads
Physics Day at a Theme Park
Here is an innovative and unique physics lesson plan. 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.
9th - 12th Science 7 Views 9 Downloads
Physics 240: Worksheet 25
This physics resource provides questions as well as information about sound, including frequency, oscillation, the Doppler shift, and more. There are 5 short answer questions that are mostly based on frequency. After the questions, there are 5 pages of information with examples.
11th - Higher Ed Science 13 Views 67 Downloads
What on Earth is Spin?
If your head is spinning when you consider teaching the action of spinning, this video is sure to settle things. First, the motion is defined and described. The conservation of angular momentum, the Coriolis effect, and the air pressure causing extreme storms are all explained.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 14 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
10th - 12th Science 9 Views 71 Downloads
Midterm Exam #1, Electricity Concepts
The physics department at The University of Hawaii has designed midterm exams for their college physics courses. This version deals with electricity concepts. It requires learners to calculate conversions, capacitance, and potential differences.
11th - Higher Ed Science 4 Views 19 Downloads
Properties of Matter
This PowerPoint is a gem! Seventy-eight slides present an entire introduction to matter in bullet-point fashion. Viewers learn about everything from mass and inertia to phase changes and gas laws! The only glitch is that the links to videos do not work.
7th - 9th Science 63 Views 249 Downloads