Physical Sciences Teacher Resources
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Investigation: Kinetic and Potential Energy
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
A well-developed lab sheet guides physical science learners through an investigation of kinetic and potential energy. In small groups, collaborators discover whether or not the ramp height or mass of an object has an effect on the...
The BEAM Project: Building Efficient Architectural Models
9th - 12th
Technology or engineering teams are given a task to design, construct, and test the efficiency of a structure that will foster an even temperature throughout an entire day in the sunlight. This is intended as a long-term project. Pupils...
Architecture on Ice: The Challenge of Building on Permafrost
9th - 10th
Young scholars identify the problems associated with building a structure on permafrost. In this physical science lesson, students investigate how heat and pressure affect the rate of ice melting. They read an article about traditional...
Investigation: Gas Laws in Action - Propane
6th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Using helium as an example of propane, physical science middle schoolers experiment with and graph the relationship between temperature and volume in gases. In a whole-class demonstration, they show how molecules behave under different...
Solar Electricity ~ The Colour Sensitivity of a Photovoltaic Cell
7th - 10th
Teacher's notes, a materials list, detailed procedure, tips, and extension ideas are all included to make teaching this lesson on photovoltaic cells a sunny spot in your day! After some brief background reading, physical science...
Science Puzzlers, Twisters & Teasers: The World of Physical Science
5th - 8th
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...
The Physics of Sports: An 8th Grade Physical Science Project
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Explore the relationship between sports and physics in this cross curricular lesson. Using this physics, physical education, and literacy lesson, middle and high schoolers prepare a multi-media presentation based on a chosen sport. They...
Cereal Bowl Science and Other Investigations with the Newspaper
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhat do cereal, fog, and space shuttles have to do with newspapers? A collection of science investigations encourage critical thinking using connections to the various parts of the newspaper. Activities range from building origami seed...