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Typical Conceptual Questions for Physics I - Light and Quantum

For Students 9th - 12th
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...
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Geometry Practice: Classifying Solids #2

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this solids worksheet, students identify the characteristics of solids. They name solids and determine the number of faces. This three-page worksheet contains seventeen problems. Answers are listed on the last page.
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Boxed In and Wrapped Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
If cubes have the smallest surface area, why aren't there more cube-shaped packages? Scholars take a box in the shape of a rectangular prism, cut it up, and make new boxes in the shape of cubes with the same volume. They then brainstorm...
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Find Surface Area of Cubes and Prisms by Pulling them Apart

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
With all those sides, finding surface area can confusing. This video uses color-coded visuals to show the measurements of each side before adding them all together. Show your mathematicians that wrapping a gift requires surface area to...
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What is the Formula for the Volume of a Prism?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Is prism just another mathematical term for a solid? It must be since this lesson is about volume. The teacher illustrates and explains how to find the volume of a rectangular prism and also how to find the volume of a triangular prism....
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How Do You Find the Volume of a Triangular Prism?

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Do you need to find the area of a prism? Watch this video to find out how! An instructor goes through each step, recording her work on a whiteboard for reference. A solid instructional video that could be used at home or in the classroom.
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Isaac Newton, Part 1/2

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wonderfully irreverent, The Great Scientists series takes on the life of Sir Isaac Newton, the Father of modern physics. Part one of two looks at his early interest in light and the color spectrum. A must see!
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How Do You Find the Volume of a Triangular Prism?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Do you need to find the area of a prism? Watch this video to find out how! An instructor goes through each step, recording her work on a whiteboard for reference. A solid instructional video that could be used at home or in the classroom.
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What is a Prism?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
I always thought a prism was a solid triangular shaped piece of glass that made rainbows when the light shined through it. Well, that is a prism, but that is only one example of a prism, as prisms are three-dimensional solids of a...
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What is the Formula for the Volume of a Prism?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Is prism just another mathematical term for a solid? It must be since this lesson is about volume. The teacher illustrates and explains how to find the volume of a rectangular prism and also how to find the volume of a triangular prism....
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Write the 3-D Shape's Name, Part 2

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Geometry can be fun when you know the shapes! Twelve pictures of geometric shapes, including cones, pyramids, and spheres, prompt first graders to write the name of each shape in the space provided. Use the activity as a quiz or homework...
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How Do We See Things?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Physical science investigators visit four stations to experiment with light. At the first station, they view the interior of two different colored boxes without light, then open them to discover their true colors. At the second, they...
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Write the 3D Shape's Name

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Can your first graders identify a cone? What about a cube? Or a prism? Help them find the differences between these shapes with this worksheet, which provides a word bank for three-dimensional shapes. For extra practice, bring in...
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Recognizing 3D Shapes, Part 3

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Do your first graders know the difference between cones and cylinders? Use this handy activity to help youngsters learn geometric shapes. With prisms, spheres, and pyramids, among others, this resource prompts pupils to identify each...
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Visual Art Foundation - Grade 2

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate colors. In this visual arts instructional activity, 2nd graders study primary colors. Students learn to mix primary colors to create secondary colors.
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Light and Elements

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Here is a full-fledged investigation of light waves, the electromagnetic spectrum, and element spectra. Physicists research a scientist that contributed to our understanding of the behavior of light. They take notes on your lecture, and...
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Recognizing 3-D Shapes, Part 2

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Take your math lesson to another dimension with this lesson about 3-D shapes! First graders label cones, cylinders, pyramids, spheres, cubes, and prisms, and then count the number of each shape in a collective picture. A great way to...
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Recognizing 3-Dimensional Shapes

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Three-dimensional shapes are all around us; expose young geometers to this concept as they focus on identifying four figures: cube, prism, sphere, and pyramid. Learners begin by matching four objects to the shape each resembles (i.e. a...
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3-Dimensional Shapes

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Where is the vertex? Each of these three-dimensional figures is drawn so learners can see all sides and corners. They examine an example before trying six on their own. Some of these will be tricky, so be sure kids have covered this...
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Volume of Solids: Algebra/Geometry Institute

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Use this volume of solids lesson to have learners find the surface area and volume of cylinders, pyramids, and prisms. They place cubes inside three-dimensional figures to determine the volume. Worksheets and answers are provided.
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Volume of Solids

For Students 10th
In this volume of solids worksheet, tenth graders solve and complete 20 various types of problems. First, they write the formula needed to find the volume of each solid. Then, pupils use the Pythagorean theorem to find the measure of the...
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Geometric Shapes and Figures

For Students 4th - 8th
Are your mathematicians figuring out the difference between shapes and figures? Using a simple, visual identification worksheet, students analyze 2 shapes and 2 figures, answering 4 questions about each. Learners determine their...
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The Visible Spectrum

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A prism breaks light into its seven colors to show the visible spectrum. Colored circles of light are combined to show that the primary colors can be incorporated to create every color imaginable! It seems to end abruptly with a...
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Volume Worksheet I

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In this volume worksheet, learners recognize three-dimensional figures, identify the proper volume formula, and then solve the equation by inserting information from a diagram into the formula. Students solve six equations.