In this physics instructional activity, students tackle the hard questions about scientific theory and take a look at the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics.
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AP Physics 1 and 2 Inquiry-Based Lab Investigations
Have you ever wondered what type of AP Physics investigations The College Board wants? This is the guide for you! Sixteen labs covering both Physics I and II will get you started and inspire you to meet the requirement of 25 percent of...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Physics, Technology and Engineering in Automobile Racing
Start your engines! This five-lesson unit introduces physics and Newton's laws through automobile racing. Each lesson includes background information, a student worksheet, and an answer key. There are also culminating project...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics!
Make an impact on young physicists with this fun collection of resources. After first watching a video and taking notes on the physics of car crashes, students go on to complete a series of activities that explore the concepts of energy,...
22 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Open Letter to the President: Physics Education
Does something seem missing from your Physics class? Is it ... excitement? Current physics topics? The latest discoveries? The video explains some of the "gaps" in most physics curricula throughout the United States. Scholars learn to go...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science
Great Minds: James Clerk Maxwell, Electromagnetic Hero
What do Saturn's rings, electromagnetism, and the first color photograph all have in common? James Clerk Maxwell discovered them all! Learn about one of the founders of modern physics with a video biography of his academic discoveries...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science
The Effects of Underwater Pressure on the Body
Exactly what causes the the pain you feel when diving to the deep end of a pool? Find out with this short video that explores the physical laws governing the behavior of gases and the ways they affect marine life and scuba divers that...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Schrödinger's Cat: A Thought Experiment in Quantum Mechanics
Can something be both alive and dead at the same time? According to quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger, the answer is yes. Watch this short video to learn how the wave and particle nature of all matter allows objects to be in two states...
5 mins 11th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable