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TryEngineering: Interactive Gumball Machine - Jun 9, 2015
Kids explore kinetic and potential energy as they work on engineering design teams to build the best gumball slide. For grades 7-9.
PhET Teacher Activities: Phase Change and Phase Diagrams - Jun 9, 2015
Complete lesson plan by a HS physics teacher to accompany the PhET simulation States of Matter. It explores how force interactions occur at the molecular level.
Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion - Jun 5, 2015
Multi-day unit for middle school explores kinetic and potential energy through waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum.
Fermilab: Data-based Investigations - Jun 5, 2015
Investigations to support core proficiencies via use of data available through national laboratories. Activities include Top Quark Mass, Investigating Special Relativity, Cosmic Ray e-Lab, Search for Higgs, and Sloan Sky Server Project.
NEED Project: Energy of Moving Water - Jun 5, 2015
13 complete lessons for teaching about hydropower and conversion of moving water to electrical energy.
Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets - Jun 5, 2015
Lesson plans on this site builds magnetic concepts with video and hands-on activities.
Teach Engineering: Designing a Spectroscopy Mission - Mar 16, 2015
As part of ground- and space-based missions, engineers design spectrographs and other amazing equipment to study our universe. This lab for high school physics lets students develop ground or space-based missions to accommodate their own spectrograph designs.
PhET Teacher Activities: My Solar System-Gravity Lab - Mar 16, 2015
This lesson gives kids explicit guidance in using the PhET simulation My Solar System to investigate factors that influence gravity.
SERC Pedagogic Library: Total Internal Reflection - Mar 16, 2015
This lesson plan uses evidence-based best practice to introduce the concept of TIR (total internal reflection) in the high school physics classroom.
TryEngineering: Lesson Plans - Mar 7, 2015
Want to do more integration of engineering practices? Here are turn-key lessons with student guides and worksheets.
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