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Nature of Light: A Model Unit for Grades 7-8 - Feb 1, 2014

Light is so much more than what we perceive with our eyes. The The Physics Front editors developed this standards-based multimedia learning module for grades 7-8. Simulations and hands-on labs let kids explore the EM spectrum, light reflection and refraction, color, wavelength, and frequency.

Physics for the 21st Century: Gravity - Sep 5, 2013

In many ways the dominant force in the universe, gravity is also the weakest of the four forces known in nature. This multimedia module for high school explores gravity through video clips, animations, written text, and interactive tutorial.

Cirque du Circuit: A Model Unit on Electric Circuits - Mar 14, 2013

A turn-key module for grades 9-12: introduces learners to concepts of electricity through animated tutorials, online circuit building, and problem-based labs in which they apply their knowledge to build an alarm system and more. The unit culminates with a look at the life and legacy of Nikola Tesla.

CERN: Antimatter Teaching Module - Jun 6, 2012

Brought to you by CERN are high school level teaching modules about matter/anti-matter. Included are compelling tutorials to help students grasp the concepts surrounding elementary particles and their interations.

General Atomics Sciences: It's a Colorful Life - Jun 5, 2012

This multi-day inquiry-based module on light and color includes a wealth of teacher and student guides and information. Topics include absorption, emission, additive and subtractive color, color mixing along with several hands-on activities. This resource is appropriate for students in grades 8-12.

Newton's Laws of Motion: Shared Folder Learning Sequence - Jun 13, 2011

These elements of Tom Henderson's shared folder on The Physics front contains resources relating to Newton's Laws.

Roller Coaster Model - Jun 13, 2011

This roller coaster model was created using Easy Java Simulations tool. Users can also create their own roller coaster curve and observe the resulting kinetic, potential and total energies.

WISE Project: Modeling Static Electricity 2008 - Jun 12, 2011

This WISE module on electrostatics is a project-based approach and provides students with modeling experience, digital note-taking, and guided investigation. It blends hands-on labs with computer simulations and interactive tutorials.