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Problem Based Learning: Crime Scene Investigator: Montreal – Murder You Solve - Jan 2, 2015

A great activity for getting students excited about projectile motion and conservation of momentum. It features a mock murder scene involving a man shot with a handgun. Using the Problem-Based Learning method, students work cooperatively to solve the case by applying physics.

TeachEngineering: Using Spectral Data to Explore Saturn - Jan 2, 2015

Using authentic data from the Cassini mission, students compare the chemical composition of Earth, Saturn, and Titan. Package includes lesson, worksheet with answer key, Power Point warm-up, and Flash interactive activity.

Teachers' Domain: Why Do Snowflakes Come in So Many Shapes and Sizes? - Jan 2, 2015

Multimedia lesson lets kids build an apparatus to create their own snow crystals. Simulations help them visualize the forces that interact at the molecular scale to create these wonders of nature.

PBS Learning Media: Investigating Kinetic and Potential Energy - Nov 3, 2014

This multi-day module engages multiple sensory paths and learning styles through video, interactive simulation, animations, hands-on activities, and computational reasoning exercises. Developed for use in middle school.

Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion - Nov 3, 2014

Multi-day unit for middle school explores kinetic and potential energy through waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum.

CERN: Antimatter Teaching Module - Nov 3, 2014

Comprehensive set of materials for teaching about antimatter in a high school physics course.

PhET: Gas Laws Lesson Plan - Nov 3, 2014

This lesson plan is a companion to the simulation "Gas Properties" and includes a series of questions, graphs and tasks with student worksheets available.

Energy Kids: Lesson Plans - Nov 3, 2014

For all grade levels, this large set of lesson plans spans energy topics from basic physics to conservation and alternative sources.

Navigational Vectors - Nov 3, 2014

This unique and highly engaging project provides opportunities for students to apply understanding of vectors as they learn airplane navigation by tracking airplanes flying in U.S. skies.

TryEngineering: Lesson Plans - Jul 7, 2014

Want to do more integration of engineering practices? Here are turn-key lessons with student guides and worksheets.

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