Featured Resource Archive - Page 3
PhET Teacher Activities: Experimental Design with Forces - Jul 7, 2014
Blend a classroom experiment with an interactive PhET simulation to help middle school students form deeper understanding of forces on a spring, kinetic/potential energy transformation, and effects of gravity on spring motion.
Advanced Placement Program: What's Changing in AP - Feb 1, 2014
The redesigned AP Physics courses is slated for Fall, 2014. How will this impact your teaching?
In this 18-minute podcast, researchers talk about surprising results of their studies on the effectiveness of classroom demos.
NBC Learn: Science of NFL Football - Oct 3, 2013
This video collection funded by NSF aims to spark interest in physics through the motion of football players & ball trajectory. Entertaining AND accurate science.
Physics Education Research User's Guide - Apr 25, 2013
The PER community has been at the forefront of research in science education. This easy-to-use guidebook lets you browse teaching methods and techniques associated with evidence-based best practice.
NASA: Goldilocks and the Three Planets - Nov 8, 2012
Great interactive resource for blending math and space science! Kids explore atmospheric gases for Earth, Mars, and Venus w/data from real space missions.
A must-read for all K-12 science teachers: principles in this report will drive the new NextGen science standards. Read the full report at no cost or download a free pdf summary.
MIT Tech TV: Physics Demos - Aug 27, 2012
These newly-created videos will help kids visualize motion, wave interactions, electricity, and magnetism. Excellent videography; easy to embed.
Futurity - Apr 21, 2012
This nonprofit website was created in response to a decrease in science coverage by the news media. Written for lay audiences, articles keep you up-to-date on the latest discoveries.
CIESE Real Time Data Projects: Tsunami Surge! - Apr 15, 2012
Students take on roles as scientists as they analyze authentic data to develop a global tsunami preparedness plan.