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Navigational Vectors - Aug 17, 2015

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 - Aug 17, 2015

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

PBS Learning Media: Investigating Kinetic and Potential Energy - Aug 17, 2015

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.

Direct Measurement Video: Ballistic Pendulum - Aug 17, 2015

If you haven't discovered DMVs (Direct Measurement Videos) yet, you're in for a treat. High-resolution video lets students explore physical processes by directly measuring how they move. This lesson focuses on conservation of momentum in a cannon-pendulum system.

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.

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.

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.

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