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TryEngineering: Lesson Plans - Aug 17, 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

Magnet Man: Cool Experiments with Magnets - Jun 5, 2015

Lesson plans on this site builds magnetic concepts with video and hands-on activities.

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.

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.

CERN: Antimatter Teaching Module - Nov 3, 2014

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

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.

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