Lesson Plan Central Archive - Page 4
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.
PhET: Gas Laws Lesson Plan - Nov 30, 2012
This lesson plan is a companion to the simulation "Gas Properties" and includes a series of questions, graphs and tasks with student worksheets available.
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.
PhET Teacher Activities: Air Resistance Lesson - Oct 15, 2012
An excellent two-day lesson for middle school, designed to accompany the PhET simulation Projectile Motion. It was crafted by educators to provide robust support to both teachers and learners on projectile motion with and without air resistance. You will find scripted teacher discussion, explanations of fluid properties of air, and modifiable worksheets.
An excellent lesson plan developed specifically to accompany the PhET simulation "The Moving Man". Helps beginners understand the meaning behind the graph.
Build a Hydro Generator - Aug 21, 2012
Great resource for compliance with the new NextGen Science Standards. Kids build a water-powered electric generator from plastic spoons.
Middle School Portal: Measurement Sliced and Diced - Aug 21, 2012
A standards-based collection of activities, t0o engage and support student learning about measurement. Helps to "bridge the gap of understanding" of measurement, estimation, scale and proportionality.
Illuminations: Least Squares Regression - Jun 7, 2012
Help students build skills to interpret y-intercept and slope of linear equations with this 9-day instructional unit (can be taught in smaller segments).
Engineering Design Challenges - Jun 7, 2012
Project based in scope, these lesson plans are based on topics found in the typical first year physics course. Students must work together to solve real world problems faced by NASA scientists and engineers.
SERC Pedagogic Library: Total Internal Reflection - Jun 7, 2012
This lesson plan uses evidence-based best practice to introduce the concept of TIR (total internal reflection) in the high school physics classroom.