Lesson Plan Central Archive - Page 4
PhET Teacher Activities-Middle School: Build An Atom - Oct 17, 2013
Exemplary turn-key, scripted lesson plan that blends hands-on activities with the PhET simulation "Build An Atom". Excellent way to help kids visualize atomic structure.
Teachers' Domain: Galileo: A Different Thinker - Sep 5, 2013
Galileo's classic experiments on gravity and inertia are presented in an entertaining multimedia format.
Science NetLinks: Sensing Energy - Sep 4, 2013
Kids use UV detection beads to explore unseen energy from the sun. Great fun -- appropriate for upper elementary.
TryEngineering: Solar Structures - May 17, 2013
3-day unit explores passive solar design: students work on teams to build & test a scaled solar "house" that meets quality constraints.
EERE Energy Education: Comparing Light Bulbs - Apr 3, 2013
Kids investigate which type of lightbulb is most fuel-efficient: the incandescent bulb or the compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL).
CIESE Real Time Data Projects: Tsunami Surge - Mar 6, 2013
Cross disciplinary resource blends physics, earth science, and global history to get students excited about the science of tsunamis. Use real-time data to see how various global agencies monitor for tsunami activity, then develop your own "preparedness plan".
Making Oatmeal Box Pinhole Cameras - Mar 6, 2013
Pinhole cameras are a great way to help kids understand how a beam of light projects from a point source to a particular spot. This lesson gives step-by-step illustrated directions for construction and use.
PhET: Teacher Ideas and Activities-Wave Unit - Mar 6, 2013
Standards-based unit on wave interactions created by a high school teacher for use with PhET simulations. Great use of multimedia!
This two-day lesson is built around a pair of online games that let beginners investigate single-vector and dual-vector systems. Includes post-lesson assessments with answers provided. NOTE: Requires Flash.
Animating Motion - Feb 5, 2013
Challenge students to apply knowledge of motion by animating sequences of hand-rendered pictures that model orbital motion and the effects of gravity.