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PBS Learning Media: Investigating Kinetic and Potential Energy - Nov 3, 2014

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.

Teach Engineering: Energy of Motion - Nov 3, 2014

Multi-day unit for middle school explores kinetic and potential energy through waterwheels, roller coasters, bouncing balls, and a pendulum.

CERN: Antimatter Teaching Module - Nov 3, 2014

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

PhET: Gas Laws Lesson Plan - Nov 3, 2014

This lesson plan is a companion to the simulation "Gas Properties" and includes a series of questions, graphs and tasks with student worksheets available.

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.

Navigational Vectors - Nov 3, 2014

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 - Jul 7, 2014

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

Science Educator's Guide to Assessment - Jul 7, 2014

This assessment guide is designed to help science teachers find their way through the maze of assessment by providing clearly written purposes and methods.

Laboratory Survival Manual - Jul 7, 2014

A must for the beginning (and throughout) the year, these guidelines for safely working with chemicals and other materials in the laboratory promote safety awareness and safe work practices.

PhET Teacher Activities: Air Resistance Lesson - Jul 7, 2014

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.

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