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This database is a collection of teacher-created lessons and activities designed to be used with interactive physics simulations developed by PhET (Physics Education Technology).  Users can browse the materials or search by topic, level, and resource type.  All materials may be freely downloaded and include lesson plans, labs, homework problems, demonstrations, and short concept questions.  Some are intended to be used in a computer lab as students explore a specific PhET simulation; others offer content support and concept extension. A wide range of topics are available, including Newton's Laws, electricity, light, and quantum physics.

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The PhET Project, (2004), WWW Document, (https://phet.colorado.edu/en/teaching-resources/browse-activities).
The PhET Project, PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Browse Activities, (2004), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/teaching-resources/browse-activities>.
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The PhET Project. (2008, March 31). PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Browse Activities. Retrieved August 16, 2017, from https://phet.colorado.edu/en/teaching-resources/browse-activities
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The PhET Project. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Browse Activities. March 31, 2008. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/teaching-resources/browse-activities (accessed 16 August 2017).
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The PhET Project. PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Browse Activities. 2004. 31 Mar. 2008. 16 Aug. 2017 <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/teaching-resources/browse-activities>.
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PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Browse Activities:

Contains PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Wave Unit

This is a complete unit of instruction on the topic of Waves for use in an introductory high school physics course.  It includes lesson plans, labs, lecture presentations, homework problems, and clicker questions.  Some of the materials were designed to coordinate with specific PhET interactive simulations.

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Contains PhET Teacher Ideas & Activities: Applications of Sinusoidal Functions

This is a high school physics lesson plan designed for use with the PhET simulation "Wave on a String".  Students apply trigonometry and analyze how amplitude, frequency, and tension influence the movement of the oscillating string.

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