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Star Spectra Science: Using Balloons and Buttons to Model Spectroscopy ` - Jul 20, 2018

This lesson blends physics and Earth Science as students explore star spectra using a physical model made of balloons and buttons.


Squishy Circuits ` - Jun 2, 2018

HUGELY fun activity to introduce younger kids to electric circuits. "Squishy" dough is quickly made from scratch. Start with a simple series circuit and go creative!


PhET Simulation: Faraday's Law - HTML5 ` - May 3, 2018

New HTML5 simulation by PhET introduces learners to Faraday's Law as they move a magnet through large and small coils. Great for beginners!


Voice Science: Using Digital Tools to Explore Pitch and Amplitude ` - May 3, 2018

Interactive lesson blends a mobile phone oscilloscope app with a digital wave grapher to explore human voice patterns.


PhET Simulation: Charges and Fields ` - Mar 7, 2018

This PhET favorite has been rewritten to HTML5. Learn about variables that affect interactions among charged bodies by dragging + or - charges onto the field. You can  view voltage values, plot equipotential lines, and more.


Direct Measurement Video: Wave Properties ` - Mar 7, 2018

Analyze frequency, amplitude, and wavelength with this very high-resolution video. Use the overlay tools for measurement.


DNA Science: Modeling Rosalind Franklin's Discovery with a Pen Spring ` - Mar 7, 2018

Integrate physics/biology in this HS diffraction lab that lets students model the work of Rosalind Franklin in discovering the structure of DNA.


Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics ` - Mar 7, 2018

Completely turn-key resource for a unit on momentum and collision. Fascinating video plus four comprehensive classroom activities.


NBC Learn: Science of NFL Football ` - Nov 16, 2017

This video collection funded by NSF aims to spark interest in physics through the motion of football players & ball trajectory. Entertaining AND accurate science.


Concord Consortium: Atomic Structure ` - Nov 16, 2017

Give your students a powerful way to explore the orbital model of an atom. They can play with mass and charge, create different isotopes, and build atomic models that identify patterns.

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