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PhET Simulation: Energy Forms and Changes ` - Mar 19, 2022

Build your own system to convert mechanical, light, or chemical energy into electrical or thermal energy.


PhET Simulation: Charges and Fields ` - Mar 19, 2022

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.


Voice Science: Using Digital Tools to Explore Pitch and Amplitude ` - Mar 19, 2022

Looking for an interactive way to visualize sound waves? This AAPT Digi Kit blends an oscilloscope app with a digital wave grapher to explore human voice patterns.


DNA Science: Modeling Rosalind Franklin's Discovery with a Pen Spring ` - Jan 6, 2022

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


Star Spectra Science: Using Balloons and Buttons to Model Spectroscopy ` - Jan 6, 2022

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


Periscope Video Lessons ` - Jan 6, 2022

This robust free PD collection fuses research-based best practices in physics education with authentic short videos that apply the practices in the classroom.


NBC Learn: Science of NFL Football ` - Jan 6, 2022

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


Physics Classroom: Graphs and Ramps Interactive ` - Aug 20, 2021

Try this newer interactive from The Physics Classroom. Can you build a ramp with the right configurations to match the given Position vs Time or Velocity vs Time graph? As you earn stars for correctly designing the ramps, you will be learning how why p/t and v/t graphs appear as they do.


Energy Theater: Exploring Energy Transfer and Transformation ` - Aug 20, 2021

Want to shake up your middle school Energy Unit? Try this AAPT lesson, where students play the role of "Energy Actors" to gain insight into how energy moves and changes form.


Understanding Car Crashes: It's Basic Physics ` - Aug 20, 2021

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

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