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Star Spectra Science: Using Balloons and Buttons to Model Spectroscopy ` - Dec 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!


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.


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.


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.


PhET Simulation: Energy Forms and Changes ` - Sep 10, 2017

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


Nanoreisen: Adventures Beyond the Decimal ` - Sep 10, 2017

See the wonder and strange beauty of matter at the smallest known dimensions in our universe in this "nano-journey" formatted in descending powers of 10. View a human cell, an LED, and a laptop microchip.


SERC: Direct Measurement Video Library ` - May 31, 2017

Excellent collection of short, very high-resolution videos of real events lets students actively explore physical phenomena. Includes frame-counters and overlay tools for making precise measurements. Solid pedagogy, great fun!


Eclipse Science: Modeling Eclipses in the Solar System ` - Mar 29, 2017

Explore the geometry of eclipse events with this low-cost AAPT-created lesson. Super easy to set up!


PhET Collision Lab ` - Dec 31, 2016

Feature-rich simulation lets you explore collisions in 1D or 2D. You can adjust mass of the balls, set elasticity from 0-100%, and view position & velocity values for data analysis.

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